Applications for admission to the Mortuary Science program are only accepted during open submission periods. Please see the School of Health Sciences Application Submission Dates for current submission dates.  If you have any questions about the application process or have not received an email confirming receipt of your application within 7 days, please contact the Health Sciences Admissions Office at 801-957-6253.

The Mortuary Science program uses a merit-cased, competitive admission process. The program accepts a cohort of 20 students once a year.

All communication will be through your Bruinmail. If you are not checking it (or haven't forwarded it to your personal email) you may miss important information. If you are accepted to a program a confirmation email will be required, please read all emails carefully and thoroughly to make sure you don't miss any information.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the Mortuary Science program via their Bruinmail account, after grades for the preceding Fall semester grades are posted, and all program applications can be reviewed and compared.

Mortuary Science Admissions Checklist

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses may still be in progress when you submit your application, but your final grades will be assessed at the end of the semester and your acceptance into the program will be contingent upon your grades being high enough to meet the program’s selection requirements. All prerequisite courses require a grade of C or better.

Course Number Course Description Credit Hours
ENGL 1010* Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1010, or higher
MATH 1030 recommended
Intermediate Algebra 4
BIOL 1610 & 1615 College Biology I & Lab 4
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
MORT 1010 Introduction to Mortuary Science 3

*APA Referencing section highly suggested. 


  • It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure their transfer credit has been fully transferred to SLCC prior to the program's application deadlines.
  • If a student has courses they are transferring from another school, their transcripts must be evaluated by the SLCC Transfer Evaluation Office and their grades must be posted to SLCC DegreeWorks (their MySLCC account), before the program’s application deadline (priority and final application deadlines apply). IT CAN TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS FOR TRANSCRIPTS TO BE EVALUATED.
  • Students should declare their major as Pre-Medical & Health Sciences and specify which Health Sciences program they will be applying to when they submit their transfer evaluation request. If the correct information is not submitted within the transfer evaluation request, courses applicable to the program may not be transferred to SLCC.



Apply for admission at SLCC (if you have not attended SLCC within the last three years). Declare your major as Pre-Medical & Health Sciences. Meet early with an Academic Advisor to ensure that all prerequisites and submission requirements are completed before applying to the Mortuary Science program.

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Notification of Acceptance

You will be notified of your acceptance into the Mortuary Science program via your Bruinmail account. If you are accepted to a program a confirmation email will be required, please read all emails carefully and thoroughly to make sure you don't miss any information. You will receive further instructions regarding your student orientation as well as a random drug screening.



Proof of immunization is required by clinical affiliates and must be completed upon acceptance into the program. Clinical affiliates mandate all students comply with program immunization requirements, as failure to immunize is not only a risk to patients but also students. Failure to immunize may result in the inability to place students at clinical sites, which would also preclude students from completing required clinical coursework.  Students that cannot comply may forfeit their placement in the program. Students claiming a religious or personal exemption for an immunization should fill out this form (link) and provide to the Associate Dean of the specific program.  Students claiming an allergy to an immunization should complete this form (link) and provide to the Admissions Coordinator in the Dean’s Office.  The School of Health Sciences does not guarantee that clinical affiliates will accept exemption requests.

Students must provide proof of the following immunizations:

  1. Hepatitis B vaccination series:
    You must provide proof of a Hep B titer (blood draw) with a positive (reactive) result. If your titer is negative (non-reactive) or equivocal you will need to reinitiate the three shot series and provide proof of that series and a repeat titer. The series of shots can take up to 6 months so please plan ahead so this does not delay or jeopardize your admissions and clinical placement. If you need to repeat the series please see the due dates in Complio and follow them closely.
  2. PPD (Tuberculosis Skin Test): Annual
    1-step PPD. If positive, you must submit a chest x-ray demonstrating no active disease.  Chest X-ray results are good for 3 years. Students will repeat the 1-step PPD after one year as this is an annual test.

The SLCC Center for Health and Counseling offers immunizations at a discounted rate for qualified students.

Changes based on CDC recommendations, see below links:

All immunization information is subject to change. Please contact us at 801-957-6253 if you have questions.

Background Check

A full criminal background check is required for the Mortuary Science Program.  Please follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Complio
  2. Follow the instructions to set up an account.
  3. Order the Criminal Background Check Package ($29.00) and the Compliance Package ($15.00). The Compliance Package is a 12 month subscription that will need to be renewed every 12 months while you are in the program at a cost of $15.

Students who do not receive favorable background checks, may not be able to sit for national certification exams or meet the requirements for clinical placement.  Students who do not receive favorable background checks should contact the program immediately.  An unfavorable background check may prevent acceptance into the program. The School of Health Sciences strongly recommends that prospective students take measures to have criminal offenses (felonies and or misdemeanors) expunged if possible.  Information regarding how to expunge criminal records may be found here:

Do not order the Drug Screening Package ($35.00) at this time. We will notify you at a later date to purchase a Drug Screening Package. If you go ahead and order it at this time, SLCC will not reimburse you and you will have to order and pay for it again at a later date.