Freshman Admission Requirements
All students entering the Medical Laboratory Science, Cytotechnology, or Investigative and Medical Sciences programs at the freshman level should have:
- Minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in high school chemistry, biology, mathematics and English
- Four years of mathematics (including algebra) and English are required
- Physics is recommended when available
- An ACT of 20 or above in each area or an SAT of 500 or above in each area is also required.
Applicants who do not meet all admission requirements should still apply to be evaluated on an individual basis.
In order to be considered for admission to any of the undergraduate programs of Saint Louis University, applicants must be graduates of an accredited high school or have an acceptable score on the General Education Development Test (GED).
Students are encouraged to take four or more academic courses each semester of high school. The following high school curriculum is recommended for admission: 4 years of english, 2 years of social sciences, 3 years of mathematics, 2 years of foreign languages, 2 years of natural sciences, 3 years of academic electives. High school natural sciences courses in biology and chemistry are required for admission to programs within the Doisy College of Health Sciences.
All students must meet the professional performance standards required for the profession and provide documentation of visual acuity and absence of color blindness.
Applicants should contact the department faculty associated with the degree they wish to pursue for evaluation of transcripts:
Medical Laboratory Science (MLS): Amanda Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 977-8686.
Cytotechnology (CT): Larry List at email@example.com or (314) 977-8685.
Investigative and Medical Science (IMS): Donna Duberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 977-8687.
The Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science welcomes international students from across the globe and is recognized as one of the more diverse departments in the Doisy College of Health Sciences. International students must contact SLU's Office of International Services for information about:
- Transcript evaluation
- English evaluation and TOEFL testing
- Math and science placement