How to Apply for Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology program at EFSC, has limited seating. A student may enter during any semester, but January and May are the preferred start times. All students must complete an EFSC application and a Health Science Application for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program application. Interested students are encouraged to attend an Orientation session. For dates and times, please see "Orientation" Tab on the Medical Lab Tech homepage.

For complete information about the application procedure, click on the steps below.

Application Steps

Apply for General Admission to EFSC

Complete the application for admission to Eastern Florida State College prior to program application deadline. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. This application is available on any of the campuses or it's easiest to apply online.

NOTE: You must only apply to EFSC for general admission if you are not currently enrolled with the College. If you’re a returning/readmit student who applied to EFSC one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year, you must re-apply and can do so online and will not be charged the general EFSC application fee.

Please keep in mind that in order to be eligible for in-state tuition fees, you must establish 1 year residency.  If you have not yet satisfied this requirement, but wish to begin prior to the 1 year requirement, there may be an alternate articulation to allow you to start the program.

Submit Transcipts

ALL OFFICIAL college and/or high school transcripts or GED scores must be sent to:
College Admissions Office
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32922

Transfer students: Request all previous schools to send an official copy of all transcripts to the EFSC Admission's Office.

International students: If you attended high school and/or college in a country other than the United States, when you submit your transcripts you must speak to the International Student Service Advisor to determine any further steps that must be taken to determine your grade point average and transfer credits. You must take the PERT in order to determine placement for for Reading/Writing.  Math credits may transferred.


Students are advised to visit a Health Sciences Advisor or the MLT department for guidance in planning a schedule for completing remaining support courses prior to admission into the program.

Complete the Online Application for Medical Lab. Tech. Program

Complete the online Health Sciences Institute Application for Medical Laboratory Technology. Applications can be obtained on the EFSC website at This application must be submitted by application deadline, after you have become an EFSC student. The application deadlines are:

November 1st - SPRING START
June 1st - FALL START

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for each program application. This fee must be paid at the cashier's office before the application deadline, to be considered (valid for 1 year). The application should be submitted online.

An UNOFFICIAL copy of each and every college transcript is required with Health Science application. Unofficial EFSC transcripts can be accessed at (formerly

Submission of Program Application in no way guarantees a seat in a core course.

Placement Test and REQUIRED prerequisite courses

Take the Reading, Numerical Skills, and Basic Language Sections of the College Placement Test (CPT) test, if no previous college or qualified testing. Information concerning individual testing requirements and dates are available at your local Admissions office. 

The following general education courses must be completed prior to enrollment into major core courses:

 Course #  Course Title Credits
 ENC 1101  Communication I 3
 MAT 1033  Intermediate Algebra 3
 SPC 2608  Fundamentals of Speech 3
 Any  Humanities requirements 3
 Any  Social/Behavioral Science requirement 3

Prior to enrollment into MLT major courses, students must successfully complete General Biology (or accepted substitute) and General Chemistry 1 & 2.

MANDATORY Student Orientation

Students will also attend a New Student Orientation prior to first semester. For dates and times, see the  "Orientation Tab" on the program homepage.  Please bring an unofficial copy of your transcript with you. All students who will have successfully completed the programmatic prerequisites, or will have by end of semester prior to entrance into the program, and who demonstrate the ability to attend college full-time will receive an acceptance letter during the orietnation. If your transcript reflects strong academics, then you may qualify for our Fast Track articulation. Registration will be conducted for the upcoming term at orientation as well.

NOTE:  Because program acceptance is given at the orientation, it is important to begin gathering immunization records for submission into Certified Background or obtain the missing vaccinations for: Polio, Varicella, TDaP, Influenza, TB (ppd), MMR, and Hepatitis B.

 Have Questions?

Contact Mrs. Gretchen Miller, MLT Program Director,  with any specific questions at and/or Nursing & Health Sciences Admission & Advising, Cocoa Bldg. 20, room 211. Please note: Other Admissions offices are not completely informed regarding specific requirements for this program.