Tips for Applying to a CCMS Degree Program

We recommend reviewing this helpful information before or during the the application process. Need help? Contact us at

Send your official transcripts to CCMS

You may actually do this before or after applying. Applicants should request official transcripts from the Registrar of all colleges previously attended. Your application will not be considered complete until CCMS has received your transcript(s). Official transcripts may be remitted electronically or by mail in a sealed envelope. 

Email to

By mail (in sealed envelope)
Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
ATTN: Admissions
645 W North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45224

When should you apply?

We recommend that you apply when you are approximately 1/2 done with your prerequisites. But it's never too early to contact our Admissions Director and begin the discussion. 

Understand our prerequisites 

Applicants need to complete general education credits at an accredited college/university prior to being admitted to CCMS. Read more about our prerequisites.

Know your state licensing requirements

Review the educational and licensing requirements of the state board for the state in which you intend to obtain licensure. This will help ensure that all requirements are met.

Register with your state board (if applicable) 

There are a few states which require a student to register with the board before entering CCMS. Those states are identified in the following state board listing. Contact your state board for assistance.

Know our medical requirements

Students are required to complete a number of inoculations and tests before the first day of class (you may apply prior to beginning inoculations/tests). You will receive more information upon acceptance.

  • Hepatitis B Series inoculation – begin series 6 months prior to program entrance
  • Tuberculosis test- within 6 months prior to program entrance
  • Chest X-Ray – before 1st day of class
  • Tetanus Booster/Inoculation – within 5 years prior to program entrance

International applicants

CCMS is not certified to accept international students at this time. 

English language requirement

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).The testing and results process can take up to three months, therefore those needing to meet this requirement are advised to register and take the test as soon as possible. Registration is completed at TOEFL through Educational Testing Services (ETS). To get a schedule or to register for a test, please visit the TOEFL website. Applicants who have attended a school where the primary language of instruction is English can have this requirement waived.