The admission process is competitive. Completion of the admission requirements does not guarantee selection for admission into this program.
The information given here is for general guidance only. Prospective applicants are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor to ensure application procedure is followed.
How to Apply
All application materials including official transcripts from universities outside the UA system, immunization verification, observation certification and CPR verification (accredited by the American Heart Association), must be submitted to the Program Assistant no later than May 15th. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Students seeking admission to the Radiologic Technology must:
- Be admitted as a degree-seeking student at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Students are not required, but encouraged to apply for admission to the A.A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology. Students will be admitted as a pre-major and can only be awarded full-major status upon successful application and admission to the Radiologic Technology Program.
- Have completed or will complete all the prerequisite courses by the May 15th deadline with a grade 'C' or better. (Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology I, and Anatomy & Physiology II)
- Have a cumulative GPA equal to or above 3.0 (including UA GPA and additional College GPAs) A GPA calculation guide is included in the application packet with additional information in the Application Instructions. Students not meeting the 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement may be eligible for an Exception to Policy. Please see the Exception to Policy Form for additional information.
- Complete General Education Requirements for the AAS Program (optional) Applicants completing some or all general education requirements or those applicants with prior bachelor's or associate's degrees will receive additional points in the application review process.
- Submit a complete application (IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR BELOW) by the May 15th deadline to include the following:
- Main Application Form
- Prerequisite and General Education Requirement Course Information
- Narrative Responses (1-2 pages, size 12 Times New Roman font, 1.5 spacing)
- Completed, signed and certified Immunization Record form. Students must show proof of current immunizations.
- Clinical Observation Form
- Clinical Observation Essay (1-2 pages, size 12 Times New Roman font, 1.5 spacing)
- Professional Resume
- Proof of CPR Certification included with application (photocopy of certification card). Must must be accredited by the American Heart Association and include Adult, Infant, Child and AED.
- Proof of current certification or licensure in a health care field (optional)
A Note About Transcripts: All transcripts from prior colleges/universities must be sent to the University of Alaska Anchorage Enrollment Services Office for review as part of the university admissions process. The Medical Imaging Sciences department will no longer accept the submission of paper transcripts directly to the department as part of the application. All transcripts from prior colleges and universities must be not only submitted to the university, but also evaluated by the Transfer Credit Resource Center no later than the application deadline. Transcripts will not be evaluated by UAA until a student has formally applied for admission to UAA. Students are stongly encouraged to apply to the university no later than November 1st (spring admission) to allow adequate processing time of of transcripts.
If an applicant does not fulfill the first three requirements, the application will not be considered. Furthermore, if any section of the application is not complete or is omitted, the application will be considered incomplete and it will not be reviewed.
Review the Application Instructions (under the Forms section to the right) to review detailed information about the above listed items.
Academic Advising Information
For basic academic, career counseling or general information on Radiologic Technology, contact the program assistant at 907-786-4930. For more in-depth advising questions, please contact the School of Allied Health Student Success Coordinator at 786-4894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of Applications
Selection of candidates is based on review of the paper application and an interview. Applications are initially reviewed to determine whether they meet the 3 required criteria: admissions to UAA, completion of all prerequisite courses with a ‘C’ or better, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. If an applicant does not fulfill these three requirements, they will not be considered. Furthermore, if any section of the application is not complete or is omitted, the application will be considered incomplete and it will not be reviewed.
The paper application is graded using a point system. Information from the applicants cumulative GPA, prerequisite GPA, completion of general education requirements, completion of clinical observations and essays will be used. Top tier candidates are offered an interview.
Selected applicants will be interviewed by a panel of seven to ten imaging professionals from the university and the community. The applicant must personally appear to the panel in Anchorage or Fairbanks for their interview. Arrangements will be made for a video conference interview in Ketchikan, Juneau, Bethel and Kenai. If you have questions please contact the program assistant at 786-4930.
Students will be sent a letter of acceptance or denial. The entire application process from the May deadline takes approximately six (6) weeks. If you are accepted to the Radiologic Technology Program:
- You must pass a FBI criminal background check - information will be provided by the program during orientation (required prior to clinical assignment)
- You must provide proof of medical insurance.
What to Expect Once You are Admitted
- Time Demands: The Radiologic Technology Program is a full-time, two year endeavor. Unless otherwise approved, students must follow the course sequence outlined by the course catalog.
- Mental and Physical Demands: It is essential that Radiologic Technology students be able to perform a number of physical activities in the clinical portion of the program. At a minimum, students will be required to lift 50 pounds, stand for several hours at a time and perform bending activities. Students are also placed under considerable mental and emotional stress as they undertake responsibilities and duties impacting patients' lives. Students must be able to demonstrate rational and appropriate behavior under stressful conditions. Students may also be required to receive an annual flu shot to be able to participate in the clinical portion of the program.
- Program Cost: Additional expenses beyond normal tuition and fees apply to this program. Clinical attire, vaccinations, identification badges, background checks and other organization fees may apply.
- Background Checks: All students are required to pass a FBI criminal background check in order to be placed in a clinical setting.
- Apply to UAA as a degree seeking student as soon as possible. Deadlines for Fall and Spring Admission are July 1st and November 1st respectively.
- Request and submit official transcripts from other colleges and universities as soon as possible to allow time to evaluate transfer credits; processing times vary from school to school.
- Complete some, if not all, general education requirements prior to applying to the Radiologic Technology Program.
- Complete observation hours early; time slots fill up quickly
2013 Admissions Information
Sites: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, Kenai, and Bethel
Interviews: Friday, May 24, 2013 for the Anchorage site. Interviews for extended sites will be held during the last week of May or the first week in June.
Medical Imaging Sciences
Allied Health Sciences Division
3211 Providence Drive, Room 169
Anchorage, AK 99508-4614
Phone: (907) 786-4930
Fax: (907) 786-6938