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How to Apply

Application for entrance into the program is made through the Committee on Medical Laboratory Education (COMLE). On this webpage, you will find the application and reference forms to complete an application for any of the hospital-based Medical Laboratory Science Programs known collectively as COMLE (or Committee on Medical Laboratory Education).  In addition, a resume is required.  The contact information for individual programs is included with the application instructions.  Applications are accepted from August 1 to October 1.  Interviews for qualified applicants are completed during November.  Student selection is usually complete by late December.  Late applicants will be considered if openings exist.

The evaluation of an applicant is based upon the grade point average, interview(s), references and a statement of the applicant's expectations and goals. These are scored in accordance with the pattern adopted by the Committee on Medical Laboratory Education and carry these weight-values:

  • GPA, science courses 30%
  • GPA, non-science courses 10%
  • Academic progress 10%
  • Interview(s) 30%
  • References 15%
  • Applicant's statement 5%

Requires Adobe® Acrobat® reader Application Instructions (Requires Adobe® Acrobat® reader)

COMLE Application Form

PDF Essential Requirements (Requires Adobe® Acrobat® reader)

Program Fact Sheet

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