Mortuary Science Application Checklist
Items to be completed before applying to the Health Science Mortuary Science program:
- Review the program webpage for program information and the program application information page for prerequisite requirements and selection criteria.
- Complete the sample application to prepare for the online application (see page 3 within this document).
- Attend a Health Science Workshop (This is optional, but strongly recommended). Speak with a Health Science Counselor for any questions or concerns regarding application (This is optional).
- Apply to Cypress College as a general student and obtain a myGateway Student ID #. Example @01234567. It can take up to 5 business days. Applying to a Health Science program is a separate application.
- Review the myGateway instructions on the Cypress College website.
Once a myGateway Student ID # has been provided, log into myGateway account to do the next 3 items:
- Obtain unofficial Cypress College and Fullerton College transcripts if any attempted/completed/in progress coursework. A current copy, in PDF format, will be required to be uploaded within the online Health Science application during each application period. Within myGateway, click on WebStar, open the Student Records folder, click on View Unofficial Web Transcript, on the unofficial transcript click on the wording “Click here to print this page” and print the file as a PDF document.
- Send all official transcripts from other colleges to Cypress College Admission and Records. Admission and Records will not accept transcripts opened prior to submission, PDF documents sent from a student, unofficial transcripts, or a Cypress College transcript. Allow 5 or more business days for transcripts to be processed. All transcripts must be submitted and processed by the official transcript due date.
- To digitally send a transcript (directly from school to school) –
Use email@example.com or choose Cypress College (if the option is provided during the ordering process)
- To mail official transcripts to Cypress College use this address –
Admission and Records – Transcripts
9200 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA 90630
NOTE – If you sent official transcripts to Cypress College before being provided a Cypress College or Fullerton College student id# (same # is used for both colleges), you must contact Cypress College Admission and Records and request for your transcript to be uploaded to your id# in the transcript database.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide the most current transcript when applying/reapplying to a program.
- Applicants must submit a new and more current transcript if…
- had coursework in progress during the semester previously applied
- attempted and/or completed coursework after the last time applied
- have current coursework in progress (must list college on application, but can provide unofficial transcript for the in-progress coursework only. Any prior attempted and/or completed coursework must be on an official transcript.)
- did not provide an official transcript when previously applied (excluding Cypress and Fullerton College)
- Cypress and Fullerton unofficial transcripts must be uploaded within the online application each application period
- Applicants do not need to submit a transcript again if…
- have already submitted an official transcript AND NO changes have occurred to that transcript.
- See above list of changes that require a new transcript.
Items to be completed during the Health Science Mortuary Science program application:
- Log into the online Health Science Application using MyGateway credentials (8-digit student I.D., also called a “banner I.D.”, and an accompanying password).
- Fill in the Health Science online application for the program applying for. Only one application is allowed per application period. It is the applicant’s responsibility to fill in the application fully and correctly.
- Be prepared to upload PDF documents if needed. Current unofficial transcript(s) for Cypress and/or Fullerton College will be required to be uploaded within online Health Science application each application period. Other possible items: unofficial transcripts or proof of enrollment showing in-progress coursework, non-enrollment letter(s), petition, etc.
Note: An official High School transcript sent to Admissions and Records is required.
- Once completed, click the submit button. A confirmation email will be sent containing the application number and other information.
- Failure to provide a complete application packet will result in an ineligible application.
- An applicant’s account will be locked once an application is submitted online. Updates or changes can be completed during the program’s next application period.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to log into their Health Science online application prior to the official transcript due date to ensure that all required items are checked off as received.
- Allow five (5) business days for official transcripts to be checked off within the Health Science online application AFTER Cypress College Admissions and Records has received the official transcript.
- If the transcript processing time has passed and an item has not been checked off within the Health Science online application, it is the applicant’s responsibility to contact Cypress College Admission and Records to confirm that the most current version of the official transcript was received AND uploaded to the Cypress College transcript database.
- Any required items not checked off within the Health Science online application after the official transcript due date will not be updated. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- The Health Science Applications Office will contact all applicants with a notification letter email no later than May 1 for fall consideration and December 1 for spring consideration. Please do not contact the college for a status update before to the notification letter date unless instructed to do so by the Health Science staff or faculty.
- It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the Health Science Applications Office by May 2 for fall consideration and December 2 for spring consideration if a notification letter email was not received.
- The deadline to respond is about 3 business days. Failure to respond to an Accepted and Alternate status notification letter email will result in the application being marked as declined and will be removed from the roster. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Applicants can view their status and application comments by logging into their Health Science Application.
- Ineligible applications – It is the applicant’s responsibility to inquire about the reason their application was ineligible and correct any errors during the next application period.
- If an applicant would like to discuss the application once applicants have received the notification letter, please contact a Health Science Counselor during business hours: Health Science Express Counseling-Cranium Café Lobby, or call (714) 484-7015 for appointment (if available) or Counselor hours of availability for virtual ‘walk-ins’.
MORTUARY SCIENCE SAMPLE APPLICATION
Eligibility to apply (all must be Yes)
- Overall GPA of 2.0 in all college classes taken?
- Anatomy (with lab) or Anatomy & Physiology (with lab) or A&P I and A&P II (with lab) completed with a ‘C’ or better within the last 5 years?
- All Prerequisites Courses completed with a ‘C’ or better, or in progress during the semester applying?
- Official high school transcript, Official GED test with an average score of 450 on the five-test battery transcript, or Official high school proficiency examination transcript submitted to Cypress College Admission and Records Transcript office?
List ALL Colleges and Universities with coursework attempted, completed, or in progress, regardless if they apply to the program. Includes dual-enrollment/special admit (courses completed during elementary school, middle school, or high school), or distance learning. List full college name on application. DO NOT list districts or abbreviations. Accepted abbreviations are UC for University of California and CSU for California State University. Accepted examples: UC Irvine, CSU Long Beach.
Be prepared to list the following for each course: Subject & Course # (as seen on the transcript – not the CRN #), School, Units, Grade, Term, and Year.
See CC Native GE requirements for options.
- ENGL 100C or ENGL 101C or ESL 110C – College Writing
- BIOL 210C – Anatomy & Physiology (with lab)
- OR BIOL 231C – Anatomy (with lab)
- OR Anatomy & Physiology I AND Anatomy & Physiology II (A&P I AND A&P II)
- MATH 040C – Intermediate Algebra (or any math meeting GE)
Program General Education Courses
See CC Native GE requirements for options.
Be prepared to list the following for each course if not using degree: Subject & Course # (as seen on the transcript – not the CRN #), School, Units, Grade, Term, and Year.
- Analytical Thinking (Category A2)
- Arts (Category C1)
- Humanities (Category C2)
- Social Science (Category D)
- Social Science (Category D)
- Physical Education (Category E)
- Social Justice, Equity and Sustainability
- Reading Proficiency Requirement (Category A2)