Preliminary Interview/Orientation Sign Up
Read all instructions and information carefully. (And note this is a program-specific, separate orientation from Columbia State’s Right Start Orientation.)
The first step in applying to the Radiologic Technology program is to sign up for a preliminary interview/orientation session. These sessions are offered by program faculty periodically throughout the application period. Applicants should expect the session to take 1-2 hours, depending on the size of the group. It is recommended that applicants know their Learning Support placement status prior to attending preliminary interview/orientation. Faculty members provide individual advising at the conclusion of the preliminary interview/orientation regarding timelines for eligibility to apply to the program. To be eligible for an interview, all required Learning Support course work must be completed by the end of the fall semester prior to the year in which admissions is sought. The candidate must possess a cumulative college level GPA of 2.5 or better and a minimum ACT composite score of 19 (regardless of applicant age.) The high school GPA is used for applicants who have not earned at least 12 hours of college level credit. At the preliminary interview/orientation, faculty will provide information about the program, the application process and the profession, distribute all paperwork relative to application, and discuss the required clinical observation.
Applicants are encouraged to attend preliminary interview/orientation as early as possible. To allow time for all application materials to reach program offices by the annual deadline of February 1, the lastpreliminary interview/orientation is scheduled in early January. At that point, it becomes impossible for candidates to meet the application requirements due to time constraints, and no additional observations are scheduled. Applicants must have time after the preliminary interview/orientation to attend the mandatory observation and submit all required paperwork.
If you have school and work conflicts with the preliminary interview/orientation options offered, please check back later. Dates/times are added regularly until the observation capacity has been reached.
If you attended an orientation within the last year, there is no need to attend again. Interested students who have previously completed the application process should notify faculty in writing (radtech@ColumbiaState.edu) that you wish to reactivate your applicant file.
Select the desired preliminary interview/orientation by clicking on the link below. Complete all requested information so that faculty will be able to evaluate your academic status and eligibility prior to the session. Preliminary interview/orientation automatically close when filled. New dates are added gradually in response to demand. Please check back in a few days if the link below does not offer an option that works with your schedule.
UPCOMING ORIENTATION DATES
There are no Preliminary Interview/Orientation sessions scheduled at this time. Please check back in late July if you wish to attend a Preliminary Interview/Orientation session to be considered for the next application cycle with an application deadline of February 1, 2015. There will be a minimum of three Preliminary Interview/Orientation sessions held each month from August through December of 2014. Dates will be posted at least a month in advance but not all dates will be posted at once. If you check the dates available and there are none that fit with your schedule continue to check for new dates.
In the meantime, you may contact your advisor or any radiography faculty member directly to schedule an appointment should you desire assistance developing a plan to complete general education courses and prepare for program application in the future.
Contact program faculty individually for information, assistance, or additional guidance. The most accurate program information is available electronically through these web pages.
What should I bring to preliminary interview/orientation?
It is extremely helpful if you have applied to Columbia State and completed the Learning Support placement process before attending preliminary interview/orientation. If you have transfer credit that has not been evaluated through the Admissions process, bring a copy of your transcript(s) to assist faculty in assessing your eligibility. Also bring your ACT scores if not already officially submitted to Columbia State.
Notify faculty in advance if you discover you will be unable to attend the scheduled session or change your mind about coming. To select a different date, go back through the sign up process and cancel the previous registration.
The most current information on the Radiologic Technology program is provided electronically via the website. The faculty member conducting the orientation you selected will provide paper copies of all necessary materials.