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Application & Procedure
Applicants must have the following documents on file in the Admissions Office by April 1st to be considered for admission to the Medical Laboratory Program:
- MDCC application for admission or readmission
- MDCC application to the Medical Laboratory Program
- An official high school transcript from an approved high school or GED equivalency score, if not previously enrolled in college
- An official college transcript for any colleges previously and presently attended
- ACT score
- Entrance test score
- One academic and one personal/work reference
Students are encouraged to submit all parts of the application well in advance of
the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission.
When the application is available, the link located below will be active.
- meet general admission requirements.
- be a high school graduate or have a satisfactory GED score.
- have a minimum ACT score of 18 (15 if taken before October 28, 1989) if entering college for the first time OR a minimum ACT score of 16 to17 (12 to14 if taken before October 28, 1989) and have completed at least 12 semester hours with a "C" average or better on courses approved by the MLT program.
- take an entrance test at the applicant's own expense. Test must be taken within 18 months of the application deadline.
No applicant will be considered unless the minimum admission requirements are met. Admission requirements are evaluated by the use of a rating scale which includes ACT scores, GPA, entrance test scores, health care work experience, performance on core courses, and applicable previous degrees earned. All applicants are considered on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The number of applicants accepted is limited due to the nature of the program. Applicants will be notified by letter of their conditional acceptance or non-acceptance to the program. The conditional acceptance letter will include specific instructions regarding all requirements that must be completed prior to August admission. These requirements are listed below:
- Satisfactory completion of Healthcare Providers CPR taught during the summer
- Satisfactory background check (see Policy on Admission to Health Science Program)
- Health evaluation form completed by a physician or nurse practitioner
- Proof of current immunizations including, but not limited to Hepatitis-B vaccination series, Tdap booster, and TB skin test
- Acceptable pre-admission drug screen
To view a copy of the Rating Scale for MLT, please click here.
Applicants will be notified by letter of their acceptance or non-acceptance to the program.
Students who are accepted into the program must:
- Attend a Health Sciences orientation session.
- Be aware that, in addition to the regular college fees, Medical Laboratory Technology students will incur expenses for such items as uniforms, books, iPad, supplies, liability insurance, accident insurance, background check, Hepatitis B vaccination series, national and state certification examination fees, and registry review seminars. Fees are not limited to these listed.
- Be responsible for their own transportation to the college campus and clinical agencies.
A Medical Laboratory Technology student must maintain a grade of "C" in all MLT, mathematics, and science courses to progress in the program.
A student may be considered for readmission to a specific health science program one time only. This applies to courses in any respective health science program, whether at MDCC or at another institution. The only exception may be: a student who has a passing grade in the classroom and clinical setting, but was forced to withdraw due to illness, accident, pregnancy, or family crisis may be considered for a second readmission.
Each student requesting readmission into a health science program will be considered on an individual basis. The student should contact the appropriate program director/ supervisor for the readmission procedure. Space must be available in the class and clinical setting. No precedent will be set by the decision of an admissions committee.
At the direction of the Dean of Health Sciences with the recommendation of the Admission Committee, a student requesting readmission to a health science program may be required to take a challenge exam to assess placement. It may be necessary for the applicant to repeat courses.
For further information, contact
Janet Cooper, MLT Director
Maegan Applewhite, Administrative Support