Graduation Requirements

photo of a Worsham Mortuary Science degree

  • A cumulative 2.0 GPA must be achieved.
  • Students must not exceed 80 total hours of unexcused absence.
  • Students must sit for the Worsham Capstone Examination and achieve a passing grade as determined by the College in each of the Arts and Science subject areas.
  • Students must receive the recommendation of the faculty.
  • Students must satisfy all indebtedness to the College.

Graduation Exercises

Graduation exercises are held on the date specified on the College calendar. Commencement is held in the evening and consists of a formal dinner followed by the presentation of diplomas and class awards. The keynote speaker is a distinguished person in or related to the funeral service profession. The College covers the cost for the graduating student. Graduates may invite guests at their expense.

National Examinations

The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, (ICFSEB), administers a computer based licensing examination, which is accepted nationally.

The annual passage rate of first-time takers on the National Board Examination, (NBE) for the most recent three year period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited funeral service programs is posted at www.abfse.org.

Administrative Practices

Worsham College of Mortuary Science strictly adheres to a personnel policy for faculty, and an admissions policy for students, that assures equal consideration without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status or veterans status.
Student Conduct and Complaint Procedure

The Students Right to Know

The Students Right to Know, which includes Graduation, Employment and Completion Rates, as well as the pass percentage of first time takers on the NBE for the Sciences and Arts Sections, is distributed to all students at Orientation and is available upon request from the Registrar’s Office at Worsham College, or by email at skann[at]worsham[dot]edu or telephone at 847‑808‑8444.

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