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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
- TEAS Entrance test score
Students are encouraged to submit all parts of the application well in advance of
the deadline. Turning in an application on the last day may result in the application
being incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission.
When the application is available, the link located below will be active.
- meet all general admission requirements for MDCC.
- be a high school graduate or have a satisfactory High School Equivalency score (GED or HiSET).
- 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 the TEAS entrance test at the applicant's own expense. 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 (see sample rating scale), which includes ACT scores, GPA, entrance test scores, previous degrees awarded, healthcare background/experience, and performance on core courses. The number of applicants accepted is limited due to the nature of the program.
All applicants will be notified by letter of their conditional acceptance or non-acceptance to the program. If an applicant is selected for the program, they will receive a conditional acceptance letter with specific instructions regarding all requirements that must be completed prior to August admission. These requirements are listed below:
- Satisfactory completion of AHA-BLS Provider CPR course taught during the summer
- Satisfactory background check performed by our office
- Acceptable pre-admission drug screen performed by our office
- Health Exam form completed and signed by a licensed health care provider
- A 2-step TB skin test is required for all new entering students. The 2nd step must
be completed within 21 days of the 1st step.
- The exception is if a returning student has had a negative TB skin test within the last 12 months. This student will only require a 1-step TB skin test.
- A stamped/signed Form 121 Immunization Record must be submitted. Shots required include:
- Tdap booster within the last 10 years
- Series of 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations
- Series of 2 MMR vaccinations
- Proof of Varicella immunity (either by series of 2 Varicella vaccinations OR Positive Varicella Titer)
- Flu shot (given only during flu season before October 1st)
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