To apply to the Radiography Program, prospective students must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) or be a high school senior who expects to graduate by the time the program begins in late August. Students must complete at least 13 semester credit hours of prerequisite courses at Florida State College at Jacksonville prior to application.
Applicants have a strong competitive advantage if they:
- Graduated in the upper half of their high school class
- Can demonstrate a relatively strong background in math and science
- Had at least a 3.0 GPA in high school and particularly in college
- Have performed well in college courses
Applicants are not selected based on grades alone. Letters of reference and interviews also are required.
Candidates must meet the technical standards (with or without reasonable accommodation) necessary to acquire or demonstrate competence in health professions as outlined in the Radiography Program technical standards document.
A summary of required abilities includes:
- Ability to acquire a defined level of required information as presented through demonstrations and experiences in the basic and clinical sciences.
- Hearing abilities adequate to provide safe and efficient patient care and to effectively communicate with health care personnel.
- Sufficient motor functions such that they are able to execute movements required to provide general care and treatment to clients in all health care settings within a specified amount of time.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a degree of sensitivity and cultural appropriateness with patients, parents and/or guardians; establish good rapport, convey or exchange information at a level allowing development of a health history; identify problems presented; explain alternative solutions; and give directions during treatment and post-treatment. Communication includes oral and written modes.
- Possess the emotional health and maturity required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, maintenance of patient confidentiality, the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships with patients, faculty, staff and students.
- The ability to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate and synthesize information.
Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. To seek exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations, students accepted for admission must initiate a request with the program director at least six weeks before the program begins.
Transfer student policy
Florida State College at Jacksonville determines which general education courses may be transferred to the Radiography Program. Transfer students from other radiography programs are not accepted.
See the Mayo School of Health Sciences international applicants policy.
See further Mayo School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.