Application Procedure

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Degree-seeking student status at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  Students are encouraged to declare the AAS Pre-Major Radiologic Technology major.  UAS and UAF students must also submit application to become degree-seeking students at UAA.
  2. Complete the prerequisite course requirements with a grade 'C ' or better by the application deadline. Students are strongly encouraged to complete all General Degree Requirements prior to the application deadline.
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above including coursework from non-UA colleges or universities.  Students with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 may request an Exception to Policy.  Exception to policy requests must be turned in by April 15 of application year for processing prior to application date. Please contact the department of Medical Imaging Science at (907) 786-6929 for additional information.
  4. Complete and submit application to the Radiologic Technology Program by the application deadline.

Department Application Requirements

1.  Proof of completion of prerequisite courses.  Applicants must complete all prerequisite coursework with a 'C' or better and ensure proper documentation on the UAA transcript by the end of the University of Alaska Spring academic term.  Unless otherwise approved by a faculty advisor, all course must match the courses listed as prerequisites. 

2. Complete eight (8) hours of clinical observations at an approved imaging center. Applicants will be required to upload a copy of a completed and signed Observation Form to the AAS Radiologic Technology web application. Re-applicants must complete and submit proof of an additional eight (8) hours of clinical observations.

3. Complete the required Immunization Record. Current UAA students are strongly encouraged to use the UAA Student Health & Counseling Center's online portal for tracking. Non-UAA students without access to the online portal must contact the department 907-786-6929 for an alternate method of submittal. Shot records will not be accepted. Applicants will be required to upload a copy of a completed and signed immunization form or a printout of completed immunization record from the UAA Student Health & Counseling Online Portal.

4. Complete required application essays.  All applicants are required to submit two essay as part of the application  process.  Essays will be submitted in a text box in the application. Applicants are encouraged to draft essays in a word processing program and copy and paste the text into the web application. 

  • Application Essay Requirements

    In no more than 1000 words, please address the all of the following: 

    • Describe what experiences influenced you to choose medical imaging as your profession or what keeps you engaged at this point in your career.
    • Explain your career goals and how the AAS Radiologic Technology degree will help you achieve them.
    • Explain why you should be selected as a student in the program.
  • Observation Essay Requirements
    In no more than 1200 words, please address all of the following:
    • Describe your experience in the clinical environment during the observation period.
    • Indicate if the observation met with the expectations you had of the radiology career field
    • Describe the highlight of the observation.
    • Comment on any other additional information you would like to include.
  • Formatting Requirements

    Essays will no longer require any special formatting.  Essays must address all questions/topics listed.  Applicants should be prepared to submit essays in the text boxes provided on the application.

5.  Complete the AAS Radiologic Technology web application by May 15th.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the sample application prior to starting the web application.  The application takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and must be done in one sitting.  There is no way to save the application and come back later to complete.  

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Application Deadline
May 15, 2017

2017 Interview Dates
May 25 and 26, 2017

2017 Sites
Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Sitka, and Ketchikan

Application Workshop
March 22, 2017
AHS 206

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