Application Process

The following steps will help guide you through the application process to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta.

Applications are submitted at Undergraduate Admissions.

Please note: the preprofessional course requirements for admission have changed. The current application lists the previous requirement of 3 units from Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, or Zoology. This requirement has changed to 3 units from Science or Math, please enter the Science or Math course you wish to use for the current requirement in that section of the application.

It is essential that you complete all required steps. Please note: This is a competitive program, and meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee entrance.

Please monitor your University of Alberta LaunchPad applicant portal and email account for any correspondence. Communications from the Medical Laboratory Science Office and the Office of the Registrar regarding your application will be directed to your email account.

Ensure you meet all admission requirements. Please note that meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

MARCH 1 (Application deadline for 2024 extended to April 15)
Deadline to submit your initial application to the Medical Laboratory Science program by completing the University of Alberta Online Undergraduate Application ($75.00 application fee for U of A students or $125.00 application fee for non-U of A applicants).

Deadline to submit your letter of intent (upload the letter of intent via the University of Alberta's LaunchPad applicant portal)

Students chosen to participate in multiple mini interviews (MMIs) will be contacted via their email address to be notified of their interview time. Please check your email account regularly.

Mandatory multiple mini interviews for selected applicants will take place via videoconference.

Deadline to submit your final post-secondary transcript(s) and relevant supporting documentation.

Deadline to provide results of TOEFL/TSE (Test of English Fluency/Test of Spoken English), if required.

*Note: Transcripts must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar directly from the issuing institutions. If you are currently a U of A student, the Office of the Registrar will automatically send us your transcripts.

Results of the admissions process will communicated to all interviewed applicants via their email address.

All accepted students will be notified via their email account. Students will need to either accept or deny within ten days of receiving their offer. If students accept their offer they will need to submit a non-refundable tuition deposit to confirm their intention to register.

Participate in the mandatory two week student orientation.

Please Note: The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Orientation week takes place in the last week of August. Orientation sessions for the program will continue in to the first week of September. Failure to participate in orientation sessions may result in admissions status being revoked.

University of Alberta Communication Policy

The university communicates directly with students, and holds students responsible for ensuring that messages sent to these accounts are reviewed and acted on promptly.

Therefore, it is imperative that students monitor their Bear Tracks and University of Alberta email accounts on a regular basis. Students access both of these accounts using their Campus Computing ID (CCID) and password which are emailed to them after they apply.

All official correspondence regarding awards and admissions will occur online in Bear Tracks, with key notifications sent via email. Few, if any, correspondences will be sent via regular mail. (Some faculties and departments may correspond via regular mail.)

University of Alberta Privacy Policy

While we recognize that parents and families may have the best of intentions when seeking information on behalf of their student, we cannot legally release information regarding a student's application, file, or academic standing to anyone other than the student, without the student's prior written consent. This applies whether or not the student is a minor.

Learn more about the University of Alberta Information and Privacy Office guidelines pursuant to Alberta's FOIP Act.