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Admission Requirements & Procedure

Admission Requirements

  1. Meet all college general requirements for admission as a degree-seeking student (as stated in the catalog) and be admitted to the college.
  2. See “Programs with Special Admissions Requirements,” in the college catalog.
  3. Complete all entrance examinations such as ACT/SAT or placement exam as required by the college prior to fall semester. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and math based on examination scores, completion of Learning Support courses, or prior college credit.
  4. Have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for required academic subjects. The high school GPA is used for students who have earned less than 12 college credit hours. An applicant with no high school GPA must have an average standard score of at least 450 on the GED® or 45 on the HiSET®.
  5. Enroll in and successfully complete RADT 1100, Introduction to Medical Imaging with a grade of "C" or better. This course will provide an overview of the Radiologic Technology program at Columbia State along with the profession. All application materials will be provided in the course and explained in detail. Applicants will also have an opportunity to observe in a Radiology department as well as explore the many opportunities available to registered Radiographers. *The same course at another TBR institution would be accepted as transfer. Applicants transferring this course should contact a faculty member for an appointment to review the application process and obtain an application packet.
  6. All program application materials must be submitted to program officials/health science division office personnel no later than October 15 to be considered for a formal interview with the Radiologic Technology advisory committee.
  7. Applicants must be able to physically manipulate and operate equipment, manipulate patients, and visually assess patients, test results, and the working environment. They must be able to clearly communicate, both verbally and in writing, make appropriate judgment decisions in emergency or other situations, and demonstrate emotional stability and psychological health in day-to-day interaction with patients, their family members, and personnel.
  8. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, students are encouraged to register with the Office of Counseling/Disability Services for possible assistance with accommodations. It is the student's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially provide appropriate documentation regarding the nature and extent of a disability. Students requesting special accommodation are (strongly) encouraged to contact the counseling/disability services office at the beginning of the semester.
  9. College credit for Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II and approved math courses must be current within five years of the application deadline to count toward the Radiologic Technology degree or the course(s) must be repeated. Please check Radiologic Technology curriculum for approved math courses.
  10. If an applicant is admitted to the program, this admission will be contingent on successful completion of required general education courses during the fall semester prior to admission.

Completion of the items listed above denotes consideration for an interview but in no way implies or guarantees an interview or admission to the program.

Admission Procedure

  1. Submit the following to the Admissions office:
~ Complete Application for Admission to the college
~ Official college transcripts from all colleges previously attended
~ High school transcripts of GED results
~ ACT or SAT exam results
  1. Register for and successfully complete RADT 1100, Introduction to Medical Imaging.
  2. Submit completed application forms received in RADT 1100 or obtained from a faculty member.
  3. Submit a copy of transcripts from all colleges previously attended to program faculty
  4. If an applicant does not meet minimum eligibility requirements or is not admitted to the program, and has completed RADT 1100, he/she will be notified in writing. To reapply the following year, he/she must meet with a Rad Tech faculty member for program updates and a new application packet.

Background Checks

Criminal background checks may be a requirement at some affiliated clinical training sites. Based on the results of the criminal background check, an affiliated clinical site may determine to not allow your presence at their facility. This could result in your inability to successfully complete the requirements of a specific course and your program. More information is available from your program director.

Truescreen - Radiologic Tech Annual MVR 
Truescreen - Radiologic Tech Program 

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has stringent rules regarding misconduct and eligibility to take the national registry exam. If you have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor offense(s), you may complete the pre-application review process with the ARRT prior to program enrollment to avoid delays and uncertainty regarding certification eligibility. The pre-application review form is downloadable from the Ethics section of ARRT’s website at or by phoning ARRT at 651.687.0048. In the event that a student or graduate of the Radiologic Technology Program is concerned about ARRT eligibility, it is the sole responsibility of the student or graduate to certify eligibility with the ARRT.