Note: Students enrolled in WellSpan’s Radiography Program are required to have the following prerequisites. All college prerequisites must be acquired through a regionally accredited college:
- Mathematical Logical Reasoning – “College Algebra” course or higher (3 credit college course minimum) 2.0 “C” average
- Written/Oral Communication – (3 credit college course minimum) 2.0 “C” average
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I – 3 lecture hours with laboratory (4 credit college course minimum) 2.0 “C” average
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II - 3 lecture hours with laboratory (4 credit college course minimum) 2.0 “C” average
- Medical Terminology – (1 credit course minimum or certificate) 2.0 “C” average.
Academic and Admission Requirements (Associate Degree Minimum)
- High School diploma or GED
- High School and/or college transcripts minimum 2.5 “C” overall average; 3.0 “B” is highly recommended
- College prerequisite courses with 2.0 “C” for each course
- College prerequisites will need to be completed within the spring semester of that enrollment year
- Official transcripts of a completed Medical Terminology course must be received by the first day of school.
- Imaging Department Observation (3 hours minimum)
- Willingness to submit to a criminal background check upon program acceptance
- Upon program acceptance, the student will undergo a complete physical and drug screen. If the student fails the physical or drug screen, he or she will be released from the program.
Please Note: Students enrolled in the program from 2013 and beyond will be required to have an associate’s degree or higher or be eligible to receive an associate’s degree or higher upon completion of the program.
Applications are accepted until January 31st for the class starting in August the same year. Responsibility lies with the applicant to ensure the program receives all listed materials on or before the deadline. Information received after the January 31st deadline will not be considered for that year’s enrollment (no exceptions).
Applications are considered complete when the school has received all of the following information:
- $35.00 dollar non-refundable application fee
- Completed application form (which includes the observation form)
- Official transcripts and transcript forms from all high schools and colleges listed on the application
- Three letters of reference
- Professional career statement
- Completed applications are valid for one year
- The admissions committee will review all completed applicants
- A numerical evaluation is used during the interview selection process to objectively select applicants.
- Interviews are held February through March. A minimum of 15 applicants who scored highest on the Application Point System will be interviewed. The application point system is based primarily on G.P.A., college course work, work-related experience, personal and volunteer experiences, and professional statement essay
- Selected applicants are interviewed
- All interviewed applicants will be notified by mail of their final status (admitted, alternate, or not accepted) by May 1st
- Final selection is the responsibility of the school’s Admissions Committee
- New classes begin in August
Post Acceptance / Pre-Enrollment
- Receipt of all official transcripts
- Maintaining college GPA average at or above 2.5
- Prerequisite course GPA at or above 2.0
- Non-refundable $100 acceptance fee
- Completed and approved Criminal Background Check
- Completed and approved PA Child Abuse History clearance
- Valid two-year health care provider CPR certification
- Documentation of personal health insurance
- Confirmation of required health screenings, tests, and immunization. Documentation is verified through WorkFirst
- Official transcripts of completed pre-requisite requirements with appropriate GPA
Admitted students who fail to meet the above mentioned requirements will not be permitted to enter the program.
Applicants can withdraw their file for review at any time. Any applicant’s file that is withdrawn by applicant request may reapply to the program at a later date. Incomplete applications are not reviewed by the Admission Committee.
To participate in the clinical education portion of the program, the applicant must possess additional non-academic skills. These technical standards are consistent with the duties of the entry-level radiographer in a professional position. These standards are not limited to, but include:
- Communication - verbal and non-verbal communication between patients, co-workers, visitors and physicians. Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language and communicate in an understandable manner.
- Auditory Skills - hearing a patient's, co-worker's or visitor's request for help, and taking instructions from physicians and supervisors.
- Psychomotor Skills and Coordination - performs physical movements required in lifting and moving patients and handling radiographic equipment.
- Visual Acuity - reading instructions, books, computer screens, technique charts, and patient requisitions with extreme accuracy. Must be able to view images for accuracy.
- Dexterity - manipulating radiographic equipment and computer skills.
- Emotional Maturity - possesses emotional health necessary to fulfill program requirements, such as, integrity, compassion, initiative, and good judgment in stressful situations.
Conditions inhibiting the above listed technical standards may be reviewed by the admission committee. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations when necessary.
For more information about the WellSpan Health Radiography Program, call (717) 812-3599.