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. COMPLETED 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.
Our program is seeking a well-rounded candidate who possesses the abilities to manage both the didactic and clinical components of the program.
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
If you will be completing your Associate Degree by the May of the year of application, you may still apply.
C. Technical Standards
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.
Ability to bend, stretch, and reach to locate x-ray cassettes and other image receptors, supplies, forms, files, etc.
Ability to hear telephone ringing and to conduct a telephone conversation in a noisy environment.
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
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.
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.
Sufficient nonverbal and verbal skills in English to express needs promptly and effectively.
D. The Application Portfolio
The application form and package will be forwarded upon request.
To further your application to the Admissions Committee, a candidate 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.
The potential student may take an entrance examination TWICE per academic year. It is not mandatory to take the exam twice, but the Admissions Committee will weigh the higher scores in your overall application.
F. Observation of Radiologic Technologist
A student 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.
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.
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.
Students will observe actual patient care; appropriate dress (business casual, comfortable shoes, no open-toed shoes) is required.
Students are expected to spend no less than three (3) hours to ensure a complete overview of what a career in Radiologic Technology entails. In addition, they are required to complete the “Hospital Observation Worksheet” and submit it to the Program of Radiologic Technology for admission consideration.
The observation times will be scheduled through mid-January to mid-April, Monday – Wednesday – Friday, 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm in the Radiology Department at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
G. Notice of Professional Interview
Notice of interviews will be sent out by May 1st.
You may only be granted an interview AFTER completing the Observation of Radiologic Technologist.
It is at this time of the Professional Interview 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 with 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.
Each candidate interviewed will receive ONE of three outcome responses to the interview.
Alternate Acceptance Letter
Each ACCEPTED candidate must return to the school the following items:
Letter stating intention by requested date on acceptance letter
Tuition deposit of $1,000.00 (non-refundable)
2 x 2 Passport Photo.
Payment Plan Agreement (if applicable)
Each ACCEPTED candidate will have until August 1* of that summer to return the following:
Remainder tuition of $7,000.00
Proof of liability insurance
Obtain a health physical provided by the Employee Health Department at Peconic Bay Medical Center, including a DRUG SCREENING.
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. This 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 (110 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, including but not limited to the professional title of "Radiologic Technologist"
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
Observation (10 points total)
Observation Test = 5 points
Observation Technologist Evaluation = 5 points
Professional Interview (36 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.