Full details covering policies and regulations relative to academics, grading and every other aspect of the college requirements, procedures, management and administration are found in the Student Handbook. Every student receives a copy of the handbook during orientation. At that time the rules and procedures contained in the handbook are explained in depth. Any student may request a copy of the Student Handbook prior to entering college by calling the admissions office at (614) 868-1015.

Student Grievance Procedure

Any Post-Secondary Institution / College accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) must have a procedure and operational plan for handling student complaints.

If a student does not think that the College has adequately addressed a concern or complaint, the student may consider contacting the Accrediting Commission.

All complaints considered by the Accrediting Commission must be submitted in writing, with permission from the Complainants for the Accrediting Commission to forward a copy of the complaint to the College for a response.

The complainant will be notified as to the final resolution by the Accrediting Commission.

Please direct all inquiries to:
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Blvd. / Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 247-4212
www.accsc.org

A copy of the Accrediting Commission's Complaint Form is available at the College, and may be obtained by contacting an Administrative Director.

Leave of Absence, Termination and Re-Entry

A Leave-of-Absence MUST be requested from the Administrative Office, by the student in writing. Any appropriate forms MUST be properly filled out and signed by the student.

A re-entry fee is NOT charged following an approved Leave-of-Absence of no more than one hundred eighty (180) calendar days.

Any Leave-of-Absence extending beyond one hundred eighty (180) calendar days may be cause for Termination. If a student does not return from their leave-of-absence, they will be terminated.

A re-entry fee would be charged, and the procedure for Re-Entry will be followed.

Only one (1) Leave-of-Absence is permitted per student during their enrollment. Students receiving Pell Grants, certain types of Loans, and other forms of Federal Funds MUST abide by the procedures required by the Federal Government as follows:

  1. Regular Leave-of-Absence:
    A Regular Leave-of-Absence is time off requested by the student for personal reasons. A Regular Leave-of-Absence is from fourteen (14) - ninety (90) calendar days. A specific date of return MUST be established prior to the student starting the Regular Leave-of-Absence.
  2. Medical Leave-of-Absence:
    A written, verifiable statement from a doctor (on their stationary) may be required at the discretion of the Administrative Director for a qualifying Medical Leave-of-Absence.

Approved Regular Leave-of-Absence / Medical Leave-of-Absence may extend a student's Projected Graduation Date without penalty or additional tuition / fees.

Closings / Cancellation

Should the Ohio State College of Barber Styling need to cancel classes, the following media stations will be notified:

WCMH Channel 4 (NBC).
WSYX Channel 6 (ABC).
WBNS Channel 10 (CBS).
WSNY 94.7 FM (Sunny 95).

Students are advised to tune into these stations for any cancellation announcements.