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Associate of Science in Histotechnology


directly, at any time, and work with the program advisor toward completion of the core curriculum. The 30 core curriculum credits must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university. This can be in the students’ home state, IU campus or through IU Online. The core curriculum courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university. Students must meet admission requirements for the campus they complete the core curriculum courses. Only courses with an earned grade of 2.0 on a 4.0 (C) will transfer to I.U. An overall minimum GPA of 2.3 (C+) based on a 4.0 scale.

Students must meet the professional program admission requirements to complete the degree. In addition to the core curriculum prerequisites students must have access to a qualified training laboratory, a certified HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) to serve as their Clinical Liaison and completion of all application requirements. (See Location of Clinicals above and Criteria for Selection of Class below).

Criteria Used for Selection of Class  The Histotechnology Program is designed to reach students in all parts of the nation. However, preference for admissions is ranked as follows: (1) students in laboratories with multiple noncertified students; (2) students in laboratories with one noncertified student. Other applicants will be admitted as class capacity allows.

The Histotechnology Program is designed to reach students in all parts of the nation. Completion of the core curriculum course work, or certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification as an HT and application for the program’s special credit option are accepted.

Class Size histotechnology professional program courses class size is limited to 50. In the event, however, that enrollment exceeds program resources, applicants who are residents of Indiana are given preference for admission before out-of-state applicants, followed by GPA ranking. If class size does not reach 50, GPAs as low as 2.0 will be considered until class is full.

Specific Requirements In addition to the Health Professions Programs admission policies and procedures found at the beginning of this bulletin, the admission policies below apply to the Associate of Science in Histotechnology degree.

Application Deadline Program applications are accepted year-round to allow students access to a program advisor for completion of the 30 credit hours of core curriculum (See admissions above). Applications for the histotechnology program's 30 hours of professional course work are accepted before April 30th for classes starting in the fall term.

Minimum Academic Requirements  High school diploma or equivalent. Students must meet the university admissions guidelines.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average  Students must meet the university admission requirements. A minimum 2.30 on a 4.00 scale (C+) must be maintained in all prerequisite courses and a minimm 2.3 grade in all professional courses. Grades earned in remedial courses are not used to calculate the cumulative grade point average.

Technical Standards  See Health Professions Programs policy.

Students starting the professional program courses who are not employed at a qualifying lab must also meet the following entry requirements:

Medical Requirements  Students are required to demonstrate proof of immunization for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, rubella (German measles), rubeola (measles), mumps, varicella (chicken pox), and hepatitis B, have a PPD tuberculin skin test within the last three months prior to the professional program courses beginning in the Fall term. In some instances, proof of titer can be substituted. Students may be required to complete a physical examination (see program specific requirements). Full details for entering students can be found at HPP New Student Requirements. Additional immunizations may be required at certain clinical sites.

Student Health Insurance  Students are required to show proof of coverage under a health insurance plan. This is consistent with requirements for other health science students on the IUPUI campus.

Background Check and Drug Screen Students are required to submit to a comprehensive background check and drug screen upon notification of admission.  A Social Security number is required to finalize an applicant's background check and allows a student access to hospitals that serve as the School's clinical partners.  Further information about the requirement and cost is included in the letter of admission.


Volunteer Experience  Although volunteer experience is not required of applicants, it is highly recommended that students with no histology laboratory experience spend time in a histology laboratory to assure serious interest before proceeding with application to the program.

Updated: April 2021