​Program Entry Deadlines

In order to be admitted to the program for the Fall semester, items #1 through #5 need to be ​completed by August 1st.

The Mortuary Science program is sequenced to begin in the Fall semester. However, students that are  unable to begin in the Fall semester, may apply for a Spring semester start on a space available basis. After applying for admission, students that wish to be considered for a Spring semester start need to contact Kevin Patterson and request consideration for Spring semester. In order to be admitted for the  Spring semester, items #1 through #5 need to be completed​ by ​December 1st.

If a student submits the items after the dates above, we may not be able to get the student admitted for the requested semester.​

Program Entry Checklist

  1. Complete a DMACC Application.

    Go to the online application.

  2. Satisfy DMACC's general assessment requirement and attend any required information/registration sessions.

    The admissions office will guide you through these steps.

  3. Submit college transcript(s) of all completed college work and/or your high school transcript.

    The colleges or universities attended should send this directly to the DMACC Admissions office.

    For more information, see the DMACC Transfer Credit page.

    For the Funeral Services AAS option, the Credentials office will verify any credits you have already obtained and apply them toward the AAS degree.

    For the Mortuary Science Advanced Standing Diploma option, the Credentials office will verify that you have already obtained:

    • A minimum of 15 credits earned in general education, that includes one communications course, one mathematics or science course, and one social/behavioral science or humanities course; and
    • Evidence of
      • the awarding of a minimum of an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or
      • a minimum of 64 credits from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.0.
  4. Submit the recommendation form
    The recommendation must be on the form linked below and must be completed and signed by a licensed funeral director.
    Recommendation form
  5. Once items #1-#4 are completed, contact the Program Chair (Kevin Patterson at to schedule a Mortuary Science Program Conference.

    The Program Conference will include a discussion of the state in which you plan to become licensed as well as your proposed schedule of courses leading to graduation.

  6. At the time of the Program Conference, the Program Chair will send you a link to required forms needing to be completed and returned to the Program office prior to registration.
  7. Complete the DMACC Orientation / Registration requirements.