UC Blue Ash College

Radiologic Imaging Technology (RIT) Selective Admissions Requirements

The Radiologic Imaging Technology (RIT) Program at UC Blue Ash College follows a holistic selective admission process for accepting new students into the program, this means that multiple factors are considered for admission, not just course grades and grade point average (GPA). Students must meet minimum qualifications and requirements to apply to the program. Meeting minimum qualifications does NOT guarantee admission to the program. Applicants are carefully evaluated and ranked based on the selective admission criteria and the number admitted is contingent upon the number of clinical positions available.

The following are the minimum criteria and any additional requirements that must be met to be considered for program admission to the next Radiologic Imaging Technology Program cohort. These criteria will be similar for all the selective admission program-specific requirements that must also be completed. Please ensure you know all the requirements as students may only apply twice to the program. Attendance at programmatic information sessions will help navigate and clarify the requirements for selective admissions.

Minimum Criteria

These are the minimum criteria that must be met by the end of spring semester of the application year to be conditionally accepted into the program. Then, additional requirements must be met by the end of summer semester of the application year to be fully admitted to the program.

By enrolling as a Pre-Health Professions – interest in RIT major, an advisor can help you navigate as you work towards these requirements at UC Blue Ash College. Your Pre-Health Professions advisor can also assist you with putting together a parallel plan that will enable you to apply to more than one program. For more information, please visit UCBA selective admissions parallel plan.

The selective admissions application window is open from January-February to begin the program during the fall semester of that year. All applications must be submitted by the application deadline.

  1. Must be a UC student at the time of application.
  2. GPA course requirements:

Note: For the selective admission process in Spring 2024, the higher GPA from either "1" or "2" below will be used to determine eligibility for conditional acceptance.

  1. For the selective admission process in Spring 2024, completion of the following six courses by the end of the Spring semester of the application year, with a grade of C or higher for each course and a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher may result in conditional acceptance:
    • English Composition (ENGL 1001)
    • Introduction to Health Professions (ALH 1011)
    • Medical Terminology (HLSC 2012)
    • Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 2001C)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 2002C)
    • College Algebra (MATH 1021)
  2. For the selective admission process beginning in Spring 2025, completion of the following courses by the end of the Spring semester of the application year, with a grade of C or higher for each course and an average GPA of 3.0 or higher for the six courses listed below may result in conditional acceptance:
    • English Composition (ENGL 1001)
    • Introduction to Health Professions (ALH 1011)
    • Medical Terminology (HLSC 2012)
    • Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 2001C)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 2002C)
    • College Algebra (MATH 1021)

The successful completion of the following courses and other program requirements (listed below) by the end of the Summer semester of the application year will then result in full admittance to the program:

  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1001)
  • World Literature I (ENGL 2021) or World Literature II (ENGL 2022)
  • Contemporary Moral Issues (PHIL 1025) or Introduction to Ethics (PHIL 1003)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1001)
  • Pathophysiology for Health Professions (ALH 2071)
  • Inermediate Composition (ENGL 2089)
  • Elementary Statistics I (STAT 1034)
  • General Education Elective (NS, SS, HU, FA, HP)
  • General Education Elective (HP)

Once minimum requirements are achieved, the following criteria are considered to determine the most qualified candidates for conditional admission to the program.

The Selection Process

A student record demonstrating success in math, science, and communication skills provides a strong foundation for persistence throughout the program and a first-time pass rate on the certification exam.

  • Achievement of a grade of B or higher in the following courses:
    • English Composition (ENGL1001), Introduction to Health Professions (ALH1011), Medical Terminology (HLSC2012), Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL2001C), Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL2002C), and College Algebra (MATH1021)
  • Those with the highest, cumulative college GPA on 4.0 scale

Additional Credit Towards Selective Admission Evaluation

These items are highly recommended, but not required for your application to be complete. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all items listed below to receive maximum points on their application.

In-Person Writing Assessment

This essay serves as a window for faculty to see how you manage stressful and unjust situations. Working through difficult situations influences your ability to persist in a program that is academically rigorous and time intensive. Reflection on past experiences influences your demonstration of cultural humility in working with diverse individuals in the health care setting.

When you complete the selective admission application, you will be given a link to register for an appointment to complete the writing assessment. This assessment will be administered in a computer lab on the UC Blue Ash College campus. You must use the computers provided in the computer lab. The topic prompt will be given to you when you arrive for the assessment.

Scores will be awarded based on following the criteria:

  • Thorough response to the prompt
  • Information is well organized, sequenced and constructed with no misspelled words, or errors in punctuation or grammar
  • Formatting and length requirements are met

Survey of Career Knowledge

Completion of this survey will ensure that applicants have a clear understanding of the Radiologic Technology profession and comply with instructions, policies, and procedures.

  • A separate link will be emailed to all applicants via their UC email address after submitting the program application.

Healthcare Experience

Students with prior experience in a human medical setting are typically more successful in healthcare programs, as compared to those without prior healthcare experience because they tend to understand the complex nature of the health care environment.

  • Credit toward the selective admissions process will be awarded to those applicants with employment, volunteer or extensive observation in a human medical setting (i.e. hospital, physician's office, nursing home, hospice, outpatient clinic, rehabilitation center, etc.) equating to 20 or more hours. Students completing 80 or more hours will receive the maximum points.
  • Information can be submitted using the Healthcare Experience Form.

Attend one program information session during the academic year of your application

Students who attend an information session learn detailed information about the profession, application/selection process, and program curriculum. Students in attendance have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the Program Director and professional advisors.

Honorable military service

Students with military service are generally more experienced in following directions and complying with policies and procedures.

Fluent in English and one or more other language

As a healthcare professional it is important to practice cultural humility and respect cultural norms. Students who speak multiple languages often optimize communication within diverse communities, and research indicates that those who have learned a second language have stronger critical thinking skills than those who are fluent in only one language.

First-generation college students

First-generation college students generally possess perseverance, resilience, and the resourcefulness to succeed.

This information will be collected during the college and program application process.

Additional Important Information

Application to the Radiologic Imaging Technology Program does not guarantee program admission and students can only apply to the program two times. Conditional admission is granted at the beginning of summer semester to those who rank the highest in comparison to all other eligible applicants. Final acceptance is granted after the end of summer semester and is dependent upon completion of summer semester courses, background checks, drug screens, CPR certification, physical examination, and meeting vaccination requirements. Applicants will be notified of conditional and final acceptance or denial via their UC email account.

Accepted applicants must confirm their Initial (conditional) and final acceptances to the program per the deadline written in the offer letter, which is often less than one week from the date of the acceptance email.


Contact Information

Allied Health Department
Phone: 513-558-7928
Email: ucbaalhdept@uc.edu