Schools & Divisions

Radiological Sciences

Associate of Science in Radiography

Admission Policies

Students may apply for admission to the Radiography Program after qualifying for regular admission to Indiana University. Admission to the professional program is competitive; therefore, completion of the application does not guarantee admission to the program.

Criteria Used for Class Selection

Admission to the program is based upon each applicant's high school and college course work and a personal interview.

Class Size

Approximately 40-45 students each May (beginning professional course work in summer session II).

Specific Requirements

In addition to the College of Health and Human Services admission policies and procedures, the following apply to the Radiography Program at IU Northwest:

Application Deadline

February 1 of the year of anticipated entry.

Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours

To be eligible for admission, applicants should have completed high school courses in algebra, geometry, biology, and English. In addition, physics, chemistry, and computer science are recommended. Prior to beginning professional course work, all students must complete the program's math and English requirement with a C (2.0) or higher. In addition, students are encouraged to complete the Arts and Science course work required for the degree.

Limitations of Course Work

Remedial course work does not count as credit hours toward the degree or for purposes of calculation of a grade point average during the admission process.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average

A high school grade point average of 3.0 or a college grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for admission into the Radiography Program. The college grade point average will be used if the applicant has completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with at least one math or science course on the transcript. The program admissions committee implements this requirement when the incoming class of students is selected from the applicant pool.


An interview is required for admission. However, if the number of applications to the program far exceeds the number of positions available, the program admissions committee reserves the right to limit the number of applicants interviewed. Interviews will be scheduled during the spring semester.

High School Applicants

Check with your school to see if you can earn college credit while in high school to complete the two prerequisite courses.

Essential Abilities

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.

Health Requirements

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 clinical 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 positive drug screen will result in removal from the clinical site and possible dismissal from the program.

Volunteer Experience
While volunteer experience is not required; it is very helpful in making a career choice.

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