Wednesday, 2 May 2012

So You've Been Offered a Spot!

First of all, congratulations! I know the offers will be going out soon so here are some tips on what to do after.

To get a first-round offer in any program is something to be proud of. Michener usually invites over 3 times the number of people that they will actually accept into the program. Quite a feat!

If you did not receive a first round offer, do not despair! The waiting list for big programs moves quickly (such as MLS or RT) and people that are accepted into their other choice programs go into those. Though for me, I was accepted into Diagnostic Cytology and Medical Laboratory Science and I accepted MLS which is typically the reverse!  There are some students that receive acceptance a week before classes start or sometimes during the first week of class due to people having to drop out.

If you are accepting the offer you do it through (unless it has changed since last year.) You will also need to make a $1000 deposit to secure your place in the program which can be done over the phone or in person. This deposit will be applied to your tuition when you pay it sometime in July. (See my Michener page for more info!)

A packet should arrive in the mail containing your offer and some of the health information, residence information and other things about Michener a few weeks after you received your E-Mail offer. You will also receive a package in the middle of August containing orientation information, your class schedule and other helpful tips.

There are health requirements you should get on right away, especially the Mantoux (TB) testing as it takes at least 3 weeks to be completed. You will need to have tuberculin protein injected under your skin to see if you have been exposed to TB and it needs to be done twice. Make sure you complete this list before you head to Michener in September!

  • Mantoux Test (2)

  • Blood testing for immunity

  • OESC Police Check

  • Standard First Aid and CPR-HCP

If you are wanting to live in residence, check out the information here.

If you need help at all, don't hesitate to leave a comment!



  1. I'm on the waitlist for MLS and RT and you said it moves up fast, how many spots do you think it moves up on average? Thanks!

  2. It depends on how many people decline the offer but keep in mind 64 people get offers and quite often people apply to 2+ programs. I would say at least 10 wait list spots? It really depends!

  3. thanks a lot Krista! for giving me a bit of hope.

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