Program Admission & Nondiscriminatory Statement
Volunteer State Community College, an AA/EEO employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law. For more information, please refer to the College’s general non-discrimination policy. Due to the nature of the MLT profession, the ability to distinguish colors shall be assessed at the beginning of the program.
Admission to Volunteer State Community College does not automatically qualify a student for admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology program. The number of students admitted to each of the Health Sciences Career Education Programs is limited. There are usually more applicants than spaces available. Admission to each of the programs is based on several factors including successful completion of the admission requirements and interviews with an admissions committee of professionals in the appropriate field. The number of applicants admitted to each Health Sciences program is limited by several factors including: the number of spaces available for clinical training, the predicted number of positions available in the health care industry for graduates, and enrollment limitations imposed by accreditation agencies. In addition, the Medical Laboratory Program class size is governed by the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board. See the information packet for information about class selection criteria.
Schedule for Selection and Notification
The following is used to determine eligibility for the program and then acceptance into the program
- submission of program application by the deadline
- completion of prerequisite/core courses with a C or better
- Effective Fall 2024, minimum general education course cumulative GPA of 2.7
- acceptable performance in MLAB 1301 including final grade or grade at time of interview
- recommendation letters
A selection committee will review applications. A range of 15-40 students are accepted each year into the MLT full-time and part-time program. Students will be notified of acceptance in writing. Following acceptance into the program, students must respond in writing within 2 weeks or issuance of the acceptance. A student who fails to respond by the deadline will forfeit his/her place in the class.
Applicants denied admission may appeal the decision. See the VSCC Student Handbook, page 17.