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Radiography - Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Who is Eligible
Students age 18 or older who have completed the following prerequisite courses with grades of “C” or better and a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  1. Math 118 or higher
  2. Health Sciences 102 or Biology 120

The following courses must be completed before graduating from the program: 

  1. Biology 226/227
  2. English 101
  3. Psychology 201
  4. CIS 120

Admission Criteria
Complete MXC admission application (If not a student at MXC), Radiography Program admission application, $30 application fee, copy of college transcripts* (other colleges and foreign transcripts must be evaluated for transfer credits prior to applying to the program), two letters of recommendation on letterhead, one student essay (typed), and an interview.
*Math and Science course credit must be within the past five years to be used for admission credit.

 Transfer Students
Students seeking admission into the program based on advance placement (AP) and/or transferring from another radiography program or country must provide transcripts, transcript evaluation and or copy of the ARRT examination results and /or state licensure if applicable. Transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrar’s Office and reviewed by the program director. AP students must also take a comprehensive registry simulated examination for competency evaluation by the program director. The program director’s evaluation will determine the level of coursework in which the student will begin and the total number of courses the student will need to enroll to complete the program.

Physical Requirements Needed for Successful Performance in the Clinical Area

A person working in the field as a radiographer may be required to perform many extraneous and laborious tasks.  Patient care in the clinical area requires excellent communication and language skills.

Therefore all students must be able to:

  • Stand on feet for approximately 8 hours
  • Push and/or pull patients with weights that may exceed 200 lbs.
  • Communicate in English well enough so that you can be understood by others, and others can understand you.
  • Execute both hand and pedal dexterity   
  • Give directions and respond to patient requests
  • Operate portable equipment
  • Critique visually a film
  • Exhibit good hearing ability & is able to exercise good body mechanics
  • Lift and carry various accessory equipment 

Application Period
February 1st to April 1st each year. Application plus other admission materials must be packaged together and mailed or delivered to the program office (room 3419). Application packet must be downloaded from this webpage after Feb 1st. Incomplete applications will not be processed for admission into the program. It is your responsibility to make sure the application is received before or on April 1st. Applications that are mailed before the deadline and received in the program office after the deadline date, will be considered late and will not be considered for admission into the program.

Staff 

Michael White, M.P.A., M. ED., RT (R)(T)(CT)
Program Director
1900 W. Van Buren
Room 3419
Chicago, IL 60612 ​