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EFSC Medical Laboratory Technology Program Point System

The Selection Committee is guided by a point system in making its decision, but the final selection is up to the committee members.

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Grade Point Average

Students applying to the Medical Laboratory Technology program need to have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher.  No points will be awarded for GPA.

General Education Courses

All five of the General Education Courses must be completed by the application deadline.  Students who have completed Communications 1, Speech, College Algebra, Humanities, and a Social/Behavioral Science course with a "C" or better by the application deadline will be awarded 25 points.

Support / Prerequisite Courses

Students will receive points for the grades earned in the Support / Prerequisite courses listed below.  An "A" is worth 5 points. A "B" is worth 3 points. A "C" is worth 1 point. Courses must have been taken within the 10 years prior to applying to count for points.

  • General Biology 1 with lab *
  • General Chemistrywith lab *
  • General Chemistry 2 with lab *
  • Introduction to Biotechnology Methods with lab **

* Note:  General Biology 1, and General Chemistry 1 and 2 must be completed before the application deadline.
** Note:  Effective for Fall, 2020 applicants:  Students must have completed or be enrolled in Introduction to Biotechnology Methods by the November 1, 2020 application deadline. 

Military Service

Students who have served in the Military for at least two years will be awarded 5 bonus points. Proof of service is required.

Letters of Recommendation

Submitting two letters of recommendation will result in 5 bonus points.


A one-page, typed essay on the topic of "Why is Medical Laboratory Technology My Career Choice?" will earn the applicant 5 bonus points.

Health Science Advising

Meeting with a Health Science Advisor before the application deadline to discuss points, program eligibility, and application packet requirements will result in 5 points.

Mandatory Open House

Applicants must attend a mandatory Medical Laboratory Technology Open House prior to the application deadline.  Students should bring a copy of their transcripts to the Open House.

Post-Acceptance Requirements

Students accepted into the Medical Laboratory Technology program will be required to have a background check and drug screening.  Applicants must be drug free and free of offenses that would disqualify them from the student clinical experience in a health care setting.

The background check will include Residence History, Nationwide Sexual Offenders Registry search and Florida Statewide Criminal Records search. The cost of the background check and drug screening is the responsibility of the student. The program coordinator will provide the necessary paperwork to begin the process, once the student has been accepted into the program.

Equal Access Policy

Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity, and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender preference, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. 

EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.