1. General admission to North Hennepin Community College, which includes payment of the $20 application fee.
  2. Submission of official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  3. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.80 in all college courses. If no college courses completed at time of application, minimum high school GPA of 2.80.
  4. Completion of one full year of high school chemistry with a grade of “C” or better OR completion of a college level chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better. Principles of Chemistry I (NHCC Chem 1061) highly recommended.
  5. Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better OR enrollment in the courses for spring or summer session (admission will be contingent on completion with a “C” or better prior to beginning MLT courses): ENGL 1201 College Writing or 1200 Gateway College Writing, and MATH 1150 College Algebra
  6. All applicants are required to complete the most current Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for Allied Health prior to the application deadline.
  • Applicants are allowed to take the test as many times as they wish.
  • The best score achieved may be submitted.
  • Watch the MLT website for more information about how to register and when/where to take the test.
  • TEAS Testing Process: The TEAS exam will be administered via ATI, INC. at North Hennepin Community College. The student may opt to take the TEAS test on any MLT testing date and should register as an MLT applicant for the ALLIED HEALTH test. The test will take approximately 3-4 hours and should not be scheduled unless adequate time is available by the tester.
  • The fee paid by the student to ATI, INC. is $87.00 (subject to change).
  • The student may access study materials at:  www.atitesting.com/Solutions/pre-program/TEAS/study-guide.aspx

 Minimum TEAS scores as follows:

 Reading  64
 Math  60
 Science  40
 English  52
 Adjusted Individual Total Score  60

Selection Criteria for Acceptance/Admission to MLT

Applicants must first meet all minimum requirements listed above.

  1. TEAS composite score divided by a factor of 10 (Example: Composite score of 72% = 7.2)
  2. Overall GPA of all college level courses OR overall high school GPA if no college courses have been completed at the time of application (Example: 2.80)
  3. The combined total TEAS and GPA score will be utilized to rank applicants for order of acceptance. (Example: 7.20+2.80=10.0 ranking score)
  4. In the event of a tied combined total TEAS and GPA score, the applicant with the highest TEAS science sub-score will advance in rank order for acceptance. If a further tie exists, the applicant with the highest TEAS math sub-score will advance in rank order for acceptance.
  5. All applicants, regardless of preference for day or evening program, will be placed into a common applicant pool.
  6. Applicants will be accepted in order of rank from highest to lowest until the maximum capacity of the program has been filled.

 Timelines for Notification of Admission

Application and all required supporting documentation must be submitted prior to any application deadline. 

  1. Completed applications must be postmarked or dropped off (between normal business hours) by March 1st.
  2. Notification to applicants of accept, deny, or waitlist status will be sent via mail and email before April 1st.
  3. Accepted applicants will respond to NHCC to accept or deny admission and specify their preference for day or evening section before April 22nd.
  4. Waitlisted applicants will be notified if their status changes before May 1st.