Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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DMS Admissions Process

Please read the admissions process carefully. All application requirements MUST be completed before submission the online application.

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) offers a two-year, professional program, leading to an Associate of Applied Science Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree (AAS.DMS). Learning is facilitated through classroom activities, practice labs and clinical experiences in area healthcare facilities.

Note: Applicants need to only complete one application through the online system, and incomplete applications will not be processed. All documents (high school and college transcripts) MUST be on file when the application is submitted.

Admissions Process:

The DMS program has a limited number of spaces (maximum of 14 each year) and admissions into this program is very competitive.

The admissions application for fall 2019 opens November 1, 2018 and closes on January 31, 2019. Admissions Decisions will be sent in late April 2019.

Application Criteria:

Applicants to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program are based on the following standards:

  • Completion of the Admissions Application to RCBC.
  • Applicants must attain a minimum age of 18 years at the time of the start of program.
  • Submission of proof of high school completion via
    • High school transcript
    • GED
    • Translation of foreign credential
  • Official Transcripts from previously attended colleges and/or universities transcripts to:
    Office of Outreach & Admissions
    900 College Circle
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
  • Completion of all required prerequisite courses with a grade of a C or better
    • BIO 110
    • BIO 111
    • PHY 107
    • MTH 107
    • ENG 101
      Note: Completion of other non-DMS courses is strongly recommended but not required.
  • Submission of a completed Diagnostic Medical Sonography admissions application online.
  • Achievement of a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or greater in all college coursework.
  • Students with non-repeated failures in pre-requisite courses will not be admissible.
  • Students with more than 2 failures and more than 2 repeats of the required courses will not be admissible.

NOTE: Meeting all admission standards DOES NOT guarantee admission into the program.

Admissions Decisions

Applicants will be selected according to total points earned based on the admission rubric. This rubric will evaluate the academic performance of a student within the pre-requisite courses.

RCBC DMS Admission Rubric

All applicable courses are evaluated using the following scale:

A = 10 points
A- = 9 points
B+ = 8 points
B = 7 points
B- = 6 points
C+ = 3 points
C = 2 points
C-, D, or F = 0 points

The grades of the pre-requisite courses will be factored into the chart below and averaged for a total score based off of each attempt.

Courses Needed

# of Credits

Semester Taken


Semester Taken


Average Score

BIO 110



BIO 111



PHY 107



MTH 107



ENG 101





____ / 50

Applicants will be notified of decisions by late April 2019 via their RCBC student email account.

Acceptance into the Program:

Accepted students will be notified by RCBC email of their conditional acceptance into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Conditional acceptance will include but not limited to the following:

  • All DMS courses must be completed with an 80 or better.
  • All non-DMS curriculum courses must be completed with a C or better.
  • Attendance at the mandatory DMS orientation for the fall 2019 cohort.
  • Proof of medical/health insurance.
  • Proof of BLS CPR Card certified by the American Heart Association.
  • Completion of a Physical Examination including:
    • Physical Exam and medical history
    • The two-step Tuberculosis test (single test must be completed annually)
    • Tetanus Test (within the past 10 years)
    • MMR
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B (or titers proving immunity)
  • Clear Criminal History Background Checks/Urine Drug Test.
  • Fingerprinting Clearance.
  • Malpractice Insurance (fee for the coverage is part of the tuition rate, therefore there will be no additional fees to the students for this coverage).
  • Reliable Transportation (to clinical sites).

NOTE: Students who do not accept admission to a specific Diagnostic Medical Sonography class may submit written notification and can be considered for the future class with a new application during the open application dates for the future fall semester.