Student Selection Process – Associate Degree

The application deadline is April 1st.

The program begins once a year in the fall semester only. Admission is limited, based on clinical site opportunities and accreditation standards.

Selection for the program is based on a point system as well as a comprehensive evaluation of the student’s overall strengths related to the essential qualifications, competencies and functions of the professional diagnostic medical sonographer.

Selection for acceptance is done in two phases. Phase I points are awarded by grades earned in prerequisite coursework as indicated below. Students may earn bonus points for completing additional coursework and/or for field experience as indicated. Additional considerations for selection are evaluated by TEAS scores and Phase II evaluation of the candidates.

PHASE I – APPLICATION POINTS

A = 10pts., B = 5pts., C = 2pts.
Associate Degree Prerequisites Possible Points
ENG 111G 10
MATH 120 OR 10
MATH 121G
PHYS 211G OR 10
PHYS 210 OR
RADT 105
CHEM 110 OR 10
CHEM 111
BIOL 225 10
Max 50pts.

Degree Requirement Bonus Points

These courses are required for the Associate Degree but are not prerequisites.
A = 5pts., B = 3pts. if course is complete or “In Progress”  at the time of application. Possible Bonus Points
ENG 218G OR 5
COMM 253G OR
COMM 265G
PSY 201G OR 5
SOC 201G
Max 10pts.

Additional Coursework Bonus Points

Additional Bonus Points will be awarded for the following courses:
A =10pts., B =5pts., C=2pts. Possible Points
BIOL 226 10
BIOL 227 10
A =5pts., B =3pts.
STAT 251G 5
AHS 120 5
CS110 OR BCIS 110 5
Max 35pts.

FIELD EXPERIENCE  BONUS POINTS

(Minimum 1 year full-time employment/equivalent) Field Experience Points
ARDMS, ARRT(S), CCI 15
MD, DO, ARRT(RT), RN 10
Veterinary Experience > 2 yr. 5
CNA or other allied health patient care experience 5

TEAS TESTING:

The TEAS examination results are used by the program in the selection process to further evaluate the applicant’s academic strengths and/or potential weaknesses related to essential qualifications, competencies, and functions for professional diagnostic medical sonographers. Applicants must achieve an overall TEAS score of at least 60% to apply.

Students who score <65% overall OR who score <50% in reading OR who score <50% in two or more categories will be required to participate in mandatory program tutoring.

Phase II: Invitation only

Phase II is for applicants who have scored very well in Phase I and the TEAS exam. It is by invitation only and is conducted in an interview format to identify personal strengths and/or weaknesses related to essential qualifications, competencies, and functions for professional diagnostic medical sonographers.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL APPLICANTS WHO COMPLETE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE ADMITTED TO THE PROGRAM.

For more information or questions, call 575-528-7047