The Application Process

We are excited to help you on your journey to becoming a pet professional. The process may vary depending on the applicant, their unique needs, and payment options. Our admissions team is here to hold your hand through the entire process and make sure you have a smooth experience. The steps below will help you understand the general application process and how to get started:

Step 1
Step 2
Step 3

Fill out the online Enrollment Application (linked below) and pay your $50 application fee. Once we review your application you will be notified of your acceptance by one of our admissions specialists and you can move on to step two.

The next step is to lock in your payment option. For many students this will mean coordinating with your funding agency or applying for a loan through our partner TFC Tuition. You can learn more about the loan application process here.

The final step is to lock in your start date by signing your Enrollment Contracts and paying your non-refundable deposit. Depending on your payment terms, all down payments will be due 2 weeks prior to your start date.

Getting Started with your Enrollment Application

Before you begin your application, please read the following to make sure you are eligible:

For In-Person Programs:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED (If not, applicants may speak with the admissions department about taking a Basic Skills Test to satisfy this requirement)
  • Must have access to a friendly, untrained dog that meets our Minimum Requirements.
  • Must satisfy our Physical Requirements Guidelines.

For Online Programs:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Must have access to a computer or phone with stable internet.
  • Must have basic computer and internet skills.
  • Must have a portable device that can record videos (cell phone, camera, etc.)
  • Must be able to communicate and read in English.
  • Must have access to a friendly, untrained dog that meets our Minimum Requirements.
  • Must satisfy our Physical Requirements Guidelines.
  • Must live in one of the eligible states (Currently only: MO).

Included with your application you will need to provide the following. If any items are not available at the time of applying, they may be turned in later by emailing [email protected]. Your application will not be processed until all required documents are received.

For In-Person Programs

  • $50 application fee.
  • Copy of valid driver’s license, state ID, or passport.
  • Copy of high school diploma, proof of GED completion, or results of a Basic Skills Test.

For Online Programs

  • $50 application fee.
  • Copy of valid driver’s license, state ID, or passport.
  • Proof of residency (if the ID submitted is different than your state of residence).

Following the submission of your Enrollment Application, you will receive a response within 5 business days. You may receive an email or phone call prior to our decision if there are questions about your application or items missing. Feel free to contact the admissions department at any time to check on the progress of your application.

If you would prefer to fill out a paper application, you may contact the admissions department at [email protected] to receive a paper copy or you may stop by school to fill it out in person. Please just make sure you have the documents listed above.

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