Pearl River Community College

Admission Requirements

The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program begins each fall semester on the PRCC Hattiesburg campus. In addition to all of Pearl River Community College’s general admission requirements for a technical student, the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program has specific additional program admission requirements as listed below:

All of the following are due by May 1st

  • ACT 18 (ACT of 16 is accepted if English and Algebra are completed with a minimum of “C”.)
  • Completion of Biology and Chemistry or the equivalent in high school
  • Online PRCC application
  • Online MLT Program application
  • Email Autobiography to mlt@prcc.edu
  • Official High School Transcript or GED
  • Official transcript of ALL Colleges

Admission to the MLT program is competitive based upon

  • ACT Score
  • General cumulative GPA
  • Biology and Chemistry or the equivalent GPA (grade of “C” or better)
  • Interview points
  • Communication Skills
  • Knowledge of the field
  • Must be eligible to take College Algebra (MAT 1313/4)
  • Can perform Essential Requirements
  • Only Highest ranking applicants are interviewed (Admission Rating Form)
  • Class size is 20 students
  • Provide documentation of the following before final acceptance:
    • General physical
    • Health Approval Form (PDF) for duties of a Medical Laboratory Technician.
    • Hepatitis B vaccinations
    • TB skin test
    • Color blind test
    • 2 MMR vaccinations
    • Current season Flu shot
    • Proof of Liability Auto Insurance
    • American Heart Association CPR Certification for the Clinical Practicum
    • Criminal Background Check (CBC) questionnaire

NOTE: Priority for student admission to the program will be as follows: district, out-of-district, and out-of-state candidates. All MLT applicants must be able to master all of the essential functions in order to complete the MLT Program. All PRCC MLT program students will be required to complete a criminal background check. According to various sections of the Mississippi law, persons convicted of certain felonies and/or misdemeanors may be refused clinical placement and/or employment by healthcare facilities.

All statements related to admission criteria or announcements of the present policies are subject to revisions. NOTE: Courses taken in the Spring semester of the year of application cannot be used to calculate GPA’s or rank due to the fact that the deadline precedes the end of the semester.