Mortuary Science

Admission Process

  1. Apply to SLCC
  2. Meet with an Academic Advisor
  3. Prerequisites
  4. Health Professions Admission Assessment
  5. Immunization Form
  6. Background Check
  7. Application
  8. Interview
  9. Notification of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance

Apply to SLCC
SLCC Application Instructions (4-6 week process) 

Meet with an Academic Advisor
- Call 801-957-6215 to schedule an appointment
- Prepare for your appointment by going to the Advising webpage

Prerequisites

Course

CR

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing

OR

ACT/SAT/Accuplacer exam placement into ENGL 1015 or above within the past year

3

MATH 1010 Intermediate Algebra

OR

ACT/SAT/Accuplacer exam placement into MATH 1015 or above within the past year

4
BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
BIOL 1615 College Biology I Lab 0
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
MORT 1010 Intro to Mortuary Science 3

- Note: All prerequisites must be completed with a C grade or better BEFORE applying to the Mortuary Science program. See application deadlines. It is the student's responsibility to examine each course description for details of other prerequisite classes

Health Professions Admission Assessment
- Contact the Health Sciences Assessment Center to schedule an exam at least 1 week BEFORE you plan to take the exam
- A minimum overall score of 75% or better is required. Exam scores are valid for two years and there is no limit on retesting. Applicants are required to remediate for a minimum of 2 weeks before another attempt. The areas tested include: Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Math, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary & Gen. Knowledge. Learning Style and a Personality Profile are also included (for information only) Exam must be scheduled at least one week in advance

Immunization Form
- Have a health care provider fill out and sign the Immunization Form
SLCC Health & Wellness Services offers immunizations at a discounted rate
*Some clinical facilities may require additional immunizations
**Student assumes the risk if he/she does not have the required immunizations and the clinical site(s) do not accept him/her, he/she may not be able to complete the course and the program. This may also result in possible withdrawal from the program after the tuition refund deadline is past

Background Check
- Order a background check by going to www.certifiedbackground.com and click on "students" (package code: SD22)
- Pay background check fee: $45
- Go to Background Check Instructions for more information
*Student assumes the risk if their criminal background is not clear, he/she may not be able to complete the course and the program. This may also result in possible withdrawal from the program after the tuition refund deadline is past. Only one placement attempt will be made per clinical course (this may depend upon the program). Students are advised to contact Lauren Fratto, the Program Specialist at Lauren.Fratto@slcc.edu or 801-957-6203 for any questions or concerns prior to applying to a program
**Background check is good for one year from order date.


Application
The following will instruct you on how to access the Mortuary Science Application:
- Log into MyPage
- Click on the Student Tab
- In the Health Sciences Channel box, click on Program Admissions to access the application
- Application fee: $25

Interview
- After submission of the Mortuary Science application you may be contacted to participate in a formal interview with the program director

Notification of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance
- Notification will be sent to student's Bruinmail
- If accepted, further instructions regarding the drug screening and orientation will be in the notification of acceptance
- Drug screen fee: $35

Application Deadlines

Spring 2015
July 1, 2014 - Dec. 10, 2014
(Priority Review Date: Oct. 17, 2014)