If you are a foreign graduate, you need to: 1) submit your foreign transcripts to an approved credentialing company, 2) take the TOEFL test, and 3) submit your application to the University of Kentucky as soon as possible.
Your first step is to submit all of your higher education transcripts to World Education Services (WES). The MLS Program will only accept transcript evaluations from WES in consideration of admittance into the Program. This is usually a lengthy process which is why you need to submit these as soon as possible. Once your transcripts have been evaluated, by WES, we can appropriately advise you for the Medical Laboratory Science Program and/or consider your application for admittance.
Your second step is to take the TOEFL test and submit scores to the MLS Program. In order to be eligible for admissions into the MLS Program, a minimum score of 26 in each category is required: Reading, Listening, Speaking, & Writing. Refer to the TOEFL website (http://www.ets.org/toefl) for more information regarding the test.
Your third step is to submit your University of Kentucky undergraduate application. As a foreign graduate, admission may be a lengthy process as foreign transcripts, WES evaluation, and TOEFL scores are individually reviewed. In addition, course syllabi may be required to ensure equivalency therefore we highly encourage submission of syllabi along with the above documents. This review is to ensure that you have met all general education core requirements and MLS prerequisite courses, and to ensure sufficient undergraduate credit hours. This review process (by the University of Kentucky undergraduate admissions office) needs to be completed for the MLS Program to adequately evaluate your MLS application. If this review process is in progress during the MLS application review period, it is possible for foreign graduates to be accepted on a conditional basis pending completion of missing courses/credit hours.
Mail the statement of support form and recommendation forms to:
Office of Student Affairs
University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences
Wethington Bldg., Rm. 111
900 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
Mail transcripts to:
UK Undergraduate Admission
100 WD Funkhouser Bldg
Lexington, KY 40536-0054
After the deadline for applying to the MLT to MLS program, application packets will be reviewed. Qualified applicants may be asked to participate in a brief phone interview with MLS faculty member(s).
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JUNE 1.
Contact us today:
For more information about the program courses and requirements to complete the degree, contact the MLT/MLS coordinator Chad Guilliams at (859) 218-0855 or Chad.Guilliams@uky.edu.
NOTE: Per state laws, distance education courses and programs must be legally authorized in a state prior to offering courses or programs to students residing there. In addition, programs in fields regulated by licensure or certification may not meet the educational requirements for licensure in certain states. Therefore, program availability varies by state. Students should check UK Online to determine if a distance education program at the University of Kentucky is available in their state of residence or meets the educational requirements for licensure in their state.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR RELOCATING DURING THE COURSE OF THE PROGRAM: All distance education students should keep in mind that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can continue in the course and/or meet the eligibility requirements of that state.