Admission Requirements Radiologic Technology

School of Radiologic Technology

The School of Radiologic Technology, sponsored by Grady Health System, is the oldest in the State of Georgia. The program began in the 1940’s. To date, more than 1,400 students have graduated from the School of Radiologic Technology (see program assessment). This program prepares the graduate for a rewarding career in the imaging field. Many graduates continue to further their education in various advanced level radiation and imaging modalities.

The 24-month course of study in Radiologic Technology awards a certificate from Grady Health System upon graduation. Students who satisfactorily complete the program fulfill the requirements to write the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

The program has articulation agreements with both Georgia Perimeter College and Atlanta Metropolitan State College, which means graduates will be awarded an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology by the respective college upon successful completion of college prerequisites and the radiologic technology component at Grady Health System.

This entry-level program is a full-time, daytime program lasting 24 months. Classes are limited in size. Admission to this program is competitive. Only 29 students are accepted annually. The current graduation rate is 90 percent.

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  1. Satisfactory physical, mental and emotional health.
  2. Minimum age of 18 years.
  3. Satisfactory graduation from an accredited high school with a college or vocational/technical diploma, with a minimum 2.5 GPA; or passing score on the General Education Development test (GED) of the American Council on Education.
  4. Transfer credits from other Radiologic Technology programs will not be accepted.
  5. Scholastic Aptitude Reasoning Test (SAT I) – minimum math and critical reading (verbal) total score of 850 (writing section not included) or American College Test (ACT) – minimum composite score of 18.
  6. A college degree may be considered in the selection process, but not in place of, SAT I or ACT scores.
  7. College level courses including Math, English, Science, Computers, Psychology and/or Sociology at an accredited college (with a minimum of “C” or 2.0 average in each course) will be considered in the selection process, but not in place of, SAT I or ACT scores. 
    Courses excluded from consideration are:
    • Remedial courses
    • Developmental studies courses
    • Courses with essentially non-academic content (orientation, career courses, etc.)
    • Non-transferable courses (grades of “D” or lower)
  1. A status of good standing (not on probation, suspension or expulsion) at the last institution attended.
  2. Applicants are required to visit the hospital when invited. This includes a personal interview and a tour of the imaging departments.

School of Radiologic Technology

In addition to numbers 1 through 9 for all schools:

  1. Applicants may be considered if one of the following applies:

    • Graduate of a regionally accredited U.S. postsecondary institution with a minimum of an Associate’s degree that includes Algebra, or a higher-level mathematics, and English or Speech.
    • Enrolled at either Georgia Perimeter College or Atlanta Metropolitan State College in the Radiologic Technology degree program and will have completed all prerequisite courses by the time the Grady radiologic technology program begins.

    A degree must be from an institution accredited by one of the following accrediting mechanisms acceptable to the ARRT:  

    • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
    • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
    • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
    • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
    • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
    • Council on Occupational Training (COE)
    • Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission (DETC)
    • National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)
  1. If Associate degree level or higher, college prerequisite courses include:
    1. English
    2. Algebra or a higher level mathematics
    3. Communication/critical thinking
    4. Natural sciences
    5. Social/behavioral sciences
    6. Information technology
    7. Political Science
    8. Humanities
  2. If enrolled at either Georgia Perimeter College or Atlanta Metropolitan State College, prerequisite courses include:
English ENG 1101 or honors equivalent ENG 1101
ENG 1102
Algebra or higher level Mathematics MATH 1001 or higher MATH 1111 or higher
Communication COMM 1201 COMM 1100
Natural Sciences CHEM 1151 & 1151L or higher,
BIOL 1611 & 1611L, and
BIOL 1612 & 1612L
PHYS 1111 & 1111L (or BIOL 1107 & BIOL 1107L),
BIOL 2241 & 2241L
BIOL 2242 & 2242L
Social/Behavioral Sciences HIST 2111 or 2112 HIST 2111 or 2112
Information Technology RSCH 1203 CSCI 1135
Political Science POLS 1101 POLS 1101
Humanities Humanities elective PSY 1101 or higher
  31 Credit Hours 36 Credit Hours
  1. If enrolled in either Georgia Perimeter College or Atlanta Metropolitan State College, and have completed the first half of the prerequisite courses, the applicant may submit an application by the deadline date.

Upon acceptance, the applicant must complete or submit:

  1. Physical examination, immunizations (documentation of MMR, tetanus [Tdap], hepatitis B, and   varicella) and/or titers, and PPD (TB).  Additional TB testing is required if PPD is positive.
  2. Criminal background check and drug screen performed through
  3. Proof of professional liability insurance, prior to enrollment, that documents coverage for term of enrollment.
  4. Documentation of CPR certification (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider) by American Heart Association.

Admission Requirements – Foreign Student

An applicant will be classified as a “Foreign Student” if the school credentials he/she submits for evaluation are from schools or colleges outside of the United States. This applicant, in addition to meeting the admission requirements outlined in the previous sections, must also meet the following requirements:

  1. A non-citizen applicant is required to provide documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of permanent resident status by presenting his/her alien registration card. The school is not approved by the INS to enroll non-immigrant status students.
  2. The applicant must present official secondary and postsecondary (college or university) certificates, credentials, or diplomas. Official documents must bear authoritative signatures, seals and stamps. If possible, the institution issuing the document should send these. Certified original translation must accompany all documents not printed in English. Secondary grades should equal the equivalent of a “B” average. Applicants who completed postsecondary courses must have earned satisfactory grades in all courses attempted and be in good standing. The average score should be equivalent to a “C” or better.
  3. If the applicant’s native language is not English, one of the following must be submitted:
    • Proof of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 210. The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last two years to be acceptable.
    • Georgia State Test of English Proficiency with the minimum progress of “Intermediate”.

Special Consideration

Felony and misdemeanor convictions, regardless of resolution, may cause a student to be ineligible to take the national certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). All hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission require radiographers and radiation therapists to be certified by the ARRT.

An applicant who has a felony or misdemeanor conviction must determine if he/she will be eligible for the Registry examination before he/she applies to the program. It is the responsibility of the applicant to pursue this matter. The program is not and will not be involved in this process in any manner.

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists will consider, for determination of eligibility, any felony or misdemeanor conviction of an applicant on a case-by-case basis. The ARRT charges a fee for this service. To obtain Ethics Review Pre-application information, contact the ARRT at:

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120
(651) 687-0048



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