Skip to Main Content

Admission Requirements

Openings are limited primarily due to limited available clinical education centers. As a result, a means of selecting those students with the greatest potential for success is necessary. Preference is given to Idaho residents. Students should access our website in early January to download the application. In addition please note that we do require official ISU transcripts and all other official college transcripts be sent to the address below. Electronic copies of transcripts may be sent from a university's Registrar office directly to sellerin@isu.edu. No electronic copies of transcripts submitted by applicants will be accepted.Completed applications and application fee should be mailed or brought into our office by May 15 of the year you plan to apply.

Physical Address:

650 Memorial Drive

Building 66 Room 225

Pocatello, ID

 

Mailing Address:

921 South 8th Avenue STOP 8002

Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

Have you ever (for ANY reason) been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) may prohibit you from taking the certification examination if you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. You should contact the ARRT to establish your eligibility if you have any doubt. (ARRT, 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120-1155, Phone: (651) 687-0048). Minor traffic violations do not need to be reported unless they involve a DUI.

 

Admission Criteria for Students Using ISU’s Objective System

Applicants are ranked according to overall academic grade point average (GPA) from the 21 pre-professional courses. The objective system started in the Fall of 2013. The ranking of students is accomplished as follows:

1. Points are awarded for grades in each of the following pre-professional courses (Core Objectives with an asterisk * are required core objectives for the program. The other Core Objectives (those without an asterisk) have courses that will satisfy the University Core Objectives and will be awarded points for grades:

 

OBJECTIVE

Core Objectives

CREDIT

1

ENG 1102 Critical Reading & Writing

3

2

*COMM 1101 Principles of Speech

3

3

*MATH 1153 Intro to Statistics

(may substitute MGT 2216 Business Statistics)

3

4

GE Objective 4

3

4

GE Objective 4

3

5

*BIOL 1101 Biology I (with lab)

4

5

*PHYS 1100 Essentials of Physics

4

5

*CHEM 1101 Introduction to General Chemistry (may substitute CHEM 1111 5 cr)

3

6

GE Objective 6

3

6

GE Objective 6

3

7-8

*INFO 1101 Digital Information Literacy

3

9

GE Objective 9

3

 

Total

38




Program Requirements


The following courses are required by the program.

RS 1105 Intro to Radiographic Science

1

HE 2210 Medical Terminology & Comm.

2

MATH 1143 College Algebra

3

BIOL 3301 Anatomy & Physiology

4

BIOL 3301L Anatomy & Physiology Lab

0

BIOL 3302 Anatomy & Physiology

4

BIOL 3302L Anatomy & Physiology Lab

0

ACCT 3303 Accounting Concepts

3

MGT 3312 Individual & Organizational Behavior

3

HCA 4475 Health Law & Bioethics

3

HCA 3384 Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations-Fall Only

(may substitute MGT 4473  3 credits)

3

Total

26

 

**Students who completed COMM 1101 for 2 credits at ISU prior to the change of the credits to 3 shall have COMM 1101 weighted at 3 credits. Transfer courses for COMM 1101 shall be weighted in accordance with the credit hours of transfer but for no greater than 3 credits.

 

A grade of A is worth 4 points, B's are 3 points, C's are 2 points, D's are 1 point, and F's are 0 points. Plus (+) and minus (-) grades are converted to whole letter grades for point assignments. The points are then multiplied times the credit hour weighting of the course to determine the total points for each course. Credits transferred to ISU that are considered as equivalent to the ISU course(s) listed above, will be weighted according to the credit hours from the original institution, but no greater than the ISU course weighting. For example, if a student completed a four (4)-credit college algebra course at XYZ University and it is considered equivalent to the ISU MATH 1143 course, the weighting would be three (3) credits and not four (4). Quarter credit hour credits will be converted to "semester" credits for the purpose of weighting. One (1) quarter credit hour shall be considered to be 2/3 of a semester credit hour.

If a student tests out of a course or is otherwise given credit for a course by the ISU Registrar, including military credit, then the grade used for calculation of points shall be an "A" unless a different letter grade is earned (i.e. B, C, D, or F). If a student tests out of a course or is otherwise given credit for a course by the ISU Registrar, including military credit, but takes the course anyway, then the grade used for calculation of points shall be the grade earned in the course.

1. A passing “P” or a “TS” grade will be counted as a “C” unless proven otherwise with official documentation.

2. Residency - Idaho residents shall be awarded 4 points.

3. Students who have completed 17 or more of the pre-professional years I and II courses at ISU will be awarded an additional 8 points.

4. Students that have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have completed all of the classes each year applied in pre-professional courses will be awarded 50 additional points for each year that he/she has applied to the program. Again, this will only be awarded if all pre-professional courses are completed and the student has a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

5. The total points accumulated from the calculations in #1 through #4 above shall then be multiplied times the student's cumulative grade point average of the pre-professional years I and II courses, for a total point value.

6. Interview: The top 30 ranked applicants will be contacted by phone and an interview will be scheduled. Maximum of 100 points will be awarded for the interview process.

7. The students will be ranked according to the total points accumulated. The students with the highest accumulated points will be selected for program admission in accordance with the number of openings available. For example, if there are 20 vacancies then the top 20 students will be selected.***

***(No student will be selected for program admission that has not completed MATH 1143, BIOS 1101, BIOS 3301 and 3302 with grades of "C" minimum, prior to the commencement of professional course work, regardless of a student's total accumulated points. Also, an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required.)

8. Alternates for admission will be selected on the basis of their ranking.

9. In the event of a tie during the selection process the following procedure will be initiated in the following order: a) preference will be given to the candidate that has applied during a previous year, b) the student with the highest number of the pre-professional classes taken at ISU, c) random drawing of name.

 

Deadlines

The admission procedures must be completed and received by the Radiographic Science Program by May 15 of the year the student is seeking admission. If the 15 falls on a weekend the application must be received by the Friday preceding the deadline date. Classes begin in the fall semester. A completed application consists of four (4) items as follows: 1) Admission to Idaho State University. 2) Completed application form for the Radiographic Science Program. 3) Official college transcripts of ALL college coursework completed up to the time of application,must be sent directly to the Radiographic Science Program. 4) A non-refundable application fee, made payable to the Radiographic Science Program.

Notification of Acceptance

Students will be informed by June 15 of their admission status. Notification will be sooner if possible. In order to guarantee a seat in the program, the student is required to submit a deposit of $250 by July 1. The deposit is non-refundable; however it will be applied to the student's instructional fees for the fall semester. This fee is separate from the application fee, which is not applied to the student's instructional fees.

Clinical Assignments

Assignment to affiliated hospital radiology departments for clinical education is done by radiographic science faculty. You may be assigned to any clinical affiliate associated with the Radiographic Science Program.

Background Checks/Fingerprints/Drug Testing

Students must pass a fingerprint background check and drug test prior to clinical attendance. If a student does not pass, their position will be forfeited in the program.

Contact Us

sellerin@isu.edu

(208) 282-4042

650 Memorial Drive

Building 66 Room 225

Pocatello, ID


Mailing Address:

921 South 8th Avenue STOP 8002
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

Make a Gift

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

Discover opportunity at Idaho State University