Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and be a graduate of an accredited high school or have successfully completed the high school equivalency exam. It is recommended that applicants take the College Examination Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT). A minimum of three units of mathematics including algebra and three units of science including general science and biology is required. Additional courses in math and science are strongly recommended. The school admits seven students per year.
Of particular interest to the admissions committee is strength in the areas of math and science. The admissions committee uses a point system for each applicant that incorporates math and science background, rank in class, SAT or ACT scores.
The minimum grade for a math or science class to count in the point system is 72.5.
It is the policy of the school to provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status and other reasons prohibited by law.
Upon acceptance in the School of Radiologic Technology, the applicant must submit and complete a criminal background check. Completion of the background check is required after receiving the acceptance letter. An offer of admission is not final until the completion of the background check and results are favorable.
Any unfavorable results will be discussed with the Director. The Director will discuss any options available to the applicant.
Past criminal history may have an impact on obtaining certification, licensure and employment as a radiologic technologist.
Applicants who refuse to submit to a background check will be denied admission into the School of Radiology.
All fees for the criminal background check are the responsibility of the applicant. It is the responsibility of each applicant to pay for the screening through direct payment to CastleBranch.com.
All background screenings are conducted by a third party to ensure privacy. Results from another company other than CastleBranch.com will not be acceptable.
After acceptance and completion of the Criminal Background check, applicants will be scheduled for a physical by the Arnot Ogden Medical Center through the Arnot Health Occupational Medicine Office.
Final acceptance into the School of Radiologic Technology is dependent upon successfully passing the substance abuse testing portion of the physical examination (including hair testing and breathalyzer).