MLT-to-MLS – Non-Degree Option

Students interested in taking courses from our MLT-to-MLS curriculum as a non-degree-seeking student can do so by completing an application to the college as a non-degree student.  This option is ideal for someone needing a specific course to further their professional career, or for someone looking to get into our MLT-to-MLS degree-seeking program in the future.  This option is recommended for individuals with a minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit and one-year of full time lab experience by the time the course begins.  Courses are done through online education, and only courses already being offered that semester are open to non-degree students.  The deadline to apply for the non-degree option is November 1 to start in the spring and June 1 to start in the fall.

Please note that non-degree students are not eligible for federal financial aid nor Federal Veteran’s Benefits.  If a student takes courses as a non-degree student and then transitions into the degree program, that student’s degree plan may look different than the program’s regular program curriculum, which can have an effect on financial aid available to the student.  For more information about federal financial aid, please contact the UAMS Financial Aid Office at 501-686-5451 or visit

How to Apply as a Non-Degree Student

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 or Spring
    -Academic Program: Coll Health Profess Non-Degree
    -Admit Type: Applicant
    -Academic Plan: Coll Health Profess Non-Degree
    -Academic Sub-Plan: Medical Lab Sciences ND
  2. Official Transcripts: Arrange for each college or university you have attended to forward an official transcript of your course work.  Official transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution, by mail or hand-delivered, or they can be sent via email through an official transcript processing service to
  3. Pre-Degree/Non-Degree/Non-Certificate Agreement Form:  A signed statement that indicates the applicant has read, understands, and agrees to the requirements governing pre-degree/non-degree/non-certificate applications must be submitted by uploading it into your online application.  A standard form is available here.
  4. TOEFL scores as applicable.  See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of the catalog.

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