Medical Laboratory Technology Admission Guidelines

Flanagan Campus

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Minimum requirements to apply to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program:

  1. CCRI application – Complete and submit a CCRI Application for Enrollment. General Studies should be first choice; CLAB should be second choice.
  2. High school transcript – Send an official copy of an accredited high school transcript or GED, including date of graduation must be provided. If the applicant holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university, the high school transcript may be waived; college transcript must indicate completion and degree awarded.
  3. Placement testing – Complete a standardized test (ACCUPLACER) issued by CCRI’s Department of Advising and Counseling.
    • Reading comprehension test - must show competency of 80 or above or students must complete ENGL 0890: Critical Reading with a grade of B- or better.
  4. Complete courses required for admission with a grade of C or better:
    BIOL 1002: Introduction to Biology: Cellular
  5. GPA – A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better for all college courses.
  6. Aptitude Examination – Take the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Examination administered through Advising and Counseling. The exam may be taken no more than three times (see
  7. PBHS Health Sciences application – Complete and submit an online Performance-Based Health Sciences application during the open enrollment period. Deadlines are listed on the form. (
All the above requirements must be met satisfactorily BEFORE submission of the Performance-Based Health Sciences application and does not guarantee acceptance. Students declining acceptance into the program for the semester offered must resubmit a Performance-Based Health Sciences application for the program and meet the current admission requirements. Once accepted into the program, the student must attend a mandatory meeting conducted by the Allied Health Department.

Background Check
– Students are required to submit a background check when directed by notification from Enrollment Services.

Policies for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program after acceptance:

  1. Applicants must have a physical examination and the required immunizations completed prior to completion of MLTC 1120: Clinical Immunology.
  2. Students also must have a current CPR card (American Heart Association, Health Care Provider level) obtained through an AHA recognized community training center (Course is also available at CCRI – HEAL 0200) must be documented prior to the completion of MLTC 1120: Clinical Immunology.

Please note: Requirements are subject to change.

For more information: or contact the Office of Enrollment Services:

Susan Barrett, Warwick Campus: 401-825-2084,

If more specific information is needed, contact Maddie Josephs, Medical Laboratory Technology Program Director, 401-333-7418,

CLAB Program Admission Criteria Point System

The performance-based acceptance process is based on the performance indicators identified for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program. A point system, based on the admissions guidelines, has been assigned to the performance criteria.

The criteria for the incoming Fall 2017 class will include:

  1. Grade in BIOL 1002
  2. ACCUPLACER reading score/degree completion
  3. PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Test (academic aptitude)
  4. PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Test (information in the natural sciences)

  1. Grades in the following prerequisite admission courses using the scale below:
    • A = 40 points
    • A- = 37 points
    • B+ = 33 points
    • B = 30 points
    • B- = 27 points
    • C+ = 23 points
    • C = 20 points
    Grade in BIOL 1002, Maximum points = 40
  2. ACCUPLACER reading comprehension test score:
    ACCUPLACER score of 90 or better = 10 points
    A bachelor's degree = 10 points
    A grade of "A" in ENGL 0890 = 10 points
    ACCUPLACER test may be taken no more than three times.
    Maximum points = 10
  3. PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (Academic Aptitude total)
    Percentile score x 0.25
    Example: 72 percentile score x 0.25 = 18
    Maximum points = 25
  4. PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (Information in the Natural Sciences)
    Percentile score x 0.25
    Example: 85 percentile score x 0.25 = 21.25
    Maximum points = 25
PSB aptitude test may be taken no more than three times.
Maximum Point Total = 100

Tiebreaker: Earliest completion date of preadmission course.

Credits granted through AP, CLEP, challenge exams or assessment of prior learning will be recognized as satisfying course requirements and will be assigned points equivalent to a grade of B.

***A student with a baccalaureate degree or higher may still be required to complete an ACCUPLACER test depending on the prerequisites for individual general education courses.***

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Last Updated: 8/29/18