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Admission Requirements

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for admission to the University of Charleston’s diagnostic medical sonography program:

  1. High school graduate or equivalent.
  2. General admission to the university.
  3. Submission of $40.00 application fee to the university.
  4. Successful completion of the following prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “B”:
    1. College Algebra
    2. General Physics for Sonography (SONO 101)
    3. Human Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 212, BIOL 212L)
  5. Successful completion of the following prerequisite course with a minimum grade of “C”:  
    1. Communication Skills

Please contact Katie Saddler at 304.461.3231 or katiesaddler@ucwv.edu for more detailed information on program admission requirements.

Application and Admission

The program begins with an academic year of prerequisite study in basic sciences during which you complete requirements for admission to the DMS program. Admission to the program is selective, and acceptance at University of Charleston does not guarantee admission to the program. Acceptance is limited to the number of available clinical sites; those who have successfully completed appropriate prerequisites; and meet specific GPA requirements of at least a 2.75.  You can fulfill some prerequisites through study at UC or qualifying transfer credit.  However, SONO 101 and BIOL 212 and BIOL 212L must be taken through UC.  

Deadline

Selection Information Packets will be sent out to qualified applicants who have met the criteria for selection, beginning April 15th each year.  All application materials must be on university file no later than June 15th of the year for which the application is made.   It is the applicant’s responsibility to assure all documentation has been received by the admissions processing office and the diagnostic medical sonography program.  The selection process occurs in the summer semester prior to the program beginning in the fall semester.  

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