Important Dates

As you progress through the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences' four-year BS program, keep the following dates and deadlines in mind:

Freshman year

Fall semester (your first semester)

  • Set up an appointment with a health professions advisor.  Discuss the requirements for acceptance into the AAS program.  

Spring semester

  • Complete application and deliver to MH 108, along with $25.00 check, for the  AAS program before the April 1 deadline.

Sophomore year

Fall semester

  • Complete Background Check and Drug Screen before end of the fall semester.  
  • Check with program director about signing up for the certification exam (this should be started about one month prior to graduation).

Spring semester

  • Register for MLS 2256 and MLS 2257, summer practicums will be scheduled through these courses.
  • Apply for MLS AAS graduation. 
  • You can begin the application process for the certification exam, one month prior to your graduation and determine the deadline dates for those.
  • Order a cap and gown at the WSU bookstore for the graduation ceremony (included in your graduation application fee).
  • Apply for BS program if desired, by April 1st.
  • Attend the MLS AAS graduation ceremony!

Summer semester

  • Complete all contracted course and practicums required for graduation. 
  • Complete the MLT certification exam and send an official transcript to verify the completion of your degree and to receive an official notice of your scores. 

Junior year

Spring semester

  • Register for MLS 4453 and MLS 4454, summer practicums will be scheduled through these courses.

Senior year

Fall semester

  • Complete a BS graduation evaluation with the MLS program director
  • Check with the program director about signing up for the certification exam (this should be started about one month prior to graduation).

Spring semester

  • Apply for MLS BS graduation.
  • You can begin the application process for the certification exam, one month prior to your graduation and determine the deadline dates for those.