Guaranteed Admission Medical Laboratory Sciences Requirements
Maintain a 3.5 GPA in MLS prerequisite courses taken at VCU, AP/IB and repeat course grades are not used in the GPA calculation.
Present a cumulative 3.5 GPA (based on all coursework attempted) at the end of the second, third and fourth semester at VCU.
Remain an active member and in good standing with the VCU Honors College, completing at least 25 engagement points each year.
Complete all prerequisite coursework for Medical Lab Sciences before the end of the second year of undergraduate studies with a minimum grade of “C’ or better on first attempt.
Completed application to Medical Laboratory Sciences by March 15th of year two of undergraduate studies. Participate in interview with department chairman that spring.
If you wish to take required coursework from either an institution other than VCU or in summer session at VCU, then you must obtain advance permission from the Director of Guaranteed Admission Programs. This includes the summer session between high school and college.
Engage in professional behavior at all times. Any institutional or legal sanction will result in dismissal from the Guaranteed Admission Program.
Complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service each semester in a non healthcare setting.
Monitor your vcu.edu email daily during your entire undergraduate program, including summer sessions and breaks. If you will be (or anticipate being) without email access for more than seven (7) consecutive days, you must notify the Director of Guaranteed Admission Programs of alternative ways of communication and provide the date when you will again have email access.
Meet with the Director of Guaranteed Admission Programs every semester for academic advising. Students who fail to receive advising from the Director of Guaranteed Admission Programs prior to the beginning of honors registration will be placed on hold for registration until they secure such advising.
Attend all meetings of Guaranteed Admission students as directed by the Director of Guaranteed Admission Programs, and meet with the Director upon request.
Student records will be reviewed every semester to determine compliance with the requirements. If a student fails to complete the requirements, this will result in dismissal from The Honors College Guaranteed Admission Program for Medical Laboratory Sciences.