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Please Note: As of January 1, 2015, in order to meet the educational eligibility requirements to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam, all candidates for certification will be required to have, at minimum, an Associate (or more advanced) degree from an accrediting agency recognized by ARRT. Please visit https://www.arrt.org/Certification/Academic-Degree-Requirement for more information.

    Completed DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology application form. Download an application.
    $25 non-refundable application fee
    Three personal references other than family members (Forms will be mailed to listed references).
    Minimum age of 18 (within 30 days of admission date)
    Official (sealed) transcripts from an accredited high school or high school equivalent (GED) must be submitted to meet eligibility requirements. If the student is unable to obtain official high school or GED transcripts, he or she must take the GED.
    Handwritten paragraph stating why you want to be a radiographer
    Official (sealed) transcripts documenting at least one of the following is required to be eligible:
        A minimum ACT composite score of 19
        An SAT (combined Math and Verbal score of 900)
        An associate’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
        A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.4 or higher.
    Prior to enrollment the applicant must obtain the following core college courses from an accredited college/university with a minimum of 15 credit hours and an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher:
        Math 1101 Or Higher
        Communications 1101 Or Higher
        English 1101 Or Higher
        Arts/Humanities Or Natural Sciences 1101 Or Higher
        Intro To Computers/Microcomputers
    (Please Note: Pre-requisite courses cannot be remedial level.)
    Official (sealed) college transcripts will be reviewed by the admissions committee to determine if an interview will be granted.
    Minimum units required from grades 9 through 12:
        English- 4 units
        Mathematics (including one algebra)- 3 units
        Science – 3 units
        Social Studies- 2 units
        Other academic subjects- 3 units
        Electives

Interviews will begin in April of each year and continue until 19 applicants and five alternates are selected. Our Application deadline is March 31st. The students who qualify will be interviewed using the following criteria to determine the order in which interviews will be conducted.

    1. Applicants who have a four-year college degree with a 3.0 GPA and a SAT (combined Math and Verbal score of 900)
    2. Applicants with a SAT of 900 prior to April 2005 or a SAT (combined Math and Verbal score of 900) or higher with an associate's degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
    3. Applicants with a SAT of 900 prior to April 2005 or a SAT (combined Math and Verbal score of 900) with all required college core courses with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    4. Applicants with a four-year degree but SAT or ACT scores below minimum requirement. (Note new requirements of ASRT above)

It could be that all applicants who meet the requirements may not be interviewed prior to the admissions committee reaching the class capacity. Applicants who applied the previous year but did not get interviewed must compete the same as other applicants.

The interview process is divided in Phase I and Phase II. Phase I is with the R.T. director of the program, the clinical coordinator, the full-time clinical instructor and student representatives and includes the following:

    Explanation of the program
    Observations of exams in the radiology department
    Tour of the hospital
    Technical standards ability agreement
    Policy and procedure manual given to applicants
    Questions answered

Phase II is an interview with the admissions committee.

Selection will be based on an umbrella scoring system. Score is obtained from an interview; a SAT, ACT or college GPA; technical standards ability agreement; a high school GPA or GED score; and volunteer/healthcare experience.

Classes begin the first Tuesday in September of each year (the day after Labor Day).

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