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Admission to the professional year is competitive. Students are selected based on their previous academic background, a personal interview, and evidence of registration if applying under the health care professional background.
Class size is restricted by the number of clinical sites available.
The following admission policies apply to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, in addition to the CHHS admission policies.
January 15 of the year the student wishes to begin the professional year.
Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours
70 credit hours
Limitations of Course Work
Remedial course work will not count as credit hours toward the degree or for purposes of calculation of a grade point average during the admission process.
Seven Year Limit
Anatomy and Physiology I and II have a 7 year age limit between completion and time of admission. Students may opt to take the course again or challenge the course by departmental examination. Credentialed health care professionals are exempt from this requirement.
Repeated CoursesIn order to qualify for admission and/or progression, the student must pass the required arts and sciences coursework by the second completed attempt
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average
2.3 on a 4.0 scale at the time of the interview.
Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite
C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale)
All qualified applicants must participate in an interview. Interviews are held in May.
Students must meet the list of essential abilities (technical standards) for admission to the program. The list of essential abilities is mailed to all program applicants. A link to the Essential Abilities/ Technical Standards for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Concentration can be found on the IUN website at http://www.iun.edu/radiologic-sciences/degrees/bs-diagnostic-medical-sonography.htm under the Degrees and Programs tab.
Students are required to show proof that they have met the immunization, physical examination and laboratory examination requirements for the program as well as CPR certification. Specific information is provided to all accepted students prior to enrolling in clincial course work.
Criminal History Check
A criminal history check is required prior to beginning clinical experience. A positive background check may make a student ineligible for clinical course work.
Drug Screening Policy
Students may be required to have a drug screen prior to attending clinical experience or it may be required on demand under certain situations in the clinical site. A poisitive drug screen will result in removal from the clinical site and possible dismissal from the program.