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.
*B or better required to remain a viable applicant
|Associate Degree Prerequisites||Possible Points|
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|
Additional Coursework Bonus Points
|Additional Bonus Points will be awarded for the following courses:|
|A =10pts., B =5pts., C=2pts.||Possible Points|
|A =5pts., B =3pts.|
|CS110 OR BCIS 110||5|
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|
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