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How to Apply for Admission
Steps to apply for admission:
1. Complete an Application for Admission on the CIFS website and electronically submit the $50.00 application fee. The application fee is valid for one (1) year from the date of application. A new fee is required for all subsequent applications after one year AND when applying for a different program.
2. Mail an official, sealed copy of your final high school transcript directly to CIFS. If you have a GED certificate, then contact your state education agency and request that the certificate and certificate transcript be mailed directly to CIFS.
3. Mail an official, sealed transcript from EACH university, college, or vocational/technical school that you attended directly to CIFS. This is required regardless of the credit earned, degree path, or transferability.
4. (For AAS Degree ONLY) If you plan to receive benefits from the Veteran’s Administration, then you must also submit a certified copy of your DD 214, official military transcripts, a Letter of Eligibility, and any other documents that are requested by the school certifying official (SCO). Please contact CIFS prior to applying for VA benefits.
After CIFS has received the completed application, fee, and all other required supporting documents, the CIFS Admissions Counselor will review the application and notify the applicant of the next step(s) necessary in the application process.
Minimum Standards for Admission
The minimum standards for admission to the programs at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service are:
If none of the above 4 academic requirements are met, then an applicant must submit a typed, one-page, double-spaced essay. The college’s admissions committee will review the essays of these candidates for the purpose of acceptance selections. An applicant’s essay must answer the following two questions:
Suggested Application & Enrollment Timetable
Applicants are encouraged to complete all preparations for enrollment early. The following is the recommended timetable.
|Prior to enrollment||Application Deadline|
|Six Months||Complete an application for admissions, submit the required fee, and submit all official transcripts.|
|Five Months||Send the Institute any loan forms, V.A. forms, etc. for certification of acceptance. If you are planning to receive Financial Aid you need to complete the FAFSA online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Only students enrolling into the Associate of Applied Science Degree program may be eligible to receive IV funding.|
|Four Months||Confirm with the admissions department that all of the requirements have been met or submit any missing documents.|
Prior to enrollment
|Three Months||Complete any of the above that has not been accomplished. If applicable and desired, begin the HBV vaccination series.|
|Two Months||Upon acceptance, CIFS will forward orientation and registration information to you. At this point, you should confirm any arrangements/information not yet finalized.|
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