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- This admissions process applies to the class beginning Autumn Semester2015.
- Program Admissions are limited due to the availability of clinical teaching placements.
- The Radiography program will begin every Autumn Semester and will be 5 consecutive Semesters in length.
- A competitive admissions process is applied when candidates meeting admission criteria exceed program capacity (21-24 students).
Step 1: Apply to Columbus State Community College
1. Complete the admissions process to Columbus State Community College. (www.cscc.edu or available at the Welcome Center (MA 104)
2. Declare pre-radiography as your major.
3. Application to the College is not the same as application to the Radiography program. After you have been accepted to the College, you may then apply to the Radiography program. For more information on applying to Columbus State, contact the College Welcome Center at (614)287-5353, (800)621-6407, or go online and follow the ‘Step-by-Step Guide to Enrollment.'
Step 2: Attend a Radiography Program information session
1. Information sessions are held several times a semester.
2. Radiography program applications are only issued at program information sessions. Program Information Sessions review the following information:
- Overview the Imaging professions, specifically radiography, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.
- Discuss specific aspects and career opportunities in the radiography profession.
Review the Radiography program Plan-of-Study curriculum
- Radiography program admissions process and application.
- Identify additional resources at Columbus State that may assist in the student preparation.
- Update applicants of any program changes for the upcoming admissions deadline.
- Health, Human and Public Service advisors are another excellent resource for program advising.
Step 3: Apply to the Radiography Program
The following steps apply when applying to the Radiography program. They are explained in detail at the program information sessions.
1. Complete all sections of the program application..
2. COMPLETION OF PHYS 0100. Acceptable examples include:
- High School Physics (or equivalent such as PHYS100) if completed in high school, must have been taken within the past 5 years. Please provide High School Transcripts.
3. Documentation of observation of a minimum of 16 hours in a radiology imaging department. Additional health care experience (employment, health care credentials, etc.) may also be considered and documented with letter from employer or resume’. Observation forms (4 parts) are included in the Radiography program information session packet.
4. Submit a written statement of interest and intent. One page, typed paper in your own words indicating your interest in the radiography profession.
5. Submit Compass Placement Test, or ACT test results (if applicable).
6. Submit HOBET Assessment Test results. The results are provided at the end of the test. Appointments are limited. The radiography program specifically evaluates the following as part of the admissions process.
- Essential math skills
- Reading comprehension for science textbooks
Contact the ACT Learning and Testing Center (614) 287-5750To register to take the HOBET, make a payment of $50.00 payable at the Cashier’s Office in Rhodes Hall.
7. Completion of the Achievement of a minimum of an overall GPA of 2.75 (consider changing to 3.00 (on a 4 point scale) based on completed courses at Columbus State, other recent college transcripts, or high school transcripts. Only the GPA’s from college transcripts will be considered if a minimum of 24 credits have been completed
Additional Program Information
1. Applications are available at Radiography Program Information sessions.
2. Application deadline is may change for the class beginning Autumn Semester 2015. Only current completed applications submitted by the application deadline will be considered. All pre-requisites must be completed by the end of Autumn Semester.
3. Applicants will be notified of their status in the program by mail approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline.
4. The program utilizes a competitive admissions process whereby the most qualified applicants are considered at the time of application.
5. Applicants for admission to the program will be evaluated based on the completion and submission of the following required admissions criteria in the admission envelope:
- Admission and AdmissionWorksheet (Calculated)
- Attend information session (indicate on application)
- HOBET results
- Observation Hours
- Written Statement of Interest
- Course completion (with a ‘C or better)
- PHYS100 (or equivalent)
Applicants, who have completed additional math/science courses, obtained other allied health or other advanced degrees may receive additional consideration. Additional recommended courses to complete prior to the application deadline include:
- General Education Courses
ENGL1100, (or Equivalent), ENGL 2367
- Basic Related Courses
- Other Math/Science Courses (unrelated to Radiography Plan of Study)
- Other allied Health degree
- Completion of Associate, Bachelor, or Master’s degree
- Character references (not required)
The Radiography program Admissions Committee will make the final determination of acceptance into the program.
6. All application materials MUST be included in the large white Columbus State envelope you will be provided with at the information session. The Radiography program Admissions Committee will not consider an application packet that is incomplete.
7. Accepted students will be required to have a background check, and drug testing completed prior to beginning Autumn Semester courses and they must be in good standing. Students, who fail to complete the background check and drug testing requirements, will forfeit their seat in the program.
8. All students are required to have personal health insurance while attending all clinical courses. NOTE: CSCC does not offer health insurance.
9. Applicants are responsible for completion of all pre-requisite courses that pertain
to the general (G) and basic related (B) courses on the program Plan-of-Study. Please
consult the College Catalog.
10.To ensure timely processing, the admission committee recommends that testing and observation be completed by October 2014.