Radiologic Technology Selective Admission Requirements
The Radiologic Technology program at UC Blue Ash College follows a selective program admission process for taking new students. This process has minimum qualifications and other requirements that must be met in order to enroll.
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 cohort for the Radiologic Technology program. 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.
Radiologic Technology Selective Program Admission Minimum Criteria
These are the minimum criteria that must be met to be considered for the program. If you do not meet these requirements, you should not submit a selective program admission application. 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 below by May 1 are encouraged to apply to the radiologic technology program via the electronic application available between January 6 and May 1. High school seniors may apply contingent upon meeting minimum biology, chemistry, and GPA requirements at graduation. All applications must be submitted by May 1 even if the minimum criteria will not be met until the end of the Spring semester or upon Spring graduation from High School.
- Confirmed admission to the University of Cincinnati is required to apply.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Math Placement Test, ACT Math-Sub Score, or SAT Math-Sub score
- 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.
- TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language): Students who have not graduated from a U.S. or English speaking high school must achieve a score of 100 or higher on the TOEFL examination.
- Minimum GPA: Students must meet the requirement of an un-weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or above OR a 2.8 GPA in college courses with a minimum of 12 credit hours completed.
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 essay must be 500 words or less, using Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced, with one inch margins on all sides, with the text aligned to the left only. Save your document in pdf format and name it with your UC Username (6+2 login used to access your UC email and Blackboard 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; references cited in AMA, MLA, or APA format; information is well organized, sequenced, and constructed; no misspellings, punctuation, or grammatical errors; and all of the document formatting and length requirements were followed.
Survey of Career Knowledge
A separate test will be emailed to all applicants using their UC email address. This test will evaluate the applicants knowledge of the Radiologic Technology profession.
The Selection Process
The program admissions committee will review the academic records and reflective essay 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:
- ACT or SAT Composite Score within two years of high school graduation and less than 12 college credit hours completed
- 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
Credit Towards Selective Admission Evaluation for Health Care Experience and Other Non-Academic Metric 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 the health care experience as an additional page of the reflective essay (only one Word document total may be submitted). This is optional information and is not a mandatory requirement.
The description must include the following information:
- Total number of hours completed
- Date/s of experience
- Description and location of experience
- Reference contact name and phone number at the facility for verification purposes
Document formatting requirements:
- 200 words or less
- Times New Roman
- 12 point font
- One inch margins on all sides
- Text aligned to the left only
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 and successfully completed RDTN1002C with a grade of B or higher, and/or are 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 radiologic technology 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 by June 12, 2020. Students must confirm their acceptance to the program in writing per the deadline stated in the offer letter, often less than one week.
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