• Funeral Service Education Application Process

  • Prior to applying, it is a very important that you read the Admission Details for the year you plan to apply since admissions criteria, deadlines and prerequisites, are subject to change from year to year. The previous year’s application information is posted only as a resource. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be informed and adhere to all requirements, procedures and deadlines for the application year they are applying.

    Mt. Hood Community College reserves the right to modify the criteria and the process for selection.

    Accommodations - People requiring accommodations due to disability should contact the Accessible Education Office at 503-491-6923 or aes@mhcc.edu.

    Approximate Admissions Processing Timeline*

    November 2022 Applicants may begin submitting applications to the program.

    April 7, 2023 at 5pm

    Application deadline. Postmark date or online submission timestamp after the stated timeline are not accepted, no exceptions. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for admissions. 

    Week of April 24

    Notifications of program acceptance emailed

    • Top 20 qualified first year students and top second year students are accepted into the program.
    • The next qualified candidates are placed on an alternate list for first and second year students. Alternates are offered a position in the class if any of the accepted candidates decline their position in the program.
    • Please note, once the deadline has passed, the program director may consider additional applicants for admission as second year students if space is available. If you have experience in the Funeral Service profession, especially apprenticeship, and want to apply after the deadline has passed, please contact Doug Ferrin (Doug.Ferrin@mhcc.edu). Late applicants will be considered on a case by case basis, must be highly qualified and meet all program admission criteria.
    May 2023

    Mandatory orientation for accepted students. Program instructors are generally available during the academic year, less so in the summer. Attendance is required, or the next eligible alternate will be given your assigned place in the program.

    September 25, 2023

    Start date for fall term classes.

    *Dates are subject to adjustment. We ask that you DO NOT inquire about the status of your application while processing is taking place to help expedite the evaluation process. Any changes to the processing timeline will be updated here immediately.

    Admission Disclosures

    Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Dental Hygiene program. The Admissions, Registration and Records office has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.

    The Admissions Evaluator has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria. If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email LRadmissions@mhcc.edu.

    Reasons for Admission Disqualification

    Withholding information or providing untruthful information on the program application could be cause for non‐acceptance or dismissal from the program. Students who were admitted and then failed a required course or were dismissed from the program or any other health related program may be denied admission into the program.

    Application Reopen Disclosure

    In the event of an insufficient applicant pool, the Program Director reserves the right to re-open the application. Please check the website for application reposting updates.

    Previous Admission

    Applicants who were previously accepted into the program and then declined acceptance or withdrew may not be given priority consideration in subsequent applications. Individuals will need to re‐apply to the program and will be required to meet the current program admission requirements and program standards. Materials cannot be brought forward from previous applications for a current application. Updated official transcripts are required only if new courses have been taken.

    Application Statistics

    Year(s) Most common reasons for incomplete applications
    • Missing transcripts
    • No CPT scores
    • Missing prerequisites
    • Missing transcripts
    • No CPT scores
    • Missing prerequisites
    • CPT too low
    • Missing application fee
    • Missing prerequisites