Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
601-483-8241
1-800-MCC-THE-1

Admission

Progression: To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a "C" average (grade point average of 2.00) or better. A grade of "C" or higher is required in each MLT course to progress in the program.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements):

Attain an 18 composite score on the ACT;
Or
Score a 70 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 60 or above on the Arithmetic Section;
Or
Complete 15 semester hours with a “C” average or above at an accredited college or university and meet requirements for Intermediate Alge bra (MAT 1233);
And
Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 (“C” average) on all previous college coursework;
And
Attend an MLT Information Session. Students will receive notice from the Registrar’s Office about scheduling their Information Session.

The MLT Admissions Committee will select each year’s class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admission requirements. Any application with incomplete records will not be considered for admission. The admission process is competitive and completion of minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission. Priority consideration for admission will be given as follows: 1) In-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC; 2) Out-of-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC; 3) Mississippi residents who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework elsewhere; 4) Out-of-state students. Check with the Health Education advisor for selection details and deadlines.

After program admission and prior to classes beginning, students must provide proof of immunization for MMR. A Drug Screening Test will be scheduled after classes begin. A negative Mantoux Two-Step TB Skin Test is required before students can enter the clinical practicum the second January in the program.

All students admitted into the program will be required to pay for fingerprinting and background checks, which will be performed after admission and prior to clinical laboratories. These fees will be attached as registration fees. There are certain convictions that will prevent an individual being eligible to participate in clinical experiences. If a student is unable to participate in clinical experiences, he/she will be dismissed from the Program. For additional information, please contact the health education counselor or your advisor.

Students in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program must attend MCC full-time (12 or more semester credit hours).