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Application for Admission to Radiologic Technology Program

The number of students admitted to this program is limited.

**All information in this application is subject to change without any prior notice**

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Application and Information

  1. Students must meet eligibility requirements for admission and enrollment as determined by the sponsoring institution (university), including removal of all academic deficiencies, assessment testing, ACT testing, etc.
  2. Students must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent. Students may apply for waiver of this requirement by successful completion of a minimum of twelve (12) concurrent approved college hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
  3. For the application process to be complete, students are required to submit the following information to the Program Director, prior to the established deadline: A completed application, which includes the last four pages of this application packet. A nation wide background check is required.  Information about this background check is listed in item 15 below.  ACT scores or comparable documentation is required. Information on assessment testing and/or scheduling is available through the Counselor on the Sayre campus.  All OFFICIAL transcripts, high school and/or college must be included.
  4. Completion of the HESI entrance exam will be required as a part of the application process. Registration for the HESI begins in March and may be taken until just before the application submission deadline, which is the first week of June. If you live where travel to one of our campuses would be lengthy and want to take the HESI at a testing center near you, information about registration for distance testing can be found at SWOSU Distance Testing Instructions.   If you prefer to travel to one of the SWOSU campuses to test, the process for registering for onsite testing can be found at SWOSU HESI Testing Instructions. All exams on the Sayre campus are administered by contacting Cathy Baker at cathy.baker@swosu.edu, 580-928-5533 ext 2131. For testing at the SWOSU Weatherford campus assessment center by appointment contact Jan, jan.kliewer@swosu.edu, Sharon, sharon.jenkins@swosu.edu or Kari, kari.rogers@swosu.edu at 580-774-3084 to schedule your exam. Please take the exam in a timely manner, in case your score is not as high as you’d like and you want to retest, as the HESI can be taken multiple times. There will be a minimum score for consideration of your application, which means that your application will be entered into those to be considered for an interview. HESI exam score, application scores and interview scores are combined to make up the final applicant score.

    Effective beginning with 2020 applicants: Successful completion of prerequisite courses, 1004 and 1004L Biological concepts, 2205 Human Anatomy and Physiology or 2104 Human Anatomy, and 2443 Medical Terminology will be required, with a grade of C or higher, prior to application to the program.
  5. Effective Fall 2004, every student must have 2 MMR shots and 3 Hepatitis B shots on file in the Registrar’s office. The American College Association and Centers for Disease Control are requiring these records to be on file. If you don’t have records of these or have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
  6. Students alone are responsible for submission and receipt of all documentation (application, transcripts, CPT scores, ACT, etc.) Late documentation may NOT be accepted.  Incomplete applications will not be processed, and usually result in removal from consideration of the student for that year.
  7. Students are encouraged, BUT NOT REQUIRED to schedule a meeting with a member of the program faculty to answer questions and review application material completion and content.
  8. Selected students will be required to appear for a personal interview before the Program Admissions Committee. Students will be notified of the appropriate time/date/place. Students failing to appear for their scheduled interview will receive no score for their interview, which will remove them from consideration for that year’s admissions.
  9. Completed application packages must be received no later than the 1st Wednesday in June for consideration of the next scheduled class. If there are insufficient qualified applicants by the deadline date, applications may be accepted and reviewed by program faculty, later than the deadline date, for consideration. Applicants will be notified as to their status. Incomplete applications will not be processed, and usually result in removal from consideration of the student for that year.
  10. A maximum of 30 students will be selected for appearance before the Admission Committee Interview Board. Selection of interviewees will be based upon cumulative point totals derived from submission of application materials, including GPA, ACT/SAT scores, Assessment Test Scores, removal of remedial requirements and completion of general education requirements.
  11. Any questions regarding the application procedure, submitted documents, etc. should be directed to the program director. 
  12. Upon acceptance into the program, students will be required to demonstrate compliance with specific psychomotor criteria to insure patient and operator safety. Students failing to demonstrate compliance prior to the beginning of professional courses may be removed from the program.
  13. Students who score below 19 on the ACT in English, Mathematics or Reading, will be required to enroll in a remedial course in that subject area; or take a Computerized Placement Test (CPT) for that subject area.
  14. If the score on the CPT is below 65 in Mathematics, 75 in English or 75 in Reading, remedial coursework will be required. All remediation must be completed before acceptance into the program can occur.
  15. Students who are currently on academic suspension or academic probation must have this taken care of and removed from their transcript before acceptance into the program can take place.
  16. All applicants will be required to submit a background check performed by castlebranch.com. This is a nationwide background search based on the information you provide to Castlebranch. Here are the instructions for performing this.
    1. Ordering instructions:
    2. Go to www.castlebranch.com and click on “Students”.
    3. In the package code box, enter the package code: SD93bg
    4. Enter your payment information – Visa, MasterCard, or Money Order. Follow the online instructions to complete your order. The cost of this background check is $37.00.
    5. You will not be required to submit immunization records or receive a possible drug test until after acceptance into the program.
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