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Transfer Credits

Transfer Credits

Commonwealth Guidelines

Commonwealth Institute will accept transfer credit earned at another institution, in accordance with commonly accepted good practice in higher education, provided all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Coursework from a regionally accredited institution, or from a nationally recognized agency such as C.L.E.P., evidenced by an official transcript, will be accepted only for the General Education Core or related subjects
  2. Coursework from other ABFSE-accredited mortuary colleges may be accepted provided the coursework parallels the content of courses offered by Commonwealth Institute
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average) has been achieved in all transfer courses. No grade below a “D” will be accepted as transfer credit

Students desiring to seek transfer credit are advised to consult with the Dean prior to enrollment for evaluation of transfer credit. If transfer credit is granted, the grade of “TR” will appear on the student’s official transcript. Only the grades earned at Commonwealth Institute will be used in computing the student’s GPA.

If there is any question or doubt as to transferability of credits, Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service reserves the right to require the student to show proficiency by successfully completing a proficiency examination in the subject(s)/course(s) for which transfer credit is being requested.

Students contemplating admission with transfer credit should note that most states require students to attend a mortuary college for a period of not less than twelve months.

Main Campus

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
415 Barren Springs Drive
Houston, Texas 77090
Office Telephone: (281) 873-0262
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