Admission and Application Requirements
Interested university students should complete the Radiologic Technology Application form at the institution they are attending or the St. Joseph Application.
University contacts include:
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Phone: (920) 424-1102
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Dr. Rob Balza
Community Students who are interested may submit an application as long as they have a previous bachelor or associate degree. Those applicants with a strong math, science and healthcare background are given preference. Required prior coursework must include:
- Human anatomy and physiology (6-8 credits)
- Written or oral communications (3 credits)
- College mathematics (3 credits)
Persons wishing to apply must submit the following information:
- Complete application form.
- Transcripts from all colleges.
- Personal statement explaining why the interest in becoming a radiologic technologist (500 words).
- Total of 3 recommendation forms or letters from instructors and/or employers
- $25.00 application fee
Application deadline is Feb. 1 of the year of application.
The above information should be sent to:
Diane Wingenter - Program Director
St. Joseph, School of Radiologic Technology
5000 West Chambers
Milwaukee, WI 53210
Phone: 414-874 - 6410
Ascension St. Joseph, School of Radiologic Technology tuition fee is $12,000.00 for the two-year period. Tuition is pro-rated and collected at the beginning of each semester and covers the radiography curriculum but does not include the following costs:
- $1,200 for books and related materials
- Room and board
Students enrolled in a university affiliate (i.e. Carroll University, Concordia University, Marian University, University of WI - Milwaukee, University of WI - Oshkosh and WI Lutheran) will pay the University tuition & fees. All clinical sites offer free parking and discounted food in the hospital cafeteria. Health insurance and financial aid are not available.
Additional Candidate RequirementsPhysical requirements include the ability to lift fifty pounds, reach a distance of 72 inches from the floor, see to adjust a computer monitor, hear the patient alarm system or hear a patient calling for assistance and be able to coordinate eye-hand movements. Push and pull a wheelchair, beds and portable x-ray equipment. In addition, helpful personal characteristics include an above average blend of mental and physical aptitude, along with a scientific approach to problem solving to meet the challenges of the field of radiography. Furthermore, the ability to effectively communicate information and ideas so others will understand is mandatory.
Application and Admission Process
All applicants who have completed an application and who meet admission requirements by the application deadline of February 1st prior to admission are invited to an informational meeting. Attendance at one informational meeting is a required step in the application process.
The informational meeting agenda includes but is not limited to:
- Program overview – student services, financial aid, insurance, drug screen and criminal background checks.
- Policies and procedures
- Didactic and clinical education
- Radiation safety
- Registry examination
- Post-Graduation: salaries, job opportunities and advancements
- Complete information about all these topics is provided to all who attend the informational meeting.
At the completion of the informational meeting, personal interviews are set up.
Following the interview an applicant assessment form is completed.
A point value is awarded to the applicant. Upon completion of all interviews, students are selected on the basis of points. All perspective students receive an email of acceptance or rejection.
When the student accepts a position, they are required to make a $100.00 non-refundable deposit. This deposit goes toward their book fees.
As a condition of enrollment, the hospital requires all students to complete and pass a physical, urine drug screen and a background check. There is no charge for these conditions. The students make arrangements for these conditions through a hospital representative. Positive drug test results will bar otherwise qualified applicants from further enrollment consideration for a six month period of time, meaning after six months, they can re-apply for the following year.
During July prior to enrollment, each student receives an informational letter reaffirming his or her acceptance, the first day of class, school dress requirements and is given the tuition and book fee amounts. Balance of tuition and book fees must be paid prior to the first day of class. Payment time tables are also outlined in this letter. For community students, a monthly payment plan can be set up.
CPR in Healthcare Provider by American Heart Association must be current before starting classes in September.
Qualified applicants will receive equal consideration regardless of race, color, creed, sex, marital status, arrest or conviction record, national origin, ancestry, handicap, age or status as a disabled veteran of the Vietnam era, as provided by law.
Upon successful completion, the graduate is awarded a certificate which qualifies him/her to complete the computer-based examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The title of Registered Technologist – Radiography R.T. (R) is bestowed upon those who pass this examination.
All license and registry agencies have eligibility standards for their applicants. These standards address the question of an applicant's conviction of a felony or misdemeanor. The student is responsible for ensuring their license/registry eligibility.
If you have questions regarding your eligibility, contact: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - http://www.arrt.org