MHSMLS Program Application Packet
The application is due by March 1st of each year for the upcoming August program start date. Please read this information and follow the instructions carefully. Points will be deducted from the rating score for failure to follow instructions.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.
- Applications without paid application fee ($50.00 nonrefundable) will not be considered for admission.
Transcripts must be sent electronically. If your academic institution cannot send electronic transcripts, please have them mailed to:
McLeod Health School of Medical Laboratory Science
Attn: April B. Orange, MLS Program/Lab
PO Box 100551
Florence, SC 29502-0551
The minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) for admission is 2.5 and 2.6 Science GPA at the time of application.
The following forms must be downloaded, completed, and attached to the MHSMLS Application in the final section "Upload Documents".
The Reference forms should be emailed directly to the Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) from the individual filling out the form, these can be sent as three separate emails.
3+1 CANDIDATES FROM AFFILIATED COLLEGES
Students working towards a baccalaureate in medical technology must obtain a statement from their university or college registrar verifying that all degree requirements have been completed except the clinical educational year. This statement must be on file prior to beginning the McLeod Program. Coker College and Francis Marion University are the current McLeod School of Medical Technology affiliates.
UPDATING COURSE WORK
Persons who have not taken an organic chemistry or biochemistry course applicable toward that prerequisite within the past seven years or who have not taken a microbiology course applicable toward the prerequisite within the past seven years must update their knowledge in these fields before entering the medical technology program. Updating course work can be done by any of these methods:
- Taking the appropriate refresher course in chemistry and/or microbiology. The courses must be acceptable towards a major in chemistry or biology, respectively, or medical technology. A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in each course.
- College credit may be obtained in chemistry or microbiology by challenge examination. If a grade is given, it must be a least a "C". This arrangement must be made between the individual and the college or university.
- If you have recently been working in the chemical or microbiological laboratory, your experience may exempt you from one or both of the updates of prerequisites. A resume of your relevant work experience may be sent to the Program Director of the School of Medical Technology for evaluation.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, INTERNATIONAL DEGREES, AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Individuals for which English is a second language or who hold a international degree must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. All international students who wish to enter the school must provide the Program with documentation that they are legally eligible for employment in the United States and must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
- Possess a foreign baccalaureate degree in either chemistry, biology or medical technology. Course work must meet the requirements specified in the program's brochure under "admission requirements" and will be subject to review and evaluation by an agency approved by the Program. The transcript evaluation must include courses taken, credit hours per course, and grades obtained in each course. A list of approved agencies is available upon request. Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam must be submitted to the Program and will be used as part of the admission criteria. Student must have total TOEFL scores of 79 or higher with a minimum of 17 for each section to be eligible for admissions. Student must provide the Program with SAT, ACT, or GRE scores.
- Admission and satisfactory progress in an affiliated college or university shall also be eligible for acceptance provided they meet the requirements specified in the program's brochure under "admission requirements" as well as those of the affiliated college or university. Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam must be submitted to the Program and will be used as part of the admission criteria. Student must have total TOEFL scores of 79 or higher with a minimum of 17 for each section to be eligible for admissions. Student must provide the Program with SAT, ACT, or GRE scores.
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM
- Complete all areas of the application.
- Save any files as MHSMLS application with your full name (first and last) at the end of the file name.
- McLeod Health School of Medical Laboratory Science will not discriminate against any student because of age, sex, race, creed, physical challenges, or national origin. However, certain academic criteria must be met prior to consideration for admission into the McLeod Health School of Medical Laboratory Science. Student selection process involves evaluating the documents submitted and a personal interview with a selected group of individuals. Interviews for candidates that meet the admission requirements will be held on or by the March 1st deadline at 5 pm EST.