To apply for admission to American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, the application must be completed in full.
The applicant should check with the state in which he/she wishes to be licensed to ensure that he/she meets all state requirements.
All applicants are strongly recommended to obtain one character reference from a funeral director who is not a family member. Click here to print/save a copy of the Reference Form.
Applicants who have been admitted into the program offered by American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service must complete the following requirements and submit them to the Admissions Office before attending the program. A grace period may be extended depending on the documentation required and/or any legal requirements.
An official transcript from each college that you are requesting transfer credit from (submitted from the college(s) directly to the AAMI Admissions office).
A copy of your birth certificate. If your name has changed, a copy of the appropriate document verifying any change, such as a marriage license.
A copy of your DD214, Military Orders, and/or Letter of Eligibility from only military members.
New York State Immunization law has different requirements for campus and online students.
a. CAMPUS STUDENTS: A dated proof of your immunization against mumps, rubella and two (2) measles vaccinations or a Titre (Titer) test showing immunization must be submitted prior to the beginning of class. (NOTE: If you cannot afford immunizations from an attending physician, you may request them from your local public health department. If you do not comply with these immunization requirements and are not exempt for any of the subsequently stated reasons, AAMI will dismiss New York State residents after 30 days and out-of-state residents after 45 days as per New York State Department of Health regulations. Persons born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt from the above stated immunization requirements. Persons may also be exempt if a physician certifies in writing that the immunizations may be detrimental to their health. Additionally, persons who hold genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to immunization may also be exempt after submitting a written statement to that effect.)
b. ONLINE STUDENTS: Immunization for two (2) measles, mumps and rubella is required for those students who take the ENTIRE program ONLINE. AAMI recommends all students be immunized. (NOTE: Any student, including online students, may be excluded from campus, as determined by the Commissioner of Health, if they are not able to present the required certificate of immunization during any outbreaks of the diseases enumerated in PHL 2165).
ALL Online Students are required to come to New York City for Capstone (Comprehensive Course Review and Restorative Art Labs).
Sign and return the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response form. for all Students.
Complete the Emergency Contact form and upload it to the Sonis account.
A $50 non-refundable application fee.
English Language Requirement. All applicants to AAMI whose first language is not English must submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). It can take up to three months to register, take an exam and receive official results. You are advised to register and take the test as soon as possible. Applicants must register for the TOEFL through Educational Testing Service (ETS). To get a schedule or to register for a test, please visit www.ets.org/toefl. Applicants who have attended a school where the primary language of instruction is English can have this requirement waived.
Two forms of acceptable identification (ID) to prove residency. Click here for Acceptable Proofs of ID
Sign and return ALL Admission Forms (issued by a member of Admissions after an application is received).
In addition, a Computer/Laptop is required. Whether using a laptop already owned, or buying a new one, it should meet the System Requirements criteria found under the Student Services Tab located on AAMI’s website, www.funeraleducation.org.
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