June 30, 2023
Your Beauty School Tour Checklist
Now that you have decided to pursue your passion for beauty, the next step is to explore the right school for you! A tour can provide you with a clear vision of what your beauty experience may look like. The best way to go about doing this is by scheduling a tour at a campus that offers a cosmetology or esthetician program. Read our beauty school tour checklist to help you get started on finding a school that meets your education goals!
Why You Should Schedule a Beauty School Tour
A beauty school tour can help you get a feel for the program you may be interested in and help you to decide if it is the right fit for you. It is a great opportunity to explore the campus and meet with your future instructors. Here are some important topics to cover while on your tour:
- Financial aid
- Admission requirements
- Programs and accreditation
- Campus culture
Asking the right questions can give you the clarity you need to best prepare for your education. Visiting a school can also help you get started on your application. Check out our tips on how to get started on finding your school!
Explore Your Options
The best way to find a school to tour is by doing your research. Look up websites of potential schools, reviews, social media profiles, and get in contact with the admissions team. The more you know about your schools of interest and what it has to offer, the easier it is to decide which ones you should visit first.
Be sure to look for schools that are accredited. An accredited school means that it has strict guidelines it has to follow in order to provide students with a high quality education. Accreditation can also provide federal financial aid, available to those who qualify.
What Should I Bring?
You can expect to receive a lot of information about the school during your tour. It’s important to bring a notebook and pen to take notes. Before your tour date, list any questions you don’t want to forget to ask.
It’s hard to say how long the tour might be, so make sure to pack plenty of snacks and water! These are a few other items that we suggest you pack the night before:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate
- Your ID
Selecting the right school is a huge decision that holds power and can shape your future aspirations. That’s why we highly recommend bringing your support system along, such as a trusted friend or family member. They can give you additional insight and ask questions that you may have never thought of.
Dress For Success!
How you decide to dress can reflect your level of professionalism and commitment to your education. Dressing appropriately at the start of your journey shows that you take the beauty industry seriously. It can create a positive first impression and demonstrate your dedication to your future. Don’t forget to get plenty of sleep before your tour!
Prepare Your Questions
By preparing questions in advance, you can gather specific information about the beauty school that might not be readily available on the school’s website. A tour allows you to dive deeper into areas that are important to you. You can also clarify any doubts or concerns you might have about your future. Here are some questions you can ask to help you get started:
- Is the school accredited?
- What type of programs are offered at the school?
- What does a typical day look like for students?
- What are some resources and ways to pay for school?
- How long does the program take to complete?
- What are the application requirements?
- Is there any ongoing support after students graduate?
As you ask more questions you can evaluate whether or not the school aligns with your educational needs and career goals. During your tour, you have the opportunity to interact with current students and ask them about their experiences. This is a great way to gain more perspective and prepare for the beauty industry.
Schedule a Beauty School Tour at Mitsu Sato
Do you currently live in the Kansas or Missouri area? Contact us to schedule your first beauty school tour with us! At Mitsu Sato we offer cosmetology, esthetician, and nail tech programs! We even have a MUD makeup course available soon!
When you get in contact with us to schedule a tour, you can expect us to confirm a time and date with you, as well as additional information on how to best prepare. During the tour you have the opportunity to see our student salon and classrooms. Admissions is there to provide information regarding your class schedules, payment options, financial aid, and guide you through the enrollment process. Call our admissions office today!