Recent Alumnus 2012-05-02T00:11:46Z
Only 1 Major – This is a technical school only for mortuary science. The curriculum is specifically designed to meet the standards of the American Board of Funeral Service Education and to help prepare students to pass the national board exam. We take 12 classes at a time. (3 classes, 2 hours each, for 4 days [Mon.-Thurs.]) The workload is usually fairly spread out, and instructors understand that we are taking many courses at once. Some courses reiterate information that was previously learned in another course, which helps. It is challenging, but the program is designed so that nearly anyone who puts forth the effort can pass. The school does all they can to make arrangements for students to live/work in funeral homes while they are in school, and helps student find other housing arrangements as well. They will do all they can to help you locate and apply for internships and work positions as well. They really want to see each and every student succeed in the field.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-02T00:05:59Z
Inflexible, but Understanding – This is a technical school, so everyone in your class is taking the exact same classes and the same time. There is no flexibility as far as what classes you do or don't take (unless you are exempt from a class by receiving a Bachelors degree in that subject area). However, the entire curriculum is designed to meet specific standards set forth by the American Board of Funeral Service Education and to help students prepare for the national board exam. There is no issue with transferring credits because they do not "transfer credits" in or out. That being said, the faculty are very understanding when it comes to attendance. Communication is key, however, and we take 12 courses at a time, so missing a week of school means having to catch up in 12 classes.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-01T23:58:53Z
Good, Small Network – Wi-fi works consistently, but is rarely needed. Laptop computers are not allowed in classrooms because they are unnecessary and cause distraction. Computer labs and printers are available and are connected to the internet. If you want to do personal browsing, do it at home, or on your own mobile device. There isn't much down time during the school day to just be surfing the web for any length of time. Very few assignments require the use of a computer.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-01T23:55:14Z
Small School, Few Facilities, but Sufficient – It's a very small school. (About 120 students). There is a computer lab and students have access to printers and copiers as well. There is a library also that is well-stocked with related literature and many mortuary artifacts and anatomical models for study. There is also a casket showroom. Nice building and grounds, cafeteria for students with microwaves and vending, free coffee daily, and outside sitting areas.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-01T23:16:46Z
Very Diverse – The student body is very diverse. There are people of all ages, different ethnicities, and from different areas and backgrounds. My class is about 72% female, which is the highest percentage of any class yet. I would say most students are between the ages of 20 and 30, but there are some younger and some older as well.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-01T23:13:07Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
It Is What It Is – All of the staff are amazing, unfortunately since I had student loans from my previous 2 years of college, I wasn't eligible for enough to cover all my tuition. I will have to get a private loan at a ridiculous interest rate just to cover the tuition. It's a private school, so the tuition is very high, but I wanted a school that would be recognized nationwide to assist in finding positions in the future. It's a very good school, you get what you pay for I guess.
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