Attendance Policy

Class must be attended on a daily bases in order to complete training and credit hours. Students must attend 80% of class hours. All classes and laboratory and assignments must be complete and turned in on time to receive a grade. Assignments not turned in at the required time can only be made up at the end of the next quarter; this also applies to work missed due to absences. An unexcused absence must be supported by a doctor’s excuse for illness or hospitalization.*jury duty and military constitute excused absences. Three (3) unexcused absences within five (5) days will result in academic probation.Students will be removed from academic probation providing class work and missed time are made up during the next 5 weeks period. Make up time can only be made up after regular scheduled class time.

Time clock

There is an electronic clock on campus that is accessed by a finger print procedure. This electronic clock uses a military clock format. Each student is responsible for clocking in and out before and after scheduled class times. Anyone caught being dishonest towards the time clock will lose all hours found to be misrepresented with a discipline action placed permanently in their files. Anyone not registered on the time clock is not considered a student and will be removed, so make sure your teacher has you in the system with a finger print scan and a student ID Number. This is also for the safety of the students on the campus.

Interruption, Course Incompletes, Withdrawals Policy

If enrollment is temporarily interrupted for a leave of absence, the student will return to school in the same progress as prior to the leave of absence. Hours elapse between the leave of absence will extend the students contract period by the same number of days taken in the leave of absence and will not be included in the students cumulative attendance percentage calculation. Students who withdraw prior to completion of the course and wish to re-enroll within 180 calendar days of the original official withdraw date will return in the same satisfactory academic progress status as at the time of withdraw.


Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance or academic progress will be placed on probation and considered to be making satisfactory progress while during the probationary period, if the student appeals the decision, and prevails upon appeal. Additionally, only students who have the ability to meet the satisfactory progress policy standards by the end of the evaluation period may be placed on probation. The student will be advised in writing on the actions required to attain satisfactory academic progress by the next evaluation. If at the end of the probationary period, the students have still not met both the attendance and the academic requirements, he/she will be determined as NOT making satisfactory academic progress and, if applicable, students will not be deemed eligible to receive any funding’s.

Appeal Procedures Policy

If a student is determining to not be making satisfactory progress; the student may appeal the determination. The student must submit a written appeal to the school on the designated form with supporting documentation of the reasons why the determination should be reversed. This information should include what has changed about the student’s situation that will allow them to achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress by the next evaluation point. Appeal documents will be reviewed and decision will be made and reported to the students within 30 calendar days. The appeal and decision documents will be retained in the students file. If the student prevails upon appeal, The Satisfactory Academic Progress determination will be reversed and federal financial aid will be reinstated, if applicable.

Job Placement policy

While the school cannot guarantee employment for graduates, assistance in finding suitable employment is provided by posting area job openings on a career opportunities bulletin board for students to review. Students also receive training in professionalism and job search skills including how to write resume, complete an employment application and prepare for an effective interview. The curriculum places a great deal of emphasis on how to obtain and retain employment after graduation. Graduates are encouraged to maintain contact with the school and follow-up with the school on current employment or employment needs. In addition, the school maintains a network of relationships with professionals and employers who provide mentoring to students while they are in school. Job referrals are made known to interested graduates as available.

Immunization Policy

The Savannah Cosmetology Nail and Hair Institute does not require a student to have any immunizations or vaccination to enroll in our school.

Conduct Policy

Students are expected to adhere to the conduct policy and be mindful of the following:

  • To maintain a learning environment for all students, anyone who is disruptive in the classroom or the clinic floor (rudeness, foul play, foul language unprofessional behavior) students may be dismissed for the day resulting in loss of hours.
  • Food, candy and beverages are allowed in the break room area only. However, water bottles are permitted in the classroom and on the clinic floor.
  • Because the institute is a smoke free facility, smoking is only permitted outside in the designated areas.
  • Cell phones must be on silent or vibrate inside the building. Absolutely no cell phone usage in the classroom or on the clinic floor they are only permitted in the designated areas.
  • To ensure that all students receive consistent and comprehensive instructions in the classroom and clinical environment, students need to remain in assigned area until otherwise instructed by staff.
  • To benefit from the training and technical experience the institute offers, students need to be mentally alert and have a sober state of mind. We strongly support the drug prevention program, which does not condone the use of controlled substances or intoxicants. Students using controlled substances or intoxicants will be terminated.
  • All service or work done by students must be assigned by, performed under, supervised and validated by an instructor within the educational situation. Students who refuse assigned service will be dismissed for the remainder of the day resulting in loss of hours. Only authorized solicitation of products, merchandise or service will be considered professional.
  • Students are responsible for their own personal property and are given an option to purchase a lock for their locker to secure their belongings. To perform professional services, students’ kits should be complete always. Stealing, defacing or damaging students or school equipment or property can result in termination and require monetary restitution.

Uniform Policy

Because every student is a future Employee, manager, employer and or entrepreneur, you must meet these standards of professionalism. These standards will prepare you for the demands of your career.

Maintaining a Professional appearance is vital to your success. A Professional appearance at Savannah Cosmetology Nail Institutes includes:

  • The uniform must be clean and neat, and worn during all classroom and clinical hours.
  • They should not be stained torn or altered.
  • Apparel considered unprofessional includes jeans, jean look alike, sweat pants, legging, halter tops, tube-tops, spaghetti straps, tank tops, hats, head wraps, head phones, head bands are acceptable in black or white.
  • Identification badges should be worn as issued during all clock hours to identify students staff and clients. If lost students must replace at 15.00.
  • Close footwear must be worn at all times, must be professional and no gym shoes.
  • All lab students must wear smocks daily, no exceptions.
  • The institute reserves the right to maintain an esthetic standard for all students, including facial hair and standard dress code adherence.
  • Students who in the reasonable determination of the institute, who are not dressed professionally, will be dismissed.
  • Hair must be well groomed and looking professional, if not you will be dismissed.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Cosmetology Nail Institute in its admission, instruction, and graduation policies and practices does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, ethnic origin, color, disability, sexual orientation or ancestry. The school does not allow or tolerate discrimination of any kind of bullying, harassment, or hazing of any sort. If any student or team member experienced or witnesses anyone being bullied, harassed, or hazed in anyway, you are required to report the matter to the school’s Director in person immediately in order for appropriate action to be taken.

Privacy Policies (FERPA)

The Cosmetology Nail Institute allows student to access their files upon written request. Federal law protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies. Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following

conditions (34CFR&99.31): School officials with legitimate educational interest; Other schools to which a student is transferring; Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes; Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student; Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school; Accrediting organizations; To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law. Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and rewards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.

Grievance Policy

In accordance to the institute’s mission statement, the school makes every attempt to resolve any complaint that is not frivolous or without merit. Complaint procedures will be included in a new student orientation thereby assuring that all students know the steps to follow should they desire to register a complaint at any time.

  • The student should register the complaint on the designated form provided by the institution within 60 days of the date that the act occurred.
  • The complaint form will be given to the Director.
  • The complaint form will be reviewed by management and a response will be sent in writing within 30 days of receiving the complaint. The initial response will not provide for final resolution of the problem but will notify the student of continued investigation and/ or action being taken regarding the complaint.
  • If the complaint cannot be resolved by management, it will be referred to an appropriate agency if applicable.
  • Depending on the extent and nature of the complaint, interviews with appropriate staff and other students may be necessary to reach a final resolution of the complaint.
  • In case of extreme conflict, it may be necessary to conduct an informal hearing regarding the complaint. If necessary, management will appoint a hearing committee consisting of one corporate officer, another member who has no involvement in the dispute and who may also be a corporate officer, another member who may not be employed by the school or related to the school owners, or another member who may be related to the student filing the complaint. The hearing will occur within 90 days of the committee.
  • The hearing will be informal with the student presenting his/her case followed by the school’s response. The hearing committee will be allowed to ask questions of all involved parties. Within 15 days of the hearing, the committee will prepare a report summarizing watch witness’ testimony and a recommended resolution for the dispute. School management shall consider the report and either accept, reject or modify the recommendations of the committee.