Radiologic Program Topics to Consider Prior to Applying

Grading/Scoring Tools

The minimum required score to achieve on the ARRT exam to become certified is approximately 75 to 76 on a scaled scoring system. This program follows a similar scoring system. Specific requirements to obtain class grades are outlined in each course syllabus.  Grading for each course is documented within the course syllabus. The student will receive a syllabus each semester for each course. A grade of C or better is required in all coursework including prerequisites and graduation requirements. Grades will be assigned according to the following scale:

A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 75-79; D = 60-74; F = 0-59

Clinical Obligations Upon Acceptance

If accepted, students will have a clinical component of the program to complete. Clinical placement is equally distributed among students. Although the majority of the clinical component is carried out during day time hours, less than 25% of the total clinical assignments will be during evening and/or weekend hours. Program clinical locations are mainly located outside the city limits, and all expenses associated with travel are the student’s responsibility. Additionally, some program clinical affiliates require drug screens (initial and random), criminal background checks, periodic tuberculosis skin tests and specific vaccinations. If the student is placed in a facility requiring any/all of these items, the cost will be the student’s responsibility. If the student did not submit the health documentation (immunization, PPD, HepB Vacc., physical assessment, etc.) prior to acceptance, these documents will need to be submitted to the RADS program director no later than February 1st following acceptance. Failure to provide this documentation will prevent the student from being allowed to attend clinical settings. These absences will be unexcused and may lead to the student’s dismissal from the program.

Pregnancy Policy

For the complete and detailed program pregnancy policy, please refer to the program handbook. Any student that is pregnant or becomes pregnant while in the Radiologic Science program should consider the following:

  1. Exposure to communicable diseases. As a student, one may be exposed to a variety of communicable diseases such as rubella and the Hepatitis C virus which are a serious danger to the developing fetus. It is the pregnant student’s responsibility to avoid those patients that may put them at risk.
  2. Students are at risk to radiation exposure while performing radiographic exams. Pregnant students must protect themselves and the unborn child(ren) by using radiation protection practices and avoid as much radiation as possible until after the first trimester.
  3. If the student’s medical condition limits her ability to continue in the program, she may choose to withdraw and continue with the following cohort of RADS students, if a position is available, beginning with the withdrawn course(s). Excessive absences over the specified allowed amount (excused or unexcused) may cause the student to be dropped from that/those course(s).
  4. If a student discovers she is pregnant, disclosure of the pregnancy to program faculty is voluntary. If she chooses to disclose the pregnancy, a Disclosure Form will need to be completed and submitted to the program director. A Withdrawal of Disclosure Form is also available to be completed if the student needs to withdraw the disclosure.

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