A student may obtain an application for enrollment directly from the Admissions Office by written or telephone request. A student may also fill out the online application from this website. The completed application should be returned to the College as far in advance of actual enrollment as possible. As processing usually takes three to four weeks, an application should be submitted to the Admissions Office at least thirty (30) days prior to enrollment.
Educational requirements are prescribed by statute as well as rules and regulations of the funeral service licensing board of the state in which a student desires to obtain licensure following graduation from Mid-America College. It is essential that an applicant be familiar with these requirements before enrollment. As licensing criteria vary considerably from state to state, it is strongly recommended that the applicant contact his state licensing board or the Admissions Office to insure compliance with such well in advance of the anticipated enrollment date. A listing of state funeral service licensing agencies is found in the Catalog. An applicant must comply fully with all rules and regulations required by the licensing board of the state in which he or she wishes to practice prior to enrollment. Otherwise, an applicant will not be accepted for admission into the College. The minimum requirement for admission in all cases is high school graduation or its equivalent.
Application For Admission
The Application for Matriculation should be filled out completely and returned to the Admissions Office. In addition, the following items are required for admission to the College:
A high school transcript, or its equivalent, certifying graduation and official academic transcripts from all other educational institutions previously attended by the applicant. Official transcript(s) must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from all colleges previously attended.
A $50.00 Application Fee (non-refundable) must accompany the application.
Completed FAFSA for attending year (July 1 - June 30) (use school code 010618)
If needing loan application documents please contact the Registrar's Office.
The applicant will be notified in timely fashion of the disposition of the application by letter or by telephone from the Admissions Office.
Admission By Transfer and Transfer Credits
From Other ABFSE-Accredited College of Funeral Service
A student who desires to transfer to Mid-America College from a college of funeral service accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Board of Funeral Service Education must present, at the time of application, a certified transcript of all courses completed and a letter of good standing with regard to scholastic record, finances, and personal conduct.
Transfer credit may be awarded for courses successfully completed with an earned grade of "C" or better. In subject areas that are core components of the National Board Exam, the student must demonstrate subject matter competency through proficiency testing before transfer credit is awarded.
From Other Accredited Colleges or Universities
Transfer credit may be awarded for general education courses successfully completed with an earned grade of "C" or better at other accredited colleges or universities.
Official college transcripts to verify academic credits earned should be submitted to the College at least four (4) weeks prior to the beginning of classes.
In all instances, Mid-America College reserves the right to limit or deny the transfer of academic credits when deemed to be in the best interest of the student.
Enrollment (See Catalog Supplement)
There are two primary registration dates each year; one in September and one in March. The actual registration dates are published well in advance. A student may enroll at published secondary enrollment dates in either January or July based upon college-level-work previously completed.
The student is encouraged to be present on the actual enrollment date as an orientation period is provided to make the adjustment to the College and community as easy as possible. It is recommended that the student should plan to arrive a day or two early to get settled before college work begins.
Enrollment dates for transfer students may be different than those for students who are attending college for the first time. Transfer students are encouraged to maintain contact with the Admissions Office to insure awareness of the appropriate entry date to begin their studies.
No student may enroll after the tenth (10th) class day following the first day of any academic quarter.
Resumption of Training Following Interruption
A student may resume training at his or her level of achievement following an interruption of studies.
If a student resumes training within one (1) calendar year following interruption of studies, the published college policies, rules, and regulations in the Catalog that were in effect at the time of his or her initial enrollment will govern the student throughout the remainder of the course of instruction. The cost of tuition, books and supplies, and miscellaneous fees will be assessed at current rates.
Should a student resume training after one (1) calendar year following interruption of studies, the college policies, rules, and regulations published in the Catalog at the time that training was resumed will govern the student throughout the remainder of the course of instruction.