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 School of Radiography - Admission Information

Application Procedures

Students interested in our program have the option of completing a Certificate, an Associates Degree, or a Bachelors Degree. Students can apply; 1) independently with a previously completed Associates Degree from any regionally accredited college, 2) in conjunction with our 1+2 program for the completion of an Associates Degree through St. Joseph's College of Maine; or 3) in conjunction with one of our 2+2 programs for the completion of a Bachelors Degree through one of our affiliate universities – Carroll University, Marian University, St. Cloud State University, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, or Wisconsin Lutheran College.

To apply for Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography and be considered for selection, a student must complete one of the options below:

1)     Associate's Degree Track Option: Apply for acceptance into the Associate's Degree in Radiologic Science Administration online program through St. Joseph's College of Maine:

  • After completing your first semester of online courses at SJCM, apply for acceptance to Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography*
  • (Students may transfer up to seven (7) courses completed from an accredited institution)
  • Meet the Application Requirements (including pre-requisite courses) for Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography
  • *You must be able to successfully complete your Associates Degree prior to enrollment in Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography, if accepted. Enrollment in SJCM does not guarantee acceptance into MCHS School of Radiology. All students must apply for admission and are subject to the selection process.

Or,

2)     Bachelor's Degree Track Option: Apply for acceptance into the Bachelor's Degree in Radiologic (Imaging) Sciences program through one of our formal affiliation Universities:

    • Carroll University – Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Radiologic Technology Degree
    • Marian University – Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology
    • St. Cloud State University – Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology
    • UW-Milwaukee – Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences: Radiologic Technology Degree
    • UW-Oshkosh – Bachelor of Radiologic Science Degree
    • Wisconsin Lutheran College – Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology Degree

  • In the Fall Semester of your second year of the Bachelors Degree program, apply for acceptance to Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography*
  • Meet the Application Requirements for Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography
  • *You must be able to successfully complete the required University degree courses prior to enrollment in Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography, if accepted. Enrollment in an affiliate university does not guarantee acceptance into MCHS School of Radiology. All students must apply for admission and are subject to the selection process.

Or,

3)     Independent Certificate Track Associate's Degree Option:  Students currently enrolled in any Associate's Degree program from any regionally-accredited College or University may apply independently:

  • In the Fall Semester of your final year of the Associates Degree program, apply for acceptance to Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography*
  • Meet the Application Requirements (including pre-requisite courses) for Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography
  • *You must be able to successfully complete your Associates Degree prior to enrollment in Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography, if accepted. Completion of an Associates Degree program does not guarantee acceptance into MCHS School of Radiology. All students must apply for admission and are subject to the selection process.

Or,

4)     Independent Certificate Track Option: If you have already completed an Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree from any regionally-accredited College or University:

  • Apply for acceptance to Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography
  • Meet the Application Requirements (including pre-requisite courses) for Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography

 

Application Requirements

Please see the Application Requirements. Applications are accepted August 1 through February 30 for the cohort beginning the following August, with first consideration given to applicants submitting all application requirements by December 1.  Applications missing any required elements will be ineligible for admission.

Students are encouraged to use the Application Checklist as a guide to submitting requirements.

 

Selective Admissions Process

Acceptance into Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography is based on a selective admissions process, and is not guaranteed. Applicants can earn points from selected criteria to increase their position in this process such as:

  • High School and/or College GPA
  • Grades for successful completion of pre-requisite college courses
  • Grades for successful completion of pre-selected high school courses
  • ACT score
  • Previously completed certificates/degrees
  • Previous or current healthcare work experience
  • Shadowing experiences
  • Successful completion of CNA License

These criteria are based on areas that have been found to be indicators for higher success rates. Please see the Application Scorecard for how this process is calculated. Not all criteria are mandatory for application, but if completed, can better an applicant’s position, and therefore increase the chance of being selected. Please refer to the Application Requirements for indication of which criteria are considered mandatory for application. The Radiography Program bases scoring points on the national norms and program attrition data. Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary. Students are encouraged to use the Application Checklist as a guide to submitting requirements.

 

Advanced Placement/Transfer Credits

Due to the sequential nature of all radiography didactic and clinical courses, as well as limited number of students, Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography does not accept transfer credits or advanced placement for radiography course work or clinical experience from any other radiography/radiologic technology program. Individuals that have completed credits from another radiography program must apply for selection to the Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography as all other applicants and complete all radiography courses and clinical in the same curriculum sequence.

 

Re-Admission Policy

Students choosing to voluntarily withdraw from the program after enrollment are not guaranteed acceptance should they decide to re-apply. Students that have withdrawn from the program must re-apply and meet all application requirements as a new applicant, including re-submission of required elements.

 

Technical Standards for Radiography Students

The following requirements are necessary to perform as a Radiography student. All selected students in the Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography program must possess the following:

1. Sufficient verbal and written skills in order to respond to other members of the healthcare team.

2. Sufficient visual ability to view patient/exam orders, as well as additional patient information with charts (including electronic charts) and radiographic images. Sufficient vision required to observe patient conditions in regards to patient safety.

3. Must possess sufficient hearing in order to interact, communicate and respond to patients and hear audible sounds related to various medical equipment.

4. The ability to stand and remain ambulatory for approximately 80% of the clinical time.

5. Intellectual and emotional skills to exercise discretion in handling confidential medical information.

6. Cognitive ability to perceive and deal appropriately with environmental threats and stresses and continue to function safely and effectively during stressful situations.

7. The ability to protect self, patients and other members of the healthcare team from infectious disease by understanding the basic concepts of infection control/standard precautions.

The student must be able to perform all motor skills necessary to execute all radiologic examinations.

1. The student must be physically able to lift, move and transfer patients.

2. The student must be physically able to lift and carry image receptors.

3. The student must be physically able to manipulate and move all mobile x-ray units.

4. The student must be able to fulfill any additional physical requirements essential to complete the course of training.