Admission Requirements and Procedures, Course Cancellation,Transfer of Credits, Re-Admission and Denial of Entry Policy


All students must be 18 years of age; otherwise a parent or legal guardian must consent and register the student with the approval. Enrolling students must show proof of high school diplomas (can be from a foreign school if it is equivalent to a high school diploma) or GED. Home-schooled students are not considered to have a high school diploma, but are still eligible to receive FSA funds. All home-schooled students must show proof of his or her homeschooling self-certification that he or she has received state credential.

Prior grooming industry experience is not necessary. Merryfield School of Pet Grooming does not discriminate against race, gender, age or religion. If you have a criminal background, it may be an issue with some employers. They may do a background check, but it is not a standard procedure in the industry. There is physical work involved with this trade, which includes lifting and long standing and it may cause a restriction to those that have physical handicaps or limitations.

The procedure for enrollment requires an interview and an “Admissions Questionnaire” must be completed. Upon acceptance into the program, the student may enroll.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

Transfer Credits

Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at Our Institution

The transferability of credits you earn at Merryfield School of Pet Grooming is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer.  Acceptance of the diploma you earn in Professional Pet Grooming is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer.  If the diploma that you earn at this institution is not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution.  For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals.

Transferability of Credits

The acceptance or transferability of credit you earn at other institutions is not currently accepted at Merryfield School of Pet Grooming, nor has it entered into any articulation or transfer agreements with other schools.

 Articulation Agreement

This institution has not entered into any articulation or transfer agreement with any other institution

Credit for Prior Experiential Learning

Merryfield School of Pet Grooming does not grant credit for prior experiential learning

Re-Admission Policy

If a student drops out of the program and seeks to re-enter the school, the Director will evaluate the reason for the drop and determine if the student will be granted re-admission.  The decision to re-admit a student is at the sole discretion of the school’s director.  If the re-admitted student was dismissed or dropped out of the program because he or she was a threat to the school, the students, or the school’s personnel, he or she will not be re-admitted back in the program fore safety reasons.

This will require resubmission of the Admissions Questionnaire.  If the student in question for re-entry has difficulty lifting pets or standing, this may be cause for further evaluation of the student’s re-entry.

The student must re-enroll within 6 months from the drop date in order to maintain the same tuition price.  If it has been more than 6 months, and if the tuition has increased, the student will have to pay the difference in tuition costs.

Course Cancellation Policy and Denial of Entry Policy

In the event of a course cancellation, credit will be given as soon as the school reopens.

Merryfield School of Pet Grooming will retain records for one year for any student that is denied entry.

Veteran’s Educational Benefits

We’re here to help you.  If you’re a veteran or a dependent planning to use your VA entitlement to cover tuition expenses or to help with other costs as you attend school, we’ve implemented a system that will help guide you in submitting the correct paperwork to the school.  We’re also happy to answer your questions about everything from claiming your entitlements to finding you’re regional Veterans Affairs office to disability services.  Students must complete at least 18 hours or more per week to be eligible for the VA benefits

Our Responsibility to You and to the Federal VA

In addition to your military certified enrollment representative Merryfield School of Pet Grooming, a dedicated Veterans Affairs officer is available to assist you through the process.

Office to assist you. Collectively, our responsibilities include:

-Educating you on how your benefits will apply to the program you choose

-Answering questions to help you complete required forms

-Certifying your choices including any changes to your schedule

-Communicating and reporting your academic progress and graduation to the Federal VA

-Supporting and assisting you throughout your academic program

Your Responsibility as a Student Using VA Benefits

-Completing the proper forms to allow the Federal VA

-Understanding how and when the school certifies your courses

-Understanding program eligibility for VA benefits and implications of course withdrawal-

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