Campus BS MLS: Admissions & Selection
Enrollment in the on-campus WSU medical laboratory science BS degree program is limited to 32 students each fall semester. Applications for the program are available from the MLS Administrative Specialist after January 1, (Room 208 in the Marriott Health building), or the application can be emailed or faxed to you. To reach the MLS Administrative Specialist, call 801-626-6118.
- If you have been previously accepted into the MLS program and you have not taken MLS classes for one or more years, you are required to reapply to the program, due to the limited number of student positions available.
- If you have completed your MLS AAS degree on campus at WSU and are considering switching to the MLS BS online program, please notify the MLS program director.
Accelerated BS program option:
Track I students, who are eligible, have the option to apply to "accelerate" their 3rd and 4th year in the program. All 3000 and 4000 level MLS classes will be combined into two semesters, rather than being taken over two years (four semesters).
To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria:
- Have a MLS GPA of 3.5 or above.
- Complete your AAS degree prior to the accelerated year.
- Complete all Gen Ed and support classes for the BS degree prior to starting the accelerated year.
- Obtain a passing score on the MLT ASCP certification exam.
If you do qualify, when you submit your application for the BS program you will check the box next to "Accelerated BS degree". You will be notified in early June if you have been accepted to accelerate or that you will be required to complete your BS degree in two years.
A non-refundable $25 application fee is required and must be received with the application no later than April 1.
All MLS applicants are required to:
- Complete an MLT program either at WSU* or another institution. Transfer students must have an MLT certification.**
- Meet with a health professions academic advisor located in the Dumke College of Health Professions Admissions and Advisement Office, room MH108. After initial advisement, students are encouraged to meet with an MLS advisor after acceptance into the program. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the advisement office at 801-626-6136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apply to WSU if you are not currently a WSU student. This must be done a minimum of one month prior to your application to the MLS program. Requires official transcripts and $30 applicaiton fee.
- Verify your major declaration. To do this, log in to your weber account and click on the student services tab. In the academic profile box, you will see information regarding your program, major, and department. If you are not listed in the MLS program, please contact the MLS Administrative Specialist in room MH208 or 801-626-6118.
- Submit your MLS application to the Marriott Health Sciences Admission Office, room MH108, no later than April 1 with a $25 non-refundable application fee.
- After being accepted into the MLS program you will need to complete a federal background check and drug screen, and provide immunization records.
*Complete all lower division MLS AAS courses with a "B-" or better and all required MLS AAS support courses with a grade "C" or better prior to starting the MLS program fall semester. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required. Average GPA of accepted applicants is 3.5.
**All transfer students applying to the MLS program must demonstrate MLT equivalency by providing evidence of having MLT national certification and an associate's degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology or equivalent. Additionally, grades received in MLT courses at other institutions must be equivalent to grades expected of WSU MLS students.
Student selections are made once each year during the month of May for admission to the program for the following fall semester. Your application must be submitted by April 1 to be included in the selection process. Applications are evaluated using the following criteria:
- Grade point average in MLS AAS courses
- Cumulative Grade point average
- Faculty assessment of prior student performance, including:
- MLS AAS courses repeated
- retake exams in MLS AAS courses
- affective skills
You will receive a letter stating selection results by approximately the first of June.
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