Admission Process for Radiography – Associate in Science (AS) Degree Program
Applicants must submit separate applications to South Florida State College and to the Radiography program.
Admission is once each year in the fall term. Applications are accepted from the second week in January through the second Friday in April.
This is a limited-access program that accepts 12 students each year. Applicants are not guaranteed acceptance because they have completed prerequisite courses, completed their application package, or met the minimum requirements for admission. For a complete explanation of how the selection process is conducted, consult the College Catalog.
South Florida State College Admissions Requirements
Complete these requirements through the SFSC Admissions Office.
Complete the Application for Admission to South Florida State College and pay the non-refundable application fee.
Complete GPS New Student Orientation.
Submit your official high school transcript, GED, or equivalent, verifying that you have graduated from high school. Each transcript must come directly from your school to the SFSC Admissions Office via the mail or by electronic transfer.
Get placement scores from any one of these college placement tests: ACT, SAT 1, FCELPT (CPT). Schedule tests through the Testing Center.
Complete any developmental courses you are required to take. This is determined by your results on your college placement test.
If you have been convicted of certain crimes, you may be disqualified from admission to the Radiography program. Before you proceed with completing prerequisite courses and other pre-admission requirements, read material on Program Disqualification Due to Past Convictions so that you may determine whether state laws allow you to work as a health care provider.
Radiography Program Application Requirements
Provide an official college transcript showing that you have completed the following prerequisite courses, totaling 24 credits:
You must achieve a GPA of 2.75 or higher in prerequisite course work. Anatomy and Physiology I must be taken with five years of admission to the program.
Complete the form Verification of Time Spent Observing or Working in a Radiologic Facility for a minimum of eight hours. You must create this form as a PDF to upload it during the application process.
|Meet with your academic advisor in Advising and Counseling to request a signed PDF of the Health Sciences Referral Form: Radiography – 1650. Your advisor will send this to you by email.|
Complete an Application to the Radiography Program.
Requirements After Acceptance to the Radiography Program
Candidates are notified by email of their acceptance in the Radiography program. Once they receive acceptance letters, they must submit the following forms to the Health Sciences specialist, located in the Health and Science Education Center, Room 133.
Complete Radiography Health Forms.
Sign and submit the Acknowledgement of Receipt of Notices of Privacy Practices.
Complete a Level 2 Fingerprinting Background Check. The date and time of your appointment will be provided in your acceptance email.
Once you have submitted all paperwork to the Health Sciences specialist, you will receive a registration referral form to take to the Advising and Counseling Center and register for classes.
Acceptance to the Radiography program is competitive. A 2.75 GPA or higher must be maintained in the three prerequisite courses. The higher your GPA, the better your chances are for being accepted. Selection criteria is explained in the College Catalog.
In cases where all credentials are equal, the following criteria is used to determine which student will be admitted into the program:
- Resident of SFSC’s service district (DeSoto, Hardee, or Highlands county) for one year immediately prior to the time of application
- Student with the highest GPA after completing these general education courses: BSC 1086C – Anatomy and Physiology II; MCB 2010C Microbiology; CGS 1100C Introduction to Microcomputers Using Windows; PSY 2012 General Psychology; Humanities course.
SFSC reserves the right to deny admission to anyone who lacks the required qualifications for the Radiography – AS Degree program. Candidates must reapply if they wish to be considered for a subsequent class. Each class is selected from a new applicant pool.
The Radiography program has a strict attendance policy. The attendance policy is published in the Radiography Student Handbook, which specifies the number of allowable absences for each portion of the program. If you have life or health conditions that might hinder attendance, you may wish to consider another program or delay your application until you are confident you can attend classes.
All candidates wishing to enroll in health sciences programs must submit to an official criminal history background check and drug screening. Some providers of clinical experiences do not allow people with certain types of criminal history into their facilities, in accordance with Florida Statute 468.3065. You may review an explanation of Program Disqualification Due to Past Convictions or contact the Florida Department of Health for more information.
SFSC is a drug-free campus. Radiography students must submit to random drug testing.
Computer literacy must be demonstrated prior to graduation.