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.

Individuals who are transitioning from military service and international students seeking a career in the beauty & spa industry, please click here for more information on how to apply and financial aid. 

Online Courses

The Elaine Sterling Institute will now be offering online courses for all programs. 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

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.

2

Application & Registration Fee

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 registration fee online.

3

Complete FAFSA

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. 

It is important to include our school code so the government will send the school the FASFA application. The student needs to ensure they are completing the appropriate FASFA application for the award year the class is scheduled.  

School code: 042045

4

Meet with Financial Aid

Once the school received the student’s completed FAFSA, the Financial Aid Administrator will reach out and schedule an appointment with the student to review the financial aid application & next steps. 

  • Verification step: Approximately 40% of all students are chosen for verification. The verification process is to clear up any discrepancies in the information provided on the FAFSA application. 
    • The verification process will include requests for additional documentation from the student or parent (i.e. tax transcripts, school transcripts, identification). Once the verification worksheets are completed by the student, then the school can submit the documentation for review. This process can take two to three weeks, once documents are submitted. Once you are selected for verification there  is no guarantee of start date, until the verification process is complete. 
    • Once verification is reviewed and cleared then we can begin the process of determining the estimated financial air available for the student 
  • Non Verification Step: IF the student’s FAFSA is not selected for the verification process, then we can begin the process of determining the estimated financial aid available for the student. 

5

Transcript / Additional Documentation

Once the FAFSA, verification and financial aid award process is complete. The 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

Admissions Email: admissions @elainesterling.com 

Fax: (470) 355-1388

6

Acceptance & Orientation

Accepted students will be notified of acceptance and provided with a class start date.

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