The Radiography program understands and accepts the concept of the open-door policy for general admission to Randolph Community College. Admission to the college does not, however, guarantee admission to the Radiography program. Admission to the Radiography program is competitive. If you have questions about the admissions process for the Radiography program, please call Hillary Pritchard, limited enrollment and retention specialist, at 336-633-0222 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the Randolph Community College requirements for admission, the following are minimum requirements for admission to the Radiography program:
PHASE I (Completed by June 1)
1. Complete general admission requirements of Randolph Community College including placement testing.
A. Complete an RCC admissions application for Radiography for the 2015 fall semester.
B. Provide official copies of high school transcript and/or adult high school equivalency and all college transcripts. High school seniors must submit current high school transcripts by June 1 and an official high school transcript, upon graduation, by June 30.
C. Take placement tests. Come by the Welcome Center to schedule to take placements tests. SAT/ACT scores may be used to fulfill general admission requirements. Students who do not meet the cut scores on placement test(s) must complete and pass Developmental Studies courses with a grade of "C" or better.
D. Meet with Financial Aid Office if necessary.
2. Evidence of "C" or greater in the following:
- High school biology, or college-level general biology, or SCI 095.
- High school chemistry, or college-level chemistry, or SCI 095.
- High school algebra, college algebra, has met the placement test cut score for MAT 070 or has successfully completed DMA 010-050.
3. A 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on the most recent transcript, college or high school.
- A 2.5 GPA must be maintained throughout the admissions process.
4. Attend mandatory information session. View the upcoming information session dates/times on the Radiography home page on the RCC website.
Students will be notified by email of their ranking status during the week of June 15.
PHASE II (Completed by July 7)
1. Complete student medical information form (including current immunizations and negative TB test). Please note that some of these immunizations may take 2-3 months to complete. These requirements are discussed in the information session. No extensions will be granted. Students may submit medical requirements to the Health Science and Cosmetic Arts Administrative Assistant any time after receiving the phase I completion email, although students are encouraged to verify MM and Varicella immunizations early. Please refer to the information session packet.
2. Current CPR certification for adult/child/infant/AED as offered by the American Heart Association.
3. Pay tuition. Purchase liability insurance. Liability insurance is purchased at the time fees are paid each fall while enrolled in the Radiography program.
4. Purchase textbooks, uniforms and other supplies.
NOTIFICATION OF ADMISSIONS/INFORMATION SESSION
Students can view the dates and times of the information sessions on the RCC website. The purpose of the information session is to answer questions about the program and for representatives from the Radiography program to share important information. Students who do not attend will not be admitted into the program.
The Admissions Office will begin making early offers of admission to a selected number of highly qualified applicants in March. Applications for fall admission into the program will not be accepted after June 1.
Applicants who are not admitted may reapply before the June 1 deadline of the next year. Twenty students will be accepted into the program each fall.
Readmission is limited to one time only and only in the fall semester.
To initiate the readmission process, the student must submit a written request for readmission to the College. This written request must be sent to the vice president for student services by June 1 for readmission the following fall semester. The circumstances for leaving the program must be clearly documented and include a compelling reason why readmission should be granted. Requests for readmission must be reviewed and approved by the Admissions Committee of the College. A plan for success, including certain requirements and/or restrictions, may be imposed on the student as a condition of readmission.
Any previous Radiography classes completed with a "C" or better must be audited by the student at their expense. The student is expected to fulfill all attendance requirements. Classroom activities and assignments for the class are to be completed as assigned but no grade will be awarded. This will ensure the student benefits from the class audit and successful completion of the program. Students will also complete testing, without a grade, to be used for study purposes. In order to progress to the next course level, the student must complete competency testing with a score of 77% or greater at the end of each semester. All clinical competencies completed during an earlier admission are invalid. The student will receive notification from the College regarding their readmission during the week of June 15. The student will be required to attend the fall Radiography orientation prior to the start of classes.
TRANSFER CREDIT FOR RADIOGRAPHY COURSES
Students requesting transfer credit for a radiography course from another college or university are required to submit a copy of the course outline and syllabus for the course. The student is required to successfully complete a written and practical competency exam for the course prior to transfer credit being granted.
PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH
It is required that there be evidence that the physical and emotional health of the student be such that he/she can be expected to provide safe care to the public.
Evaluation of health will continue throughout the program. An applicant or student who presents problems in physical or emotional health which have not responded to appropriate treatment within a reasonable time may be denied admission or asked to withdraw. The student is denied admission or asked to withdraw to protect his/her own health and that of clients to whom he/she is assigned.
Guidelines for Evaluation of Physical Health
Physical health is defined as being free of disabling or contagious disease, being able to perform fine and gross motor skills, and being able to perform normal weight-bearing activities.
Assessment of physical health is based on a completed physical/health form, a medical examination, and observations by Radiography faculty. A physical examination performed no more than one year prior to the prospective date of entry into the program is required. The Admissions Office will provide each applicant with a copy of the physical examination form. A licensed physician, a registered physician's assistant, or a certified nurse practitioner may perform this examination.
Completion of the health form for the state of North Carolina is required.
If a physical health problem threatens to prevent or prevents satisfactory classroom or clinical performance, the student is referred to an appropriate professional. The recommendation of the professional is utilized to advise the student regarding admission or continued enrollment. Applicants or students may be denied admission or continued enrollment until the identified problem is satisfactorily corrected.
Guidelines for Evaluation of Emotional Health
Emotional health is defined as reacting appropriately to stressful situations, coping with everyday stress effectively, using healthy coping mechanisms, and understanding one's own ability to cope with stressful situations.
Assessment of emotional health is based on physician information provided through the completed health history form, observations by nurse faculty, and evaluation by a qualified mental health professional when previous or current emotional health problems have been identified.
If an emotional health problem threatens to prevent or prevents satisfactory classroom or clinical performance, the applicant or student is referred to an appropriate professional. The recommendation of the professional will be utilized to advise the applicant or student regarding admission or continued enrollment.
Applicants or students may be denied admission or continued enrollment until the identified problem is satisfactorily corrected.
NUMERICAL RANKING SYSTEM
The numerical ranking system was implemented as an objective means for evaluating Radiography applicants. Applicants will be ranked based upon points earned. Students with the highest number of points will be selected for admission into the Radiography program.
GPA: A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA). Actual GPA will be multiplied by 5.
GENERAL COLLEGE COURSES: Points will be awarded in the ranking process for a grade of "C" or better in BIO 163, MAT 143, ENG 111 and 114, PSY 150 and PHI 240. The points received for MAT 143 and BIO 163 will be multiplied by 2, thus carrying double weight.
ADDITIONAL DEGREES: Points will be awarded in the ranking process for diplomas or degrees in science, health care or related fields with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Points will also be awarded for active certifications in the healthcare profession.