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In Case of Emergency, Whom Should We Contact

Program in Which You Wish To Enroll

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Please list all colleges attended and when

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Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service provides equal educational opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap or national ethnic origin.

Students are encouraged to submit all application materials no less than four months prior to anticipated enrollment. To apply for admission:

• Complete an Application for Admission and Record of Previous Education and Training (CSC-010) and forward it to Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. Enclose the $50 application fee. This $50 fee will be refunded if notification in writing is received by Commonwealth Institute within 72 hours (three business days) after this agreement has been signed by the prospective student, resulting in voiding their Application for Admission.

• Immunization form and Hepatitis B vaccination form are required to be completed and returned with the completed Application for Admission.

• Official high school transcripts, or state agency granted G.E.D. must be sent to Commonwealth Institute for admission processing. All transcripts of previously attended vocation/technical school, college or university must also be provided. All potentially transferable courses will also require official transcripts. Transcripts can be either hand carried or mailed to Commonwealth Institute as long as they are official from the institute, in a sealed, marked envelope and the transcripts bear the institution’s seal and official signature. Only official transcripts will be used in the application for admission process; all others will be discarded.

• If your name has changed from that appearing on your birth certificate, submit a copy of the legal document showing every name change (i.e. marriage license, divorce decree, etc.).

• VA students must submit their DD-214 and service transcripts four months prior to enrollment.

If you have been convicted of a felony of any kind, or misdemeanor relating to Funeral Service, see catalog. See Admission section in the catalog for additional information.

After Commonwealth Institute has received the completed application, application fee and all required supporting documents, the admission committee reviews the application and will notify the applicant if an entrance exam is required. Once a student has been accepted for admission, an acceptance letter will be mailed to them. Students are invited to visit Commonwealth Institute to tour facilities, meet with the admission specialist and discuss their admission status at any time. Once the application fee has been received, financial aid information will be sent to the prospective student.


Licensure requirements for the practice of funeral directing and embalming are established by each state and the requirements vary widely. Be sure to check with the licensing authority in the state(s) in which you intend to practice to ensure that you have met the prerequisites for licensure in that state.

Student Certification

If accepted for enrollment at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, I agree to comply with all of the rules and regulations of Commonwealth Institute and agree to hold Commonwealth Institute and their agents harmless from enforcing Commonwealth Institute’s rules, regulations and policies.

The undersigned applicant does release, and by these presents does release, acquit, discharge and forever hold harmless Commonwealth Institute, its agents, employees, representatives, insurers, officers, attorneys, and all other persons, firms, corporations, and entities from any injury (including exposure to infectious diseases), liability, responsibility, claims, causes, or right of action, of whatsoever kind, nature, or character, in contract or in tort, which have or may accrue to them or their heirs, successors, representatives, or assigns, of account of, arising out of, or by reason of the undersigned applicant participating in the course of study by, through, or under Commonwealth Institute. In executing this release, the undersigned applicant is relying solely and completely upon his/her own judgment, he/she does so of his/her own free will and accord, without threat, duress, or compulsions being directed against him/her. The undersigned acknowledges that this Release is a Full, Final and Complete Release. The undersigned applicant warrants that he/she has read this Release and fully understands it to be a release of all claims, known or unknown, present or future, that he/she may have against Commonwealth Institute, its agents, employees, representatives, insurers, officers, attorneys, and all other persons, firms corporations, entities, or other parties in interest released hereto arising out of the matter described herein. The undersigned applicant hereby represents that he/she is at least the age of eighteen (18), of sound mind, literate in the English language, and otherwise fully competent to execute this Release in all aspects.