Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for Mortuary Science (AAS)


The Mortuary Science program has specific admission requirements and a separate application process. Students must apply and be accepted into the program in order to enroll. Completed applications may be submitted beginning Oct. 1 every year for classes that start the next academic year. Admission to the program is on a rolling basis, but new students are only admitted for the fall semester each year. Mortuary science admission requirements are:

  1. Meet admission requirements of Sandburg
  2. Complete all general education courses
  3. Complete an application for the mortuary science program
  4. Submit all transcripts (High School, College or GED) to Sandburg
  5. Submit proof of interview with a licensed funeral director
  6. Hepatitis B Vaccination is required prior to admissions


Enrollment in the program is limited to a specific number of students due to accreditation requirements. Students who enroll in the program must earn a minimum grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in all courses required in the mortuary science program. Failure to attain these grade requirements will result in dismissal from the program with an option to reapply to the program only available on a onetime basis.


Additional Requirements
Students are expected to purchase required clothing or protective equipment used in the program. Additional living and incidental expenses should be expected by the student.