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Program Admission

Mary Washington Hospital School of Radiologic Technology admits one cohort of students in August of each year.

The applicant must:

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Complete the minimum of an associate degree (in any academic area) or be within 6 credit hours of completing the degree requirements upon entering the program. Many applicants attend Germanna Community College. Students will have two semesters to complete the requirements for the degree. Failure to complete the associate degree by the end of the 2nd semester of the program will result in dismissal from the program. The overall cumulative GPA for the associate degree must be a 2.5 or higher.
  • Complete college prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher before the start date of the program. The prerequisite courses include: English Composition, Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts, Math for Liberal Arts or higher, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology I with lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with lab.
  • Present verification of college English and math placement tests or a passing score above 100 on the TOEFL test if the applicant is an international student.
  • Submit proof that foreign transcripts have been evaluated by an organization recognized for foreign transcript evaluation if educated outside the United States. This official evaluation must be submitted in lieu of the official foreign transcripts.

Application Process

  1. Applicants:
    1. Complete an online application between January 1 and April 1 of the year they want to be considered for acceptance to the program. The application includes a 500-word essay where the applicant responds to the following questions: 1) Why do you want to be a Radiologic Technologist? and 2) Why did you select Mary Washington Hospital School of Radiologic Technology?
    2. Mail a $40.00 non-refundable application fee to the program.
    3. Request that all official college transcripts be sent electronically or via mail to the program.
  2. Applicants meeting initial admission requirements will be notified via email during the 3rd week of April to schedule:
    1. HESI Admission Assessment (A2) with Critical Thinking. Applicants are responsible for testing fees.
    2. 4 hours of observation (if permissible by MWHC).
    3. Interview with a committee.
  3. Applicants will be contacted via email to complete a Talent Plus assessment during the first week of June.
  4. Notification of acceptance, alternative status, or denial will be sent to each applicant. Student class size is limited and determined annually by the program manager and admission committee.

Selection Process

Applicants are selected based on the following point system:

40 points

GPA for prerequisite courses: English Composition, Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts, Math for Liberal Arts or higher, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab, and Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

15 points

Overall HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Score – includes the following exams: Anatomy & Physiology, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Math

10 points

HESI Critical Thinking Assessment Score

5 points

Talent Plus Assessment Score

10 points

Essay Score

20 points

Interview Score

Bonus Points are Awarded as Follows:

  • 1 point: applicant resides in the service area (residence in Fredericksburg/Woodbridge or Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, Westmoreland, Orange, Culpeper, or Prince William counties)
  • 1 point: healthcare experience of at least one year
  • 1 point: previous applicant

Reapplication to the Program

Students wishing to re-apply will follow the same process as those who are applying for the first time.

Enrollment Contingencies

  • Prerequisites completed with a grade of C or higher
  • Overall GPA for associate degree of 2.5 or higher
  • Submission of the verification of acceptance and $100 registration fee
  • Submission of the personal information form
  • Submission of the background check and FCRA forms
  • Successful background check completed by Human Resources
  • Negative 12-panel drug screen test completed by Mary Washington Primary Care at Lee’s Hill
  • Submission of the pre-admission health assessment
  • Submission of the physical exam with documented immunization records: TB skin test within the past 12 months, MMR titer or documentation of 2 vaccines, Varicella titer or documentation of 2 vaccines, Hepatitis B titer or 3 vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccination (if applicable)
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Attendance at mandatory program orientation
  • Compliance with technical standards

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