Admission to the Program

A. Admissions

The program accepts up to twelve (12) students for admission. It is recommended that all applications and other required documents be submitted on a timely basis. The school does not set a limit on the number of applications received.

Program applications received after the deadline of March 1 will NOT be considered for the upcoming September class.

***Advanced Placement or Transfer Students are NOT accepted***

B. Academic Requirements

  • All applicants are required to hold a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • An Associate degree granted, or higher, by an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA ≥ 2.3
  • Submit OFFICIAL high school and college transcripts to program for evaluation

C. Technical Standards

  • Manual Dexterity
    • Must have the ability to make coordinated, skillful movements of fingers, hands and arms.
    • Ability to perform on personal computer keyboard.
    • Ability to document in an accurate and legible manner.
    • Mobility to go from one department of the hospital to another department, while moving a portable radiography unit.
  • Flexibility
    • Ability to bend, stretch, and reach to locate x-ray cassettes and other image receptors, supplies, forms, files, etc.
  • Hearing
    • Ability to hear telephone ringing and to conduct a telephone conversation in a noisy environment.
  • Vision
    • Must have the ability to see and distinguish and discriminate objects and/or people in the environment.
    • Ability to identify information on radiography machines and on a computer screen to determine radiographic quality
  • Static Strength
    • Must have the ability to lift items weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds.  For Example: Radiography Cassettes and Image Receptors, Radiographic Grids, supplies, etc.
    • Must have the ability to assist in movement of patients to and from the radiography table.
  • Stamina
    • Must be able to stand and walk for periods of two hours continuous and for a total of 7 ½ to 8 hour shifts while performing radiographic exams.
  • Speech
  • Sufficient nonverbal and verbal skills in English to express needs promptly and effectively.

D. The Application

Application forms can be downloaded from this Web site, or can be obtained by contacting the school.

  • Admissions Application
  • Entrance Exam Application
  • Transcript Request Form
  • Reference Letter Form

Application procedure:

  • Application form must be completed, signed and submitted March 1.
    • Include application fee (non-refundable) of $40.00 by check or money order payable to "Peconic Bay Medical Center"
  • Applicants must request that all official transcripts be sent to the school.
  • The applicant is responsible for any required fees to have these sent from their respective institutions.

Transcripts should be addressed to:

Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology
1300 Roanoke Avenue, Room 4303
Riverhead, New York 11901
Attention: Frank Zaleski, MBA, BS, RT (R)

  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation (Academic and/or Professional)
    • Please use "Reference Letter Form" and follow the instructions on form.
  • Personal Essay
    • Submit a typed personal essay (minimum 500 words) that answers the following question: "If we could only admit one more student to Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology, why should it be you?"
  • Resume or CV
    • A current resume or CV is recommended, but not required

Applicants are responsible for completion of the application.

E. Entrance Examination

All applicants must take the Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology Entrance Exam.

  • Complete and submit the "Entrance Exam Request" form to schedule your examination with the Program. (Exam fee: $40.00 Please bring a MONEY ORDER made payable to "Peconic Bay Medical Center" ONLY.)
  • Instructions for the Entrance Examination are located on the "Entrance Exam Request" form.
  • For admissions consideration, candidates must achieve SATISFACTORY SCORES on the examination.
  • The examination is composed of the following sections: English, Arithmetic, Spelling, and Reading Comprehension.
  • There is no writing section.
  • A simple four function calculator will be provided to you.
  • Potential students may take the entrance examination ONLY ONCE per academic year.

F. Observation of Radiologic Technologist

Students achieving satisfactory scores and above on the Entrance Exam will be notified by mail of the opportunity to observe a Radiologic Technologist in the Radiology Department.

  • Students achieving this goal will be contacted by the Program of Radiologic Technology at Peconic Bay Medical Center to set up a time to shadow a Radiologic Technologist in the Radiology Department at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
    • Observation in a Radiologic Technology Department is an integral component of the selective admission process for the Radiologic Technology Program at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
    • Students interested in Radiologic Technology as a career have the opportunity to see firsthand what responsibilities are involved in this profession.
  • Observation times will be scheduled through mid-March to mid-May, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 4pm.
    • o Students will observe actual patient care; appropriate dress (business casual, comfortable shoes, no open-toed shoes) is required.
    • o Students are expected to spend no less than four (4) hours to ensure a complete overview of what a career in Radiologic Technology entails.
  • In addition, students will be required to complete the "Hospital Observation Worksheet" and submit it to the Program of Radiologic Technology for admission consideration.

G. Notice of Interview

Students may only be granted an interview AFTER completing the Observation of Radiologic Technologist.

  • Notice of interviews will be sent out by May 15.
  • It is at this time that the applicant should present to the Admissions Committee any descriptions or explanations that may in the future or have in the past strong influence over academic performance.
  • Where personal circumstances such as a personal illness, family problems, etc. have adversely affected academic records, the interview is an opportunity to clarify the strengths and weaknesses of the records.  Motivation will be strongly considered.

H. Post-Interview

Each candidate interviewed will receive ONE of three outcome responses to the interview:

  • Acceptance Letter
  • Alternate Acceptance Letter
  • Denial Letter

Each accepted candidate must return to the school the following items:

  • Letter stating intention by requested date on acceptance letter
  • Tuition deposit of $500.00 (non-refundable)

Each accepted candidate will have until August 1* of that summer to return the
following:

  • Remainder tuition of $6500.00
  • Proof of liability insurance
  • Pass a urine drug screen
  • Perform a health physical provided by the Employee Health Department at Peconic Bay Medical Center

I. Exceptions and Appeals

Applicants who wish to have an exception granted to any of the above
standards or to wish to claim a special situation for an appeal to the Admissions
Committee must state the request in writing giving full details and supporting
documentation.

  • Written request should be directed to the attention of the Program Director.
  • Exceptions and appeals will not be accepted after June 15.

J. The Admission Scoring Process

Applicants will be chosen based on the following Admissions scoring criteria (100 points):

  • College Marks (10 points total)
    • Overall GPA 2.3-2.6 = 2 points
    • Overall GPA 2.7-3.0 = 4 points
    • Overall GPA 3.1-3.3 = 6 points
    • Overall GPA 3.4-3.6 = 8 points
    • Overall GPA 3.7-4.0 = 10 points
  • Recommendation Letters (5 points total)
  • Essay (5 points total)
    • Answers the question
    • Uses appropriate terminology
    • Use of proper grammar
    • Combines life experiences within essay
  • Entrance Exam (30 points total)
    • Your score will be calculated using a SCANTRON device
    • You will receive a letter after your test with the score of each section on it
    • Your average score will be factored to 30%
  • Observation (10 points total)
    • Observation Test = 5 points
    • Observation Technologist Evaluation = 5 points
  • Professional Interview (28 points total)
  • Miscellaneous (12 points total)
    • Application in on time and completed
    • Fee sent with application
    • Transcripts sent within a timely manner
    • Evidence of degree
    • On time for observation
    • On time for entrance exam
    • On time for interview
    • Speaking respectfully when dealing with school personnel
    • Dressing appropriately for observation and/or interview

 

Scoring well on entrance exam, performing an observation and being granted
an interview is NOT a guarantee of admission. Due to limited capacity, only a
selected number of students can be accepted.