Admission Guidelines

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Application Timeline

  • Applications accepted annually in January and February
  • Applications received are evaluated in March and early April
  • Interviews will be held in late April and early to mid-May (interview candidates selected by discretion of selection committee)
  • Decision letters sent by early June
  • Selected applicants attend two required orientations in June and August
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound program begins in fall quarter

Admission Points

Diagnostic Ultrasound application review is based upon the following point scale:

  • GPA (Prerequisite courses only) – 3.2 to 4.0 (applicants must earn a GPA of 3.2 or higher in their required prerequisite courses)
  • Previous or current professional experience (employment) in health care working directly with patients OR completion of NAC (Nursing Assistant Certificate) program and pass the National Nurse Aide Competency Exam- 4 points
  • Volunteer experience – 2 points
    • Minimum of 50 hours volunteer experience required
    • Job shadowing and clinical training hours DO NOT qualify as volunteer hours
    • Healthcare or direct patient contact volunteer experience recommended but NOT required
  • Video statement – 1 to 6 points per reviewer
  • Personal interview – Points awarded by each member of the selection committee (applicants selected for personal interviews will be individually notified, interviews are scored separately)
  • Interview process may vary – second interviews may be required of applicants to this program.

Please note: Due to the competitive nature of this program, applicants who do not earn points in each admission criteria listed above may be considered non-competitive.

Last Updated May 6, 2019