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Frequently Asked Questions

All of our staff members are always pleased to speak with prospective students, arrange a tour of our school, and answer questions.  It is our experience that the following questions are the most frequently asked of us by prospective students.  We hope these answers may be of help to you in your decision to attend Avancé Beauty College.


How long has Avancé Beauty College been in business?

The college first opened its doors to students on February 13, 1985.  Our accreditation through  NACCAS has been approved since May 1987.  We have been operating at the same location for over 28 years.  Recently, we have been expanding  our  facilities to meet our students growing educational needs.

What class schedules do you offer?

We offer several schedules designed to fit the needs of our students. 

  • Tuesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and (1) Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:00  p.m. a month
  • Monday through Friday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and (1) Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:00  p.m. a month
  • Monday through Friday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and (2) Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-5:00  p.m. a month
  • Monday through Friday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and (2) Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-5:00  p.m. a month

We have flexible schedules, but we require that you attend school at least 20 hours per week.

When is the next class starting?

We have new classes starting each Monday for the evening schedules and Tuesday for the day schedules.

What if I change my mind and decide to cancel?

You have 7 calendar days to cancel without any further  financial obligation.

Where are you located?  Is there public transportation?

Avancé Beauty College is at 750 Beyer Way, Suites B-E, San Diego CA 92154.  The campus is centrally located between the  805 ,the 5, and the 905 freeways for easy access.  The bus stop is at the corner of the college campus.  The college campus is a block from Palm Blvd. and Picador , where Montgomery High School and a shopping center with a CVS, Starbucks, Bank of America, Chevron and several other conveniences are located.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.  More information on the Financial Aid available can be found under the caption  ADMISSIONS/ FINANCIAL AID.

Is Avancé Beauty College accredited?

Yes, as of May 1987, Avancé Beauty College has been accredited through the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences (NACCAS), 4401 Ford Ave., Suite Suite 1300, Alexandria VA 22302  (703) 600-7600

We are also regulated by the State of California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE),  P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento CA 95798-0818  (888) 370-7589; the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, P.O. Box 944226, Sacramento CA 94244-2260 (800) 952-5210; and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE.GOV/)

What is in the kit?

We recognize that the kit is an essential part of your education.  The number of items contained in the kit is too large to list here,but you can see the list in the CATALOG under the CONSUMER INFORMATION caption or click here.  The quality of the items are as important, if not more so, than the quantity.  The best way to evaluate the kit is to take a tour and see the students’ kit items and ask them how they like them.

How do you prepare the student for the State Board?

We start teaching the students the State Board Procedures when they are Freshmen.  We also conduct  weekly Mock Board at which all Seniors participate.