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Students enrolled in WellSpan’s Radiography Program are required to have the following prerequisites. All college prerequisites must be acquired through a regionally accredited college:

  1. Mathematical Logical Reasoning: “College Algebra” course or higher (3 credit college course minimum) 2.0 “C” average
  2. Written/Oral Communication: (3 credit college course minimum) 2.0 “C” average
  3. Human Anatomy and Physiology I: 3 lecture hours with laboratory (4 credit college course minimum)  2.0 “C” average
  4. Human Anatomy and Physiology II: 3 lecture hours with laboratory (4 credit college course minimum)  2.0 “C” average
  5. Medical Terminology: (1 credit course minimum or certificate) 2.0 “C” average.

Academic and Admission Requirements (Associate Degree Minimum)

  • High School diploma or GED
  • High School and/or college transcripts minimum 2.5 “C” overall average; 3.0 “B” is highly recommended
  • College prerequisite courses with 2.0 “C” for each course
  • College prerequisites will need to be completed within the spring semester of that enrollment year
  • Official transcripts of a completed Medical Terminology course must be received by the first day of school.
  • Imaging Department Observation (3 hours minimum)
  • Willingness to submit to a criminal background check upon program acceptance
  • Upon program acceptance, the student will undergo a complete physical, drug screen and tobacco screen.  If the student fails the physical, drug screen or tobacco screen, he or she will be released from the program.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the program from 2013 and beyond will be required to have an associate’s degree or higher or be eligible to receive an associate’s degree or higher upon completion of the program.

Application Requirements

Applications are accepted until January 31st for the class starting in August the same year.  Responsibility lies with the applicant to ensure the program receives all listed materials on or before the deadline. Information received after the January 31st deadline will not be considered for that year’s enrollment (no exceptions).

Applications are considered complete when the school has received all of the following information:

  • $35.00 dollar non-refundable application fee
  • Completed application form (which includes the observation form)
  • Official transcripts and transcript forms from all high schools and colleges listed on the application.
  • Three completed Reference Evaluation forms
  • Professional career statement
  • Completed applications are valid for one year

Application Process

  • The admissions committee will review all completed applicants
  • A numerical evaluation is used during the interview selection process to objectively select applicants. 
  • Interviews are held February through March. A minimum of 15 applicants who scored highest on the Application Point System will be interviewed. The application point system is based primarily on G.P.A., college course work, work-related experience, personal and volunteer experiences, and professional statement essay
  • Selected applicants are interviewed    
  • All interviewed applicants will be notified by e-mail of their final status (admitted, alternate, or not accepted) by May 1st
  • Final selection is the responsibility of the school’s Admissions Committee 
  • New classes begin in August

Post Acceptance / Pre-Enrollment

  • Receipt of all official transcripts
  • Maintaining college GPA average at or above 2.5
  • Prerequisite course GPA at or above  2.0
  • Non-refundable $100 acceptance fee
  • Completed and approved Criminal Background Check
  • Completed and approved PA Child Abuse History clearance
  • Valid two-year health care provider CPR certification
  • Documentation of personal health insurance
  • Confirmation of required health screenings, tests, and immunization. Documentation is verified through WellSpan Occupational Health
  • Official transcripts of completed pre-requisite requirements with appropriate GPA
  • Professional Liability Insurance: The student must carry liability insurance, at his/her own expense, unless such coverage is provided by the college. The limits of the policy shall be a minimum of $1,000,000 per claim and an aggregate of 3,000,000 per occurrence.

Admitted students who fail to meet the above mentioned requirements will not be permitted to enter the program.

Applicant Cancellation

Applicants can withdraw their file for review at any time. Any applicant’s file that is withdrawn by applicant request may reapply to the program at a later date. Incomplete applications are not reviewed by the Admission Committee.

Technical Standards

To participate in the clinical education portion of the program, the applicant must possess additional non-academic skills. These technical standards are consistent with the duties of the entry-level radiographer in a professional position. These standards are not limited to, but include:

  • Communication—verbal and non-verbal communication between patients, co-workers, visitors and physicians. Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language and communicate in an understandable manner.
  • Auditory Skills—hearing a patient's, co-worker's or visitor's request for help, and taking instructions from physicians and supervisors.
  • Psychomotor Skills and Coordination—performs physical movements required in lifting and moving patients and handling radiographic equipment.
  • Visual Acuity—reading instructions, books, computer screens, technique charts, and patient requisitions with extreme accuracy. Must be able to view images for accuracy.
  • Dexterity—manipulating radiographic equipment and computer skills.
  • Emotional Maturity—possesses emotional health necessary to fulfill program requirements, such as, integrity, compassion, initiative, and good judgment in stressful situations.

Conditions inhibiting the above listed technical standards may be reviewed by the admission committee. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations when necessary.

Program Fees and Expenses

  • Application Fee - $35
  • Tuition - $21,000
  • Text Books—Book fees - approximately $1,500
  • Uniforms—All students are required to wear uniforms. The required uniforms will be purchased separately by the student. Specific details are given upon acceptance.
  • Financial Aid—WellSpan Health Radiography Program does not participate in Title IV Financial Aid and Federal financial aid is not available. Accepted applicants are responsible for satisfying tuition and other fees associated with the educational program.
  • Personal Medical Insurance—Enrolled students are required to carry personal medical insurance with a carrier of their choice.
  • Additional Admission Fees
    1. Pre-admission health screen and drug/nicotine testing
    2. Pre-admission child abuse and fingerprint clearances
    3. Professional Liability Insurance. The student must carry malpractice insurance, at his/her own expense, unless such coverage is provided by the College. The limits of this policy shall be a minimum of $1,000,000 per claim and an aggregate of $3,000,000 per occurrence. This policy must remain in full force and effect for the duration of the Program, and proof of coverage must be provided.

Students are responsible for all costs associated with semester enrollment. Radiography program transcripts and certificate of completion will be withheld until all financial obligations to the program are met. If a student does not receive their certificate of program completion, he or she is not released from the program and cannot sit for the national registry exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology.

The listed fees and expenses are subject to change. Please call the program to confirm current costs.

Graduation Requirements

The radiography student must meet the following requirements to graduate from the program:

  • Accomplish the program's objectives, goals and requirements.
  • The participant will need to have an associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT to be eligible to sit for the registry exam.
  • The student must complete all courses.
  • The student must receive a cumulative didactic and cumulative clinical average of 85% (B) or higher.
  • The student must receive an 85% (B) or higher on (1) Mock Registry.
  • All fees and expenses owed to the program must be paid.
  • The student must be in compliance to program policies regarding attendance, ethics, policies and procedures.
  • Return parking "hang tag," ID badges and radiation badges.

For more information about the WellSpan Health Radiography Program, call (717) 812-3599.

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