UC Blue Ash College

Radiologic Technology Selective Admission Requirements

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Beginning in Fall 2023 our associate degree Radiologic Technology program will transition to a Radiologic Imaging Technology bachelor’s degree program that could be completed in just three years. More details will be available soon.

The Radiologic Technology program at UC Blue Ash College follows a holistic selective admission process for accepting new students. This means that multiple factors are considered, not just course grades and grade point average (GPA). Students must meet the minimum qualifications and requirements to apply but meeting the minimum qualifications and requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. The highest achieving applicants as compared to those who apply that year will be accepted based on the number of clinical positions available.

Please make sure that you are aware of all the requirements, as you may only apply twice to the program. Attendance at a program information session during the academic year of application will help you to navigate and clarify the selective admissions requirements.

The following are the minimum criteria and any additional requirements that must be met in order to be considered for program admission to the next Radiologic Technology Program cohort. These criteria will be similar for all the selective programs, but there may be some differences or program specific requirements that must be completed. Please make sure you are aware of all the requirements as students are limited to applying twice to the program.

Radiologic Technology Selective Program Admission Minimum Criteria

These are the minimum criteria that must be met to be considered for the program. If If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you should not submit a selective program admission application. By enrolling in Pre-Health Professions, an advisor can help you to navigate as you work towards the requirements for Radiologic Technology and help you to apply once you have met them. Your Pre-Health Professions advisor can assist you with putting together a parallel plan that will enable you to apply to more than one program. For more information, vist UCBA selective admissions parallel plan.

if you meet the minimum selective program admission criteria by the end of UC's Spring semester, you are encourage to apply to the Radiologic Technology program via the electronic application. The application is available from the first business day of March until the last business day of April. High school seniors may apply contingent upon meeting mimimum requiremets for biology, chemistry, and GPA upon graduation from high school. All applications must be submitted by the application deadline even if the minimum criteria will not be met until the end of college Spring semester or high school Spring graduation. 

Minimum Criteria

  1. Confirmed admission to the University of Cincinnati.
  2. Biology: Students may meet the biology requirements with one of the following:
    • One year of high school biology with lab and a grade of C or higher completed within 6 years of application.
    • If high school biology grade was a C or higher, but was taken more than 6 years prior to application, the student must complete Biology for the Health Professions and Technical Programs I (BIOL1051C) with a grade of C or higher.
    • If high school biology was not taken, or if the student earned below a grade of C, the student must complete both the Biology for the Health Professions and Technical Programs I and II (BIOL1051C and BIOL1052C) with grades of C or higher.
    • College Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 2001C) completed with a grade of C or higher.
  3. Chemistry: Students may meet the chemistry requirement with one of the following:
    • One year of high school chemistry with lab and a grade of C or better completed within 6 years of application.
    • CHEM 1030 (General Organic and Biochemistry I) and CHEM 1030L (Gen/Org/ Biochemistry Lab) with grades of C or higher.
  4. Math: Students may meet the math requirement with one of the following:
    • Math Placement Test, ACT Math-Sub Score, or SAT Math-sub score for placement into MATH 1021 or higher.
    • Completion of preparatory math course(s) needed for MATH 1021.
    • Completion of MATH 1021 or a higher level MATH course.
  5. English: Students may meet the English requirement with one of the following
    • Guided self-placement into English Composition (ENGL 1001).
    • ACT English score of 18 or higher OR SAT writing score of 430 or higher.
    • Completion of preparatory English course(s) needed for ENGL 1001.
    • Completion of ENGL 1001.
  6. Minimum GPA: You may meet the minimum un-weighted GPA requirment via one of the following:
    • High school GPA of 3.2 or higher.
    • College GPA of 3.0 or higher that includes a minimum of 12 college credit hours. 

English Proficiency Requirements

It is highly recommended that international students contact the UC International Office prior to applying to this program. Students who have not graduated from a U.S. or English-speaking high school must fulfill English proficiency requirements with scores as listed below, with four exceptions:

  • Completion of one full year of high school in the U.S. and a passing grade in one year of standard English (not ESL).
  • Passing grade on the GCE O-level exam.
  • Completion of the first year of the International Baccalaureate (SL or HL) with a score of 5 or higher.
  • Completion of one year of school in a country that has been deemed as English proficient.

High intermediate ranges on examination(s) for students who do not meet one of the four bullet points above:

TOEFL

  • Overall: 72
  • Speaking sub-score 20
  • Listening sub-score 17

IELTS

  • Overall 6.0
  • Speaking sub-score 6.5
  • Listening sub-score 5.5

PTE

  • Overall 50 (concords with 72 on the TOEFL)
  • CEFR level B2  = 51-58
  • CEFR level B2  = 59-75

Cambridge Assessment

  • English 175
  • IELTS 6.0 = 169-175
  • IELTS 6.5 = 176-184
  • CEFR level: B2 = 160-179

Duolingo English test

  • Overall 95
  • Production sub-score 112
  • Conversation sub-score 88

Additional Credit Towards Selective Admission Evaluation

These following eight items are highly recommended but not required to complete your application. You are strongly encouraged to complete all items listed below to receive the maximum number of points on your application.

1. Two Reflective Essays

The essays serve to provide a window for faculty to understand how applicants manage stressful and unjust situations. Working through dfficult situations influences the ability to persist in a program that is academically rigorous and time intensive. Reflecting on past experiences influences how you demonstrate cultural humility when working with diverse individuals in a healthcare setting. 

Please write two reflective essays answering the following prompts.

  1. Please describe one of the biggest adverse events that you have experienced, reflect on life lessons learned and resources and skills that you used to work through the event. 
    • Adverse Event essays that meet the following criteria will be awarded the highest score:
      • Thoroughly describes the adverse event.
      • Clearly describes its impact on your life.
      • Fully describes the resources and skills that you used to work through the even.
      • Information is well organized, sequenced, and constructed with no spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.
      • Formatting and length requirements have been followed (see below).
  2. Please describe how you would handle a situation where an individual was being culturally insensitive, sexist, racist, or homophobic.
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) essays that meet the following criteria will be awarded the highest score:
      • Thoroughly describes the situation that demonstrated cultural insensitivity, sexism, racism, or homphobia.
      • Clearly describes your response to the situation.
      • Fully describes the outcome of the situation.
      • Information is well organized, sequenced, and constructed with no spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.
      • Formatting and length requirements have been followed (see below).

Formatting and length requirements for both essays

  • 200-400 words per essay
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt
  • Double spaced
  • One-inch margins all sides
  • Left text alignment
  • Save as PDF
  • Name the first essay with UC username plus AdverseEvent, i.e., WilsonmeAdverseEvent
  • Name the second essay with UC username plus DEI, i.e., WilsonmeDEI

2. Survey of Career Knowledge

  • A separate link will be emailed to the applicant's UC email address after their application has been submitted. The survey will evaulate the applicant's knowledge of the Radiologic Technology profession.
  • Completing the survey ensures that applicants have a clear understanding of the Radiologic Technology profession and will comply with instructions, policies, and procedures.

3. Healthcare Experience

Credit towards the selective admission process will be awarded to those applicants with employment, volunteering, or extensive observation in a human medical setting (i.e., hospital, physicians' office, nursing home, hospice, outpatient clinic, rehabilitation center) equating to 20 or more hours. Applicants who have completed 80 or more hours will receive the maximum number of points. Information can be submitted with the application by downloading and submitting the Healthcare Experience Form PDF

Students with experience in a human medical setting are typically more successful in healthcare programs, as to compared to those with no experience.

4. Information Session

Applicants should attend one program information session in the academic year of their application. Students who attend an information session learn detailed information about the profession, application and selection process, and the program curriculum. Students also have an opportunity to ask questions of the program director and professional advisers. 

5. Proven Honorable Military Service

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

6. Successful Completion of RDTN 2041C

Applicants who complete RDTN 2041C with a B grade or higher within one year of application are generally more prepared for program progression.

7. English and Additional Language Fluency

As a healthcare professional, it is important to practice cultural humility and to respect cultural norms. Students who speak multiple languages often optimize communication with diverse communities.

8. First-Generation College Student

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

Some of the above information is collected from your University of Cincinnati application.

The Selection Process

Once the applicant meets the minimum requirements, the following criteria are considered to determine the most qualified candiates for admission to the program. The criteria have been balanced to ensure high school graduates and college students all have an opportunity to gain admission. The highest rankings are given to those students who are the most successful in the areas listed below. A student record demonstrating success in math, science, and communication skills has a strong foundation to persist in the program and to pass the certification exam on the first try.

Applicants with less than 12 college credit hours:

  • High school biology OR college equivalent (only B grade or higher will be awarded points towards the application).
  • High school chemistry OR college equivalent (only B grade or higher will be awarded points towards the application).
  • Most recent cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale.

Applicants with more than 12 college credit hours:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL2001C) (B grade or higher is considered).
  • College Algebra (MATH1021), English Composition I (ENGL1001), and Introduction to Effective Public Speaking (COMM1071) (B grade or higher is considered).
  • Survey of Career Knowledge (if completed)
  • Additional non-academic metric factors as described below

Additional Important Information

Application to the Radiologic Technology Program does not guarantee program admission and students can apply to the Program only twice. Applicants who meet minimum qualifications by the end of UC's Spring Semester will be considered for admission and will be notified via their UC email account. Accepted applicants must confirm their acceptance to the program per the deadline stated in the offer letter, which is often less than one week from the date of the acceptance email.

Resources

Contact Information

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

Credit towards the selective admission process will be awarded to those applicants with employment, volunteering, or extensive observation in a human medical setting (i.e., hospital, physicians' office, nursing home, hospice, outpatient clinic, rehabilitation center) equating to 20 or more hours. Applicants who have completed 80 or more hours will receive the maximum number of points. Information can be submitted with the application by downloading and submitting the Healthcare Experience Form PDF

Students with experience in a human medical setting are typically more successful in healthcare programs, as to compared to those with no experience.