Application and Admission
The MLT application form is updated on February 15th; applications are due May 10th. Please fill out the MLT application form carefully. Students are notified of acceptance by June 30th.
Acceptance is based on points given for prerequisite science courses that have been completed at the time of application and work experience/additional courses listed in Part C of the MLT Program application form. Students accepted with the highest points are assigned to clinical practicum training in the Spring quarter. When clinical training sites are filled for Spring quarter, students are then assigned to clinical practicum training in the Fall quarter.
Student acceptance into the MLT Program also depends upon the number of clinical training sites and complete training rotations available to the program. A student will train in the following areas: Hematology/Coagulation, Chemistry/Urinalysis, Microbiology/Parasitology & Mycology, and Phlebotomy.
One or two alternate students are appointed during the acceptance process. If an opening becomes available, the alternate student is notified by September 10th and given the opportunity to accept a place in the program.
Students not accepted to the MLT Program are encouraged to complete course requirements and reapply the following year.
If clinical placement cannot be guaranteed for any reason, the MLT Program procedure is as follows:
The MLT Program attempts to place students in the same quarter and within the same training area (i.e., local or regional) as originally scheduled. If this is not possible, the MLT Program will place students in the earliest available replacement rotation.
Following acceptance into the MLT Program, each individual will be required to submit the following information and/or documents:
A Criminal History Background check is required upon appointment acceptance into the MLT Program. If a criminal history is determined, then appointment acceptance is withdrawn.
A health assessment form completed at the student's expense. Should this report reveal health problems which would interfere with successful completion of the program, admission may be reviewed.