Admission Requirements

Fall Semester.

May 1st. 

  1. Completion of all required pre-professional courses by the end of the summer semester prior to desired admission for Fall semester. Students are admitted to the professional component in the Fall semester only.
  2. Completion of Department of Radiologic Sciences application, which is available under FORMS on this website.
  3. Application deadline is May 1st.
  4. Submit official college transcripts for all coursework not completed at the University of South Alabama. Transcripts are not required if the coursework has already been transferred to USA.
  5. Submit official ACT or SAT scores regardless of previous educational background. If individual scores for Math, English or Natural Science on the ACT are below 18, it is strongly advised that the test be retaken. ACT or SAT score must be submitted by the application deadline.
  6. Submission of three (3) completed professional reference forms by the application deadline. Reference forms are available under FORMS on this website.
  7. Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 ("C" average) on previously completed college-level courses. Transcripts must be submitted by the application deadline. For students who are attending or have attended USA, the USA GPA will be used. GPA's from outside courses are not averaged into the USA GPA.
  8. Acceptance to the University of South Alabama.
  9. Students applying for admission to the professional component must complete four (4) hours of observation in a hospital Radiology Department prior to reporting for an interview with the Admissions Committee. The observation site will be determined by the Committee, and appointments must be scheduled through the Department of Radiologic Sciences at (251) 445-9346 after January 10th during the year in which enrollment is planned. Observation form and instructions are available under FORMS on this website.
  10. Meet program technical/core performance standards to include general abilities, observational ability, communication ability, motor ability, critical thinking ability, interpersonal abilities and behavioral and social attributes. For further information, review the Core Performance Standards.
  11. Complete a brief writing assignment conducted on the day of your personal interview with the Admissions Committee.
  12. Complete personal interview with members of the Radiologic Sciences Admissions Committee.
  13. Applicants will be screened on the basis of past educational performance and the potential for the number of clinical openings available. Therefore, acceptance into the University does not guarantee admission into the program. Likewise, admission into the program does not guarantee a position in a particular track/modality for one's senior year.  Go to FAQs for further information.
  14. Student acceptance into the program is provisional pending completion of drug screen and background check requirements as specified in the acceptance letter. Refusal to submit will result in a nullification of acceptance into the program.
  15. Proof of medical insurance must be provided following acceptance into the program by the date specified in the acceptance letter.
  16. ARRT certified radiographers who have completed the pre-professional component and are seeking the baccalaureate degree may apply for admission into the second year (senior year) of the professional component.
  17. International Students – Effective for Fall Semester 2017 Admissions
    The following minimum TOFEL scores are required:
    Overall IBT:  78

    The following minimum sub-scores are required:
    Listening: 20
    Speaking: 20
    Reading: 18
    Writing: 18

Candidate Selection Criteria

For information on selection criteria and how it is applied to the decision making process, go to the FAQs.

The University of South Alabama publishes certain crime statistics each year as required by the Jeanne Clery Act. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years' worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings and property owned or controlled by the school and on public property immediately adjacent to the campus. This report is available online at: /resources/fireandsafetyreport.pdf. You may also request a paper copy from the University Police office located at 290 Stadium Blvd.