Beginning January 1, 2018
Be a high school graduate or possess a suitable equivalent.
All students must have completed the minimum of an Associate’s degree
or be within 6 credit hours of the Associate’s degree requirements
upon entering the program. Students will have
one year to complete the required credits for the Associate’s degree.
Failure to complete the Associate’s Degree by the end of the 2nd semester of the program will result in dismissal from the program. Overall GPA must be a 2.0 or higher. All the following prerequisite courses
must be either part of the degree or completed at the start date of the
radiology program. Students must earn a "C" or better in all
course work listed below:
- English Composition
- Computer Course
- Math for Liberal Arts or higher
- Anatomy and Physiology I and II with a Laboratory component
- Must receive a passing percentile score of at least 70% on the admission
test. Applicants will be scheduled to take a HESI Admission Assessment
Exam and will be responsible for testing fees. International students
must present proof of college English and Math placement tests or a passing
score above 100 on the TOEFL test.
- Provide evidence of good health and successfully pass the substance abuse
screening and criminal background check. The student must also provide
proof of health insurance and citizenship before enrollment should they
be accepted. The student will be responsible for any fees which may be
incurred for these services. Clinical affiliates can not be attended without
the medical form being completed
- Meet the criteria for technical functioning. This criterion has been developed
to define the physical conditions necessary for a Technologist to function
in the health care environment. The student is advised that this level
of functioning must be maintained throughout program. The school reserves
the right to require student testing as it deems appropriate to meet these
physical demands. The School of Radiologic Technology will make reasonable
accommodation whenever feasible.
Submitting the Application
Submit an online application to the School of Radiologic Technology from
January 1 - April 1, of the year the applicant wishes to be considered.
A $40.00 non-refundable application fee must be paid via check, within
5 days of application submission.
- Submit an essay (500-words minimum) about “Why did you select Mary
Washington Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and Why you want to
be a Radiologic Technologist?” with your application.
- Make checks payable to MWH SORT. Please add 200-8140-49070 to the memo
line of all checks or money orders.
- Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges previously attended
be sent to:
Ericka Lasley, MSRS., RT(R), Program Manager
Mary Washington Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
2300 Fall Hill Ave Suite 260
Fredericksburg, VA. 22401
- Applicants meeting initial admission requirements will be notified via
email to schedule the admission test (the HESI A2 Admissions Exam). Applicants
will be responsible for examination fees.
- Applicants will be contacted to schedule their four hours of clinical observation.
- Applicants will be contacted via email to complete a Talent Plus assessment.
- After the committee has reviewed and considered each application individually,
notification of acceptance or denial will be sent to each applicant.
Admission to the School of Radiologic Technology is competitive. The admission
committee reviews each application individually, examining a variety of
characteristics that indicate an applicant’s potential for academic
success. Applicants are selected on academic credentials, admission test
scores, online Talent Plus Assessment, interview, and clinical observation
without discrimination. GPA quality points are awarded for all required
course based on the grade earned for each course. (A – 100 points,
B – 85 points, and C – 75 points.
A&P I &II course and lab grades are worth 1.5 times the quality
points earned). GPA quality points, HESI A2Admissions Exam Scores, online Telent Plus
Assessment, interview and clinical observations are calculated and numerically
ranked as listed below; written notification of the committee’s
decision will be made to each applicant during June of the year in which
they wish to be considered.
Courses Evaluated for Competitive Admissions (75%)
|"C" or better in all classes
Minimum 2.0 overall GPA
|** Anatomy Courses will carry a heavier weight when calculating GPA quality points.
||HESI minimum comprehensive score 70%
GPA conversion (75%)+ HESI (15%) + HESI Critical Thinking conversion Score
(10%) + Bonus Points
**Bonus points are awarded as follows:
1 point – applicant resides in the service area (Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, Counties-Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George,
Caroline, Westmoreland, Orange, Culpeper, Prince William)
1 point – applicant has previous medical experience
1 point – applicant previously applied
** Clinical Observations will be quantitatively assessed.
**Talent Plus Assessment will be quantitatively assessed.
Anatomy and Physiology I & II with Lab **
i.e. BIO 141 & BIO 142
A - 150 points
B – 127.5 points
C – 112.5 points
English Composition and Rhetoric
i.e ENG 101
A – 100 points
B – 85 points
C – 75 points
MATH for Liberal Arts or higher
i.e. MTH 151
A – 100 points
B – 85 points
C – 75 points
i.e. ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts
A – 100 points
B – 85 points
C – 75 points
||HESI Admission Assessment Exam
||Completion of the HESI HP Admission Assessment Exam (HESI A2), an assessment
tool used to evaluate prospective students and their potential for successful
program completion, is required for consideration of acceptance into Mary
Washington Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.
All applicants must complete these designated sections: Math, Reading Comprehension,
Vocabulary and General Knowledge and Grammar, Anatomy & Physiology,
Learning Profile & Personality Style, and Critical Thinking. A study guide is available through Elsevier.
||Applicants have two (2) attempts to complete the HESI A2 Exam within a
1 year (12-month) time frame. The scores are valid for one (1) year from
the initial examination date.
||Applicants will be contacted by MWHC SORT Faculty for testing date after
application has been submitted and reviewed. Applicants are responsible
for all testing cost.
Technical Functions Criteria
All students must be cleared by a medical professional indicating they
are capable of performing the following functions upon acceptance into
the Mary Washington Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.
Student radiographers must be able to use both hands to lift 30-35 pounds
at shoulder height, have the physical stamina in order to stand for an
eight hour day, plus assist and support patients, either on stretchers
or in wheelchairs. They must be able to reach above their heads to manipulate
small objects or adjust pieces of equipment from the ceiling and move
it around the room or position equipment six feet above the ground. Students
must be able to bend, crouch, or stoop, stand or walk for long periods
of time using both feet. They must be able to wear lead lined aprons weighing
five plus pounds for two hours at a time. They need to have sufficient
motor skills to position any size patient for all procedures.
Students need the ability to hear to operate the equipment safely and effectively.
They may be 10-15 feet away from their patient and must be able to hear
them, with or without corrective hearing devices, plus hear audible equipment
noises from a distance whether or not they are in view.
The student must be able to perceive patient position changes, expression
changes, and color changes that might indicate patient needs or affect
diagnostic outcome. They must be able to observe the patient from a distance
of 10-15 feet. Vision may be corrected or uncorrected. They must be able
to differentiate 8-10 shades of gray and have the ability to read requests
or medicine vials. They must able to safely manipulate equipment using
depth perception, and see well enough to perform all procedures and work
in a low lighted room.
The student must be able to speak effectively, clearly and concisely to
inform the patient about the examination and to provide instructions to
the patient as necessary in order to obtain an optimal diagnostic result.
They must read and verbally communicate in the English language to elicit
vital information from and provide information for patients, staff, and
physicians. Language translators are available through the health system.
Tone and volume must be sufficient for close proximity, face to face,
communication and distance.
Students must be able to comprehend and execute verbal and written statements
in English. They also must be able to measure, calculate reason, analyze,
and synthesize information to solve problems. They should be able to recall,
understand, and apply basic scientific principles and methods.
Students should be able to function under stress and time constraints.
They should be able to demonstrate integrity, responsibility, tolerance,
and respect. They need to be able to adapt to changing environments and
display flexibility in the practice setting.
Confirming Intention to Enroll
Once selected to attend the School of Radiologic Technology, applicants
must confirm their intention to enroll in writing, submit medical assessment
forms provided by the school, demonstrate the ability to perform the duties
of a Radiologic Technologist, and successfully complete substance abuse
testing and certified background check as conditions of acceptance. The
student must also pay a non-refundable $100.00 enrollment fee, which is
credited toward the first year’s tuition, to secure their place
in the class. Student capacity is limited.
Alternate Student Status
The admission committee selects applicants who may be offered admission
based on an alternate student status. These students will receive a letter
giving them the opportunity to accept enrollment based on space available
Students wishing to Reapply to the Program
Students wishing to reapply will follow the same procedures as those who
are applying for the first time.
Students Educated in Foreign Countries
Applicants educated in non-English speaking countries are required to submit
proof that their foreign transcripts have been evaluated by an organization
recognized for foreign transcript evaluation. This official evaluation
must be submitted in lieu of the official foreign transcripts
Provisional Student Status
All students are provisionally admitted to the program until all requirements
have been completed. Incomplete college courses, incomplete medical forms,
a failed drug screen or questionable background checks are all grounds
Acceptance of applicants will be contingent on the following:
- Completion of all academic general education requirements
- Completed physical exam/questionnaire at the students expense
- Submission of the tuition deposit
- Acceptance of the program returned
- Negative drug screen and proof of health insurance
- Passing a criminal background check
- ARRT pre-eligibility approval for candidates who disclosed a positive criminal history
Mary Washington Hospital School of Radiologic Technology's recruitment
and admission practices are non-discriminatory with respect to race, color,
creed, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin.