School of Diagnostic Imaging Radiologic Technology Program
The following college-level credit bearing coursework must be completed by February 1st to be considered for acceptance.
- Anatomy & Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II, completed within the last ten years.
- Please note: If you have completed Anatomy & Physiology I and are registered for Anatomy & Physiology II for the Spring Semester, you may still apply to the program and be interviewed, but you must then complete the Anatomy & Physiology II successfully (with a grade of “C” or better) in the Spring Semester to be eligible for acceptance.
- Special Note: We will accept Anatomy & Physiology for Diagnostic Medical Imaging - BIO 1221 from Cuyahoga Community College as a pre-requisite, but this does not transfer to any other college as a complete A&P sequence and is only applicable for an Associate of Technical Studies degree from CCC. Please call us if you have any questions.
- Algebra or higher level math with a "C" grade or better.
- English with a "C" grade or better or an equivalent course approved by the School of Diagnostic Imaging.
- Medical Terminology with a "C" grade or better.
- Psychology with a "C" grade or better.
If you currently have an associate, bachelor or masters degree you only need Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology. Both must be college credit courses with a "C" grade or better.
- All applicants must provide a current e-mail address with their application. We need the e-mail address to contact them for clinical observation and for access to the program learning management system. No application will be processed without a valid and current e-mail.
- All courses must have a traditional letter grade. The School of Diagnostic Imaging does not accept the pass/no pass grading option.
- Credit(s) earned at another institution or program will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee using transfer.org to determine if they meet the program requirements.
- All pre-requisites must be college credit courses.
- The program is not able to offer placement tests for the prerequisite courses. All applicants must complete the college credit course prerequisites.
- All qualified candidates must participate in a behavior based personal interview with program officials.
- The Radiologic Technology Program does not accept advanced placement or transfer students.
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The School of Diagnostic Imaging uses a selective process to determine which students will be accepted into the Radiology Program. Acceptance is based on a point system based on high school and College GPA, science and math classes with a "C" grade or better, and a behavior based interview.
To be considered for acceptance into the Radiology Program please be aware of the following steps:
- Fill out the Radiography Program Application Form which can be downloaded from the link below or requested from the school.
- Send the Application Form to the Program Manager with the $20.00 acceptance fee.
- Send your official High School and College transcripts to the school.
- After submission of the above, we will contact you to complete a mandatory 16 hour observation at a Cleveland Clinic hospital. No student will be accepted into the Radiography Program until that have completed the clinical observation.
- Deadline for application submission and completion of all pre-requisite courses is February 1st each year.
- Behavior based interviews will be scheduled in February/March for applicants who have met the previous qualifications. The purpose of the behavior based interview is to assess communication and critical thinking skills.
- Acceptance into the program is on a point system based on the average score on the behavior based interview; high school and college GPA; and number of science and math classes with a grade of "C" or better. The higher the grade on the science and math courses, the more points awarded.
- The program accepts between 22 to 25 students each year based on the point system.
- Letters regarding program acceptance will be mailed out approximately one month after the interview process has been completed.
- The Radiography Program starts each year in August.
Please click here to view the Radiologic Technology Program Student Application.To view this application you must have Adobe Reader installed. For the latest version of Adobe Reader please click the button below to visit Adobe's site.
Individuals applying to the School of Diagnostic Imaging, Cleveland Clinic Health System shall:
- Possess a high school diploma or have earned a certificate of equivalent education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Have good eyesight either naturally or through correction. They must be able to see the printed words in a radiographic textbook and be able to read and accurately interpret the numbers on a chart.
- Possess the ability to hear instructions and respond to verbal requests by patient/customers.
- Be able to lift a minimum of thirty (30) pounds and possess the ability to support up to 175 pounds. Radiographers must assist, support and move patients from wheelchairs and carts onto radiographic examination tables which requires the use of their backs and muscles.
- Be able to move around and stand with hands free for long periods of time as radiographers work while standing, sometimes for hours at a time.
- Possess good verbal and nonverbal communication skills as evidenced by the application and interview process. Radiographers must verbally instruct patients and be able to express concern and empathy for patients.
- Radiographers must perform data entry with dexterity and accuracy.
- Students must be physically and mentally capable of fulfilling the objectives of the radiography program. The school will make reasonable accommodations to assist a student with a disability to advance through the program. Students must have sensory function adequate for patient assessment and care. They must possess the physical status needed to provide all apsects of care in a safe manner. (Please see Special Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Policy in Student Policy and Procedure Manual)
Application forms can be downloaded from the website or may be obtained from the School of Diagnostic Imaging, Cleveland Clinic Health System by calling 216-692-8665. Submit your completed form to the Program Manager with a non-refundable $20 application fee. Check or money order should be made payable to the School of Diagnostic Imaging, Cleveland Clinic. Students must make arrangements with their high school and college to have official transcripts mailed to:
School of Diagnostic Imaging
Cleveland Clinic Health System
Radiologic Technology Program
18901 Lake Shore Blvd.
Euclid, Ohio 44119
The deadline for applications for the August class is February 1st.