Waiting list information
The wait list changes from year to year depending upon the
number of applicants completing prerequisites. As of Winter
2015, there is at least a 3 year wait for entry into the
professional component, which begins in May. The wait begins
after all prerequisites have been completed. The list is
compiled after interviews take place January and February.
Selection Process for the Professional Component
Each year 18 students are accepted into the professional component of the
Sonography Program. This segment begins in May and continues through August of
the following year. In addition, this component requires full time
participation. There are NO provisions for part-time student status. Students
who wish to be considered for acceptance into the professional component for a
specific year must complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the Winter
semester of that year. Once all completion requirements are confirmed students
are ranked in order based upon the following factors:
- Date of completion of all supportive and general education
requirements as listed in the college catalog.
- The date "DMS" was formally declared as the designated curriculum choice.
- *Grade Point Average (GPA) *The GPA is used when the date of declaration
between two or more students has been declared during the same period of time.
Other Pertinent Information
Students interested in this program must be aware of the following
pertinent information regarding the professional component portion:
- This is an accelerated program designed for students with strong math and
science backgrounds. All sonography (DMS) course work is completed within
sixteen months at a rapid pace.
- Courses are full-time, with 40 hours per week of mandatory
commitment to school related activities (didactic and clinical).
- Extensive study time will be needed in addition to scheduled clinical
practice and didactic/laboratory studies. Most students indicate that they spend
an average of 15-20 additional hours per week, minimum, preparing reading
- Supervised clinical practice between 3-5 days per week (depending on the
semester) is required.
For more detailed information on prerequisites or admission
procedures please see the
College Catalog. For
clinical assignments please click on the link.