Frequently Asked Questions
How does the selection process work?
Selection of candidates is based on review of the paper application and an interview. Applications are initially reviewed to determine whether they meet the 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 omitted, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
The application and all it's components are 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.
What are the interviews like?
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, Kenai and out of state applicants. If you have questions, please contact the program assistant at (907) 786-6929.
How will I know if I have been accepted?
Students will be sent a letter of acceptance or denial via email. The entire application process from the May deadline takes approximately six (6) weeks.
I am not able to attend full-time, are there any part-time options?
The Radiologic Technology Program is a full-time, two year program. Students enter into the full-major program with the understanding they must follow the course sequence outlined on the AAS Radiologic Technology webpage and the course catalog. However, prior to the full-major program, students may complete prerequisite and general degree requirements on a part-time basis.
Does UAA's Radiologic Technology Program participate in ARRT Advanced Placement?
No. UAA's Radiologic Technology Program no longer participates in the Advanced Placement for the ARRT examination.