Admission to the Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Radiography Program is based on the student’s personal and academic records. All available information is considered, including school record, evidence of academic maturity and independence, scores on standardized tests, extra curricular activities and general contributions to community and school.
Lawrence Memorial/Regis College admits academically qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.Enrollment is contingent upon meeting specific cognitive, sensory, affective and psychomotor performance requirements.
The Radiography program admits one class per year. Typically, the first course begins in mid-August. The program is considered full-time (Monday –Friday) and runs for 22 consecutive months (including the summer between the first and second years).
Applicants must be high school graduates or have earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) certificate. Applicants with a GED must have earned a minimum of 450 in the math and science components on the 2002 Series GED. Those applicants with a GED prior to 2002 must have earned a minimum of 45 in each of the six test areas. For high school graduates, a college preparatory course of studies with a cumulative average of B (85%) is preferred. Home-schooled students must submit all syllabi, reading lists and grading records. If a specific independent study course is pursued, please submit all requirements for this course. Home-schooled students must also take the SAT and three SAT II tests.
All applicants should have completed algebra and two lab-science courses (high school or college level) with grades of C (75%) or better. In addition to College-level Anatomy and Physiology I course with a grade of C (75%) or better before admissions can be finalized. Anatomy and Physiology II must be completed with a grade of C (75%) or better as a prerequisite to two radiography courses (MR 201 and MR 231) taken in the first semester of Year II.
Applicants with previous college education must meet the Program’s admission requirements and should have earned at least a 2.5 cumulative average in post-secondary school.
Official transcripts from the applicant’s high school and all post-secondary schools are required. Applicants should mail official transcripts, in their original unopened sealed envelopes, with their application packet.
Each applicant must submit three (3) completed reference forms in original, unopened, sealed envelopes. References should be from professors and/or employers/supervisors who know the applicant and can evaluate specific traits. For recent high school graduates, two references must be academic. Transfer students from other nursing programs must have two academic references, one from the most recent nursing clinical instructor and one from the nursing program administrator. Required Reference Form PDF 2017
International applicants must take an English proficiency test. Tests must have been taken within two (2) years. The approved tests and scored required are as follows:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 220 and/or essay score of at least 4.0 on the computerized TOEFL; an 83 on the Internet based TOEFL; or 560 on the paper administered TOEFL.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all modules
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 55 and no individual score below 50 (International Students)
The program has a rolling admission process and reviews each application once all required materials are received. There is no deadline for submitting the application; however, early planning and submission of application materials facilitates placement in the desired entering class, if accepted. The application packet must be completed and submitted to the Admissions Coordinator along with the application fee. After receipt of application, fee, essay, all official transcripts, employment listing (resume) and references, the applicant’s credentials will be evaluated. A personal interview and/or job shadow experience may be requested of candidates who meet admission requirements. The Admissions Committee will select successful applicants on a competitive basis. Acceptance to the program is based on a point system, which is derived from a compilation of all of the program’s admissions requirements. Applicants are notified of the acceptance decision by letter.
Accepted applicants are required to submit a non-refundable enrollment fee to reserve a place in an entering class. This fee is credited towards tuition upon enrollment.
The program admits one class once per year, in mid-August.