Radiologic Technology Program Admission Requirements and Processes

Admission Requirements

The radiologic technology program accepts a maximum of ten students annually. 

Admission is granted only for the fall semester and the Admissions Committee will select candidates based on:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Submission of high school and/or college-level transcripts
  • A completed application form with the non-refundable fee.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with an 85% (B/ 3.2) or better in preferred science and math courses which include: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and ACE or AP science and math courses.
  • SAT scores if available (Preferred high school criteria is a minimum of a 1000 combined score of math and critical reading)
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA required to be considered for transfer into the Radiologic Technology Program. Transfer candidates must possess a strong science and math background for consideration.
  • A completed personal interview and shadowing experience (when possible)

Applicants must also comply with program technical standards:

  • Read small print and write legible notes
  • Speak clearly and be understood
  • Handle sterile and non-sterile instruments with dexterity
  • Hear speech when the speaker wears a mask and the listener’s ears are covered with a cap
  • Lift, move and assist patients
  • Perform x-ray equipment manipulation
  • Wear a protective apron and PPE when necessary
  • Access, without assistance, all clinical areas
  • Perform all CPR movements

Applicants must comply with clinical affiliate health requirements, including vaccine requirements.

  • Each clinical site that has graciously agreed to accept Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania (“CUP”) students maintain their own policies and procedures.  Those policies are outside of the purview of CUP, however failure to adhere to the Site’s policies, including those regarding vaccinations, may result in a student being prevented from completing the clinical requirement.  Students must comply with the policies and procedures of the site in order to complete the educational experience in good standing. Failure to complete the clinical experience may result in a delay in completing the educational program, conferring of degree and/or the ability to sit for certification/licensure.  Any CUP students who anticipate an issue in complying with these policies should contact their advisor as soon as possible.

Admission Process

Applicants must submit a completed application with the non-refundable fee to the University Admissions Department along with high school/college transcripts and SAT and/or ACT scores.  The Enrollment Services Department selects candidates who meet the minimum program admission requirements and transfers this information to the Program Director of the Radiologic Technology Program for review by the program Admissions Committee. 

Class size is limited and only applicants with acceptable SAT scores (if available) and a solid high school and/or college math and science background are granted a personal interview. Preferred math and science courses are Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and ACE or AP science and math courses.

During the interview, applicants will receive information about the program and will participate in a shadowing experience within the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Radiology Department, if possible.  Interviewees will receive information regarding their acceptance status from the program director within 48 hours and Mansfield University Admissions Office within approximately two weeks following the interview.

Applicants who receive a rejection letter may reapply to the program after completing math and science college level courses.  Courses completed must include Anatomy and Physiology I and College Algebra.  A minimum grade of grade of "C-" must be attained in each course to be reconsidered for acceptance.  Applicants who request re-consideration will be admitted on a space-available basis and their scores will be considered with other applicant scores at the time of re-consideration.    

Alternate Status

In addition to the ten majors, the program accepts a minimum of three alternate students annually.  Alternate status enables the applicant to begin their studies at the University in the fall semester under the Academic Exploration Program and take all the required courses within the Radiologic Technology program's fall curriculum.

If an opening occurs during the fall semester, alternate students will be considered for full acceptance into the program.  Alternate students who are accepted must attain at least a grade of "C" in each course, and those with the highest numerical average of grades in BIOL 180 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, RADT 110 X-ray Technology I, and MATH 118 College Algebra will be accepted first.

If alternate students are not accepted into the program during the fall semester, they may continue taking general education courses required within the Radiologic Technology Program at Mansfield University.  They are guaranteed acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program for the following spring provided they have attained a minimum grade of "C" in RADT 110 X-Ray Technology I and a minimum grade of “C-“ in BIOL 180 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, and MATH 118 College Algebra.  They must also attain a passing grade in all attempted general education courses within the Radiologic Technology program’s curriculum.

Obtaining Program Information and an Application

Additional program information and University admissions applications can be found on the University website  You may also contact the program director: (570) 887-4007; ;

Application Deadline

To receive proper consideration, applications should be received by the University no later than January 15. Applications submitted after January 15 will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Transfer Credit

Appropriate credit may be given for comparable college-level course work. For questions regarding transfer credit contact Admissions

Change of Major Process

Any University student who would like to be considered for acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program must contact the Program Director by phone: (570) 887-4007 or by e-mail: ; Students must contact the registrar’s Office at University and request that the following documents be sent to the program Director:

  • Student’s original application to the University
  • All transcripts including the University transcript

The Admissions Committee will consider the request using the same acceptance criteria as for external applicants.  All candidates are notified of their final application status by the Program Director.  Upon notification of acceptance, candidates will complete the Change of Major process.

Nondiscrimination statement

Admission to the program is determined by the applicant’s academic and personal qualifications. Decisions are reached without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; ancestry; sex; age; marital status; familial status; sexual orientation; gender identity and expression; genetic information; disability; status as a veteran; or any other characteristic prohibited under applicable federal or state law.