Funeral Service Education Frequently Asked Questions

What is Funeral Service?

Funeral Service is the profession which works with the bereaved, providing sensitive, effective intervention. The funeral service employee provides support to the bereaved; arranges and directs funeral ceremonies; prepares the deceased according to the wishes of the survivors conforming to mortuary law and code of ethics; helps individuals adapt to changes in their lives following a death through counseling and assistance with practical matters.

How do you apply for admission to the FSED Program?

Delgado Community College is an open admissions college; however acceptance into the FSED Program is by selection. The Admissions Committee for the FSED Program reviews and evaluates each application on an impartial basis. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The FSED Program includes two years of integrated general education, required related courses and the professional FSED courses. The FSED component begins in August.
Persons accepted into the FSED Program will be required to meet the technical standards of the Funeral Service profession which are available for review in the Allied Health Admissions Office.

When should you apply for admission to the FSED Program?

Students wishing to apply for admission to the FSED Program must submit a completed FSED application to the Division of Allied Health no later than April 30 for the fall class. Students are eligible for admission to the FSED program who:
  1. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Score on the ACT, SAT or Delgado College Placement Test sufficient to place the student in college level courses with no remedial reading and possess a strong education background in Biology/Science. Any high school graduate who is under 25 years of age is required by state law to submit ACT scores to the Delgado Office Admissions in order to enroll in the college level courses.
  3. Possess a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 in all college courses.