MSP requires proof of high school graduation, equivalent, or most recent educational diplomas. Any other prerequisites are specified in individual classes.

Ability to Benefit

Before an ability-to-benefit student may execute an enrollment agreement, MASSAGE SCHOOL OF PASADENA shall have the student take an independently administered examination from the list of examinations prescribed by the United States Department of Education pursuant to Section 484(d) of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1070a et seq.) as it is, from time to time, amended. The student may not enroll unless the student achieves a score, as specified by the United States Department of Education, demonstrating that the student may benefit from the education and training being offered.


To register, students must submit a completed Student Information Sheet and required deposit for the program of their choice. Upon acceptance, a contract will be issued with start dates and financial agreements. Please check for a list of required class materials when enrolling.


Students must be at least 17 years of age and must be able to comprehend English to attend MSP. Students must be emotionally stable and physically capable of performing massages inherent to their program. MSP does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

Admission Requirements for ability –to –benefit students CEC 94909 (a) (8) (A)

Credit for Previous Studies

MSP gives credit for previous studies when appropriate. Students must provide transcripts and any documents showing proof of training and be prepared to demonstrate any skills in a practical evaluation. The fee for this one-hour evaluation session is $75. In the case of Anatomy and Physiology, students may be required to pass a comprehensive exam, at the cost of $75. There are two opportunities to pass this test. Personal tutoring is available, upon request, for $50 per hour, by an instructor.


MASSAGE SCHOOL OF PASADENA offers programs for the purpose of massage training and does not have a transfer agreement with any other college or university.

NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION. The transferability of credits you earn at Massage School of Pasadena is at the complete discretion of any institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn in the 250 Hour program, the 500 Hour program and/or the 720 Hour program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer.
If the credits, certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some of all your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Massage School of Pasadena to determine if your credits or certificate will transfer.

Cancellation and Refund Rights

The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.
If a student cancels the enrollment agreement prior to completing 60% of the course, a refund will be granted based on the percentage of class time completed. Students who have completed 60% of the course, or more, are not entitled to a refund.
Students have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement at any time during the course.

The enrollment agreement must be canceled in writing. A withdrawal may be effectuated by the student’s written notice or by the students’ conduct, including but not necessarily limited to a students lack of attendance.
You must complete the Cancellation/Withdrawal form, provided when your enrollment agreement is signed, and mail it or hand it in to the school director. The refund will be calculated based on the postmark date, or the date the form is handed in. Your refund will be made within 30 days of this date. Any outstanding materials must be returned within 7 days of this date, or the full cost of new replacement equipment will be subtracted from the remaining balance. Only tuition is refundable.
If mailed, the Cancellation/Withdrawal form must be mailed to:
1930 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, Ca. 91107

MASSAGE SCHOOL OF PASADENA shall pay or credit refunds within 45 days of a student’s cancellation or withdrawal.

Refund Policy Example

For Cost of tuition = $3000. Divide by 250 hours to get the hourly rate of $12.00. If you withdraw after having spent 10 hours in class and have already paid the full tuition, your refund would be:
$3000 (tuition) – $120.00 (10 hours at $12.00 per hour) = $2,880. If you withdraw after 89 hours in class, your refund would be: $3000 – $1068.00= $1,932.00. After you spend 150 hours in class, you have reached 60% of the total class hours and are no longer entitled to a refund.