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

  • If you are planning on graduating the following spring or summer semesters with your AAS, have the department secretary schedule a graduation clearence evaluation with the MLS program director. During this evaluation, the program director will review your transcripts and determine what courses need to be completed for graduation. Also, you will receive information about the certification exam.

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 any remaining courses required for graduation with your AAS degree.
  • Complete clinical rotation and return paper work to the clinical rotation coordinator.
  • 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.