Admission Requirements & Procedure
- Meet all college general requirements for admission as a degree-seeking student (as stated in the catalog) and be admitted to the college.
- See “Programs with Special Admissions Requirements,” in the college catalog.
- Complete all Learning Support requirements.
- ACT (national) or SAT exam results are required of all applicants. Applicants must have a composite score of 19 or higher (equivalent to an SAT score of 900 or higher).
- Have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for academic subjects. The high school GPA is used for students who have earned less than 12 college credit hours. An applicant who has not earned 12 credit hours of college level credit that has no high school GPA must have an average standard score of at least 530 for each test in the battery on the GED.
- Successfully complete RADT 1100, Introduction to Medical Imaging during the fall semester prior to the year in which admission is sought. A permit is required to register for this course.
- Program application requirements listed above must be completed before October 15. This includes the two letters of recommendation provided in the application packet, completion of the clinical observation, and review of the Radiologic Technology Applicant Handbook. The handbook contains the Radiologic Technology Student Policy Manual, a copy of the Standards adopted by the JRCERT, the Radiography Practice Standards, the ARRT’s Standard of Ethics, and an estimated cost sheet. The application packet is provided to students enrolled in RADT 1100.
- Applicants must be able to physically manipulate and operate equipment, manipulate patients, and visually assess patients, test results, and the working environment. They must be able to clearly communicate, both verbally and in writing, make appropriate judgment decisions in emergency or other situations, and demonstrate emotional stability and psychological health in day-to-day interaction with patients, their family members and personnel.
- In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, students are encouraged to register with the office of Counseling/Disability Services for possible assistance with accommodations. It is the student’s responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially provide appropriate documentation regarding the nature and extent of a disability. Students requesting accommodation are (strongly) encouraged to contact the office of Counseling/Disability Services at the beginning of the semester. Students may contact the director of counseling at 931.540.2857.
- Once admitted, students are required to submit documentation of the following entry requirements prior to the first day of clinical assignment. If the documentation is not completed prior to the first day of clinical assignment, students will not be permitted to go to clinical.
Completion of items 1-9 listed above denotes consideration for an interview but in no way implies or guarantees an interview or admission to the program.
Submit the following to the Admissions office:
Complete Application for Admission to the college
Official college transcripts from all colleges previously attended
High school transcripts of GED results
ACT or SAT exam results
Register for and successfully complete RADT 1100, Introduction to Medical Imaging.
Submit completed application forms received in RADT 1100.
Submit a copy of transcripts from all colleges previously attended to program faculty
- If an applicant does not meet minimum eligibility requirements or is not admitted to the program, and has completed RADT 1100, he/she will be notified in writing. To reapply the following year, he/she must meet with a Rad Tech faculty member for program updates and a new application packet.
Criminal background checks may be a requirement at some affiliated clinical training sites. Based on the results of the criminal background check, an affiliated clinical site may determine to not allow your presence at their facility. This could result in your inability to successfully complete the requirements of a specific course and your program. More information is available from your program director. Options: Truescreen - Radiologic Tech Annual MVR
Truescreen - Radiologic Tech Program NOTICE: FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has stringent rules regarding misconduct and eligibility to take the national registry exam. If you have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor offense(s), you may complete the pre-application review process with the ARRT prior to program enrollment to avoid delays and uncertainty regarding certification eligibility. The pre-application review form is downloadable from the Ethics section of ARRT’s website at www.arrt.org
or by phoning ARRT at 651.687.0048. In the event that a student or graduate of the Radiologic Technology Program is concerned about ARRT eligibility, it is the sole responsibility of the student or graduate to certify eligibility with the ARRT.