How to Apply for Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology program at EFSC has limited seating. Up to twelve students will be selected to start during the fall or spring semesters. All applicants must be current EFSC students who have completed the main college application process before applying to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program.  Admission into the Medical Laboratory Technology program can be granted by following the application steps below. Interested students are required to attend an Open House. For dates and times, please see the "Open House" Tab on the Medical Lab Tech homepage.

SELECTION PROCESS NOTE:  New for 2018 applicants: Students will be selected for the Medical Laboratory Program based on a Point System. Regular applicants should follow the guidelines outlined on the Selection Criteria web page, while applicants for the Fast Track program should refer to the selection criteria section of the Fast Track information page.

Application Steps


Students are required to visit a Health Sciences Advisor for guidance in planning a schedule for completing prerequisite courses and any 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 Technologyby the 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 online or at the cashier's office before the application deadline (valid for 1 year).

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

Transcripts from other colleges must be received and evaluated by the application deadline.  Please be aware that this process can take up to three weeks.

REQUIRED prerequisite and support courses

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

 Course #  Course Title Credits
 ENC 1101  Communication I 3
MAC 1105  College Algebra 3
 SPC 2608  Fundamentals of Speech 3
 Any  Humanities requirement 3
 Any  Social/Behavioral Science requirement 3

Prior to enrollment into MLT major courses, students must successfully complete the prerequisite courses of General Biology  and General Chemistry 1 & 2.

Students must also hold a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

MANDATORY Student Open House

Students are required to attend a MLT Student Open House prior to their first semester in the MLT program. For dates and times, see the  "Open House Tab" on the program homepage. Students should bring  an unofficial copy of their transcript from every college they've attended.  All Students should successfully complete the programmatic prerequisites, and demonstrate the ability to attend college full-time.

NOTE:  It is important to begin gathering the immunization records  or obtain missing vaccinations for: Varicella, TDaP, Influenza, TB (ppd), MMR, and Hepatitis B prior to registration.

Submit Application Materials

Submit the following application materials to Cocoa Campus, Building 20, room 233 before the application deadline:

  1. Unofficial transcripts from EFSC and all colleges attended
  2. Essay - 1 page, typed on the topic "Why is Medical Laboratory Technology My Career Choice?"
  3. Work Experience Form (if applicable)
  4. Proof of Military service (if applicable)
  5. Advising Card (if applicable)
  6. Open House Card (if applicable)
  7. 2 letters of recommendation
  8. Online application and $25 fee paid

 Have Questions?

Contact Ms. Phaedra Williams, MLT Program Director, with any specific questions at and/or Nursing & Health Sciences Admissions & Advising: Cocoa Campus, Bldg. 20, Room 233 or Melbourne Campus, Bldg 15, Room 101. Please note: General EFSC Admissions and Advising offices are not completely informed regarding specific requirements for this program so please work with a Health Sciences advisor.