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Radiologic Technology

Admission Criteria

The Radiologic Technology Program accepts a limited number of students each year in to this academically competitive program.

Candidates will be considered for admission to the program who:

  1. Have three years of high school math with a minimum of two years of algebra or an equivalent college level course in algebra.
  2. Follow a college preparatory curriculum including four years of English, three years of mathematics, two years of social sciences and three years of laboratory science.
  3. Submit an application with a candidate's statement.
  4. Submit all previous academic transcripts of attempted coursework and upon review:
    • Demonstrates that no course in the required general education has been repeated more than once for successful completion in the last two years.
    • Displays only one semester of academic credit that is between 2.0 and 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the last two years of coursework.
  5. Meet one of the following standardized test scores:
  6. Meet one of the following:
    • Graduate from an accredited high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above. Students who did not graduate from high school must have completed the General Education Development (GED) tests, with a composite score of at least 2500 and no subscore below 500.
    • Earn 12 or more credit hours in applicable college subjects, as either a pre-radiologic technology student or a transfer student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or above. At least three credits must be from a biological or physical science course with a lab component.
    • Possess an associate or higher level degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Students who have not taken the SAT or ACT will be required to take the Psychological Services Bureau's Health Occupations Aptitude Examination. A fee is assessed for the standardized testing of applicants. Standardized tests may be completed once per year and permission will be granted to repeat the exam only one time.

The determination of acceptance to the Radiologic Technology Program will be made after the individual review of each applicant's file. Additional information of the individual applicant may be requested at the committee's discretion prior to a decision being made. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to admit a student on a one semester probationary status. Any students enrolled in current semester classes will be admitted conditionally, until receipt of semester grades.

Eligibility for examination to become certified in radiography requires that the candidate be of good moral character. Conviction of a misdemeanor or felony may indicate lack of good moral character for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' (ARRT) purposes. Pre-application review procedures are in place to allow individuals who are not yet enrolled in an educational program to determine if a conviction would interfere with exam eligibility. Pre-Application Review Forms may be requested from the Department of Regulatory Services at the ARRT office.

Applicants to the program will be considered only once after an initial denial has been issued.

Technical standards that clearly delineate minimum performance expectations are printed in the university's catalog. Copies are available in the admissions office and the radiologic technology program office. The standards are designed not to be exclusionary but to establish performance expectations that will enable students to provide safe, patient practice with or without accommodations. Students must meet these requirements at the time of enrollment and continue to meet them throughout the program.

Acceptance to the program does not guarantee a clinical spot in RAD 168. Assignment of spaces in RAD 168 will be made based upon: date of acceptance, grade-point average, and number of required general education hours completed toward the degree.