How to Apply to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program

We are accepting applications for the Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 terms!

Before you apply: Review the admission requirements

Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, and Summer

  • Summer 2024
    New Student Orientation: Monday, May 6, 2024
    Classes Start: Wednesday, Tuesday, May 7, 2024
  • Fall 2024
    New Student Orientation: Tuesday, September 3, 2024
    Classes Start: Wednesday, September 4, 2024

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is competitive and space is limited in each term. The application portal will open approximately 8 months prior to the start of the term. We recommend that you apply 6 to 8 months prior to your intended start date.

Step 1 – Login to the application portal

Login to the Student Application Portal to start your online application. At any time, you may save your application, logout, and complete it later.

Step 2 – Complete the application

Application fee
There is a non-refundable $50.00 application fee required with submission of your application.

Request official transcripts
Have your official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions (including colleges, universities, vocational/technical schools and PSEO credits) sent directly to Northwestern Health Sciences University. To request an official transcript, contact the Registrar’s Office at your prior institution(s). Transcripts from any previous graduate-level work are also required. All official transcripts should be sent directly to:

Northwestern Health Sciences University
ATTN: Office of Admissions
2501 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Write a 2-Page Essay
Write a 2-page essay, divided into two parts:

Part I: Discuss your:

a. Background
b. Personal goals
c. Reason for choosing the A.S. Medical Lab Technician (MLT) profession.
d. Reasons for choosing MLT at Northwestern Health Sciences University

Part II: Describe a major personal accomplishment and your reasons for that selection

Minnesota Immunization Form
Minnesota state law requires us to have a signed immunization form on file for each student: