School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Medical Laboratory Science

School of Allied Health Professions
LSU Health sciences center


  1. The minimum scholastic requirement for course work is a grade of C. In courses designated Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory a grade of Pass or Satisfactory is required to be in good academic standing.
  2. A minimum semester and cumulative professional GPA (for course work taken at LSUHSC) of 2.0 must be maintained.
  3. Departmental scholastic requirements may differ from those of the School of Allied Health Professions and should be noted by students.

Provisions for Academic Progression

  1. If an unacceptable grade is recorded in a required course the student will be placed on scholastic probation and must satisfactorily complete the required course before continuing the program sequence.
  2. Students may not participate in clinical, fieldwork, or preceptorship courses until all prerequisite course work has been completed successfully.
  3. Students who receive a grade of D in more than one required course will be dismissed from the School.
  4. Students placed on scholastic probation must repeat those courses in which an unacceptable grade was earned when next regularly offered and earn a satisfactory grade. Students will remain on scholastic probation until this requirement is met and the minimum scholastic requirement for cumulative professional GPA is achieved. Students who do not meet this requirement will be dismissed from the School.
  5. A course, including those designated clinical, fieldwork, and preceptorship, may be repeated one time only. Students who repeat a course but earn an unacceptable grade will be dismissed from the School.
  6. Students who fail to attain a minimum 2.0 cumulative and/or semester professional GPA in two consecutive semesters will be dismissed from the School.
  7. Students on scholastic probation are not eligible for graduation.
  8. Students must complete the professional program in a specified period of time. (Time frame is determined by each department).

In the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, students must complete:

If making a grade less than a C in a course will prevent a student from meeting the time completion requirement for their specific curriculum track, the student will be dismissed from the program.

  1. Grades recorded in repeated course work do not replace the original grade. Both the original grade and repeated grade will appear on the academic transcript and both grades will be used in the computation of the academic grade point average.
  2. Students dismissed from the School for academic reasons must reapply to the program to be considered for readmission.
  3. In the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, upon program readmission, students must successfully complete all courses offered regardless of whether the student previously passed some of the courses.
  4. All MLS students will be required to take and pass a final MLS comprehensive exam prior to completion of the program.

It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the policies and regulations stated in the School of Allied Health Professions section of the LSU Health Sciences Center Catalog/Bulletin.  Ignorance of the policies does not excuse deficiency in any category addressed in the catalog.