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.
    • Math and science prerequisites completed within five years of applying to the program.
  • Previous or current professional experience (employment) in health care working directly with patients (minimum of 480 hours) 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 within 24 months of applying to the program
    • 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 March 15, 2022