INTERNATIONAL STUDENT REQUIREMENTS The Esthetic Institute CIDESCO Diploma Programme ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants to the CIDESCO programme are required to have completed secondary school, including Grade 10 mathematics and Grade 12 English and must be over the age of 18. While there are no other specific academic pre-requisites, biology, chemistry, and electrical physics will be featured strongly in this programme, therefore an adequate background in these subjects would be an asset to students. 1) In order to be accepted into the program, the student must provide us with all of the following: A) Students must formally submit an application to the International Diploma Programme. B) Within the application, students will be asked to complete an essay discussing what attracts them to The Esthetic Institute’s CIDESCO programme, and the traits they possess that will help them to excel. Students must discuss what they expect the program to be like and what they hope to learn from it. The essay must be written in their own hand print or hand writing. C) A sponsorship letter or official documentation indicating that they are able to pay for the program and their living expenses while enrolled in the course. D) Evidence of proficiency in English (written and verbal) E) Education records of high school and/or post-secondary education completed. The Esthetic Institute conducts all classes in English and does not have the capacity to offer language assistance. Students must be proficient enough to participate in classes, study, communicate with students, educators, and clients, write client notes and essays, as well as be examined in English without assistance. Please note that international students are personally and solely responsible for acquiring any required visas to study in Canada. 2) International students must complete a one hour personal interview via Skype session with the diploma programme director. At this time, they will also go through a detailed orientation regarding the structure of the program, fees required, and refund policies. 3) In order to assess applicant’s English proficiency, a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam is required to be completed by the applicant in their home country with final scores submitted to TEI for consideration. Acceptable TOEFL scores required for admission to TEI are: Required score 542
Type of TOEFL Test
TOEFL PBT (Paper Based Test)
TOEFL CBT (Computer Based Test)
310 – 677 range 0 – 300 range
TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test)
0 – 120 range
4) Students are required to pay a $35.00 application processing fee. 5) Students are required to secure their own living accommodations as TEI does not support campus housing. 6) The Esthetic Institute does not provide Health Care Insurance. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain personal health care insurance from their home country prior to arrival in Canada.
IMPORTANT International students graduating from The Esthetic Institute are not eligible for the Post Graduate Work Permit Program.
STUDENT DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS The Esthetic Institute (TEI) has a full-time student adviser on campus to discuss any concerns or disputes regarding the academic programmes we offer. Students are invited to speak directly to the student adviser or may submit a confidential evaluation form should a situation arise that requires resolution. In addition, the education school director is also available to assist both the student and adviser should additional support or action be required. The student adviser is available during regular school business hours of Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Student Adviser Cheryl Newton 403.263.2204 ext 232 Cheryl@estheticinstitute.ca
POLICY FOR TUITION FEES AND REFUNDS TUITION FEES Self Funded Students For students who choose to pay their own tuition (self fund), TEI requires a $2500 non-refundable deposit. This deposit is used to purchase all required textbooks, student kits and uniforms that are required to begin the program. Students may work out a payment plan with TEI from the time of acceptance to the start date of their programme. All fees are due on the official first day of the program for International Students. TEI always provides a formal letter of acceptance to students, which outlines all particulars including the start and end dates, total tuition fees, etc for the programme. REFUND POLICY Refunds will only be issued to the entity which made the original payment and in the original payment form. As outlined by the Alberta Private Vocational Training Act (PVT ACT) Refund and retention of fees before training begins : 16(1) If a student terminates a student contract before the vocational training begins, the licensee is entitled to retain any registration fee that has been paid, regardless of who paid it. (2) The licensee shall refund any registration fees that have been paid if (a) a licensee terminates a student contract before the vocational training begins, or (b) subject to subsection (1), the vocational training does not begin on the commencement date set out in the student contract. (3) The licensee shall refund any tuition fee that it has accepted pursuant to section 14(2.1) if the student contract is terminated before the vocational training begins. Refund of tuition - after training begins 17(1) If a student contract is terminated after the vocational training begins, the licensee is entitled to the following amounts of the tuition fees: (a) when 10% or less of the vocational training has been provided, 25% of the tuition fees; (b) when more than 10% but 50% or less of the vocational training has been provided, 60% of the tuition fees; (c) when more than 50% of the vocational training has been provided, 100% of the tuition fees.
(2) If a licensee has received tuition fees in excess of the amount that the licensee is entitled to under subsection (1), the licensee must refund the excess amount
ACADEMIC POLICIES TEI Academic Policies are clearly outlined in the Student Handbook. This is updated each semester to ensure accuracy of information.