Medical Laboratory Science Program Application Information


Application Opens: October 1st
Priority Application Deadline:  MARCH 15 
Late applications accepted until seats filled

Medical laboratory scientists (AKA medical technologists) perform complex analyses in order to formulate data on blood, tissues, and fluids of the human body that may be used by a physician or clinician to determine the presence, extent, or cause of disease. These laboratory tests play an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases. Medical laboratory scientists work in conjunction with pathologists, physicians, and other health care team professionals. Secondary application and admission are required.

The Medical Laboratory Science program application consists of the following components, all of which should be completed and submitted by March 15, prior to the intended winter semester entryApplications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until all seats are filled.  Application review will begin immediately following the application deadline, and all qualified applicants will be invited to meet with the MLS faculty.

Recommendation Form

Verification of Course Completion Form


Application Materials Checklist:

  • GVSU Admissions Undergraduate Application (only required for students who are not currently a GVSU student).  Students must be admitted to Grand Valley State University prior to the program application deadline.
  • MLS Secondary Program Application (see blue button above) -  Please Note: Plan to fully complete and submit this online application in one sitting as it cannot be saved to return to later.
  • Minimum cumulative and science GPA of 2.8
  • Resume (attach to application)
  • Statement of Professional Philosophy (1-2 pages) - Why have you chosen MLS as a profession? (attach to application)
  • Verification of Course Completion form * (see link above; attach to application)
  • Two MLS recommendation forms completed by the respondents as follows: One recommendation must be completed by a university faculty member (preferably a laboratory instructor).  The other recommendation may be completed by another university faculty member, a health care professional or employer (current or previous). (see link above) 
  • Official and updated copies of ALL non-GVSU transcripts need to be sent directly to the GVSU Admissions Office at:
    Grand Valley State University
    Attn: Admissions Office
    1 Campus Drive - 150 STU
    Allendale, MI 49401
    [email protected]
  • For those applicants not currently enrolled at GVSU or have not yet taken GVSU classes, you should meet with a CHP academic advisor as soon as possible to review your transfer course equivalencies and program eligibility.  Go to our CHP Student Services Office website or call our office at (616) 331-5900 to set up a prospective student advising appointment.

All program application materials must be submitted by March 15 (for priority consideration), preferably attached to the electronic application or via email to [email protected]

If mailing materials is necessary, materials must be postmarked by March 15 (for priority consideration).
College of Health Professions - Student Services
Grand Valley State University 
301 Michigan St NE, Suite #113
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3314

Questions about admissions and applications? 
Call the CHP Student Services Office at (616) 331-5900 or email Michelle Johnson at [email protected]


Admission Considerations

Admission consideration will be based on the following:
1) Academic record including science and overall grade-point averages (GPA's)
2) Faculty meeting/interview
3) Laboratory science exposure
4) Philosophy composition


* Prerequisite Courses:  The GVSU Medical Laboratory Science program requires all prerequisite courses to be completed with LETTER (A, B, C) or NUMERICAL (4.0, 3.0, 2.0)  grades.  Prerequisite courses completed with Pass/Fail or Credit/No credit will not fulfill the program’s admissions requirements.  

*Coronavirus-specific issues:


The College of Health Professions (CHP) Student Services Office (SSO) in collaboration with CHP faculty and staff provides academic advising, admissions, and other student services to future and current undergraduate and graduate students in support of their academic, professional and personal development on the campus and within the greater community.


Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost. See tuition, fees, and financial aid information below.

Students should plan on additional cost for travel expenses to clinical placements which can be up to three hours from Grand Rapids. 

Page last modified September 25, 2023