UC Blue Ash College

Radiologic Technology Selective Admission Requirements

The Radiologic Technology Program at UC Blue Ash College follows a selective admission process for accepting new students into the program. Students must meet minimum qualifications and requirements to apply to the program.

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 the applicant does not meet these requirements, a selective program admission application should not be submitted. By enrolling in pre-health professions, you are able to work towards these requirements at UC Blue Ash College, and apply once they are met. The pre-health professions advisor can assist with putting together a parallel plan.

Students who will meet the minimum selective program admission criteria by the end of UC's spring semester are encouraged to apply to the radiologic technology program via the electronic application available March-April. High school seniors may apply contingent upon meeting minimum biology, chemistry, and GPA requirements at graduation. All applications must be submitted by the application deadline even if the minimum criteria will not be met until the end of the spring semester or upon spring graduation from high school.

  1. Confirmed admission to the University of Cincinnati is required to apply.

  2. Biology: One year of high school biology with lab and a grade of C or higher completed within 6 years of application or a college biology course(s) as indicated below is/are required.
    • If high school biology grade was a C or higher, but was taken longer 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 better.
    • 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 better.
    • College Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 2001C) completed with a grade of C or better.
  3. Chemistry: One year of high school chemistry with lab and a grade of C or better completed within 6 years of application or CHEM 1030 (General Organic and Biochemistry I) and CHEM 1030L (Gen/Org/ Biochemistry Lab) with grades of C or better is required.

  4. Math: Students may meet the math requirement via one of the following criteria:
    • 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 course.
    • Completion of MATH 1021 or a higher level MATH course.
  5. English: Placement test: Eligibility for English Composition (ENGL 1001). Students must achieve a score of 5 OR ACT English score of 18 or higher OR an SAT writing score of 430 or higher.

  6. TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)Students who have not graduated from a U.S. or English speaking high school must complete an English Proficiency Requirement, one of the examinations listed below with a designated score. With the following exceptions:
    • Student has taken a full year of High School in the United States and earned a passing grade in one year of Standard English (not ESL).
    • Student has earned a passing score on the O-Level English Exam.
    • Student has passed the first year of IB English (SL or HL) with a score of 5 or higher.
    • Student has attended a full year of school in a country in which has been deemed as English proficient.
    • High Intermediate Ranges on Examination(s) - for students that do not meet one of the four bulleted exceptions 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 to 72 on the TOEFL)
        • CEFR Level B2 (easiest)=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 (DET)
        • Overall: 95
        • Production Sub-Score: 112
        • Conversation Sub-Score: 88
    7.  Minimum GPA: Students must meet the requirement of (A) un-weighted high school GPA of 3.2 or above OR (B) 3.0 GPA in college courses with a minimum of 12 credit hours that contribute to the student's GPA.

Additional Selective Program Admission Requirements for Radiologic Technology

In addition to the minimum qualifications, there are some additional requirements that you must complete as a part of the application process for the Radiologic Technology program. Here are the additional requirements:

The Reflective Essay

Please prepare a reflective essay answering the prompt, "Describe at least two characteristics you possess and how they will help you succeed as a student in the Radiologic Technology Program and as a technologist in the profession".

The following characteristics must be met with the essay:

  • 500 words or less
  • Times New Roman
  • 12-Point font
  • Double-spaced
  • One Inch margins on all sides
  • Text aligned to left only
  • Save final document in PDF format
  • Document name to begin with UC Username (6+2 login used to access your UC accounts)

Essays that meet the following criteria will be awarded the highest score: fully described characteristics that would help as a student and technologist; fully developed rationale how those characteristics would help as a student and technologist; information is well organized, sequenced, and constructed; no misspellings, punctuation, or grammatical errors; and all of the document formatting and length requirements (see bullet points above) were followed.

Survey of Career Knowledge

A separate test will be emailed to all applicants via their UC email address after submitting the program application. This test will evaluate the applicant's knowledge of the Radiologic Technology profession. 

The Selection Process

Credit toward the selective admissions process will be awarded to those applicants based on the following academic and non-academic metrics listed below.

The program admissions committee will review the academic records, reflective essay, and all other submitted documentation for all students who meet the minimum selective admission criteria and complete the application process. The highest rankings will be given to those students who are most successful in the following areas:

  • High school biology OR college equivalent
  • High school chemistry OR college equivalent
  • Most recent cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale, either high school OR college with at least 12 credit hours completed
  • Completion of the following college courses: College Algebra, Anatomy & Physiology I, English Comp I, and Intro. to Public Speech
  • Reflective Essay
  • Survey of Career Knowledge (if completed)
  • Additional non-academic metric factors as described below

Credit Towards Selective Admission Evaluation for Healthcare Experience and Other Factors

Completing this step for Selective Program Admission to Radiologic Technology is optional and is not a mandatory requirement to apply.

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 at least 20 hours.

Applicants may submit documentation describing their health care experience.  This is optional information and is not a mandatory requirement.

Information can be submitted with the application by downloading and submitting the Healthcare Experience Form PDF.

Additional consideration will be given to those students who:

  • Attend one program information session during the academic year of their application
  • Have proven honorable military experience
  • Were accepted as alternates the year prior
  • Successfully completed RDTN1002C with a grade of B or higher
  • First-generations college students

This information will be collected as part of the college and program application process.

Additional Important Information

Application to the Radiologic Technology Program does not guarantee program admission and students can apply to the Program only twice. Students 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 of acceptance. Students must confirm their acceptance to the program in writing per the deadline stated in the offer letter, often less than one week.


Contact Information

Allied Health Program Coordinator
UC Blue Ash College