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Our Director of Admissions, Scott Sharp, will be more than happy to personally answer any questions you may have regarding our school. We'd love for you to come in and visit us today - take a tour of our school and see for yourself what we're all about.

Merrell University offers continuous enrollment with classes starting once per month. (We reserve the right to limit or change class start dates) Students must be enrolled with the Director of Admissions at least ten days in advance of the class starting date.


Tuition prices are subject to change without notice.

Merrell University offers continuous enrollment with classes starting monthly. Start dates are subject to change without notice. To be eligible for enrollment an applicant must:

  1. Be 18 years of age or have written approval from a legal guardian;
  2. Complete a Merrell University application for admission;
  3. Provide a copy of a valid high school diploma or documentation of high school completion, GED certificate, or documentation of homeschooling including transcript (see High School Diploma Policy for more information);
  4. Provide a copy of a birth certificate, valid driver's license, or valid State ID; and
  5. Complete an interview with an administrator that indicates the applicant meets minimum requirements and the ability to perform all Central Job Functions. (See Human Rights and Central Job Function Requirements),
  6. Submit two recent 2x2 pictures for state license,
  7. Complete post-secondary student enrollment application (to be completed with Dir. of Admissions) and submit $25 licensing fee.

For more information about obtaining your GED please contact the Missouri Adult Education and Literacy Center located at 204 East Dunklin St. Jefferson City, MO 65101 (573) 659-3122.

Merrell University is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences, Alexandria, VA, and approved by the United States Department of Education for many state and federal financial assistance programs. Application for Federal Student Aid may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. You can also complete an application online at the FAFSA web site from the U.S. Department of Education at: Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

For more information on Financial Assistance and available scholarships, click on the Financial Aid button at right

ADMISSIONS APPLICATION: Click here to download a copy of our admissions application.
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