Special Programs Admission-Funeral Service Technology

Funeral ServiceAs applications and supporting documents are submitted, an applicant review will be conducted by an admissions committee. Applicants meeting all of the minimum requirements may be selected into the new class. Each class has a limited enrollment, and selection is made on a competitive basis. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission into the Funeral Service Technology program.

Specific minimum admission requirements include:
1. Two applications:

  1. Application for admission to Northwest Mississippi Community College with required high school and college transcript(s) and ACT scores (to be sent to the Senatobia campus).
  2. Application to the Funeral Service Technology program, ACT scores, and college transcripts (to be sent to Angela Hopper, Program Director, Funeral Service Technology Department, Northwest Mississippi Community College/DeSoto Center, 5197 W.E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS, 38671).

2. The American College Test (ACT) is required for admittance:

  1. Composite score of 18.
  2. Applicants with less than a composite score of 18 should retake the ACT. (Contact the College for exam dates.)
  3. ACT requirements are waived for applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. (ACT scores are still required.)

3. To transfer from another Funeral Service Technology program, applicants must meet the specific admission requirements as well as:

  1. Be in good standing and be eligible to return to their previous school.
  2. Provide a statement explaining reasons for transferring to Northwest Mississippi Community College.
  3. A grade of “C” or better is required for transfer subjects and must be comparable to those offered at NWCC. (Catalog descriptions are required on transfer subjects.)
  4. All courses included in the Comprehensive Review Course or the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board (NBE) will not be accepted if they have not been taken within the past two years. (FST, Accounting, and Chemistry)
  5. See Transfer Credit requirements in the Bulletin for graduation requirements.

4. Once your documents have been received, with the minimum ACT score of 18 or transcripts showing conferment of a B.S. or B.A. degree, you will be invited for an interview for program admission.

5. If accepted into the program, you must attend a mandatory orientation period prior to registration.


  1. Applications and supporting documents for the Fall Semester (August) must be received by July 1 and for the Spring Semester (January) must be received by December 1.
  2. Applicants will be accepted and notified when all of the minimum requirements have been met and approved.

Readmission requirements:

  1. All students applying for readmission will be reviewed by a Funeral Service admissions committee.
  2. Students that are enrolled in the Funeral Service Technology program, but miss one full semester(s) must reapply for admission.
  3. Students who have been out of the Funeral Service Technology program for a period of two (2) years or more must repeat all FST courses along with accounting and chemistry.


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