Admissions for Non-Certificate Seeking Students


Dog lovers and owners alike often have great interest in taking our classes but are not particularly interested in making a career change. For instance, it is quite common for dog owners to take dog grooming classes in order to care for their own canines, thus saving up to thousands of dollars during their pet’s lifetime. Such individuals can enroll into classes as a Student at Large.


Students at Large must first meet the following prerequisites:

Be at least 18 years of age OR have written consent of a parent or guardian.

Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate.

Complete an ACA Application Form and submit $25 application fee.

Be interviewed by a representative of the Academy.

Receive and review the school catalog.