RT Program Details: Admission Requirements, Process & Procedure

Admission to the radiography program is selective and interested individuals must follow the application procedure as listed below. In order to be considered for the program, the following minimal prerequisites must be met:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C or better (either at the high school level or college level):
    • Algebra I
    • Algebra II
    • Geometry
    • Biology

All prerequisite coursework listed above must have been completed within the last 10 years.

Admission Process

Sign up at https://huprt.fluidreview.com to start your application.

The following must completed and submitted by April 1, 2015 for classes starting September 2015. Absolutely no exceptions will be granted for late applications:

Complete Online:

  • Application form
  • Request two letters of recommendations
  • HealthcareSource Applicant Survey (a link for the survey will be emailed to you)

Send via Mail:

  • Application fee – $75. Check or money order made payable to HUP – RT Education. Fee is nonrefundable.
  • Official transcripts (in a sealed envelope received directly from the institution)
    • High school or GED documentation
    • College, if applicable
    • Technical school, if applicable

Mailing address to send application fee and transcripts to:

Victoria Seidner
HUP – RT Education
3400 Spruce Street
Basement Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104

You will be notified when the RT Education Office receives your transcript and application fees.

You must meet program prerequisites to be eligible to apply.

For interested international applicants, the official high school transcript and a detailed U.S. equivalency course evaluation must be submitted detailing the completion of the minimum program prerequisites.

  • Educational Credential Evaluators
  • Global Education Group, Inc.
  • World Education Services

The Penn Medicine (HUP) Radiography Program is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300 / email: mail@jrcert.org

Admission Procedure

The application is reviewed by the Program Director or designated person for completeness. The applicant will be contacted, in writing, concerning the status of the application (complete or incomplete).

Applicants with completed applications by April 1, 2015 for classes starting September 2015 will be instructed, in writing how to arrange to schedule and take the required HESI A2 Admissions Assessment Exam, a computerized entrance test, at an approved testing site by the required date. The fee, paid directly to the testing site at the time of the registration, is currently $91.00. This fee is subject to change.

Applicants who successfully complete the entrance test with an overall average of 75% or better (for grammar, reading comprehension, writing and math) will be eligible to continue in the admissions process and will be contacted, in writing, concerning the scheduling of the admissions interview.

Upon completion of the admissions interview, the Admissions Committee will review and score all applications.

The Radiography Program Admissions Committee consists of the following members:

  • Radiology Administrator or designees
  • Radiography Program Director
  • Designated Faculty
  • Designated Clinical Instructors

The Radiography Program Admissions Committee reviews the candidate's application with particular attention to:

  • Strength of secondary/post-secondary academic curriculum
  • Secondary/post-secondary grades and cumulative grade point average
  • Entrance examination score
  • Secondary/post-secondary community service, work experience, extracurricular activities
  • Interviewing skills/HealthcareSource behavioral assessment

The applicant is notified in writing concerning the decision of the Admissions Committee.

All offers of acceptance, both verbal and written, include a statement confirming that the offer is being made conditional/contingent on successful completion of the background investigation and drug screening at no cost to the applicant.

Applicants who submit a fully completed application by April 1, 2015 for classes starting September 2015 will be notified of the decision of the Admissions Committee by May 22, 2015.

Background Investigation and Drug Screening Policy for All Accepted Students

It is the policy of the Health System to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees. The Health System conducts pre-employment/acceptance background investigations and drug screening, on all new hires, re-hires, and accepted students, as a condition of employment, enrollment, and/or as required by law or business reason. Full details may be found in appendices S (Pre-Employment Drug Screening Policy) and T (Pre-Employment Background Investigation Policy).

The background investigations and drug screening are conducted in collaboration with an outside vendor that specializes in providing these services to healthcare organizations.

  1. Pre-enrollment background investigations and drug screens are completed on every student accepted into the RT Education Program.
  2. Each student will be required to take the test in the allotted time as specified in the paperwork/documentation.
  3. All offers of acceptance, both verbal and written, include a statement confirming that the offer is being made conditional/contingent on successful completion of the background investigation and drug screen. Failure to comply with the required procedures will result in the rescinding of the offer for acceptance into the program.
  4. The results of the drug test need to be received by RT Education office before the program begins.
  5. A positive or questionable screening outcome will result in an escalated review and further action up to and including retesting or termination from the program.
  6. All information gathered during this process will be maintained in strict confidence. The designated program representative will be notified as to whether the accepted individual passed or failed any part of the background investigation or drug screening.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Admissions into the Radiologic Technologist Educational Program sponsored by Penn Medicine – HUP is non-discriminatory with respect to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, and national origin.