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Student Application Procedures

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Applicants must complete all of the steps below, and are encouraged to submit all application materials no less than one month prior to anticipated enrollment at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service.

  1. Complete an online Application for Admission  with the $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
  2. If your name has been changed from that appearing on your birth certificate, submit a copy of the document showing the name change, (i.e. marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)
  3. Contact your high school and request that an official copy of your final transcript be sent directly to Commonwealth Institute. If you have a GED certificate, contact your state education agency and request the certificate and certified transcript be sent directly to Commonwealth Institute. Contact each vocational or technical school, college and university previously attended and request a final official transcript be sent directly to Commonwealth Institute.
  4. If you plan to receive benefits from the Veteran’s Administration, submit a certified copy of your DD-214.

Submit evidence of ONE of the following:

  • Graduated in the top one-quarter (25%) of their high school class;
  • SAT combined score of 990 or higher (if taken after April 1, 1995);
  • Have an ACT Composite score of 21 or higher;
  • Have scored a minimum of 21 on the SLE. (The SLE is produced by Wonderlic Personnel Test, Inc. and is the entrance examination used by Commonwealth Institute. It is a twelve-minute examination offered at Commonwealth during normal business hours. Students are permitted three attempts to successfully complete the examination. There is no charge for the SLE taken at Commonwealth.); or
  • ability to successfully transfer ALL required general education credits to CIFS.
After Commonwealth Institute has received the completed application, fee, and all required supporting documents, the admission committee reviews the application and will notify the applicant of its decision. If the submission is incomplete, the applicant will be notified.
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Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
415 Barren Springs Drive
Houston, Texas 77090
Office Telephone: (281) 873-0262
Toll Free: (800) 628-1580
Fax: (281) 873-5232