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Medical Laboratory Technology - competitive entry process

The Medical Laboratory Technology program has a competitive entry process, which means applicants are scored based on weighted criteria.

Admission requirements for the Medical Laboratory Technology program are:

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including:
    • A minimum mark of 70% in Grade 12 Academic Biology, English and Math.
    • A minimum mark of 80% in Grade 12 Academic Chemistry.
  • Completed CASPer© assessment.

Applicants will be scored using a rubric with the following criteria:

  • Academic marks.
  • CASPer© score.
  • Post-secondary program/course credentials.
  • Representational equity.

Assessment/selection criteria

Competitive ranking criteria Maximum potential score Criteria components by category Individual criteria weight Category score
Academic marks 45% • Chemistry 12
• Biology 12
• Math 12
• English 12
Your highest grade achieved in each of the above or in any equivalent courses.
CASPer© 30% 30 /30
Post-secondary (not including marks used to meet high school course requirements) 15% • Approved science or health degree
• Approved science or health diploma, or 2 full years of an approved science or health degree
• 1 full year of approved science or health degree/ diploma


Representational equity 10% • Self-declared Aboriginal/ Indigenous and/or historically Indigenous Black/ African Nova Scotian 10 /10
Total score /100