Admission Requirements - High School Education and Equivalents

To qualify for admission to Paul Mitchell The School East Bay, a prospective student must demonstrate that they are academically prepared to be successful. A prospective student must be able to provide verifiable documentation to support that they have a high school diploma, recognized equivalency and/or those who are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in the State where the institution is located prior to being accepted. To meet that requirement, prospective students must:

  1. Have a high school diploma (this can be from a foreign school if it is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma); or
  2. Have a recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as a general educational development (GED) certificate or other state sanctioned test or diploma-equivalency certificate like HiSet; or
  3. Have completed homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law; or
  4. Have completed secondary school education in a homeschool setting which qualifies for an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law, if state law does not require a homeschooled student to receive a credential for their education; or
  5. Have successfully completed at least a two-year college-level program that is acceptable for credit towards a bachelor’s degree or completion of an associate degree.

The school does not accept ability to benefit (ATB) students.

Verification and Validation Procedures

If the school has any reason to believe that the diploma is not valid. The school completes a two-step validity process:

  1. The school would check with the high school to confirm the validity of the student’s diploma; and
  2. Confirm with the relevant department or agency in the state in which the secondary school is located that the secondary school is recognized as a provider of secondary school education.
  3. If the School is unable to determine validity of the high school diploma the prospective student will not be accepted to the school.