School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Application and Admission
How to Apply
Students in the NMHC Clinical Schools and Programs must have a high level of English language aptitude. All applicants whose native language is not English must present evidence of English proficiency. Please read our TOEFL Policy for more information.
Foreign Transcript Evaluation
All foreign transcripts and degrees must be evaluated and translated into U.S. equivalency by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), an independent evaluation provider. Applicants who have taken courses or obtained a degree at an institution outside the U.S. are required to submit with their application a full translation of the transcript into U.S. equivalency.
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 or advanced placement if they have previously completed program-specific course work at other institutions.
No credit is given for experiential learning.
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: March 1st
Students will be evaluated according to the following criteria as part of the competitive selection process:
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program welcomes students from all backgrounds and is dedicated to providing equal opportunity to applicants. The program does not discriminate in the recruitment and admission of students or in the operation of its educational programs or activities. Applicants are considered for admission based on individual merit and without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, parental status, military or veteran status, or source of income in the provision of educational services.
The Admissions Committee utilizes a holistic review approach that considers all aspects of an application and offers admission to the most qualified applicants. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the applicant's academic performance, references, patient care experience, personal statement, and personal interview with members of the Admissions Committee. Based on these factors, applicants are ranked for admission. Applicants will be notified of the program’s admissions decision via email well in advance of the program’s start date.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program 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 operation of the Hospital's functions.
NM Clinical Schools
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
541 N. Fairbanks Court, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60611