A limited number of students are accepted into the academically competitive Radiologic Technology program each year.
In order to be considered for admission to the Radiologic Technology program at the University of Saint Francis, you must:
- Complete three years of high school math with a minimum of two years of algebra or an equivalent college-level course in algebra.
- Follow a college preparatory curriculum that includes four years of English, three years of mathematics, two years of social sciences and three years of laboratory science.
- Submit an application with a candidate’s statement.
- Submit all previous academic transcripts of attempted coursework and upon review:
- Demonstrate that no course in the required general education has been repeated more than once for successful completion in the last two years.
- Display only one semester of academic credit that is between 2.0 and 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the last two years of coursework.
- Meet one of the following standardized test scores:
- SAT exam taken before March, 2016 – acceptable scores are 1,000 or higher. For exams taken after March, 2016, acceptable scores for admission are 1080 or higher.
- ACT composite score before March, 2016 -21 or higher. Act composite score after March, 2016 – 19 or higher.
- Three required sections of the Psychological Services Bureau’s Health Occupation Aptitude Examination with minimum scores of 40 in Composite Academic Aptitude, 30 in Reading Comprehension and 30 in Natural Sciences.
- Meet one of the following:
- Graduate from an accredited high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above. If you did not graduate from high school, you must have completed the General Education Development (GED) tests with a composite score of at least 2,500 and no subscore below 500.
- Earn 12 or more credit hours in applicable college subjects as a Pre-Radiologic Technology student or a transfer student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or above. At least three credits must be from a biological or physical science course with a lab component.
- Possess an associate or higher level degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
If you have not taken the SAT or ACT, you will be required to take the Psychological Services Bureau’s Health Occupation Aptitude Examination. A fee is assessed for the standardized testing. Standardized tests may be completed once per year and permission will be granted to repeat the exam only one time.
The determination of acceptance to the Radiologic Technology program will be made after the individual review of your applicant file. Additional information may be requested at the discretion of the Radiologic Technology Admissions Committee, prior to a decision being made about your admission. The committee reserves the right to admit you on a one-semester probationary status. If you are enrolled in current semester classes, you will be admitted conditionally until receipt of semester grades. You will only be considered for admission to the program one time after an initial denial has been issued.
Eligibility for examination to become certified in radiography requires you to be of good moral character. Conviction of a misdemeanor or felony may indicate lack of good moral character for the purposes of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART). Pre-application review procedures are in place to allow you to determine if a conviction would interfere with exam eligibility prior to enrolling.
Technical standards that clearly delineate minimum performance expectations are available in the USF Undergraduate Catalog. These standards are designed not to be exclusionary, but to establish performance expectations that will enable you to provide safe patient practice with or without accommodations. You must meet these requirements at the time of enrollment and continue to meet them throughout the program.
Acceptance to the Radiologic Technology program does not guarantee a clinical spot in RAD 168 Clinical Education I. Assignment of spaces in RAD 168 Clinical Education I will be made based on date of acceptance, GPA and number of required general education hours completed toward the degree.