October 22, 2016

Application Procedures

The program starts in the fall semester of each year. In order to be considered for admission during the normal admissions cycle, completed applications are due by March 31. Applications received after March 31 will be considered on a space available basis only.

A completed program application must have the following:

  1. CLS program application (to download it click here)
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation; two must be from college instructors or former employers.

A separate application for admission and official transcripts must be submitted to the University of Texas-Pan American Office of Admissions for all students not currently attending the University.

Admission is on a competitive basis and students will be accepted in rank order after evaluation of the overall GPA, science GPA and letters of recommendation. An admission interview is also required, but this is used to make sure that students understand the policies and requirements of the program. In no case will students with less than an overall GPA of 2.0 and a science GPA of 2.0 be considered for admission. The capacity of the professional phase of the program is limited by clinical site availability. Typical enrollment is 15-18 full-time students per year and most students have a G.P.A. of 2.5 or better.

A student's application will not be considered if his/her file is incomplete. Applicants are personally responsible for insuring that the items requested above are delivered by March 31 to:

Program Director, Clinical Laboratory Science HSHW 2.206
The University of Texas-Pan American
College of Health Sciences & Human Services
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

1201 W. University Drive Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
956/665-UTPA  1-866-441-UTPA
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