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 score of 900 (if taken prior to 2005). An SAT score of 1400 (if taken 2005 or later)
- 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
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.
- Applicants who have a four-year college degree with a 3.0 GPA and a SAT of 900 prior to April 2005 or a SAT of 1400 or higher as of April 2005 or an ACT of 19
- Applicants with a SAT of 900 prior to April 2005 or a SAT of 1400 or higher as of April 2005 or an ACT of 19 or higher with an associate's degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
- Applicants with a SAT of 900 prior to April 2005 or a SAT of 1400 or higher as of April 2005 or an ACT of 19 with all required college core courses with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- 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).