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All of the College’s Student Services programs and support teams are dedicated to ensuring you have what you need to succeed at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. There are a number of services available on campus to help you be successful, both inside and outside the classroom.
The Admissions Department serves as the front door to the College for prospective students and their families on campus. You’ve worked hard to get here, and your adventure is just beginning. When you come to the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, you’ll get the best values in funeral service education. Innovative, hands-on learning opportunities and a strong foundation in critical thinking will prepare you to lead in the funeral service field. Pierce Mortuary Colleges is a first-class education that will help define you for the rest of your life.
Please contact the Office of Admissions to get started: e-mail email@example.com or call (770) 593-2257.
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The goal of academic advising is to support students as they develop individualized paths through the funeral service curriculum and allowing students to meet their academic, personal, and professional goals. Academic advising is a very important part of the educational experience. We assist students with choosing to enroll full-time or part-time, advising with academic and graduation requirements, preference in online or on-ground platforms, associate, bachelor, or certificate program qualifications that are throughout Pierce Mortuary Colleges. Prior to enrollment, our Admission advisors serve as academic advisers for incoming students. After enrollment, the College Registrar serves as a primary point of contact, working in collaboration with faculty, campus partners, and other resources to support students' academic success. We desire to see all of our students achieve their life goals.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (prior to enrollment) or email@example.com (after enrollment) or call, (770) 593-2257.
Our Office of Financial Aid is committed to ensuring you and your family have access to the resources necessary to finance your education and invest in your future. Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service welcomes the brightest minds and boldest thinkers of tomorrow, regardless of their financial background. Our Financial Aid counselors are available year-round to work with you and your family in order to create a comprehensive aid award that fits your family’s unique circumstances and makes a world-class funeral service education affordable. We follow state, federal, and college policies to allow our students to achieve and exceed their funeral service educational goals. We’re here to help you apply for aid, manage your costs, and stay informed on all your available financial aid options. You can count on us to provide guidance, resources, and advice on a wide range of topics, including scholarships, student loans, student work study options, understanding the cost of attendance, and expanding your financial literacy.
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to get started: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (770) 593-2257.
We serve the College community at large by assisting with Student Accounts, Tuition Installment Plan, and billing process works to the myriad of academic policies and deadlines. Student Financial Services (SFS) assists students in the handling of their financial affairs with the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. SFS collects all tuition payments and ensures that all charges for tuition, fees, and other related charges, are appropriately applied to student accounts. We also credit student accounts for financial aid, student loans, scholarships, and payments.
The telephone number for Student Financial Services is (770) 593-2257. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at email@example.com
International Student Services
Our admissions office provides support for international students seeking admission to our institution, maintaining federal compliance, and promoting a better understanding of the regulations that pertain to a student’s immigration status. Our office strives to create an open and inclusive environment where we can serve as a referral source for our College’s international community as well as our various campus partners. Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service is SEVIS F-1 Approved – Homeland Security.
Please contact our Admissions Office with any questions regarding the international student services, application process or, the program in general. Call (770) 593-2257 or, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Work Study Program Services
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded financial aid and employment program for eligible students. This program is to encourage and promote the part-time employment of students with financial need, assist the College and the surrounding community. Your eligibility to work will be based on financial need determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Due to funding limits, there is no guarantee of job availability for all eligible students.
For further information on FWS, go here.
Students can reach our office via e-mail at email@example.com or phone at (770) 593-2257.
Military and Veteran Student Services
We support the successful transition from military service to the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and beyond. We recognize the selfless service and sacrifices made by members of our armed forces and the unique challenges associated with transitioning into a college setting. To support this transition, we are committed to providing veterans, active-duty personnel, National Guard, and Reserve members, and qualified dependents with the services necessary to pursue their academic interest in funeral service and integrate into the campus community.
We can assist students with applying for Military and VA educational benefits. Students can reach our office via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (770) 593-2257.
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Searching and applying for scholarships is largely a self-help process. The College’s web site provides information and resources to assist students of funeral service-related scholarship opportunities across the nation and state-specific. Typically, the most opportune time to begin applying for scholarships is in advance of the student’s next quarter. Scholarship Services, is part of the Office of Financial Aid. Financial Aid Advisors works with community partners to create scholarships and have the website resource hub of scholarships available for current students. List of scholarships on our website is available here. The College also provides a scholarship to all valedictorians to receive a scholarship for the MACFS’s Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Management.
Financial Aid Advisors are available by phone, e-mail and walk-in appointments to help students find, apply for and receive scholarships. Please call and set up an appointment at (770) 593-2257 or e-mail email@example.com.
New Student Services empowers students to succeed and facilitates their transition to our College. We look forward to working with you as you start your journey with Gupton-Jones of Funeral Service. Orientation is required for all new first quarter and transfer, degree seeking students, and regardless if you are joining us in a virtual or in-person format, we will introduce you to the people and systems that you need to be a successful student. Review the Academic Calendar for dates of Orientation.
Entering today's competitive job market can be intimidating, but The Office of Career Services is here to help you prepare for life after College. Our College provides career and professional development programs for students, including skills-building workshops, individual career counseling, job-search strategies, career preparation, job fairs to help connect you with the right opportunity, to write effective resumes and cover letters, posting of current jobs on the College website, and events that will give you the confidence you need to succeed in your job search. We offer a variety of resources for students to use to assist with their own personal career development journey. We strive to meet your needs!
Career Services recognizes the uniqueness of each individual; each of you has a specific journey or calling. Our job is to help you discover your future career by providing you with the tools, knowledge, resources, and guidance to assist you in actualizing your professional goals in the funeral service profession. We do not provide placement or guarantee students employment after graduation.
Whether you’re a current student or potential employer, don’t hesitate to contact The Office of Career Services, at (770) 593-2257 or by e-mail CareerServices@gupton-jones.edu with any questions.
Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service provides a Job Board to connect students to employers and to provide access to opportunities through funeral service business, local community, and across the United States. Here, students can find meaningful opportunities that can support their funeral service educational pursuits and personal skills. Positions are posted throughout the year and updated daily. Jobs are not assigned; students must contact the employer directly to apply for an employment position.
The Office of Career Services, at (770) 593-2257or by e-mail CareerServices@gupton-jones.edu with any questions.
Tutoring and Tutorial Services
Tutorial Services, offered by the College, is free of charge and open to all College students currently enrolled. A combination of one-on-one and small group tutorials are offered for many courses. Tutoring may be long-term, short-term, or single visit, depending upon the needs of the student. Students are tutored on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the quarter. Tutoring is by appointment with your instructor.
Please contact your instructor or your Distance Learning Coordinator, DLCoordinator@gupton-jones.edu and set up a time for one-on-one tutoring or group tutoring.
The College provides online students with access to academic support in the classroom through study groups. Study groups allow peers to meet weekly to study, prepare, and organize course materials with the support of a College facilitator or a Work Study Student. The study group will be facilitated through the College’s Go-To-Webinar system. On-Campus students utilize the College’s library for all study-groups. This is a great way for students to strengthen their knowledge of funeral service concepts and prepare for the National Board Exam.
If you would like to set up a study group for your class, please contact your Distance Learning Coordinator at DLCoordinator@gupton-jones.edu or call (770) 593-2257.
The Office of Student Records exists to serve the needs of the students, both on-campus and online, and to safeguard the integrity of the students’ educational record. Records services include requests for transcripts, FERPA information, support of diploma processing, mandated student record keeping, maintenance of student records, information on the College Catalog, Student Handbook, and Academic Calendar.
For more information contact (770) 593-2257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to our Boot Camp!! For most students, extensive preparation and study will be required to pass the College Comprehensive Exams and National Board Exams. As a first step, students should review their course textbooks, identify areas of weakness, and focus study efforts on areas where you do not fully understand the concepts. The College Boot Camp is tied into your Capstone Course. Boot Camp is provided only on-campus and is a rigorous program designed to enhance a student’s success with the Comprehensive Exams and the National Board Exams. The program will occur prior to Comprehensive Exams and is an all-inclusive experience, immersing students in each core funeral service subject area. Students will experience content lectures, packed full of activities, workshop(s), intensive preparation, and test experiences that will help students boost their scores! See Academic Calendar for all details of End of Program events.
Please contact your Distance Learning Coordinator for more details at DLCoordinator@gupton-jones.edu or call (770) 593-2257.
E-mail and Microsoft Office Services
The school year is fast approaching and that means it's time to buy school supplies. If Microsoft Office is on your list, don't purchase it quite yet: Pierce Mortuary Colleges provides Office 365 for free to all students who attend part-time or full-time.
This plan allows students to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, Publisher, Delve, Sway, and Access on up to 5 PCs or Macs and Office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPads®. The plan also includes 1TB of OneDrive storage, managed by the school.
Please contact the Information Technology Team for more information regarding e-mail accounts and Microsoft Office products at https://forms.office.com/r/bn7qE0hfLL: Access your e-mail account at https://office.com.
Help Desk and IT Support Services
The College IT Services Help Desk provides prompt, knowledgeable, courteous technology support services over the phone, in person, and via e-mail and chat to the College community. The Academic Advisor is the central contact point for questions about the use of information technology, including the Learning Management System, Student Information System, student e-mail, and Office 365. The Help Desk will answer questions directly or facilitate a resolution if second-level technical support is required. The Help Desk is available during College operational hours, 7am – 4pm. Please contact your IT by submitting a support ticket here.
The library should be a quiet place where students can go to study and do their work especially around heavy testing periods. Please help to maintain a proper library atmosphere at all times for the benefit of everyone.
- No loud or boisterous talking
- No smoking in the library
- No marking, writing, or scratching on the furniture or in books. Please help maintain our fine facility
- After using a book, please check it in with the proper person. ANY faculty or staff member will be glad to assist you. Please do not re-shelve any books
- Reserved books and periodicals are to be used ONLY in the library
- Students are encouraged to use the library reference books freely
- Books may be checked out from the library. Grades may be withheld if books are not returned before the end of the quarter. Books lost, stolen, or damaged must be paid for prior to release of grades
- Some funeral merchandise suppliers send monthly or quarterly booklets for the students to take and are available in the library
- Other professional magazines and journals are to be read and left in the library for use by others
- Students are encouraged to contact local libraries, including other university or college libraries if additional resources are needed
Library hours: 7am – 4pm – Monday through Friday to check out books and for study purposes.
Wi-Fi is available to all students.
Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service has a rich collection of online information resources to support your research, including e-journals and hundreds of article databases. You can access any of these information resources by logging in with your Library username and password.
Through the College’s online Follett-Destiny library, students can have access to more than 9 million high-quality MARC records for print materials. The database is continuously updated with new records, allowing students improved search results with the addition of reading and interest levels, subject headings, summary and content notes, and review sources. The system has a federated search tool that allows students to search resources simultaneously with a single search. By presenting a single, familiar interface for searching these data sources, our students will find the information they need quickly and effectively, and usage of valuable research databases.
The Follett-Destiny system also provides other e-resources as well (libraries, news sites, encyclopedias, journals, etc.) to assist the student with research projects. For students near the College, the physical college library is available to use during business hours.
Upon enrollment, the student will receive a username and password to access the J. Frank Pierce Memorial Library at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. The student will be given a virtual library card and will have access to all aspects of the library. On-Campus Library books may be checked out for a period of two weeks, by any on-campus and online students. Online students are responsible for shipping costs to return the book. Should a book not be returned, the student will be charged the replacement cost of the book.
The College’s on-campus Library is open daily during the normal operating hours of the college for student use and to funeral service practitioners for reference and research.
To access the online system please select this link: https://gupton-jones.follettdestiny.com.
Should you have any questions or would like to checkout a book, please contact our dedicated librarian at (770) 593-2257 or e-mail Library@gupton-jones.edu.
Online Services is your connection to a variety of services. Our College offers a variety of online services designed to aid you in your experience and make your time here as smooth as possible. Students may login and access their grades through the Student Information System (SIS), Order official transcripts online, make a payment for tuition, access their College student .edu e-mail, access courses online, login to the College’s library, and much more!
For more information regarding our Online Services, please call the front office (770) 593-2257 or visit our website.
The College works to ensure that qualified students, whether incoming or current students, with a disability, are provided with reasonable accommodations that enable a student to participate fully in the activities, programs, services, and benefits provided to all students. In conjunction with Pierce Mortuary Colleges, accommodation services also promote the College’s compliance with applicable disability laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
If you have been accepted in the College or are currently enrolled, student looking for more information about the disability accommodation process and procedures, please e-mail your admissions representative email@example.com . If you are applying or recently accepted into the College, contact the registrar firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding accommodations, or call (770) 593-2257 for any additional questions.
For more information regarding ADA accommodations, please visit our website page here.
Web and Other Support Services
Throughout the students’ lifecycle, the College provides essential support services online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Through the College’s website, students have around-the-clock access to self-services including applying to the College, paying tuition, applying for financial aid, ordering official transcripts, finding a funeral service job, requesting a tour of the College, making a donation, and other self-serving resources for students.
Extracurricular Organizations, Clubs, Student Activities, and Events
Getting involved with a student organization, fraternity, clubs, organizations, college events, and outings is a great way to explore and develop your identity within the college community. By joining or attending, students make lasting connections and memories. Class clubs, organizations, and attending events is encouraged for all students, whether online or an on-campus student, to attend these events. Class officers are elected early in the program, and, with their leadership, many class functions are planned and enjoyed by the entire student body. Many of the classes have worked collectively to make charitable contributions and help the underprivileged.
Student developed activities help students grow as leaders, and their efforts make a positive impact at the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. There are many ways for students to get involved on campus, and we hope to serve as a connection point for students in finding the opportunity that is right for them. Please contact the College should you like to start a new club, get assistance in planning an event, or find a group who shares your passions.
If you have any questions, please call us at (770) 593-2257 or drop by our office with your questions and ideas!
For more information regarding our clubs and activities, please visit our website page.
Study Skills Workshop Services
Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service currently employs a variety of programs designed to help students adjust to and succeed in higher learning settings. Academic support services offer students help in a number of formats, such as study skills workshops or Drill Down Class/Meeting. Often, incoming students who may be academically underprepared are encouraged or even required to participate in such programs based on factors such as high school GPA.
For more information, please contact DLCoordinator@gupton-jones.edu.
The Mock Online Classroom was developed with the idea that early familiarity with the online environment could help students get off to a strong start. It presents a simulated online classroom—free and open to students —as a “test-drive” for new students. Over time, students will receive information regarding the College, get acquainted to the learning environment, and support services.
Please contact your Distance Learning Coordinator for more information at DLCoordinator@gupton-jones.edu or call (770) 593-2257
The Clinical Coordinator is a funeral service professional who represents Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and provides Clinical Services to students. The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for clinical leadership in securing and maintaining relationships with approved clinical sites. In addition, the Clinical Coordinator is responsible for scheduling clinical site visits. The Clinical Coordinator collects, documents, and stores all required student clinical programmatic paperwork according to College and accrediting standards. The Clinical Coordinator promotes and supports the vision and mission of Pierce Mortuary Colleges.
Each student enrolled in the accredited Associate’s program must complete several clinical requirements. Students who are needing help with the end of program requirements, embalming clinical case requirements, assigned funeral home to complete requirements, required documentation, assignment of student clinical placement, collection of required documentation, on-campus embalming’s (if offered), clinical embalming schedule, lab supplies, Clinical Embalming Proficiency Observations, assigned preceptor, Funeral Director Practicum, initial calls, arrangement conferences, body removals, funeral-related observations and the such, should reach out to the College’s Clinical Coordinator for all their answers.
For more information regarding Clinical services and requirements, please contact our Clinical Coordinator at (770) 593-2257 or e-mail, ClinicalCoordinator@gupton-jones.edu
The computer lab is part of student success services at the College. The Student Computer Lab provides a place for currently enrolled students to work on assignments. The lab is reserved at times throughout the week for instruction classes. When classes are not held, the lab is open to students of the College for use in accessing software applications, the internet, e-mail, etc. Students must check with the front desk if the lab is open or available for use. As with all labs on the College campus, this lab is not open to the public. IT Services maintains all of the equipment and software available in campus computer labs. Librarian is not responsible for the operational problems of the computers. Paper for printer/copiers can be obtained at the front desk library.
If you have hardware or software problems in the lab, please contact the front desk at (770) 593-2257.
Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service Bookstore is a central hub for College memorabilia and student academic success. The College provides all hardback textbooks to students who are on campus and eBooks/hardback textbooks to distant learners – at no cost to the student! The bookstore provides all the textbooks and many class supplies. But we’re more than just books, with the College’s merchandise, gifts, logo apparel, school supplies, snacks and more there’s something for everyone. As a proponent of academic endeavors on-campus, we play a critical role to our faculty and staff as well. Faculty can special order supplement material for their course. Those students that are online, the College will mail any book store purchase.
Please contact the front office at (770) 593-2257 with any questions regarding our Book Store Services.
Capstone – The online NBE study series provides a substantive review of the doctrine tested to help students pass the National Board Exam. Students will have the opportunity to simulate time and exam management under exam-like conditions online. While the Capstone is intended to close the knowledge and skills gap between funeral service education and the NBE, it is also designed to help students reach mastery level for skills associated with passing the NBE. The online environment includes test questions, videos, tutorials, and much more!
Please contact your Distance Learning Coordinator to sign up! Call (770) 593-2257 or e-mail DLCoordinator@gupton-jones.edu .
Certifications and Certificates
Pierce Mortuary Colleges provides several certifications, at no cost to the student. Certification/Certificate Programs are a great way to learn more about a specific funeral service skill set that, in turn, can enhance your résumé by making you more competitive and increase your eligibility for more opportunities.
Live, interactive cremation certification training occurs once a year for on-ground and online students. In addition to the ICCFA Operator Certification, Pierce Mortuary Colleges also provides students with the opportunity to receive an ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certificate. All students may attend at different times within the program.
Other certifications and certificates are selected by the College as they are available.
(Mid-America College of Funeral Service provides additional certifications for students to enroll in. Tuition information is provided. Learn more about these programs here.)
Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information: e-mail email@example.com or call (770) 593-2257.