Admission Criteria

  1. To be admitted to Western Suffolk BOCES Cosmetology program, a student must first meet one of the following criteria:
    • Proof of a U.S. high school diploma or GED
    • If from a war torn country, a self-certifying letter
    • If credentials are from another country, an authorized evaluation of credentials
  2. Personal interview. After individual review of the student’s ability to succeed, we may recommend a period of remediation before entry into the program. Call 631-261-3600 x204 for pre-admission assessment.


Program details and policies are described in full in the School of Cosmetology Handbook. Read carefully.