Graduation Checklist

You're Almost Done

Graduation is just around the corner, and it’s time to get things in order for a smooth finish!   It can be exciting (and scary, too) when stepping out of the comfort of school into the industry, and we want to be with you at each step.  Here are the list of things to do as you finish up.

Ensure Financials and Payments are in order

Contact your Business Office Specialist (BOS) to make sure your tuition is fully paid, and any over-contract fees are taken care of.  If you have outstanding payments or fees, those could complicate your exit and diploma. 

Set up an Exit Interview with your Business Office Specialist

Once your financials are in order and you are fully paid, also check to make sure your weekly credits and test/assignment grades are fully complete. After that, set up an exit interview date with your Business Office Specialist (BOS).  You can do this in person or email them. It typically takes 1 week after your last clock hour for the school system and state testing agency to be updated to apply for your state board exams.

Complete your Exit Survey

Your Business Office Specialist (BOS) will provide you a copy of the exit survey once you set up the appointment.  Please fill it out, sign and return it.

We want to know what we did well, where we can do better, and if you have any thoughts and feedback to make our school the best it can be.

Read and sign your Exit Counseling Loan Disclosure

If you received financial aid from the government, it is important you read the Loan Exit Counseling brochure, and sign the exit counseling form.

Go to the website and fill out the Loan Exit Counseling documents.  A copy will be automatically emailed to the school when you are done.

Here is a short minute video to help you understand how to fill it out.

Let us know where you are working!

We like to keep track of our alumni, where they are, and what impact they are making on the community!


Once you start your job, let us know and share with us how you are doing. We'd love to know and congratulate you!

The Graduation Ceremony

How will I know the details of the future graduation?

Our plan is to have one BIG graduation where we can invite all graduates during this time period to join us in celebrating when we are allowed to.

After you graduate, you will still have access to your MyEBC email as well as access to the student portal. We will inform you announcements through these methods. When Washington State is fully open again and if you haven't heard from us, please reach out to your Guest Service Representatives at your respective campus.

I'm not graduating yet... how do I volunteer for graduation?

Speak with your campus director to learn how to volunteer at graduation.  You'll learn what graduation is like, and also get a chance to celebrate with the friends you've made.  Also, you'll have a chance to meet with salon and spa owners at the vendor booths, which is a great way to get ahead.

What's the dress code for graduation?

Dress to impress, professionally!  You can wear color, wear dresses, shirts, pants, but please no denim. 


Also, this isn't a night on the town... remember wide variety of people are present:  family & friends, children, and business & salon owners, avoid anything too revealing or provocative.

What should I bring?

Limit what you bring. It's a fun but really full day at graduation.  Limit your personal belongings since you will be moving around a lot (you don't want to leave things behind or lose track of them). 


Bring resumes.  We have salon and spa owners and many businesses present.  It never hurts to leave a resume or cover letter with someone, even if you already have a job. 


A big smile and camera.  We'll be taking lots of pictures during the event but you are always welcome to take photos, too.

What are the seating arrangements?

Come early to find a seat.  Seating is first come, first served.  Our graduations are big events, and often times we fill up completely!

Can my family take photos?

Absolutely!  Family and friends will have many opportunities to take photos before, during, and after the event.  

Where can I find the photos afterwards?

All photos taken by the school are posted to our main facebook page.  If there is a photo you particularly like, you can contact the school if you need the high-resolution photo.