The orientation program, held prior to the first day of class, is designed to facilitate transition to the Hollywood Institute and to familiarize new students with the organization and operation of the institution. During the orientation, students are versed on the mission and the tradition of the School, rules and regulations, study techniques, and academic standards.
It is the policy of Hollywood Institute Career Services Department to assist students in finding a position upon graduation. Prior to, and after graduation, the Placement Office will advise the student in career development skills and assist the students in finding employment in their chosen career field. Students are required to provide the Placement Office with a current resume and to maintain satisfactory attendance to retain their placement privileges. Although Hollywood Institute provides employment placement assistance, it cannot promise or guarantee employment. All students must complete an exit interview before their graduation date.
The school provides students with academic advising. Students may meet with the Director of Education, Financial Aid Officers or the Campus Director to discuss his/her educational options. In addition, the School maintains contacts with various community organizations and agencies to help meet students’ personal needs.
Hollywood Institute does not offer on-site housing for its students. There are many hotels, motels, and apartments conveniently located near the school. Our office maintains a list of available locations that may be suitable for out-of-town students. We will gladly assist you in locating a place to stay while attending our school.
Parking and traffic regulations must be maintained for the protection of all. Students must park in authorized spaces. Students must not park in handicapped spaces (unless possessing the appropriate licensure), on sidewalks, and in “no parking areas.” Violators are subject to being towed without prior warning or formal notification.
Students may be eligible to participate in approved field trips by their instructors at appropriate times during the classroom training period. These trips are designed to supplement the curriculum and to introduce the student to situations which cannot be reproduced in the classroom. Students will be notified in advance of any scheduled trips. Field trip forms must be signed prior to any trip. In order to be eligible, student must be in good academic and financial standing.
Hollywood Institute believes that speakers from the business and professional world which graduates will be entering can enhance students’ education. Approved guest lecturers are invited throughout each program to speak to students on a variety of relevant subjects.
Students who satisfactorily complete their academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolled are eligible to participate in a commencement ceremony. In order to graduate from the institution and participate in commencement exercises, students must meet with the Campus Director to make application, request participation and complete all required institutional and departmental exit paperwork.
Additional resource materials including professional reference books and videos are available for student use. These materials are located in the resource center.
Credit for Previous Training
Credit may be granted for training in another school whether in-state, out-of-state, or out-of country. Documentary proof verifying work or school experience must be submitted prior to enrollment. After evaluating the official transcripts of the other institution attended, an evaluation exam may be conducted by the Campus Director and may include both written and practical examinations. Based upon the recommendation of the Campus Director and Director of Education, Hollywood Institute may accept a transfer student’s hours from another licensed institution. The student’s tuition account will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the reduced hours of training.
Transfer of Credit
Hollywood Institute cannot guarantee the transferability of credits earned at our school. A decision on the acceptance of credits earned at Hollywood Institute is at the sole discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
Hollywood Institute complies with all provisions of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in that no qualified handicapped person will be excluded from enrolling in the school. However, handicapped individuals should be aware that the regulations set by the State of Florida require a high level of manual dexterity and prolonged periods of practical work in the clinic.
Equal Opportunity Policy
Hollywood Institute, in its hiring, admissions, instruction and graduation policies, practices no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, financial status, sex, ethnic origin, age, veteran status, physical challenges or sexual orientation.
Sexual Harassment & General Anti-Harassment Policy
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity commission has issued guidelines which treat sexual harassment as illegal sex discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Hollywood Institute actively supports a policy on sexual harassment which includes a commitment to creating and maintaining an environment in which the students, faculty and administrative-academic staff can work together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment, exploitation or intimidation. It is the intention of the school to take whatever action may be needed to prevent, correct and if necessary discipline behavior which violates this policy.
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Title IV Student Loan Code of Conduct
Hollywood Institute participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, and, therefore does not engage in business with any private lenders with respect to student loans. Additionally, Hollywood Institute does not participate in any private education loan programs. Click here for additional Information on our Code of Conduct Policy.
Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
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Voter Registration for Students
United States citizens who are students of voting age can find information specific to their states of residence by clicking the links below.
Hollywood Institute does not require vaccinations for admission to our school.
While many vaccines are routinely recommended for most people each person has a unique medical profile (overall health, use of medication, family and personal disease history) that can affect decisions about vaccination.
Work with your healthcare professional to choose the best health strategy for you, including choices about vaccination. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default
Program Completer Exclusions
All graduates must be declared eligible for placement unless they meet one of the following five conditions for ineligibility:
- The graduate is deceased
- The graduate is permanently disabled
- The graduate is deployed for military service/duty
- The graduate studied under a student visa and is ineligible for employment in the U.S.
- The graduate is continuing his/her education at an institution under the same ownership (e.g., a graduate of your cosmetology program is now enrolled in the esthetics program of an institution under the same ownership)
Please note that “not credentialed” (i.e., unlicensed) is not a valid exclusion/exemption for employment.