Theory, law test, practical exams and clinic work are graded as follows:
Theory classes are conducted Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Students are expected to be seated and prepared for the start of class at 8:30a.m.
All chapters covered require the completion of the theory workbook prior to test day. If the workbook is completed on time the student will receive a +5 on their theory test. If the workbook is not completed by the test day the student will receive a -10% on their theory test.
All exams are graded promptly, recorded in the grade book and returned to the students when all students have completed their theory test.
After a cosmetology student has completed 1800 hours of instruction they are eligible to take the School's final written examination and the Schools final practical examination (Manicuring students, 315 hours; Teaching Training students, 585 hours). They all must take and pass both of these examinations with a minimum of 75% in order to graduate. All students must continue to attend Theory classes until they graduate even if they have successfully passed both final examinations.
After satisfactorily passing both School final examinations and upon graduation the student must then take and satisfactory pass the Montana State, Written and Practical Examinations to be licensed in the State of Montana.