The Admissions cycle begins in September for the following year. The Program likes to receive all applications by November 1 because some admissions decisions are beginning to be made by mid-October. Applications will, however, continue to be accepted however candidates should be aware that the bulk of admissions are concluded by shortly after New Year’s.
It is important to note that as of Fall 2016, the Program will be accepting only students from NYS Licensure Qualifying Programs. If you are unsure about whether the curriculum at your college is licensure qualifying, speak with your advisor or contact the NYS Office of the Professions at 1-518-474-3817, option 1, extension 150, to find out.
New York State has licensure laws in place for Clinical Laboratory Scientists. The Program accepts students who are in 3+1 programs (completed 3 years of study at their home college of university). BS holders who wish to apply to the Program must matriculate at a college or university that will confer a second BS in MT/CLS, or an advanced certificate of completion, upon them when they successfully complete the clinical year. In short, the 4+1 route whereby BS holders could attend the program without collegiate affiliation, is eliminated.
At the conclusion of the Program all students are eligible to sit for a national certification examination which is also the NYS License Exam. Our students have historically done extremely well on comprehensive challenge examination.
Required course work
To be considered for admission, the student must have completed the following requirements. The NYS Department of Education is the final decision maker regarding pre-requisite course work:
College requirements may vary, for instance some may require Physics, Calculus, or other major courses as well in order for the BS to be conferred.
- Biology: Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, Anatomy and Physiology, Genetics, Immunology. They must include a laboratory section for each.
- Chemistry: General Chemistry (usually I and II), Organic plus either Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry (Quantitative). Remember that a laboratory section is required for each.
- Math: Statistics is required
Candidates must submit official copies of high school transcripts as well as official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, including fall semester or quarter if available.
Applicants with a foreign education are required to have their transcript evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation service. Please contact the Program Director by telephone at 585.922.4274 or e-mail for further guidance on this matter.
Three references are required, at least two science and one personal. The Program provides pre-printed reference forms for this purpose.
The personal interview is a pre-requisite for final admissions consideration. All candidates must schedule the personal interview with the Program Director by telephone at 585.922.4274. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in order for a personal interview to be granted.
The Program does not discriminate because of race, creed, disability, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or sexual preference.
The Program Catalog and application materials may be downloaded from this site, or if you wish to receive a hard copy, please contact the Program Director by telephone at 585.922.4274 or e-mail.