Cosmetology at College of San Mateo - Admission Information
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This is the first step to your exciting career in the beauty industry.

The intensive cosmetology program is designed for creative career-oriented students who have the ability and motivation to work independently under supervising instructors, and are able to participate in a collaborative learning environment, thus benefiting from the program. The cosmetology department has facilities for approximately 45 new students each semester.

Requirements for Admission
Completion of tenth grade or equivalent as required by the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
(Completion of twelfth grade is recommended.)
  • High school graduate or equivalent
How to Apply to the CSM Cosmetology Program
Complete the Cosmetology Application. Completed applications will need to be sent to Rafael Delgado 

Financial Aid
Apply for Financial Aid and get help with paying for college.
CSM Financial Aid website

When to Apply to the Cosmetology Program
Applications are accepted continuously and students are accepted on a first come -first served basis.

Program Start Dates
The CSM Cosmetology Program accepts beginning students twice each year:
  • Fall Semester - August
  • Spring Semester - January
Program Completion Dates
Students who are enrolled full-time, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, and have good attendance, are able to complete the cosmetology program in 2 full semesters. Currently, we are only accepting full-time students in our beginning classes.