ADMISSIONS INSTRUCTIONS / STUDENT POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
Each student must exhibit professional conduct, satisfactory progress in academic standing and practical achievement. The Program reserves the right to require, at any time, the removal of any student whose attitude, conduct, health, scholastic records or practical experience is not in harmony with the policies of the College or hospital, or its best interests.
Application and Admission
A Student must have completed or be in process of completing the required pre‐major courses through Semester 4 (attached) before applying for admission into the program. Admission is competitive, with a limited number of clinical training positions available.
Application forms are available on the Medical Laboratory website or from the Medical Laboratory Science Program office. In addition to the application form, applicants will need to include copies of academic transcripts, a resume detailing volunteer, paid, and unpaid experience, two letters of reference, and a well-written and structured personal statement addressing questions specified in the application form.
Deadline For Applications:
February 15th for entry in to the Fall of that same year.
At least two members of the MLS Admissions Committee review applications and applicants will be notified of decisions in April or November depending on date of application submission. Please consult the Program Director for specific admission procedures.
Admission and Retention Requirements:
Students must have completed the foundational courses and must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA for entry into the program. Students are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 in the major to remain in good standing with the MLS program.
Minimum Grade Requirement
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) courses. A minimum grade of C is required for a biology course to be used to satisfy a prerequisite for a biology course required for the major requirements for the BS in Medical Laboratory Science
There shall be no discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, physical or mental handicap for admission to the program.
Technical Standards and Essential Functions
Essential functions represent the technical or non‐academic requirements of the Program and the Profession that all students must master to successfully participate in the Program. All students must meet the following non-academic technical standards and essential functions;
The student must be able to read charts and graphs, read instrument scales, discriminate color, read microscopic materials, and record results.
- Speech and hearing
The student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively in order to assess non-verbal communication and be able to adequately transmit information to all members of the health care team.
- Fine motor functions
The student must process all skills necessary to carry out diagnostic procedures, manipulate tools, instruments and equipment.
- Psychological Stability
The students must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of the applicant’s intellectual abilities. Must be able to recognize emergency situations, and take appropriate
Accreditation, Certification and Licensure Eligibility
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
The CUNY College of Staten Island Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). The program is required to comply with NAACLS standards for MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE. To view a copy of the MLS standards please visit the NAACLS website at www.naacls.org.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
ASCP Board of Certification
Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Science program are eligible for certification by the ASCP-BOC examination and for New York State Licensure. Granting of the B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Science is not contingent upon passing an external certification or obtaining licensure.
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Board of Registry Department #77-3335
Chicago, Illinois 60678-3335
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New York State Education Department
The CUNY College of Staten Island Medical Laboratory Science is registered with the New York State Education Department as a CLS licensure- qualifying program.
New York State Education Department Office of the Professions (NYSED OP)
PO Box 22063
Albany, NY 12201
The College of Staten Island Medical Laboratory Science Program reserves the right to change requirements upon reasonable notice as this may be necessary to maintain the proper standards and objectives of the Program.
- Application Form: complete and submit online.
- Personal narrative: type and email to the Program at the address below.
- Unofficial transcripts from the College of Staten Island must be emailed to the Program Director at the address listed below.
- Recommendation letters: must be sent directly to the Director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program by your references in signed, sealed envelopes.
- Return completed forms to:
Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program
CUNY College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd. Building 6S-Room 143
Staten Island, NY 10314 or email electronically to
E‐mail address: Adrienne.Paez@csi.cuny.edu