The Elaine Sterling Institute is committed to seeking out and enrolling applicants of high standards. Individuals who are 17 years of age or older, have completed high school or received a GED, and who seek access to quality instruction at the post-secondary level are eligible for admissions.

Applicants must note that completion of the admissions steps listed below does NOT guarantee acceptance into a program of study. The minimum requirements must be met in order to complete the admissions process.

Online Courses

The Elaine Sterling Institute will now be offering online courses for aspiring estheticians and nail technicians. Please contact our Admissions Director for more information on enrollment. 

All of the steps must be completed before or on the first day of class.

In the event that a student does not have all required documentation the student’s enrollment may be moved to the next class or the student’s program kit will be held until all steps are completed an all required documentation is provided.

1

Interview

Before you do anything, we need to talk. Admission is based on your commitment and dedication to your field of interest as determined by an admissions interview. This selection process allows us to provide a unique learning environment filled with dedicated students. If you’re selected, our devoted support team will walk you through the financial aid process and help you get all your admissions paperwork completed. Fill out the contact form, give us a call or send an email to schedule a time to speak with us in depth about our school so we can determine together if our institute is the best fit for you given your goals and interests. We can offer you all the information you need on our programs and financial aid. Interviews can be conducted in person or by phone if you’re not local. 

2

Tour

After an interview with an admissions representative, the prospective student will tour the facility.

IF the student is prepared to sign an Enrollment Agreement for an anticipated start date at the time of your tour then the admissions officer will review the Enrollment Agreement with you. The start date is contingent on providing all the necessary documents for Enrollment and Financial Aid. In the event a student does not have the necessary documents the student will be schedule for the next class after completing the enrollment process.

3

Application

If you and your Admissions Representative agree that ESI is where you belong, we’ll help you get started right away. Once you’ve been recommended to the appropriate program you may pay the $55 application fee online.

4

Essay

All applicants are required to write a 250-word essay on the following subject:

Please describe what attributes you possess make you an ideal candidate for ESI.

5

Complete FAFSA / Meet with Financial Aid

Our Financial Services Director will contact you with specific deadlines for your Financial Aid paperwork. 

The Financial Aid administrator cannot discuss estimated financial aid awards with the student until the school has received a completed FAFSA. Once the school receives the students completed FAFSA, then the Financial Aid Administrator will reach out and make an appointment with you to review your financial aid application and the next steps.   

6

Transcript / Additional Documentation

Once the FAFSA, verification and financial aid award process is complete. Department of Education requires the following documents or tasks be completed prior to the first day of school. Documentation and copies can be emailed, mailed, faxed or brought into our admissions office.

Please provide the following documentation: 

  • A copy of your valid driver’s license
  • A copy of your social security card
  • An official copy of high school diploma or GED documentation
  • An official transcript (not a progress report) if you're transferring from another program

7

Orientation

Orientation is held before the start of classes. This is when you get your schedule, student ID and handbook, hoodie, and are introduced to the opportunities and policies of the Institute. Orientation is required for all new students. For specific dates, please consult the calendar of dates.Orientation is held before the start of classes. This is when you get your schedule, student ID and handbook, hoodie, and are introduced to the opportunities and policies of the Institute. Orientation is required for all new students. For specific dates, please consult the calendar of dates.

Have any questions?

Contact our admissions team at admissions@elainesterling.com