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Radiologic Technology students in lab instruction.

Application Process

  1. Credit students must apply for admission to AACC and identify Radiologic Technology A.A.S. as the Field of Study. The general college application process is further detailed on the credit application page.
  2. To apply to the program, you must submit a completed Radiologic Technology application (which can be found on the Health Sciences Applicants page). Program application deadline is Feb. 15.*
  3. You can apply to the program only after meeting all academic and admission criteria. Know your program's requirements and follow directions carefully (see Admission and Academic Requirements below).
  4. Incomplete applications are not considered and will be returned to you.
  5. Email your application to healthsciencesadmissions@aacc.edu. You may also mail your application to the college at:

Anne Arundel Community College
ATTN: School of Health Sciences Admissions HLSB 174
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012

*If the application deadline falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted until the close of business on the next business day.

Advising

Once you apply and before you submit any prior transcripts, be sure to meet with an advisor.

If you plan to transfer general education requirements, have your official transcripts sent directly to the college's records and registration office. The official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education must be submitted.


Admission and Academic Requirements

Information Session

Mandatory attendance at an information session is required prior to submitting the Radiologic Technology program application. Call 410-777-7310 for dates, times and locations or view the schedule on AACC's online calendar.

  • There is no cost to attend.
  • Detailed information regarding program, profession, admission, and academic requirements and selection criteria will be discussed.

Shadow Day

The completion of a “Shadow Lab” is required to be considered for the program. A 90-minute observation session called a Shadow Lab will be held at the Arnold campus in the Radiologic Technology program laboratory. Further details will be discussed at the mandatory information session.

English

You must demonstrate eligibility for ENG-101/ENG-101A. There are a number of ways this can be done.

  • Qualifying SAT/ACT scores
  • Appropriate score on the English placement test
  • Unweighted high school GPA (if you graduated in the last five years)
  • Successful completion of developmental courses, if applicable
  • Transfer of credits for ENG-101
  • Appropriate score on an AP exam
  • Appropriate score on a CLEP test
  • Appropriate score on GED test

See an academic advisor for information or visit our Determine Placement page.

Mathematics

You must demonstrate eligibility for College Algebra (MAT-137). There are a number of ways this can be done.

  • Qualifying SAT/ACT scores
  • Appropriate score on the mathematics placement test
  • Unweighted high school GPA plus coursework (if you graduated in the last five years)
  • Successful completion of developmental courses, if applicable
  • Transfer of credits for a MAT-137 course
  • Appropriate score on an AP exam
  • Appropriate score on a CLEP test

Note: MAT-145, MAT-151, MAT-191 or MAT-230 satisfies the MAT-137 requirement. (Former MAT courses MAT-121, MAT-131, MAT-141 or MAT-142 will also satisfy the MAT-137 requirement)

For information see an academic advisor or visit our Determine Placement page.

 

Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS)

You must demonstrate a proficient score of 58.7% or higher in reading, science, English/language and mathematics with a total ATI TEAS proficient test score of 65% or higher. Scores are not rounded.

  • Test scores submitted with the application must have been successfully passed within two years of the date the application is submitted.
  • ATI TEAS may not be taken more than two times in one year.
  • The best subject area scores of the two attempts of the TEAS will be accepted.
  • No other version of this test is acceptable.
  • Approved remote TEAS testing will be accepted.
  • To register for the virtual TEAS test, visit the ATI website for directions on what to expect and how to register.
  • Here is a sample of Individual Performance Profile for TEAS.

High School Graduate or Equivalency or College Degree

Before you submit your application, you must have your official high school transcripts or GED equivalency transcripts submitted electronically to AACC's records and registration office by the application deadline.

OR provide

Official transcript verifying an associate degree or higher from a nationally recognized institution. This official transcript is also required for course evaluation or transfer.

Note: A transcript/equivalency certificate is considered official when enclosed in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically by the sending institution. It must also include a graduation/completion date and a school official’s signature. Your application will not be considered complete if the required documentation is not received prior to or at the time your application is submitted.

Prerequisites

You will find course descriptions in the AACC College Catalog for the listed program prerequisites.

  • MAT-137 – College Algebra: 3 credit hours

  • ENG-101/ENG-101A – Academic Writing and Research 1: 3 credit hours AND
  • ENG-102 – Academic Writing and Research 2: 3 credit hours

  • COM-111 – Fundamentals of Oral Communications: 3 credit hours OR
  • COM-116 – Fundamentals of Oral Communications for Non-Native Speakers: 3 credit hours

  • SOC-111 – Introduction to Sociology: 3 credit hours

  • BIO-231 - Human Biology 1: 4 credit hours AND
  • BIO-232 - Human Biology 2: 4 credit hours

OR

  • BIO-233 - Anatomy and Physiology 1: 4 credit hours AND
  • BIO-234 - Anatomy and Physiology 2: 4 credit hours
    BIO-101 is a prerequisite for BIO-233 and BIO-234.

All seven prerequisite courses listed above must be completed by the end of the spring term in which you apply. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better with a cumulative prerequisite GPA of at least 3.0 (no rounding) to be considered for selection to RAD 101. It is recommended but not required that the science and math prerequisites be taken within seven years of the term the application is submitted. Pass-fail grades cannot be accepted.

Satisfactory Academic Standing

Must have a minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 at this college to be considered for selection into the Radiologic Technology program.

Admission Recommendations

Volunteer/Employment Experience
A minimum of 60 hours of verified volunteer and/or employment experience in a clinical health-related setting at the time of application, within the last seven years is recommended. To verify volunteer/employment experience, the employer must complete a verification form, which will be attached to the program application.

Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of professional recommendation (forms provided with application packet) are recommended. The letters should be from individuals who can objectively comment on the applicant’s performance in an academic and/or professional setting. Recommenders should email their reference to healthsciencesadmissions@aacc.edu or mail to the address listed under Application Submission.

College Credit Transfer

If you have taken program prerequisites or other general education courses at a nationally recognized institution other than AACC, you must submit official transcripts with your application for review.

Learn more about submitting transcripts.

Note: A transcript/equivalency certificate is considered official when enclosed in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically by the sending institution. It must also include a graduation/completion date, if applicable, and a school official’s signature. Your application will not be considered complete if the required documentation is not received prior to or at the time your application is submitted.

Foreign Education and International Students

Foreign educated students must have their college and high school transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluators:

Foreign educated students must successfully pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (213 is the equivalent computer score and 79 is the equivalent internet-based score) OR must have completed the ENG-101 or ENG-101A and ENG-102 course sequence with grades of C or better prior to applying to the program. If you need to fulfill this requirement, we recommend that you take the TOEFL test as soon as possible, as this requirement can take time to complete. You must have your official score report sent directly to Anne Arundel Community College.  Anne Arundel Community College’s code for TOEFL is 5019.

If you are an international student, there may be additional requirements for you. Visit our international student pages to learn more about visa status and other information.

Note: If you do not have a Social Security number, you may not be permitted at some clinical rotation sites and site availability could delay or inhibit your progression in the program. An international student admission specialist in AACC's Admissions and Enrollment Development office may be able to assist students with F-1 visa status to obtain a Social Security number through practical training. Call them at 410-777-2677.


Required Courses

The required courses for this program may be found in the Loading....

All students must receive a minimum grade of C or better in each prerequisite course, general education course and each radiologic technology course and a mark of satisfactory in the clinical laboratory to proceed in the program.

Due to the selection process, the radiologic technology program cannot accept pass-fail as a replacement for letter grades in the required courses.


Selection Process

The criteria used to select the conditional acceptance candidates will be applied in the following order:

  • Applications must be submitted by application deadline date.
  • You are eligible for selection if you have completed all the admission and academic requirements, including attending a radiologic technology program information session, by the date your application is submitted. Students have until the end of the spring term in which they are applying to complete prerequisite courses (for details see Prerequisites information under Admission and Academic Requirements).
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be returned to the applicant.
  • The applications will be reviewed and you will receive an email indicating the status of your application.
  • The admissions department will choose the most competitive applicants and will review the following:
    • Cumulative prerequisite GPA
    • Volunteer/employment experience in health-related setting
    • ATI TEAS scores
    • Letters of professional recommendation
  • Selected applicants will have their selection packet for conditional acceptance emailed to their AACC email address.

Conditional Acceptance

Applicants who have met the academic and admission requirements and have been selected for "Introduction to Radiography" RAD-101 are given conditional acceptance. If you are granted conditional acceptance, you must submit a completed health examination record and criminal background check. You must also submit verification of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification by a designated deadline. Students who do not meet this deadline will not be considered further for admission and the next person on the list will be contacted. Instructions on how to complete these items will be enclosed in the selection packet and are not to be done until instructed to do so.

  • Qualified applicants not initially selected for conditional acceptance will be placed on a waitlist in the order received and notified of selection when a seat becomes available. These applicants do not have to reapply.
  • Conditionally accepted candidates must attend a mandatory orientation on a designated date. Conditionally accepted candidates not attending this meeting may lose their seat in the class. Exceptions will not be considered for any reason.
  • Final acceptance into the program shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a shadow lab, criminal background check, health examination record and submission of a copy of the required CPR card.
  • Completion of RAD-101 with a grade of C or better is required for final program acceptance and to progress in the program. A drug screening may be required.
  • With the acceptance packet, conditionally accepted students will receive the health examination record, criminal background check and CPR instructions to be completed by a designated deadline. Conditional acceptance candidates who do not meet this deadline will not be considered for admission and the next person on the wait list will be contacted.

Health Examination Record

Students conditionally accepted to this program must submit a health examination record completed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant validating that the student meets the technical standard of good physical and mental health as established by the School of Health Sciences, and verifying that the student is free of communicable diseases as evidenced by required immunizations/titers.

Learn more about the health examination record to include vaccinations and technical standards.

Criminal Background Check

This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details see the Health Sciences section of the catalog.

CPR

Students must successfully complete the American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification course by the designated deadline.

Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.