Application Information

Application Components

Applications to the Program of Mortuary Science are two-part.

1. Supplemental Materials submitted directly to the Program Office mortsci@umn.edu

2. Application to the University of Minnesota, see How to Apply below

Once all materials for both components are received and verified your application will be reviewed.

WHEN TO APPLY

The Program offers admission to students for both Fall and Spring semesters.  Applications are accepted at any time, and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Admissions decisions are typically made within 30 days after all application materials have been received by the Program.  

Application deadlines are as follows:  

  • Fall Semester: August 15
  • Spring Semester: December 15   

HOW TO APPLY

How you go about applying for admission will depend on where you completed your prerequisite coursework.  Please refer to the following instructions to determine your next steps in applying for admission to our Program.  

If you have questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.  We are here to help you! 

Have you completed any college coursework at a regionally-accredited college or University? 

  1. If YES, skip to the Transfer Application section (Item #4, below).

  2. If UNSURE, contact our office and we can help you.

  3. If NO, you will first need to complete successfully at least 30 credits of prerequisite coursework, as noted in the Undergraduate Catalog.  There are different ways you can do this:

    • You choose to apply to the University of Minnesota as a Freshman:
          1. Prospective University of Minnesota Freshman applicants typically apply to the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) as a pre-mortuary science student.
          2. Other colleges at the University of Minnesota, such as the College of Biological Sciences, also admit Freshmen.  

Please contact our office to discuss your options for Freshman admission at the University.  If accepted to the University as a Freshman, you will work with your college adviser, and also a Program of Mortuary Science Adviser, to plan your first year of coursework.  

In January of your Freshman year, you will apply as a Transfer Student to the Program of Mortuary Science. 

 

    • You choose to complete your prerequisite coursework at a college other than the University of Minnesota:  
          1. Option #1: You first complete either one or two years of coursework at a regionally-accredited community college, four-year college, or university.  Once you are nearing the completion of your prerequisite coursework, you then apply for admission to the Program of Mortuary Science as a Transfer Student.  
          2. Option #2: You first complete an Associate’s degree (or higher) from at a regionally-accredited community college, four-year college, or university.  Once you are nearing the completion of your prerequisite coursework, you then apply for admission to the Program of Mortuary Science as a Transfer Student.  

Note:  For purposes of your academic planning, please be advised that transfer students who have completed either an Associate’s degree which includes the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, or a Bachelor’s degree, may be waived from certain General Education requirements.  Please contact us with any questions you may have about transfer admissions.  

  1. Transfer Application Information:  Applying to the Program as a Transfer Student

Once you have successfully completed at least 30 credits of prerequisite coursework, you are eligible to apply for admission to our Program.  How you go about applying to the Program will vary slightly, depending on where you completed your previous college coursework.  

To initiate the application process, you need to select and complete the correct form, as presented here.  It is very important that you select and complete the right form, otherwise the receipt of your application by our Program may be delayed.

To determine which form to complete, please review the following scenarios and select the form that best represents your application situation:

  1. If you have never taken courses at any of the University of Minnesota Campuses, select the “Application for Undergraduate Admission (Transfer from outside the U of M)” form.
  2. If you have ever been admitted to the University of Minnesota (Twin-Cities Campus) as a degree-seeking student, select the “Application for Undergraduate Change of College (electronic)” form.
  3. If you have ever been admitted to the University of Minnesota (Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and/or Crookston, Campus(s)) as a degree-seeking student, select the “Application for Undergraduate Change of Campus” form.

NOTE:  If you have ever been admitted to both the to the University of Minnesota (Twin-Cities Campus) as a degree-seeking student AND the University of Minnesota (Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and/or Crookston, Campus(s)) as a degree-seeking student, select the “Application for Undergraduate Change of College (electronic)” form.

  1. If you have ever taken courses at any University of Minnesota Campus, but were never admitted to the University as a degree-seeking student, select the “Application for Undergraduate Admission (Transfer from outside the U of M)” form.  (For example, you took an elective course as a non-degree-seeking student through the College of Continuing Education / College of Continuing and Professional Studies, or through Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO))

If you are not sure what form to select, please contact our office for assistance. 

Once you have completed the correct application form (and submitted all required documents, such as transcripts), your application will first be routed to the University’s Office of Admissions for preliminary review.  If information is missing, the Office of Admissions will let you know of any outstanding materials you must submit.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  The Office of Admissions will not forward your application to the Program of Mortuary Science for review until it is complete, so please be sure to provide the Office of Admissions with any information they request as soon as possible.

After the Office of Admissions has received from you all of the materials that are required by their office, your application will be forwarded to the Program of Mortuary Science for our review.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Program of Mortuary Science Office at any time with questions you might have about the application process.  We are committed to the success of our students, and will help you in any way we can as you prepare to apply to our Program.

We look forward to hearing from you!