Radiography Program

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Admission Criteria

Because of the limited number of clinical positions, the program uses a selective admission process.  Therefore, admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the radiography program. Applicants will be selected according to total points earned. They must be admitted to RCBC as a degree seeking student and must also qualify for admission to the Radiography Program based on the following standards:

  1. Students must have a high school diploma or have earned a GED equivalency.
  2. Submission of a completed Radiography Program Application to the Director of Radiologic Sciences.
  3. All basic skills required by RCBC completed (i.e. English and Math) evaluated via the Accuplacer.
  4. Completion of high school general biology or the equivalent and elementary algebra with a final grade of a "C" or higher (or demonstrate proficiency).
  5. At least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher in all college level work.
  6. Eligible to register for Anatomy and Physiology I with the laboratory in the Fall semester.
  7. Applicants must be at least the age of 18 years within six months of the start of classes to comply with federal and state regulations.

Students who do not meet the above criteria will not be considered for the Radiography Program. Those who do meet the criteria are eligible for consideration but are not guaranteed admittance into the Radiography Program. Applicants are rated according to the following:

RCBC Radiography Program Admission Criteria

  1. Previous Applicants

Applicants who finished 1 point below acceptance in the previous year = 1 point

  1. Academic Background

Students enrolled at a college and has taken a minimum of 12 credit hours of the Radiography Program’s general education courses or the equivalent.

General Education Courses

ENG 101                            SPE 102
MTH 107                            BIO 110
BIO 111                              PSY 101
CIS 101                              SOC 101

Points will be awarded for the applicant’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) in required general education courses:

                Less than 12 credit hours completed = 0 points

                GPA ≥ 2.5 = 1 point

                GPA ≥ 3.0 = 2 points

                GPA ≥ 3.5 = 3 points

Applicants who have graduated from high school within the same year as the program start date: = 2 points

  1. Science Background

Anatomy and Physiology I with laboratory completed:

                Grade of C or higher = 1 point
                Grade of B or higher = 2 points

Anatomy and Physiology I and II with both laboratories completed:

                Grade of C or higher = 3 point
                Grade of B or higher = 4 points

*Applicants taking the same science course more than 2 times = -0.5 points (each course).

  1. HESI Test Results

Applicants who have taken the HESI exam in 2016 and scored at least 50% in the following categories (English, Math, and Anatomy & Physiology) = 1 point.

**The HESI exam will not be a requirement of the Radiography as of December 5, 2016