CLS Progression Policy

In recognition of the need to maintain acceptable standards for professional curriculum performance, as well as academic achievement, the following academic progression requirements shall apply to all students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology and Medical Laboratory Science programs.

In order to progress in the program, a student shall maintain: 

Program

GPA

Courses with minimum C required

Comment

Medical Laboratory Science, MLS

2.50

BIOL 108 or 286
BIOL 205
CCHS 101
CCHS 102
CCHS 315
CHEM114
CHEM 214

All courses with
CLLS prefix

 

Must complete professional phase within 5 years of beginning.

Medical Laboratory Technology, MLT

2.50

BIOL 108 or 286
BIOL 205
CCHS 101
CCHS 102
CHEM114
CHEM 214
MRIS 102

All courses with
CLLS prefix

Must complete professional phase within 3 years of beginning.  

 

If a student earns less than a C in any CLLS course, he/she will be required to repeat that course when there is a seat available. Students in good academic standing have priority over a student who needs to repeat the course. 

A student may repeat a maximum of 3 credits of CLLS courses. Earning less than a C in courses totaling 4 or more credits will result in a student's being denied from progressing further in the CLS program.

Failing to earn a C or better in the same course after two (2) attempts will result in a student's being denied from progressing further in the CLS program. An attempt is defined as enrollment in the course for one week or longer.

Students in the MLS program must complete the professional phase within 5 years of beginning. MLT students must complete the professional phase within 3 years. If a student cannot complete the program within the stipulated time, he/she will be required to reapply to the professional phase of the program.

No student will be allowed to enter the clinical experience or graduate from the program with less than a 2.50 cumulative grade point average, or with a grade of less than a C in any of the required professional courses. 

You must meet with your academic advisor at least once per semester to discuss progress toward graduation. You will receive a progress report at the beginning of each semester. This report will list your current GPA, GPA in CLLS courses, and any deficiencies in progress, such as being behind schedule in taking general education courses, or not having a prerequisite for a course you will need soon.