Satisfactory Academic Progress

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service > Satisfactory Academic Progress

CIFS requires students to earn a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) to graduate.  A student should be making satisfactory progress toward the completion of their program of study.  The student must be proceeding through the program at a pace allowing for completion within the maximum time of 1 ½ times the normal program length.  The following cumulative grade point average will be used to determine satisfactory academic progress.

0-20 quarter hours                  1.6 cumulative GPA

21-40 quarter hours                1.7 cumulative GPA

41-60 quarter hours                1.8 cumulative GPA

61-80 quarter hours                1.9 cumulative GPA

81-97 quarter hours                2.0 cumulative GPA

Student success is paramount at CIFS.  In order to support and enhance student success, students are required to successfully complete each academic quarter with a letter “C” grade or better for all specialized courses.  If a student is unsuccessful in earning a “C” letter grade or better, they will need to repeat that course before proceeding with their academic schedule.  CIFS offers all academic courses in a timely manner; however, if a student needs to repeat a course for an unsuccessful grade, their enrollment agreement will be terminated.  The student must then re-apply/re-enroll in order to repeat the failed course(s) before continuing their academic schedule.  A student has up to three attempts to successfully complete and pass all courses.  If, at any time, a student cannot pass a course after three attempts, then they will be academically dismissed from CIFS without consideration of re-enrollment.

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Houston, Texas 77090

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Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Lecture Classes
Mon-Thu 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
Mon-Thu 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Mon-Thu 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Mon-Thu 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Mon-Thu 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

Embalming Labs
Mon-Thu 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Fri – 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The dates and times of laboratory sessions are scheduled at the beginning of each quarter.

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