Transferring from Marinello to Bellus Academy

February 10, 2016

Transferring to Bellus Academy

If you’re one of the 4,300 students affected by Marinello Schools of Beauty closing, Bellus Academy is here to help. With three locations in the San Diego area (Poway, Chula Vista and El Cajon) and one in Manhattan, Kansas—our doors are open to accept students looking to transfer.

If you’re shopping around for schools to transfer to, we hope you’ll consider Bellus Academy. Voted the number one beauty academy in North America by Intercoiffure, our students see benefits of being a Bellus alum long after graduating. From our business and marketing training to our advanced programs, find out all the reasons our students and alumni have chosen Bellus.

It’s critical that you take this time to research the schools you’re considering to ensure the education you receive is top-notch and that the opportunities and benefits extend well-past graduation. At Bellus Academy you’re not just a future professional. You’re a person with hopes and dreams—and we want to help you achieve them. We want to know your story and watch you bring value to our school. We pride ourselves on having some of the industry’s best alumni and our reputation follows our graduates throughout their careers.

Whether you’re weeks away from graduating or you’ve just started your journey, we are happy to accommodate students at any point in their education. You could even start as soon as Monday, February 15, although given the time-frame that Marinello is distributing transfer paperwork to students, it’s more likely that you’ll be starting on our specialized transfer start date on March 1. There are instances where the proper paperwork may take longer, pushing your start date back even later. However, it’s our intent to expedite the process as quickly and thoroughly as possible. We have monthly start dates to offer flexibility.

In order to enroll you in a timely manner, see below for our Transfer Policy and the list of items you’ll need to transfer. As situations may vary, our Admissions or Financial Aid team may need additional information from you.


  • Photo ID
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Transcript and Proof of Training from prior school


We will assess your transcripts to evaluate your transferred hours, reduced costs and kit cost.


Everyone has to meet with Financial Aid to discuss your options and possible benefits. Our team will look at payment plans, Title IV eligibility and VA benefits.


You’ll need to sign our Enrollment Agreement and pay the $75 registration fee.


We have new class starts every month, with orientation on the Monday before our class start. All students must attend orientation.

The U.S. Department of Education just released answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Marinello, so we encourage you to read that here.

For other questions about Bellus Academy or to set up a free tour or admissions appointment, please call 888-990-7094.

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