College of Health and Human Services

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

January 15 of the year of anticipated entry.

Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours

To be eligible for admission, applicants must complete the program's Math (M100 or higher) and written communication (W131) requirements with a "C" (2.0) or better prior to beginning the professional coursework that begins each year in Summer Session II.  These requirements can be fulfilled during Summer I course work. 

In addition, specific college and/or high school courses that are recommended include Oral communication (S121), Psychology (P101), Computer science (A106), Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (P261 and P262) and Medical Terminology (R185).  Specific grades in these courses are used as a part of the student’s admission profile number. Completing these courses in advance improves a student’s chance for admission into the Radiography Program.  If a student has not taken the college equivalent of the courses listed above, a high school transcript should be submitted with the application and specific will be reviewed for admission purpose.  

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.

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. 

Repeated Courses

In 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

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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