School of Radiography Application & Admission
How to Apply
Online application will be available October 1.
Note: A minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.7 is required to be considered eligible. This will be calculated based on college-level courses completed at all post-secondary institutions.
All applicants whose native language is not English must submit official TOEFL test scores by the application deadline of February 1. Please read our TOEFL Policy (pdf) for more information.
Transfer of Credit
Program-specific core course credits completed at other institutions will not be recognized. Students applying for admission will not be given preference if they have previously completed program-specific course work at other institutions.
How a Class is Selected
The program uses a competitive selection process, and points awarded for various criteria. Those students with the highest point totals at the conclusion of the selection process are offered a slot in the class. Points are awarded for:
*Because of the new ARRT Radiography Examination eligibility criteria, all applicants must have earned an A.S. Degree (or higher). Applicants will have until August 31 of their year of application to complete all degree requirements and have degree conferred (shown on an official transcript) to be considered eligible.
**All pre-requisite courses must be completed by August 31 of the application year with a grade of "C" or higher. Final acceptance is contingent upon completion of all pre-requisite courses. Applicants from academic affiliated institutions are strongly encouraged to work closely with their academic advisor to ensure that all course requirements are met.
To read more about the ARRT degree requirement, visit: https://www.arrt.org/Certification/Academic-Degree-Requirement
Consideration for admission will take place when all completed application materials are received. Applications will be accepted beginning October 1 and must be received by the following deadline:
Admissions Policy & Committee
NM Academy reserves the right to deny admission, continued enrollment or re-enrollment to any applicant or student whose personal history and background indicate that his or her presence at the Hospital would endanger the health, safety, welfare or property of its patients, visitors and employees or interfere with the orderly and effective performance of the Hospital's functions.
Individuals with disabilities or illness should make every effort to understand the physical and mental demands of the profession. NM Academy is committed to providing every reasonable effort to consider these students, bearing in mind the safety of the student, employee, and the patient.
NM Academy relies heavily upon its efforts to provide equal educational opportunities and benefits to all students. The Academy does not discriminate in the recruitment and admission of students or in the operation of any of its educational programs or activities. Equal opportunity to applicants and students is provided regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status or source of income in the provision of educational services.
The admissions committee considers all aspects of each individual's application and offers admission to the best-qualified applicants. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the applicant's academic performance, their references, past work and educational experience and a personal interview with members of the Committee. Based on these factors, the applicants are ranked for admission into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiography and Radiation Therapy Programs. Applicants will be notified by a letter of acceptance or rejection, well in advance of the entrance date.
Academic Affiliate Applicants
Students applying through an affiliated university must, if accepted, remain dually enrolled throughout the entire 21-month radiography program. Academic affiliate students may not "change" to a certificate option once enrolled. Failure to remain enrolled in good standing with the individual's home university will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the radiography program. It is the student's responsibility to meet all university requirements and obligations for full-time enrollment.
The radiography program does not offer an advanced placement option.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information, please review School of Radiography Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
NM Clinical Schools
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
541 N. Fairbanks Court, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60611
After reviewing all website information, if you have further questions, please email Program Director Thomas Sandridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.