Qualified applicants are ranked for admission based on a composite score derived from the COMPASS/ASSET test, and GPA of specific high school science, social science, and mathematics courses or college level program support courses.
NOTE: Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (excluding traffic violations) or who have an abuse record may not be permitted to take the national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Students with questions should contact the ARRT (651-687-0048) to inquire about eligibility to take the ARRT examination prior to applying to the Radiography Program.
To qualify for ranking, applicants must meet or exceed the requirements listed below:
Complete an application to Olney Central College by February 15 for admission in summer semester.
Official copies submitted by March 1 to the Radiography Program Advisor.
1. Official High School or GED equivalent
2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5* for all college level courses or if no college coursework has been completed, a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5.
Students making application for the same year they graduate from high school must have a 2.5 GPA at the end of the first semester of their senior year to be eligible to apply.
*Grades of F in college level courses from institutions outside of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges may be eligible for a grade forgiveness process for ranking purposes for acceptance into the radiography program. The grade forgiveness affects cumulative GPA for ranking purposes only. This grade forgiveness would be done manually and only one time and would not affect the applicant’s official cumulative grade point average. Contact the Program Advisor for the Radiography Program at the college site to determine eligibility.
COMPASS/ASSET Test scores must be at the 34th national percentile or above in English, reading and mathematics in accordance with OCC admission standards.
Official copies of test results must be submitted by March 1.
Test must be taken within two years of application.
If COMPASS/ASSET test is taken at another institution, it is the student’s responsibility to have test scores submitted to Olney Central College.
Applicant may take the COMPASS/ASSET test twice during each year application is made to the program. However, testing dates MUST be 90 days apart.
Applicant should contact Radiography Program Advisor in the Student Services Office at OCC to determine if test scores meet application criteria.
If remediation is required by test scores, course work must be completed prior to retest.
Applicants should consult the college catalog or IECC website (www.iecc.edu) for any applicable fees related to repeating tests.
Required Courses & Reading
LSC 1101 (General Biology I) or equivalent (as determined by the college) with a grade of C or better. Candidates not meeting this requirement may qualify for admission contingent upon successful completion of this program requirement prior to beginning Radiography course work.
Register for HEA 2299 by February 15 and successfully complete by March 1.HEA 2299 includes a radiography orientation and 15 hours of agency observation.
All prospective students must review the Program Handbook.
Required Technical Standards
- Sufficient eyesight to observe patients, manipulate equipment, and evaluate radiographic quality.
- Sufficient hearing to assess patient needs and communicate verbally with other health care providers.
- Satisfactory verbal and written skills to communicate promptly and effectively in English.
- Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly, manipulate equipment, lift a minimum of fifty pounds, and insure patient safety.
- Satisfactory intellect, emotional, and mental functions to exercise independent judgment and discretion in the safe technical performance of medical imaging procedures.