Admissions

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.

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

If you have any questions about the application process, please call the Health Sciences Admissions Office at 801-957-6253.

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.

Mortuary Science Admissions Checklist


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

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 NumberCourse DescriptionCredit 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.

Though not required, we strongly encourage you to take BIOL 2320/2325 Human Anatomy before applying to the program. This credit cannot be more than 5 years old at the time of application to the program.

HESI Health Sciences Pre-Admission Exam

This test is no longer required for admission to the Mortuary Science program.

Background Check

In order to apply to the Mortuary Science Program, you must complete a full criminal background check, due by November 15. 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.

You assume the risk if your criminal background check is not clear. If you do not pass the background check, you may not be accepted into the program, which may result in withdrawal from the program after the tuition refund deadline has passed.

It is strongly recommended that prospective Mortuary Science students take measures to have criminal offenses (felonies and or misdemeanors) expunged or sealed from your record if possible.

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.

Immunizations

Students must provide proof of the following immunizations:

  1. Hepatitis B vaccination series:
    Students must submit a titer (positive or negative) by the application deadline of November 15 for admission. Once in the program, and if the titer was negative or unequivocal – 1) Submit the dates of your shots of the first series in Complio, and 2) Reinitiate the immunization series immediately. Shot #1 due by November 30th, shot #2 due by December 30th, shot #3 due by June 30th, and 2nd titer due no later than August 30th.
  2. PPD (Tuberculosis Skin Test):
    1-step PPD. If positive, students must submit a chest x-ray demonstrating no active disease. This is due by November 15, the application deadline. Students will repeat the 1-step PPD after one year.

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

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

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Interview

After verification of completed requirements and prerequisites, the top scorers will be asked to sit for a formal interview.

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.

Do not order the Drug Screening package ($35) 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.

If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 7 days please contact us at 801-957-6253.