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Students accepted into the program must complete the Health Professions Programs (HPP) and the program admission requirements before the first day of classes.  Admission to the professional program is competitive; completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the program. See http://medicine.iu.edu/hpp/admitted/ for more details.

In addition to the Health Professions Programs’ admission policies and procedures found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the following admission policies apply to the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at IUPUI.


Application Deadline December 1 of the year before desired entry into the senior/professional year.

Interview  Applicants must complete the interview process. Interviews are scheduled from October to December.

Minimum Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours  84 to be completed by July 1 prior to entry.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average  2.70 on a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained. Grades from remedial courses are not used in this calculation.

Minimum Specific Grade Point Average  2.70 on a 4.00 scale in science and mathematics courses. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained. Grades from remedial courses are not used in this calculation.
NOTE: Applicants whose Cumulative and/or Specific GPAs are at or only slightly above 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) are unlikely to be competitive for admission.

Minimum Grade in a Stated Prerequisite Course  C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) in all required courses.

Class Size Program is accredited for 24 students; however, current arrangements limit class size to 12 students.

Program Length  11 months (early August to early July)

Indiana Residents Preference Policy  Preference is given to applicants who are Indiana residents and to applicants who complete the majority of applicable course work at a public college or university in Indiana. Each program's admissions committee may have more restrictive policies.

Additional Program Considerations  Class selection will be based on cumulative and science/math grade point average, essay, interview, and motivation factors. Applicants must complete at least 18 credit hours in the biological sciences and 18 credit hours in chemistry. See prerequisite list. At least one course in chemistry (upper level), microbiology, and immunology must have been completed within the previous six years.

The following will be required upon offer of admission into the program and must be completed by June 1st in the year of entry. Complete details may be found at https://mednet.iu.edu/undergradstudents and will be included in your program information packet. 

  • Signed Technical Standards form
  • Signed Honor Code
  • Proof of immunizations
  • Proof of TB shot
  • Physical Examination
  • Flu Shot
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Background Check and Drug Screen-to be completed within 10 days of offer acceptance



Updated: April 2018