Histotechnician (HT) Program:
All applicants must have an Associate’s Degree or greater from a regionally accredited college/university, with mathematics and a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both).
Applicants with International degrees must have their transcripts verified via an ASCP Acceptable Evaluation Agency for US Associate’s Degree equivalency.
Science coursework must be completed within 7 years prior to enrollment.
Histotechnologist (HTL) Program:
All applicants must be/have either:
- Current university students enrolled in a qualifying medical technology, medical laboratory science or clinical lab science program who will attend our program full-time to complete the final year of their degree (3+1 option).
- Those who have already earned an approved Bachelor's degree and wish to pursue the HTL certification (4+1 option).
- Mathematics and a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both).
- Applicants with International degrees must have their transcripts verified via an ASCP Acceptable Evaluation Agency for US Associate’s Degree equivalency.
- Science coursework must be completed within 7 years prior to enrollment.
The applicant must possess at least a 2.5 GPA cumulative from all colleges/universities attended and at least a 2.5 GPA in the sciences which is calculated from the required biology and chemistry courses.
Non-Academic Requirements for Admission
Personal qualifications for a career in Histopathology include an interest in science and medicine, analytical thinking, problem-solving skills and a genuine desire to help others. Other requirements include good communication skills, good judgment, a sense of personal responsibility and the ability to work cooperatively with others.
In addition, good general health, endurance, and a willingness to work long hours, both in school and on the job, are essential.
Applicants must submit the following:
- A completed application form. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
- The $50 non-refundable application fee. Online payment, checks or money orders accepted. (For checks or money orders, make the check or money order payable to "Inova Histology Program" and write “Code 135512519” on the memo line.)
- The official college transcripts from each college/university attended.
- Three letters of recommendation with a minimum of two from current or previous faculty, and one from an employer or individual familiar with the applicant's character. Recommendation letters must be sent directly from the reference source to the Inova Histology Program or emailed to the program coordinator at Nicholas.Hoofirstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). Learn more about the exam and register online on the Educational Testing Service website.
- Applicants who completed their education training outside the U.S. must have their educational transcripts evaluated for U.S. equivalency by an accredited credential evaluation service company prior to submission. The applicant pays for the examination and credential evaluation services. The official transcript evaluation must be sent directly from the official credential evaluation source to the Inova Histology Program at 2832 Juniper St, Fairfax, VA 22031.
- Students accepted into the Inova Histology Program are considered employees of the Inova Hospital; therefore, applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
- Acknowledgement of the Essential Functions contained within the Application for Admission.