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”.)
  • Online PRCC application
  • MLT Program application with autobiography
  • Official High School Transcript or GED (Required if no college)
  • Official transcript of ALL Colleges (E-script preferred)

Admission to the MLT program is competitive based upon

  • ACT Score
  • General cumulative GPA
  • Science GPA (grade of “C” or better)
  • Interview points
  • Communication Skills
  • Knowledge of the field
  • Must be eligible to take College Algebra (MAT 1313/4)
  • Only Highest ranking applicants are interviewed
  • Class size is 20 students
  • Proof of Liability Auto Insurance
  • AHA CPR Certification
  • Before final acceptance, your health care provider must complete a physical that includes:
    • Complete the Health Approval Form (PDF) for duties of a Medical Laboratory Technician.
    • Hepatitis B vaccinations documentation
    • TB skin test
    • Color blind test
    • 2 MMR vaccinations
    • Current season Flu shot

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.