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Department of Radiologic Sciences

Department of Radiologic Sciences

Radiologic Sciences Polices and Procedures

Radiography Academic Policies and Procedures

The following academic policies and procedures for the Radiography Program have been developed to insure that program graduates demonstrate competencies in the cognitive, psychomotor and effective skills necessary of individuals who perform quality diagnostic radiographic procedures.

I. Admission Policies and Procedures

STANDARD I: Pre and Co-requisite Coursework

Applicants for the Radiography Program must be high school graduates or the equivalent. They must apply and be admitted to Indiana University Northwest prior to or concurrent with the application for the Radiography Program.  Applicants must meet the academic standards for the College of Health and Human Services and must apply to the Program by January 15.  Applicants must complete the program's Math (M100 or higher) and written communication (W131) requirements with a "C" (2.0) or better prior to beginning the professional coursework that begins each year in Summer Session II.  These requirements can be fulfilled during Summer I course work. 

In addition, specific college and/or high school courses that are recommended include Oral communication (S121), Psychology (P101), Computer science (A106), Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (P261 and P262) and Medical Terminology (R185).  Specific grades in these courses are used as a part of the student’s admission profile number. Completing these courses in advance improves a student’s chance for admission into the Radiography Program.  If a student has not taken the college equivalent of the courses listed above, a high school transcript should be submitted with the application and specific will be reviewed for admission purpose.   

Anatomy and Physiology I and II have a 7 year age limit between completion and time of admission.  Students may opt to take the course again or challenge the course by departmental examination.  In order to qualify for admission and/or progression, the student must pass this course by the second completed attempt.

STANDARD II: Grade Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Radiography Program, all applicants must: 

Have a cumulative high school G.P.A. (excluding non-academic coursework) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

            OR

Have a cumulative and last semester college G.P.A. (excluding developmental coursework) of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for ALL course work completed at Indiana University and/or any other college or university.  College G.P.A. will be utilized if the total number of credit hours equals or exceeds 12 and includes at least one math or science course.

STANDARD III: GPA Altering Policies

The student’s cumulative GPA for purposes of admission to the program will be based on all past academic courses taken at accredited colleges or universities.  This admission GPA will exclude developmental coursework.

STANDARD IV: Credit by Examination

Applicants to the radiography programs who have received “credit by examination” in a course that meets a program prerequisite will be viewed as meeting this specified requirement.  Application of this policy for math/science prerequisites will be determined by the Radiography Admission Committee.  Any “credit by examination” hours received by the student must be transferred onto the student’s university transcript before it can be considered as meeting a program’s admissions prerequisite.  “Credit by examination” can be earned from the following sources: Advance Placement (AP), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), and Indiana University departmental examinations.

STANDARD V: Testing

No special testing procedures are utilized in the admission process; however SAT scores are utilized in the admission process for high school students who have less than 12 hours (excluding developmental courses) of college coursework.

STANDARD VI: Personal Interview

Applicants who meet the academic requirements for admission to the Program will be interviewed.  The interview is used in the selection of students for admission. When the number of applications to the program far exceeds the number of applicants who can be admitted, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews to two times the number of positions available.

STANDARD VII: Essential Abilities/Technical Standards for Admission & Retention

Essential abilities/technical standards for admission and retention have been developed and are utilized by the Radiography Program.  These are sent to all applicants upon receipt of an application. Once admitted, students are expected to meet these program standards. 

STANDARD VIII: Additional Requirements

Health Requirements Students are required to show proof that they have met the immunization, physical examination and laboratory examination requirements for the program as well as CPR certification.  Specific information is provided to all accepted students prior to enrolling in clinical course work.

Criminal History Check – A criminal history check is required prior to beginning clinical experience.  A positive background check may make a student ineligible for clinical course work.

Drug Screening Policy Students may be required to have a drug screen prior to attending clinical experience or it may be required on demand under certain situations in the clinical site.  A positive drug screen will result in removal from the clinical site and possible dismissal from the program.

STANDARD IX: Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

COMPUTERIZATION

Candidates are ranked according to a calculated Admission Profile Number developed by the Program Admission Committee.  The academic and interview profile numbers are combined to provide a TOTAL ADMISSION PROFILE NUMBER for each candidate.  80% of the total profile number is based on the student’s past academic record and 20% is based on the interview.