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The Academy of Cosmetology & Esthetics: A Paul Mitchell Partner school The Academy-NYC Lied about education, hours, costs and housing Staten Island,
30th of Jun, 2011 by User757224
Upon touring the school we were told about the great, hands on education experience, the dorms to live in right down the block, the chances we'd get to do hair and make-up for movies, plays and fashion shows, the way they'd work with our individual learning needs and that the make-up part of the schooling would be almost equal with the hair part. I really want to do make-up for performing arts so this was very important to me. None of the above ended up being true. There weren't any dorms to live in; so I had to pay high rent and transportation expenses and live far from the school. We did not go out and do the shows, as was promised. The education for learning to do hair has been horrible, and the make-up part has been basically non-existent. The teachers were not the mature experienced ladies we'd seen there. They ended up being young, inexperienced girls that treat the students badly and don't let them try for themselves. They do not teach us hands on, or work with different learning styles at all. It's all been absolutely horrible, but we just recently found out the very worst part. The school knew that I was not from NY and may want to go back home to work. They didn't bother to mention that NY has the lowest hour requirements for a cosmetology license. To get my license and work in my home state, or anywhere else, I will have to have more schooling. This came as a huge shock, because we thought that finishing at a Paul Mitchell school in NYC would allow me to go to work anywhere in the US. I just found out that isn't the case. I am trying to go ahead and transfer so that I can start on time at the school in my home area and get in All my hours to get licensed and a job upon completion. The (Paul Mitchell) Academy won't let me transfer though, until we've paid them $3,000. I feel like everything they told me was lies and they should actually be refunding money to me. Instead, they want to charge me extra to transfer somewhere that I think I can get the education I'd thought I'd be getting from them.
4584 days ago by Light
Pay them 3, 000 for a non-existant education?. That's absurd. I'm sorry to hear that your going through this. In fact, I'd get factual, documented proof of their so-called promises, proof of the outrageous fees and expectations, witnesses, recordings, recorded interviews with other students, and take it to court because that's ridiculous. (I think that you'd win since they are scamming you and proof that their a sham would help.) Hope everything gets better :)

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