Admission Requirements

General admission to South College does not guarantee admission to the Associate of Science degree program. Applicants interested in this program are required to visit the college and meet individually with an admissions representative and program faculty to ascertain if their goals can be met by the college. Prospective students declaring Radiography as their major must be generally admitted to South College and meet the following requirements in order to be considered for full admission to the program:

  1. Complete the South College Imaging Science program application by the stated deadline above.
  2. Submit documentation of a minimum high school and/or college cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. All official transcripts must be provided.*
  3. Meet minimum score requirements on the college entrance examination, OR present documentation of a score of 19 or higher on the ACT Assessment examination, OR present documentation of a 900 combined score or higher on the SAT I examination, OR meet the South College requirements for admission as a transfer student.
  4. Obtain a minimum grade of “C” or better in one unit of high school biological or physical science. If one unit of high school science has not been earned, a college-level course in chemistry, physics, or biology is required.
  5. Admission to the cohort is based on the successful completion or transfer of the following prerequisite courses or their equivalents with a grade of “C” or better in a maximum of two attempts. If a student is unsuccessful in two attempts of any of the listed courses at South College, they will no longer be eligible for the program. Withdrawal from the same course twice at South College will count as a failed attempt.
  6. Complete a mandatory on-ground or online information session.
  7. Meet specific health and/or essential functions pertinent to the responsibilities performed by the Radiographer. Drug and background screening is required by clinical affiliates. Failure to pass the screen may disqualify a student as a candidate for admission.
  8. Be able to commit to full participation in a rigorous educational program that requires class participation (whether onground or online depending on track), on campus lab participation, significant out-of-class preparation time, and clinical education assignments off-campus.

*Each of these areas is used to rank applicants for full program admission. If minimum standards are met by more applying students than clinical seats, these rankings determine program admission.

MRI Environment

Imaging Sciences students have potential access to the MRI environment.  As such, students must be appropriately screened for magnetic wave or radiofrequency hazards.  Students are provided with MRI Hazards/Risks and Safety Practices information and required to complete a South College MRI Screening Questionnaire prior to entering the clinical setting. Students may be required to undergo additional safety education/training and screening procedures per clinical affiliate policies and procedures.

Mammography Participation Opportunities

All students, male and female, will be offered the opportunity to participate in mammography clinical rotations. The program will make every effort to place a male student in a mammography clinical rotation if requested; however, the program is not in a position to override clinical setting policies that restrict clinical experiences in mammography to female students.  Male students are advised that placement in a mammography rotation is not guaranteed and is subject to the availability of a clinical setting that allows males to participate in mammographic imaging procedures.  The program will not deny female students the opportunity to participate in mammography rotations if clinical settings are not available to provide the same opportunity to male students.