Only selected qualified short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview. All students will be selected using the following criteria:
|The cumulative grade point average of the required English, biology, chemistry and mathematics courses contributes its actual points – e.g., a GPA of 3.2 contributes 3.2 points||4.00|
|30 credits or more at the post- secondary level, or 1-year equivalency, contributes 3 points||3.00|
|Residents of BC or the Yukon will be awarded 1 point.||1.00|
|Certified as a Medical Laboratory Assistant||1.00|
|A completed “Medical Laboratory Technology Career Investigation Report” contributes up to 6 points||6.00|
|Total possible points||15.00|
|In the event of a tie for the last seat, it will be awarded to the first qualified applicant|
In Canada, medical lab technologists must become certified by passing national examinations administered by the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). Once certified, they can work anywhere in Canada. All provinces also require certified medical lab technologists to register with a provincial regulatory body before starting work.
Financial planning and awareness
Be aware that even though the program is eligible for student loans, the loans will not cover the entire cost of the program. Students are required to make significant tuition payments during the program and plan for costs of practicum placements outside of Prince George. Students applying to this program need to begin financial planning early.
The Medical Laboratory Technology Science program must be completed within a five-year period. In the event of significant changes to courses or program matrix, students may be required to demonstrate that they have maintained their knowledge and skills for re-entry into the program.
A student who is unsuccessful in an MLTS course once, may be required to withdraw and must then reapply for admission into the program. Multiple course failures, subsequent failure in the same MLTS course or requirement to withdraw for unsuccessful professionalism evaluation will exclude the student from further study and re-admission into the program; that student may not apply again to the program.
Re-admission to the MLTS program is considered on a space available basis and will be administered according to the following principles:
- A student who has successfully completed the prerequisite courses and/or who, at the time of withdrawal, maintained an overall grade of “C” 60% or higher will be accorded first priority.
- A student who has failed an MLTS course or who has withdrawn from the MLTS course with less than a “C” 60% grade standing in the course will be accorded second priority.
- An evaluation of course work completed elsewhere will be necessary for the student requesting a transfer from another accredited MLTS program; the student will then be subject to the above and will be accorded third priority.