Admission Criteria

  1. Students must submit a complete Radiologic Technology Program application form. To request an application form see the contact information or download the Radiologic Technology Information packet below. Students are required to complete the application packet and provide all official college transcripts, including an official transcript from FHSU if currently enrolled at FHSU. In order to be considered for the next class starting in the summer semester, we must receive your complete application packet by January 31.
  2. Students seriously considering the program are strongly encouraged to arrange a visit to a radiology department. We recommend that you spend several hours observing the activities of the department so that you are better informed of the responsibilities you will gradually assume during your radiography training. Although a clinical visit is not required, preference will be given to students with an understanding of radiologic technology.
  3. Students preparing for admission into the Radiologic Technology Program must complete the list of pre-radiologic technology courses before they will be considered eligible for the program. These courses can be taken at FHSU or at any college as long as they are considered transferable equivalent credits by the FHSU Registrar. A letter grade of a 'C' or better is required for all pre-radiologic technology courses. Students are also required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Before February 15th, the complete applications will be thoroughly reviewed by the campus radiologic technology faculty. Based on the application materials submitted, approximately 50-55 of the most qualified applicants will be invited for an interview with the Program Selection Committee comprised of FHSU faculty and clinicians. Prior to the interview, students will be asked to make a prioritized list of the acceptable clinical sites for their clinical experience from the following locations: Garden City, Hays, Kansas City, Liberal, Olathe, Salina, Abilene, and, Sterling, Colorado. Students may choose to list only one or more of the clinical sites but should be aware that limiting the acceptable clinical sites decreases their chances of being accepted into the program. During the selection process, the program tries to match the student with the clinical site, and if accepted into the program, the student will be assigned to a clinical site for the duration of the program.
  5. During the interview which lasts approximately 15 minutes, the Selection Committee will ask a series of questions to assess the following:
    • How well does the candidate understand the field of radiologic technology?
    • How well will the candidate be able to interact with patients and staff?
    • Are there any reasons why the candidate would not be able to successfully complete the program?
  6. In the two weeks following the interview, candidates will be notified in writing whether or not they were accepted into the program.
  7. Students must be accepted into Fort Hays State University.

NOTE: Before beginning the program, students must complete a background check as required by affiliated clinical education sites. Also, students that have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may have violated the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Rules of Ethics and may be considered ineligible to sit for board examinations. Individuals may submit a pre-application form to the ARRT (651-687-0048) at any time either before or after entry into an approved educational program.

Notice of Non-discrimination - Fort Hays State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in its programs and activities. The director of affirmative action, coordinator of Title, IX, Title VI, Section 504 and ADA regulations, may be contacted at 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601-4099. (785) 628-4033.

Brochures are available below or from the departmental offices describing in detail the various areas of study and include materials required for application to the program. For application materials please contact: