Mortuary Science Admissions

Official Application Filing Periods

Admission to the mortuary science program occurs three times each academic year: 


March 1 - July 1


Feb. 1 - May 1


July 1 - Oct. 1

Mortuary Science applicant slots are first-come first-serve, based on completion of College and Department requirements. Missed a deadline? Contact the Mortuary Science Department at (210) 486-1137 or by email at

Application Process 

Students seeking to apply to the Mortuary Science Department must first complete all San Antonio College admission requirements. Steps for applying to the mortuary science department are: 

Step 1

Apply & Enroll in San Antonio College

Applicants to the Mortuary Science Department must be fully enrolled in San Antonio College. 

First submit your application for admission through the Apply Texas website.

Then follow the step-by-step enrollment process found in Admissions & Aid / How to Apply.

Once all college requirements have been met, you can complete the next steps for admission into the Mortuary Science Department.

Step 2

Download and complete the Mortuary Science Department Application.

Click the following button to download a PDF of the application: 

Mortuary Science Application 

Step 3

Submit proof of your Hepatitis B vaccinations (3-part series) or serology along with your Mortuary Science application by the application deadline.

Please note: The Mortuary Science application cannot be submitted online. Submission of the application can be done by e-mail:


All applications to the Mortuary Science Department must include a copy of  a completed Hepatitis B series (3-vaccination series), or serologic confirmation of immunity to the Hepatitis B virus.

If an applicant is unable to submit proof of the full series, he/she  must submit proof of the first vaccination with their application. Applicants will be responsible for providing copies of their 2nd and 3rd Hepatitis B vaccination as they are administered. 

Students should submit only copies and retain originals for their own records. The Mortuary Science Department will NOT make copies of documents we receive. 

Students who have NOT started their Hepatitis B vaccination series must contact the department to set up a deadline to submit this documentation proof.  

If a student does not contact the department to set up this deadline, the application will not be accepted.

Students are asked to retain copies of their Hepatitis B because they will be also responsible for showing proof in the following Mortuary Science courses: 

  • MRTS 1330 Funeral Service Internship Orientation
  • MRTS 2432 Human Anatomy
  • MRTS 1286 Internship-Funeral Services and Mortuary Science
  • MRTS 2445 Technical Procedures I
  • MRTS 2447 Technical Procedures II
Step 4

Mortuary Science Orientation:

All first-time Mortuary Science students will be required to attend an orientation after being interviewed and advised by our department.  This is a mandatory one day orientation session that is disclosed on the Mortuary Science application.  

  • Those students applying for any Spring semester will attend a session during January
  • Those students applying for the Summer II or the Fall semester will attend a session during August

Confirmed dates and times of these sessions will be emailed to the student’s school email (ACES).

Application Review Process: 

The Mortuary Science application review process will begin once the student has completed all College and Department requirements and after the application deadline.  

Any incomplete college requirements (see step 1), incomplete mortuary science requirements (see step 2, 3 and 4) or holds on the student's account will delay their application process.  

Once all the above has been completed, students will then be contacted for an interview and an advisement appointment through their college email or phone number they provided. 


Contact Us

Mary Mena
Program Coordinator
Nail Technical Center (NTC) 238A
(210) 486-1136

Mortuary Science Main Office
NTC 238
(210) 486-1131


For Additional Assistance: Call the call center (210) 212-5266