Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) – Application Instructions for Junior Transfers

Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Laboratory Science program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The CLS program will prepare you for entry-level laboratory positions and a future in a constantly growing area of health care.  Our graduates have multiple job offers when they complete the program and go on to have rewarding careers in a wide variety of positions.  We look forward to receiving your application and talking with you about the exciting field of clinical laboratory science.

Admission Requirements

Students typically enter the CLS program after completing general education requirements and prerequisite courses.  Successful completion of the prerequisite courses listed on the CLS website does not guarantee admission to the program.

CLS students are selected on the basis of science and math prerequisite courses, grades, the information in the application for admission, interviews, and recommendations.  Students who already have a baccalaureate and have the CLS prerequisite courses may apply for admission to the program and request a second baccalaureate degree from UNC.


Completed applications received by January 9, 2018 will receive first consideration. Applications received after that deadline will be considered if there are positions available in the program.  Note that the deadline for submitting your Common Application, Supplement, and fee to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has been extended to February 19, 2018.

Application Instructions

To apply for admission, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Common Application to create an account and start your application.
  • Submit the Common Application, the Common Application supplement, and application fee by the deadline above.
  • Upload the essay requested in your Common Application supplement.
  • Submit official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools to:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Jackson Hall, Campus Box 2200
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-2200

  • Arrange to have two letters of recommendations written on your behalf sent to  Recommendations should be completed by college professors or teaching assistants who are familiar with your academic abilities, work supervisors, or volunteer project supervisors.

Additional Information

Clinical Laboratory Science
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Should you have any questions about the application process or program, please contact:
Admissions Chair
Allied Health Sciences
Campus Box 7120, Bondurant Hall
321 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7120


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