Admissions Information

Application Deadline

  • Applications for the 2021-2022 class are due April 30, 2021

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

  • National accreditation as a Medical Technologist in Immunohematology.
  • External applicants: At least three years of full-time clinical experience in blood banking in an accredited laboratory within the last five years. These three years of experience must have been acquired after completion of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Internal applicants: At least two years of full-time clinical experience in LifeSouth’s IRL laboratory within the last five years. These two years of experience must have been acquired after completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • LifeSouth SBB Program Application
  • Two professional letters of recommendation.
  • Copy of all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts and MT/MLS training (if applicable). College transcripts submitted for initial review may be unofficial copies or photocopies when possible. You must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Current CV or resume listing all previous experience and education.
  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages) including discussion of:
    • Career goals
    • Professional strengths
    • Experiences or qualities that will help the applicant succeed in a distance learning program
    • How this program will affect your professional life
    • List of any honors, awards, and activities that may be applicable (such as organization memberships, publications, and presentations at seminars or meetings
  • SBB Applicant Experience Documentation form.
  • Agreement for SBB Student Mentoring form with mentor’s CV or resume showing experience and education.
  • Facility Information form to show where you currently work and/or plan to gain clinical experiences.
  • Facility’s Memo of Understanding to indicate that your facility will support your SBB training.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the US.

Student Selection Criteria

LifeSouth provides equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, transgender status, gender identification, disability, status as a protected veteran, national origin, color or any other classification in accordance with federal, state and local statues, regulations and ordinances.

Evaluation Process

The admissions process is designed to consider all aspects of an applicant’s academic record and personal experiences. The admissions review process tries to balance the subjective and objective components of the application. Admission officers can exercise flexibility and professional judgment in their reviews and decisions, but they also must apply consistent standards. Every evaluation retains a focus on academic achievement and the applicant’s overall potential for success during and after completion of the program.


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