Admission to the program is selective. Acceptance to University of Charleston and meeting program admission requirements do not guarantee admission to the program. The program accepts one class a year for fall semester entry.
It is strongly recommended that applications be received no later than March 15. Qualifying applicants who apply before that date may be given preference over other applicants, at the discretion of the University. Those who apply after that date will be considered until the class is filled.
Criteria for admission are:
- Admission to the University
- Completion of ACT or SAT
- Completion of all prerequisite coursework with a minimum grade of C in each course
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 in all college-level study
Applicants who have completed their prerequisites at University of Charleston and are otherwise qualified for the program are given preference over those who are transferring prerequisites from other colleges or universities.
Admission as a transfer student requires a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale based on at least 13 credit hours (excluding courses considered developmental or remedial) from an institution of higher learning, including at least 3 hours of mathematics and 4 hours of sciences, both with a minimum grade of C.
Students wishing to transfer from another recognized radiologic technology program are evaluated individually after review of college transcripts and ACT or SAT scores. The program faculty makes the final decision on admission and placement on the basis of the transcript review and program availability at the time of application.
The final phase of admission requires passing a technical standards evaluation. Students must be physically able to perform the following tasks to function competently in the field of radiologic technology:
- Manipulate the x-ray tube in all directions
- Insert and remove a cassette from the bucky tray
- Lift 25 pounds of weight from the floor and carry to the exam table
- Assist a simulated patient in moving from a wheelchair and stretcher to the exam table
- Read a doctor’s order/clinical requisition with accuracy
- Observe a patient’s respiration from a distance of 10 feet
- Hear a patient’s verbal request within an exam room
Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with the proper documentation of a disabling condition.