Applying to the program

Medical Laboratory Science Admissions Information

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Medical Laboratory Science Applying to the Program Information

To be considered for selection to the Medical Laboratory Science program, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Complete 24 credit hours of preprogram coursework with a “C” or better, as specified by the MLS program (courses marked with an “asterisk” in the degree requirements must be completed in the required 24 credit hours and prior to taking courses in the professional program.)
  • Students will be required to complete all preprogram courses, specified by the MLS program, prior to enrollment into professional MLS courses.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit completed application form to the MLS program. The forms are required to be submitted prior to the applicable application date (October 1 or March 1).

Class size is limited and the selection process is competitive. Academic performance and a general understanding of the MLS profession are strongly considered during the selection process.

All completed applications and supportive documentation must be received or postmarked by the published deadlines to be considered for selection to begin the MLS professional course work in the Fall Trimester of the following year. The deadline for early selection of a limited number of class seats is October 1. The deadline for final selection to the program is March 1.

Selection process:

A selection committee for the MLS program will evaluate all completed applications in October and March each year. Applicants with a strong academic background and currently enrolled in Baptist College, or completing preprogram courses at institutions with collaborative or articulation agreements, will be given priority for interviews. Applicants meeting minimum selection criteria are not guaranteed an interview.

Selection to the MLS program is based on the following:

  • Academic potential for success from the academic record.
  • Academic strength in previous college coursework, with specific attention given to performance in the preprogram courses.
  • Personal strengths and knowledge of Medical Laboratory Science program.
  • Past failures affecting cumulative college GPA and preprogram courses may impact selection into the program. Each file will be considered individually.

A personal interview will be required of each applicant. Applicants will be notified in writing of selection to the MLS program.