FAQs

  • What is the average GPA of students accepted into the program?

 3.1 Overall and 3.1 Science

  • What is the program like?

The didactic phase of the program is delivered at an accelerated pace.  During the didactic portion (first 4 months), students have 6 hours of lecture on campus each day.  Two subjects are taught concurrently.  2 to 4 exams are taken each week.  Students spend approximately 35 to 45 hours a week studying.

  • When do you begin accepting applications for the upcoming year?

September of each year.

  • When are decisions usually made regarding whether or not a student is accepted into the program or not?

April

  •  I read that only 8 students were admitted into the program each year.  How many students on average apply to this particular program? 

 30 - 60

  • What type of statistics course is needed?

An introductory statistics or biostatistics course is acceptable.

  • Can I apply if I am still taking prerequisite courses? 

Yes, you may complete course work during the application process as long as all course work is completed by May 31 of the enrollment year.

  • Are enrolled students eligible for student loans?

Our program does not qualify for students to receive Federally funded student loans; nor do our students qualify to defer their student loans based on "in-school" deferment. 

  • What documentation is needed to demonstrate Immunology was a part of the microbiology course I took?

While a full course in Immunology is highly recommended, Immunology as part of a Microbiology course is acceptable.  You must provide evidence of the Immunology topics by submitting a course description, course syllabus, or letter from the professor. 

  • Are both Human Anatomy and Physiology required as separate courses? 

No.  It is acceptable to have completed Human Anatomy and Physiology as one course

  • Can calculus be substituted for statistics?

No.  Either Statistics or biostatistics must be completed. 

  • Are there any scholarships available?

Check our website under the "Program Information."

  • I have a BS degree and have been working as a technologist for many years but I am not certified.  How can I become certified without having to go through this program and retaking courses I've already taken?

You can check the http://www.ascp.org/ website for routes to eligibility. We do not offer any part-time enrollment, nor do we offer internships for laboratory clinical testing.