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Program Information Sessions

Information sessions are held several times a semester.

The application deadline for Autumn 2018 is:


NOTE: Application must be postmarked on or before the March 1, 2018 due date to be considered for the 2018 admission year.


Thursday, September 28, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM Room: WD 315
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM Room: WD 353
Thursday, October 26, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM Room: WD 312
Thursday, November 16, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM Delaware Campus Room: MO 112

Admissions Worksheet This sheet allows you to calculate the courses you have taken, giving you an idea of where you would be point wise on the admissions scale. Note: This sheet is subject to change for the 2019 Admissions Year.

Check this page frequently for updates.



For more information, contact the Medical Imaging department at or by contacting the Health & Human Services Advising at (614) 287-2779.

Admissions Overview

  • radiography lab

    This admissions process applies to the class beginning Autumn Semester2015.
  • Program Admissions are limited due to the availability of clinical teaching placements.
  • The Radiography program will begin every Autumn Semester and will be 5 consecutive Semesters in length.
  • A competitive admissions process is applied when candidates meeting admission criteria exceed program capacity (21-24 students).

Step 1: Apply to Columbus State Community College

1. Complete the admissions process to Columbus State Community College. ( or available at the Welcome Center (MA 104)

2. Declare pre-radiography as your major.

3. Application to the College is not the same as application to the Radiography program. After you have been accepted to the College, you may then apply to the Radiography program. For more information on applying to Columbus State, contact the College Welcome Center at (614)287-5353, (800)621-6407, or go online and follow the ‘Step-by-Step Guide to Enrollment.'

Step 2: Attend a Medical Imaging Program information session

1. Information sessions are held several times a semester.

2. Medical Imaging program applications are only issued at program information sessions. Program Information Sessions review the following information:

  • Overview the Imaging professions, specifically radiography, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.
  • Discuss specific aspects and career opportunities in the radiography profession.
    Review the Medical Imaging program Plan-of-Study curriculum
  • Radiography program admissions process and application.
  • Identify additional resources at Columbus State that may assist in the student preparation.
  • Update applicants of any program changes for the upcoming admissions deadline.
  • Health and Human Service advisors are another excellent resource for program advising.

Step 3: Apply to the Radiography Program

The following steps apply when applying to the Medical Imaging program. They are explained in detail at the program information sessions.

1. Complete all sections of the program application..
2. Documentation of observation of a minimum of 16 hours in a radiology imaging department. Additional health care experience (employment, health care credentials, etc.) may also be considered and documented with letter from employer or resume’. Observation forms (4 parts) are included in the Radiography program information session packet.

3. Submit a written statement of interest and intent. One page, typed paper in your own words indicating your interest in the radiography profession.

4. Submit Compass Placement Test, or ACT test results (if applicable).

5. Submit HESI A2 Assessment Test results. The results are provided at the end of the test. Appointments are limited.

Contact the ACT Learning and Testing Center (614) 287-5750 to register to take the HESI A2, make a payment of $55.00 payable at the Center for workforce Development, Non-Credit Registration Office, 315 Cleveland Ave Room 1090. (Retakes will be $65.00)

6. Completion of the Achievement of a minimum of an overall GPA of 2.75 based on completed courses at Columbus State, other recent college transcripts, or high school transcripts. Only the GPA’s from college transcripts will be considered if a minimum of 24 credits have been completed

* Applicants previously dismissed from other health care related programs for academic or professional reasons will not be eligible for admission through the routine admission process and additional steps may be required.


Additional Program Information

1. Applications are available at Medical Imaging Program Information sessions.

2. Applications for the class beginning Autumn Semester have a Spring Semester deadline (i.e March 1, 2016 is the deadline for September 2016) . Only current completed applications submitted by the application deadline will be considered. All pre-requisites must be completed by the end of Autumn Semester, to receive points.

3. Applicants will be notified of their status in the program by mail approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline.

4. The program utilizes a competitive admissions process whereby the most qualified applicants are considered at the time of application.

5. Applicants for admission to the program will be evaluated based on the completion and submission of the following required admissions criteria in the admission envelope:

  • Admission and AdmissionWorksheet (Calculated)
  • Attend information session (indicate on application)
  • HESI-AS results: Students are required to create an account to obtain a username and password at: 
  • Observation Hours
  • Written Statement of Interest
  • Course completion (with a ‘C or better)

Applicants, who have completed additional math/science courses, obtained other allied health or other advanced degrees may receive additional consideration. Additional recommended courses to complete prior to the application deadline include:

  • General Education Courses
    ENGL1100, (or Equivalent), ENGL 2367
  • Basic Related Courses
    BIO 2300
    BIO 2232 
  • Other Math/Science Courses (unrelated to Medical Imaging Plan of Study)
  • Other allied Health degree
  • Completion of Associate, Bachelor, or Master’s degree
  • Character references (not required)

The Medical Imaging program Admissions Committee will make the final determination of acceptance into the program.

6. All application materials MUST be included in the large white Columbus State envelope you will be provided with at the information session. The Medical Imaging program Admissions Committee will not consider an application packet that is incomplete.

7. Accepted students will be required to have a background check, and drug testing completed prior to beginning Autumn Semester courses and they must be in good standing. Students will contact Castle Branch (formally Certified Background) for all testing; the cost is roughly $110.00. Students, who fail to complete the background check and drug testing requirements, will forfeit their seat in the program.

Certified Background testing site

8. All students are required to have personal health insurance while attending all clinical courses. NOTE: CSCC does not offer health insurance.

9. Applicants are responsible for completion of all pre-requisite courses that pertain to the general (G) and basic related (B) courses on the program Plan-of-Study. Please consult the College Catalog.

10.To ensure timely processing, the admission committee recommends that testing and observation be completed by October of the previous year.