NO. You do not need a High School Diploma or GED to enroll in CAPRI. However, if you are applying for Financial Aid, there is a special test that you can take prior to securing your High School Diploma or GED, which you will need upon graduation.
You can get a general idea of the Cosmetology start classes by viewing our Calendar on this website. The best approach is to contact CAPRI at 1-800-BE-CAPRI for exact start dates in all of our programs.
YES. You can change your program by re-registering. You need to wait until the beginning of the month to change in with the new start classes. Prospective students should choose the right course for themselves, yet can change study with additional paperwork and possible additional fees. Also, note that the student’s accumulated hours are not transferable.
YES. Clinic is another way that you obtain practical experience at CAPRI. Students perform services in the clinic when they are half way through their program. This half way point acknowledges that you have moved from Junior status to Senior status within your course of study. Just prior to this point we will apply for your Senior Permit. Once your Permit is received, you will work on clients in our clinic. The Senior Permit also allows you to work in a salon or spa anytime other than your class schedule.
YES, providing sealed transcripts from your previous school and pending State Board approval. To start this process of evaluation, you will need a breakdown of hours by subject including information on your last day of attendance and the number of hours completed.
CAPRI is a private school and specializes in Cosmetology related courses. All of our instructors are licensed by the N.J. State Board of Cosmetology. As a private school, we are nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences. 100% of our students are placed and working in a salon or spa in N.J.
YES. You will be issued a Temporary License Permit from the State of N.J. which is valid for 3 months. Within those 3 months, the State will call you in to take your State Board Exam. Upon passing, you will obtain your N.J. licensure in your course of study.
Not the end of the world! You can retake the test as many times as you need to pass. Over 80% of CAPRI students pass the first time. For those who need additional help, CAPRI graduates are offered a "Mock State Board Review" until you pass your test. This is at no additional cost to you.
You need to meet that particular state’s requirements for licensure which varies from state to state. Check with the Cosmetology Board in that state since some states may require that you to return to school for additional hours of study.
Those who have a valid N.J. Cosmetology License can register for CAPRI's 600 Hour Instructor Training Course. Upon graduation of the course, you must pass the State Board Test to become licensed as an Instructor. Scholarships are available.
The state of N.J. is unique, you can start working in a salon while you are still in school! As long as you have completed half the course and received your Senior Permit, you are permitted by the state.