Day students: Online classes begin 03/23/2020 at 9am
(please report to My ESI Connect Virtual Classroom)

Evening students: Online classes begin 03/24/2020 at 6pm

(please report to My ESI Connect Virtual Classroom)

Prospective students: We are still actively enrolling, take a virtual tour here!

Updated: 03/22/2020

Governor Kemp, acting in accordance with the Public Health State of Emergency due to the coronavirus, issued Executive Order closing all public primary, secondary, and postsecondary schools until March 31, 2020. Following this order, all University System of Georgia (“USG”) colleges and universities in the state have moved all classes online for the rest of the semester, with extremely limited exceptions. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as your ESI staff makes the necessary preparations to launch distance education. Your safety and education are our top priority and we are thrilled to receive approval from the State Board of Cosmetology and COE to continue your learning online (Esthetics and Nail Care). ESI is still waiting on approval from the Massage Board.  

Distance education will launch Monday morning March 23, 2020 for currently enrolled students. Students will be required to login to ESIConnect for scheduled lectures, posting and replying to discussion questions, submitting assignments, and taking quizzes and tests. 


Is ESI still enrolling students? 

Absolutely. We are currently enrolling for all remaining 2020 class start dates.  

Please call Kim in Admission @ 404.256.5228 and select the option for Admissions. If Kim does not answer, please leave a voicemail and include your call back number. Take our virtual tour here:

Or, email 

Can I tour the Elaine Sterling Institute Campus? 

At this time The Elaine Sterling Institute is closed for all staff and students. A virtual tour will be posted soon. 

How can I apply for Financial Aid?  

The Elaine Sterling Institute school code is: 042045 
Financial Aid is available for those that qualify. Apply online at FAFSA.GOV

If you have any questions concerning Financial Aid please call 404.256.5228 and select the option for Financial Aid. You can also email: or for assistance.