Applying Is Easy

ccms mortuary school continuing education continuing education for funeral directorsBut there are steps you can take to make the process even easier by following our steps to apply for college.

If you are ready to enter the exciting and rewarding field of funeral service, we can’t wait to receive your application. Before you apply though, we recommend reviewing the information provided below. By taking some time review our programs’ prerequisites, prepare your documents and gather any other necessary information, you are giving yourself the best chance of being accepted.

For more information about applying and everything you should know about the process, take some time to review our Applicant Checklist. This helpful checklist list will serve as your personal assistant during the application process. Applicants are highly encouraged to use this resource as your guide when applying.

When should you apply?

We recommend that you apply when you are approximately 2/3 complete with your prerequisites.

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.

Be aware of our medical requirements

steps to apply for collegeStudents 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

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.

Have your official transcript(s) sent 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 by mail in a sealed envelope or electronically.

Email to

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

Gather items & info you’ll need to complete the online application

Note: effective 11-17-16, there is no charge to apply.

When filling out the application, you will need to have several items at hand:

  • Driver’s license OR government-issued photo ID
  • Credit hours or degree earned from previous colleges/universities
  • A valid email address (you will receive updates on your application status via email)

You also have the option to upload electronic copies of the documents below. Alternatively, you may provide a physical copy before Orientation:

  • Driver’s license OR government-issued photo ID
  • Name change documentation (if applicable)
  • Disability accommodation documentation (if applicable)
  • Veterans – DD214 form (if applicable)

It’s Time to Start Your Application

Now that you’ve reviewed everything you need to submit an application, it’s time to take the next steps. If you’re ready to complete your online application, click the Apply Now button below to be taken directly to our application page. After you have submitted your application, click on the Applicant Checklist button below to see the next steps. If you have any questions or concerns about our mortuary science programs or applying to CCMS, please contact us for assistance. Our admissions office would be more than happy to speak with you and provide additional information to assist you.

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