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How to Apply for Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology program at EFSC has limited seating. Up to twelve students will be selected to start during the fall or spring semesters. All applicants must be current EFSC students who have completed the main college application process before applying to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program. Admission into the Medical Laboratory Technology program follows the application steps below, with admission then guided by a selection criteria point system. Interested students are encouraged to attend an Open House, with details in the accordion below.

Application Steps


Students are required to visit a Health Sciences Advisor for guidance in planning a schedule for completing prerequisite courses and any remaining support courses prior to admission into the program.

Verify EFSC General Admissions Status (Current, New, or Returning)

Students must be current students at Eastern Florida State College before they can apply to the Medical Laboratory Technology progam. 

NEW STUDENTS: For students new to EFSC, complete the EFSC online application for admission prior to the Medical Laboratory Technology program application deadline. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee that must be paid before the application can be processed.

Please note that EFSC's general application processing can take up to 14 days due to the current volume of applications. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.

In addition, new EFSC students need to

  • Submit official High School Transcripts (or GED scores) to General Admissions.
  • Submit official transcripts from any and all colleges attended prior to EFSC (if applicable)
  • Provide FL Residency documentation, complete the New Student Orientation, and finalize any other EFSC General Admissions requirements.

RETURNING STUDENTS: Returning/readmit students who have not completed a course in the past year must also re-apply online.  There is no application fee for a readmit application. Readmit Students need to

  • Submit official transcripts from any and all colleges attended since their last enrollment at EFSC (if applicable).
  • Provide FL Residency documentation, and complete any other EFSC General Admissions requirements.

CURRENT STUDENTS: Current Students may move on to the next step.

Complete the Online Application for Medical Lab. Tech. Program

Complete the online Health Sciences Institute Application for Medical Laboratory Technology by the application deadline, after you have become an EFSC student.

The application deadlines are:

November 1 - Spring Term Start in January each year
June 1 - Fall Term Start in August each year

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for each program application. This fee must be paid online or at the Student Accounts Business Office before the application deadline.

An UNOFFICIAL copy of each and every college transcript is required with Health Science application. Unofficial EFSC transcripts can be accessed from myGPS or

Transcripts from other colleges must be received and evaluated by the application deadline.  Please be aware that this process can take up to three weeks.

REQUIRED prerequisite and support courses

The following general education courses must be completed prior to enrollment into major core courses:

 Course #  Course Title Credits
 ENC 1101  Communication I 3
MAC 1105  College Algebra 3
 BSCC 1010  General Biology 4
   Humanities Core Requirement 3
   Civic Literacy/Social/Behavioral Science Requirement 3

Prior to enrollment into MLT major courses, students must successfully complete the prerequisite courses of General Biology, Intro to Biotechnology, Speech, and General Chemistry 1 & 2.

Students must also hold a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Open House

Students are encouraged to attend a Medical Laboratory Technology Open House prior to their first semester in the MLT program. Students should bring an unofficial copy of their transcript from every college they've attended. All students should successfully complete the programmatic prerequisites, and demonstrate the ability to attend college full-time.

The Open House for the Spring 2023 program start is on October 19, 2022 from 11 AM to 1 PM, on the Cocoa Campus, Building 14, Room 104. An RSVP is not required to attend.

Submit Application Materials

Submit the following application materials to the Health Science admissions office in Cocoa, Building 11, Room 212 or via email  at before the application deadline:

  1. Unofficial transcripts from EFSC and all colleges attended
  2. Essay - 1 page, typed on the topic "Why is Medical Laboratory Technology My Career Choice?"
  3. Work Experience Form (if applicable)
  4. Proof of Military service (if applicable)
  5. Advising Card (if applicable)
  6. Open House Card (if applicable)
  7. 2 letters of recommendation
  8. Online application and $25 fee paid

 Have Questions?

Contact Nursing & Health Sciences Admissions & Advising: (321)433-7575 or on Cocoa Campus, Bldg. 11, Room 212 or Melbourne Campus, Bldg 15, Room 101.

Please note: General EFSC Admissions and Advising offices are not completely informed regarding specific requirements for this program so please work with a Health Sciences advisor.