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Medical Laboratory Technology

Program Admission and Application

Students are strongly encouraged to speak with a Health Sciences Advisor every semester to help stay on track and be prepared to apply.  

Admission to the Respiratory Therapist Program professional courses is by a special application procedure. The only entry to the professional courses is the fall of each year. 

The application period is February 1 through April 15.  A link to the application will be found on this page only during the application period

Completed applications and all requested documents must be returned to the Health Sciences Division Office by April 15th at 5:00pm.  Late applications will not be accepted. 

The following application procedure should serve as a guide when applying to the program.
  • Apply to Rose State College (if not currently enrolled).
  • Submit the Medical Laboratory Technology application to include:
    • College Transcript copies from all institutions, including Rose State College. You may request a “true copy” when you submit these to the Admissions office.
    • Next-Generation Accuplacer test results: Writing, Reading, and Pre-Algebra. All applicants must take the Accuplacer exams within three (3) years prior to application. Obtain official copies of your scores from the Admissions office. Information about Accuplacer testing can be found at: https://www.rose.edu/content/admissions-aid/enrollment-and-specialized-testing/accuplacer/
    • If applicable, a letter from your employer (on company letterhead) documenting previous or current work experience in a health-related field. 
  • Schedule an Information Session with the MLT Program Director: The purpose of the information session is to discuss the MLT program and devise a schedule of classes. Variation from the schedule of classes could result in a delay of progression in the program. 
ACCEPTANCE: Applicants are notified of acceptance into the program by June 1.

Criteria for Program Selection

All applicants are reviewed by the criteria listed below. The highest numerically ranked applicants are selected.

There are 100 total points possible. The minimum number of points needed for acceptance will vary each year based on the competitiveness of the applicant pool.

SELECTION CRITERIA
General Education GPA
ENGL 1113 English Comp I
ENGL 1213 English Comp II
HIST 1483 US History to 1877 (or)
HIST 1493 US History since 1877
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
GPA
3.6-4.0
3.2-3.5
2.8-3.1
2.4-2.7
2.0-2.3
<2.0
Points
20
16
12
5
4
0
Support and Related Course GPA
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
CHEM 1114 Introduction to Chemistry
CHEM 1124 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
HSBC 1104 Anatomy and Physiology (or)
LFSC 2424 Human Physiology
HSBC 1224 Introduction to Clinical Microbiology (or)
LSFC 2035 Principles of Microbiology
GPA
3.6 – 4.0
3.2 – 3.5
2.8 – 3.1
2.4 – 2.7
2.0 – 2.3
< 2.0
Points
25
20
15
10
5
0
 ACCUPLACER - Reading





Score
290 – 300
280 – 289
270 – 279
260 – 269
250 – 259 

 Points
20
16
12
8
4
ACCUPLACER - Pre-Algebra (Math 1)




Score
290 – 300
280 – 289
270 – 279
260 – 269
250 – 259

Points
10
8
6
4
2
ACCUPLACER - Writing




Score
290 – 300
280 – 289
270 – 279
260 – 269
250 – 259

Points
10
8
6
4
2
Experience
Health Care Experience (minimum of 6 months)

10
Administration Points
Completed at least 6 prerequisites at RSC or
Completed HSML 1103 Intro to Medical Lab (w/ “C” or better) or
Have earned a Bachelor’s Degree
5