Students who are interested in becoming Licensed Barbers in the State of Pennsylvania are required to be at least 16 years old and must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and a transcript showing high school completion. Also accepted is a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Foreign students must have evidence of verification of their high school diploma. Verification must be performed by an outside agency that is qualified to translate documents into English and confirm the academic equivalence to a High school diploma. Home Schooling students are not accepted at LVBS. Driver’s License and/or passport must be used to show proof of age. The Barbering program is taught using the English language. If a student is currently enrolled in another institution, they may not enroll in Lehigh Valley Barber School. LVBS does not accept ability-to-benefit students.
The Admission Procedure
To become a student at Lehigh Valley Barber School (LVBS), an applicant must have a meeting with the Director to evaluate and discuss career information. After explaining the satisfactory academic policy, student goals, and requirements, a tour of the establishment will be given to the applicant. Following the meeting, the applicant will provide the school with the required credentials and a completed application. Before the applicants start date, they will sign an enrollment agreement and submit a down payment of $500.00 for the course (this payment will count towards tuition). There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee and $100 enrollment fee.
To receive FSA funds, a student must be qualified to study at the postsecondary level. A student qualifies if he or she:
1. Has a high school diploma (this can be from a foreign school if it is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma);
2. Has the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as a general educational development or GED certificate or other state- sanctioned test or diploma-equivalency certificate;
3. Has completed homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law; or
4. Has completed secondary school education in a homeschool setting which qualifies for an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law, if state law does not require a homeschooled student to receive a credential for their education.
5. The applicant must provide this documentation during the enrollment process. The applicant will not be accepted until all documents are provided and are on file.
Policy on Diploma Verification
Should Lehigh Valley Barber School question the validity of a potential students’ diploma it must take additional steps to prove it is valid.
1) Request a signed high school transcript and contact the high school to verify graduation date.
2) Contact the Department of Education in the state the high school is located to determine the existence of the school and any record of the student.
3) Use these same rules for out of the country graduates along with the translation and evaluation of out of country high school diplomas.
Located near routes 22 and 78 in Bethlehem, behind the constant movement of Stefko Boulevard.