Denied entry into a MLT program due to being overqualified
I'm at a loss for words on this one. I recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Health Science/Microbiology and applied for a Medical Laboratory Technician program at a nearby community college. I was told that the selection process was selective but that I would be treated on an even playing field based on the prerequisites required to enter the program. I was also told that I would receive a few extra points for already having a degree, anyone with a degree already or another medical certification would receive a few extra points. However, I was told today that I was denied entry into this program due to being overqualified. I live in a state where you have to have a license to work in a medical lab, to receive a license you must by certified by the ASCP or AMT. To sit for their certification exams you must graduate an accredited NAACLS program or have a degree in a related field with 2 to 3 years of experience in a medical lab. Due to the state license requirement to have a license before working in a lab I cannot get a state license without attending an accredited program.
Has anyone on here been denied entry into a specialized (state funded public school) program before due to being over qualified. I feel like I am being seriously played. I have submitted an appeal but the individual who informed me of my denial is the instructor for the entire course