Application Procedure


Admission into the UAA Radiologic Technology program is a two-part process:

  • Admission to the University of Alaska Anchorage as an undergraduate degree-seeking student (associate’s or bachelor’s level) AND
  • Admission to the Radiologic Technology program through a department application process.

The Radiologic Technology program selects a limited number applicants each year into its full-major program. Admissions into the program is competitve and acceptance into the the university of as a degee-seeking student does not guarantee selection into the full-major program.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Undegraduate 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 who applied in 2017 are not required to complete any additional hours of clinical observations.

3. New:  Proof of Immunizations.  Applicants are required to show proof of completion of recent Heptatitis B vaccinations series, in-progress Hepatities B vaccination series (first injection must be completed by application deadline), OR proof of immunity through titer by the application deadline.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to be in progress of complete immunication records.  Those applicants selected to enter the program in the Fall will be required to show proof of all immunizations by the start of the Fall academic semester.  

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. 

4. New: Complete required application essay.  All applicants are required to submit one application 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 1000-1200 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.
    • Describe how your experience in the clinical environment (during the observation) has impacted your decision to pursue a career in medical imaging.
    • Explain why you should be selected as a student in the program.
  • 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.  

6. Interview.  Upon review of the initial application, a select number of applicants will be invited for interview.  Distance interviews may be available upon request.

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Application Deadline
May 15, 2018

Notification of Interview
No later than June 1st

2018 Interview Dates
June 21 and 22, 2018

Notification of Acceptance
No later than July 1, 2018

2018 Sites
Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Juneau, and Sitka

Application Workshop
March 23, 2018
AHS 206

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