RT Program Details: Transfer Policy

Transfer From Another Radiography Program

An applicant wishing to transfer from another radiography program must submit an application and all transcripts three months prior to the requested entering semester and will be considered if space is available.

The applicant will:

  • Be required to successfully complete the Penn Medicine HUP Transfer/Readmission Exam to be granted transfer of radiography academic and clinical courses completed. The purpose of the exam is to ensure placement in the program is at an academic/clinical level that will allow for the greatest opportunity for success.
  • Be eligible to test on radiography courses completed with an earned grade of "C" (75%) or better.
  • Receive transfer posting (designated by "TR") on transcript only for radiography courses deemed equivalent in content to the courses in the Penn Medicine HUP RT Education Program.
  • Complete radiography competency simulations as part of the Penn Medicine HUP Transfer/Readmission Exam
  • Be required to complete a minimum of 51% of the radiography courses while enrolled in the Penn Medicine HUP RT Education Program (Year 1 Summer Session, Year 2 Fall, Spring, and Summer Sessions)
  • Complete all graduation requirements as follows:

    To be eligible to receive a graduation certificate from the RT Program, the student must complete:

    • All academic courses with a grade of "C" (75%) or better (from point of entry)
    • Clinical Education with a grade of "C" (75%) or better (from point of entry)
    • Successful completion of the Year I comprehensive exam with a grade of 75% or better
    • All required basic and terminal competencies
    • Ten hours of community service
    • ACR Research Internship
  • The program does not offer an early release option.

  • be required to have their transcripts evaluated by Widener's University College for transfer of college credits if applicable

ELIGIBILITY TO TAKE TRANSFER/READMISSION EXAMINATION TO ENTER/RE-ENTER RT EDUCATION PROGRAM

The purpose of the Transfer/Readmission Examination is two-fold: First, to provide the program director and technologist faculty with the foundation upon which to base a decision concerning a student's application for readmission or transfer into the program. Second, it is designed to assure that a student's readmission or transfer into the program is at an academic/clinical level that will allow for the greatest opportunity for academic success.

The Transfer/Readmission examination is administered to any internal readmission applicant or external transfer applicant who has interrupted progression through the radiography curriculum.

Transfer Applicants Only:
Applicants transferring from another program may only be eligible to take sections 1 2 determined by evaluation of coursework completed at former institution. The examination includes up to two written sections and two competency positioning sections covering Penn Medicine RT Education Program coursework for the Fall and Spring Semesters of the first year. Competency sections are only to be administered after successful completion of the corresponding written section. The sections must be completed in sequence (Section 1 and 1A must be taken before Section 2 and 2A).

Readmission Applicants Only:
Readmission applicants seeking to re-enter the program may be eligible to take sections 1 5 determined by semester level completed at time of program interruption. Competency sections are only be administered after successful completion of the corresponding written section. The sections must be completed in sequence (Section 1 and 1A must be taken before Section 2 and 2A).

WRITTEN EXAM SECTIONS: The individual written sections contain blocks of questions representing the specific course content of a particular semester.

Exam Section 1 Fall Courses Year 1
  • Patient Care, Ethics & Law (50 questions)
  • Fundamentals of Radiologic Science & Healthcare (25 questions)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I (50 questions)
  • Radiographic Procedures & Image Analysis I (75 questions)
  • Medical Terminology (25 questions)
Exam Section 2 Spring Courses Year 1
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (50 questions)
  • Radiographic Procedures & Image Analysis II (75 questions)
  • Production & Characteristics of Radiation (50 questions)
Exam Section 3 Summer Courses Year 1*
  • Radiographic Imaging, Equipment & Processing (75 questions)
Exam Section 4 Fall Courses Year 2*
  • Computed Tomography & Cross-Sectional Anatomy (50 questions)
  • Radiation Protection & Biology (50 questions)
  • Advanced Radiographic Procedures (50 questions)
Exam Section 5 Spring Courses Year 2*
  • Radiographic Pathology (50 questions)
  • Pharmacology & Drug Administration (25 questions)
  • Computers & Digital Imaging in Radiology (50 questions)
 
 
*Written Exam Sections 3-5 for readmission applicants only

COMPETENCY EXAM SECTIONS
The individual competency positioning sections will require the student to demonstrate (in the lab setting) positioning for all competency examinations successfully completed during the corresponding clinical education courses or equivalent external courses, prior to exiting the program.

Section 1A (Year 1 Fall Semester) Clinical Education I
Section 2A (Year 1 Spring Semester) Clinical Education II
Section 3A* (Year 1 Summer Semester) Clinical Education III
Section 4A* (Year 2 Fall Semester) Clinical Education IV
Section 5A* (Year 2 Spring Semester) Clinical Education V

*Competency Exam Sections 3A-5A for readmission applicants only

SCORING OF TRANSFER/READMISSION EXAM
The individual sections of the Transfer/Readmission will be scored as a whole. Successful completion of an individual section will be recognized by achieving a minimum score of 75 percent. This applies to both the written and competency portions.

  • If Section 1 is not successfully completed, the applicant will be considered as an entry level applicant according to the Program Admission Procedure outlined on the Program Website.
  • Successful completion of Section 1 and 1A of the Transfer/Readmission Exam will allow the applicant to be admitted/readmitted into the Spring Semester of year 1.
  • Successful completion of Sections 1, 1A, and 2, 2A of the Transfer/Readmission Exam will allow the applicant to be admitted/readmitted into the Summer Session between year 1 and 2.

Readmission Applicants Only:
Readmission applicants seeking to re-enter the program in the second year may take sections 3 5 of the Transfer/Readmission Exam.

  • Successful completion of Sections 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 3, 3A of the Transfer/Readmission Exam will allow the applicant to be readmitted into the Fall Semester of year 2.
  • Successful completion of Sections 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 4, 4A of the Transfer/Readmission Exam will allow the student to be readmitted into the Spring Semester of year 2.
  • Successful completion of Sections 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 5, 5A of the Transfer/Readmission Exam will allow the student to be readmitted into the Summer Session of year 2.