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Admission Requirements

Admission as a major in the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program is open to all students who meet the general requirements for admission to EKU. Students during the first two years at EKU (or transfer students) should declare their major as "Pre-MLS".  Upon completion of university and department requirements, students must make a formal application to the Department of Medical Laboratory Science for admission into the Upper Division of MLS program. 

Admission Guidelines:

  • Admission into the "Upper-Division" phase of the MLS program requires completion of pre-MLS curriculum with an overall and supporting grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 with a grade of "C" or better in all courses.
  • After completing the pre-MLS curriculum requirements, students may formally apply for entry/admission into the Medical Laboratory Science program. 
  • Although an interview is not part of the selection/admission process, students are encouraged to seek admission only after speaking with their MLS advisor.
  • Students must complete the online application for Admission into the Upper Division MLS Program according to the following deadlines

                    Fall admission/Entry: January 15 - March 1 (deadline)

                    Spring admission/Entry: August 15 - October 1 (deadline)

  • Students who meet the minimum requirements are placed into an applicant pool and the department reserves the right to accept only the best qualified applicants.
  • Final selection of applicants is made each semester by the MLS Admission Committee. All applicants will be notified of the admission decision either by E-mail or mail at the end of each admission cycle.
  • Students who are NOT permitted to enroll in the MLS program because of prior academic performance may appeal the decision of the committee in writing and meet with the committee to explain their academic records or submit pertinent mitigating facts.

Progression Policy

  • To remain in the Upper Division MLS program, a student must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 and have a grade of not less than “C” in each of the supporting and major courses of the curriculum. 
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