Cosmetology Point System

Applicants to the Cosmetology program are evaluated for admission based upon a point system.

Eastern Florida State College's Department of Cosmetology operates under the direction of, and in compliance with, the Department of Education and the Department of Business and Professional Regulations. This program prepares you to apply for a professional cosmetology license from the state of Florida.

Click on the categories below for specific information about the point system.


TABE Testing

Students are required to take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) and achieve a qualifying scores, or qualify for an exemption, in order to graduate from the Cosmetology program. Learn more about the TABE on the Application Process page.

The following points are awarded if the exemption or qualifying test scores are achieved by the application deadline:

Passed the TABE = 25 points

TABE Exemption = 25 points

Letter of Recommendation

Students must submit AT LEAST ONE, but no more than three, letters of recommendation from a teacher, colleague or other professional stating why they feel you would be a good candidate for the Cosmetology program.

Required Letter = 5 points

Up to two, optional, additional letters = 5 points each

Letters must be submitted on company/school letterhead and can be emailed to program advisor Sherry Van Winkle at


Submit a typed, one-page essay answering the question "Why I've Chosen Cosmetology?"

This optional requirement is worth 30 points.

The essay can be emailed to program advisor Sherry Van Winkle at

Equal Access Policy

Eastern Florida State College complies with state and federal laws and does not deny equal access to individuals based on disability, race, ethnicity, color, genetics, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender preference, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation. EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Visit the Human Resources section of the College's website for more information.
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