MLT-to-MLS – How to Apply

Application materials should be received by April 15 to be considered for admission.  Send all requested materials to the CHP Welcome Center.

Applicants must provide:

  1. UAMS Online Admissions Application (OAA): An online application to the college is required and is available on the website.  A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the OAA application.  On the first page of the application, be sure to make the following selections to choose this program:
    -Academic Career: Undergraduate
    -Campus: Main UAMS Campus
    -Term: Fall
    -Academic Program: College of Health Prof UGRD
    -Admit Type: Applicant
    -Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time or Part-Time
    -Academic Plan: Med Lab Sci MLT-to-MLS BS
    -Academic Sub-Plan: N/A
  2. Official Transcripts: Arrange for each college or university you have attended to forward an official transcript of your course work.  A minimum GPA of 2.50* is required in science/mathematics courses as well as for the overall cumulative GPA.
  3. ASCP MLT Exam Scores**: Exam scores should be submitted by uploading them to the “Upload Documents” section of the online application.
  4. Advising Session: Qualified applicants are contacted to arrange an advising session after receipt of application and all official transcripts. This session will be scheduled during the spring semester.
  5. TOEFL scores as applicable. See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of the catalog.

*Students with exemplary ASCP MLT Exam** scores can be admitted to the program with a GPA lower than 2.50.  The chart below details the science/mathematics GPA requirements based on the exam scores:

MLT Exam ScoreGPA Required in Science/Math Courses
<5002.50
500-5492.40
550-5992.30
600-6492.20
650-6992.10

**Or equivalent examination.  Contact the department if you have questions.

Arkansas residency will be considered during selection for admission.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability status as a criterion in deciding against any individual in matters of admission, placement, transfer, hiring, dismissal, compensation, fringe benefits, training, tuition assistance, and other personnel or educationally-related actions.

All documents should be submitted to:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Health Professions
4301 West Markham Street, Slot 619
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Telephone: (501) 686-5730


State Authorization of Distance Education and Clinical Placement Policy

Admission Requirements for Foreign, Non-permanent Resident Alien, and Non-native English Speakers:  All applicants who are not United States citizens or permanent resident aliens or for whom English is not their native language must meet additional admission requirements.  Please consult the Admission/Academic Information section of the CHP Catalog.

All accepted applicants must consent to a criminal background check and drug screen prior to matriculation. Background checks and drug screens are required by most clinical sites during the didactic and clinical phase of the program. Matriculation into the program is contingent upon acceptable background check and drug screen results. Adverse results of a background check will be considered on an individual basis and may result in an inability to matriculate into the program. Enrolled students may be randomly drug tested throughout the curriculum and clinical sites may require updated background checks. More information about the requirement will be provided to accepted applicants.