Admissions Process for Histotechnology Certificate Program
The Histotechnology Certification Program has a two-step application process that must be completed before receiving a notice of decision.
May 1: Step #1- Indiana University Purdue University (IUPUI) online application completed.
June 1: Step #2- Histotechnology Program application submitted.
July 1: Clinical Affiliation Agreements secured.
Step 1-University Application
Complete the university application at IUPUI Office of Admissions. When completing the application, choose Histotechnology (Certificate) as the planned major. Even if eventually seeking an Associate degree, applicants who haven’t yet completed the IU School of Medicine Certificate in Histotechnology Program or meet other credentials should first apply to the Histotechnology (Certificate) program. Deadline to complete the university application is May 1st.
Step 2-Histotechnology Program Application
Complete the Histotechnology Program application. Email the requested supplemental forms to the Histotechnology Program —in one packet—after completing the online application to IUPUI. Applicants can also mail supplemental materials to the Histotechnology Program at 635 Barnhill Drive MS A128, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Deadline to email or have the forms postmarked is June 1st.
- Copy of email confirmation from online application
- Personal statement which must include applicant’s interest and aspirations in Histotechnology and why the applicant should be considered for the program
- Letter of recommendation from applicant’s histology laboratory supervisor
- Letter of recommendation from a supervising pathologist of the laboratory where clinical education will occur
- Clinical Education Supervisor (CES) Information Form
- Clinical Facility Fact Sheet
- Instrumentation in the Student’s Training Laboratory Form
- Laboratory Media Resources Form
- Signed Student Responsibilities Form
- Signed Laboratory Responsibilities Form
- Clinical Affiliate Agreement Form*
- Verification of Employment Status Form
A complete program application packet must be submitted by June 1 for the fall semester. The additional supplemental application materials for the Certification Program must be submitted together and mailed/emailed directly to the Histotechnology Program contact. Only application packets that are postmarked or received by the application deadline and include all the required items will be forwarded to the program’s admissions committee. Application packets received or postmarked after the program’s deadline are considered late.
Incomplete or late applications are only considered if all completed and on-time applications have been reviewed and positions in the program are still available. Call 317-274-1686 or email IUHTinfo@iu.edu to find out if a specific program is still accepting applications following the application deadline.
Notes: Students who have not completed one of the prerequisite courses by the application deadline can be conditionally admitted to the Histotechnology Certificate Program. However, failure to submit a final college/university transcript or any other required materials to the IUPUI Office of Admissions or the Histotechnology Program by August 7 may cause a delay in the applicant’s term of entry. All documents must be received by the term deadlines.
*Deadline to secure the Affiliation Agreement is July 1st.
Receive notification of admission, deferral or denial.
If offered admission into the IU School of Medicine Certificate in Histotechnology Program, applicants are required to submit a completed technical standards certification form.