Associate of Science in Radiography
Students may apply for admission to the pre-radiography program after qualifying for regular admission to Indiana University. Upon acceptance to the program, students enrolled in general education courses required for the Associate of Science degree, are classified as pre-radiography.
About the Program
The AS in Radiography Program is a 22-month, full-time clinical/professional program that provides the academic and clinical education required for a career as a diagnostic radiographer. The program consists of highly focused college coursework designed to complement clinical experience course work. Clinical experience courses are completed at various
The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org) and is designed to prepare graduates as competent, professional entry-level diagnostic radiographers for a career in medical imaging. Upon completion of the program, students receive an Associate of Science Degree and are eligible to take the national credentialing exam in Radiography which is sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Additional information about the ARRT can be found at www.arrt.org.
I Want To Study Radiography, How Do I Sign Up?
Students seeking to enter the AS in Radiography Program must apply and be granted acceptance to IU South Bend and complete the required general education courses. Pre-requisite general education courses can be taken on a part-time basis and do not have to be completed at IU South Bend. Upon completion or near completion of the required pre-requisite courses the student should submit an application for admission to the AS in Radiography Program. Applications are generally available on February 1st of the year of admittance and can be found on the health science advising website. Admission to the Clinical/Professional Program is based upon each applicant’s admission grade point average (AGPA) of the completed preradiography general-education core courses, repeat factor, a personal statement (essay), and an interview. A maximum of 19 students are admitted each summer session II.
Admission Rating System
At the conclusion of the spring semester of program application, students in the applicant pool are scored to determine their rank order. The criteria for admission consideration is based on a a 4.0 scale as follows:
- Application GPA (the weighted GPA of all program prerequisite courses): 45%
- Essay (the average of reviewers’ scores): 15%
- Course Repeat (the weight assigned to the number of program prerequisite courses that were repeated): 15%
The top ranked applicants (max. of 35) will be selected for an individual interview (25%). The individual interviews will score applicants on:
- Knowledge of the Profession
Students admitted to the Radiography program will be determined by the combination of their pre-interview score (75%) and their interview rank (25%).
Students offered a clinical position within the associate degree program must formally accept or decline admission, in writing, to the program prior to the beginning of the semester to which they are admitted. Students offered a position in the Clinical/Professional Program but decline acceptance or become academically ineligible can reapply to the program the following year. They must compete with the applicant pool for the semester in which they request entrance with no preference or wait listing given. Students have only three opportunities to decline admission in writing prior to losing their eligibility to apply.
The medical imaging programs are located on the campus of IU South Bend and most courses are taught on campus, including clinical labs. Clinical field experience is taught off campus at affiliated clinical agencies which include Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center,- Plymouth and Mishawaka campuses, Goshen Hospital, Elkhart General Hospital, Kosciusko Community Hospital, Beacon Medical Group Ireland Road, Beacon Medical Group Pediatrics Bristol Street, and Memorial Lighthouse Medical Imaging.
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