School of Radiologic Technology Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of an associate degree, or be enrolled in a bachelor's degree radiography program with an affiliate university.

Admission Process

Prospective students must:

  1. Complete official school application. (Applications are accepted between June 1 and Jan. 31 for the following September program.)
  2. Submit official transcripts of all post-secondary colleges/universities. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from the college/university.
  3. Submit a one-to-two-page personal statement in the student's own handwriting stating why he/she wishes to become a Radiologic Technologist.
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation using the school's form letter. (download PDF of recommendation form).
  5. Submit $25 application fee, in the form of a money order, with application payable to: Froedtert Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.
    • Mail application material to: Froedtert Hospital School of Radiologic Technology: 
      9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
      Milwaukee, WI. 53226

      The school does not notify candidates of the arrival of application materials. All application materials become the property of Froedtert Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. The school reserves the right to refuse the forwarding or copying of these materials.
Upon receipt of the above items, all application elements will be reviewed.  The below Transcript Assessment Form will be used to score the application and transcript.

  • Applicants meeting the requirements will receive an invitation, via email, to one of the three (3) offered informational sessions. These sessions provide the applicant with an overview of the program and an opportunity to ask questions. View a map of the interview location.The event will be held in the Radiology Classroom, located on 5P-534P, at Froedtert Hospital.
  • Applicant selects an interview date at the end of the informational session.  Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Admission Policy

The admission process for the School consists of two parts.

  • Part I (the application and transcript)
  • Part II (the interview)

Part I: Transcript Assessment

Post-Secondary Education Courses

Science/Math/Art & Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences (Anatomy & Physiology is a required pre-requisite), and Computing (e.g. Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, Biology).

4 or more courses GPA  > 3.0

4

4 or more courses GPA  2.0 – 3.0

3

1-3 courses GPA  > 3.0

2

1-3 courses GPA  2.0 – 3.0

1



Post-Secondary Education

Graduate School Education

120 credits or more GPA > 3.0

4

Master’s Degree

5

120 credits or more GPA < 3.0

3

60 credits or more PA > 3.0

2

60 credits or more GPA < 3.0

1



Work Experience

(Specialized indicates health care experience)

3 or more years specialized

5

2 years specialized or 3 years general post high school

4

1 year specialized or 2 years general post high school

3

1 year general or volunteer

2

No less than 6 months of general or volunteer

1

* Specialized indicates health care experience

Part II: Interview Process

A personal interview is mandatory for consideration of acceptance. Interviews are scheduled from February through March. On the day of the interview the applicant will be interviewed by faculty members. Following the interview, an interview assessment form will be completed which includes a rating of the applicant’s:

  • Professional Appearance
  • Personality
  • Communication
  • Initiative/Motivation
  • Critical Thinking

The total average scores from Part II will be assessed.

Total Points from Part I and the averaged score from Part II are then assessed - applicant with the highest number of points will be considered for acceptance. Class selection is based on the highest accumulation of points.

Acceptance

Selection of students is made by transcript, application and interview assessment. All applicants are considered equally for admission regardless of age, race, creed, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record, veteran status or handicap. The School of Radiologic Technology guarantees equal opportunity for all. Participation in the program will be contingent on the successful completion of a physical examination, drug screening and background check.

Personal & Physical Characteristics

Qualified Applicants:

  • Must be able to hear patient calling for assistance
  • Must be sympathetic and tactful
  • Must be dependable
  • Must be able to accept responsibility
  • Must be a good listener
  • Must be accurate with records and detail
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must be able to lift heavy patients
  • Must be able to coordinate eye-hand movements
  • Must be able to see a television image
  • Must be able to reach extensively

The Admissions Committee will meet in March to select the class for the upcoming September start date. The number of students selected each year is determined on the current job market and clinical spots. The radiography program may accept up to a maximum of twenty (20) students.

The Program Director will notify all applicants of their final decision via email by March 31. Selected candidates must:

  • Return the confirmation letter
  • Submit a non-refundable commitment fee, $100.

Upon receipt of the above items, the student will receive an email from the Radiography program outlining requirements prior to starting the program.  Along with orientation information from the Froedtert Hospital Human Resource department one month prior to the fall start date.

Articulations

Froedtert Hospital School of Radiology has articulation agreements with: Concordia University of Wisconsin, Mount Mary University, Marian University, Carroll University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Radiologic Technology, upon completion of the pre-professional and professional components. If you are interested in the four year degree please contact the respective Universities.

Clinical Rotation Sites

The student will rotate to the following sites:

  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Plank Road Clinic
  • Community Memorial Hospital
  • Sports Medicine
  • Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)
    • Wauwatosa site
    • Menomonee Falls site– Community Memorial Medical Commons
    • Greenfield site – Greenfield Highlands Health Center
    • Children’s Hospital main campus and Greenway Clinic.

Clinical Obligations (traditional and nontraditional rotations)

  • Traditional Assignments/Rotations are conducted during the a.m. shift: General Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Orthopedics, Emergency Room, Operating Room and Portables.
  • Non-Traditional Assignments/Rotations: Interventional Radiology, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography (during the a.m. shift) and weekend rotations in the Emergency Room during the p.m. shift.

During the traditional and nontraditional assignments/rotation, the student will:

  • Clinically participate, be present on clinical days. Clinical participation consists of observation, assisting, and performance phase of clinical education under direct/indirect supervision of a registered radiologic technologist. The student will perfect and expand upon his/her clinical performance.
  • Receive a list of competencies that must be fulfilled (perform at a minimum competency level of 85%) in order for the student to graduate the program and earn his/her certificate. The student must complete the required number of competencies by the end of the 6th semester.  Evaluation of the student’s positioning skills, equipment manipulation, use of radiation protection, patient care and knowledge of image production is conducted by the Clinical Instructors, Clinical Coordinator, Program Director and qualified staff technologists.
  • The student will be responsible for completing two area expectations forms each semester. Each expectation form will count as .05 and weighted as 10% of the Imaging Procedures course grade.

The breakdown of clinical credit is as follows:

Semester

Credits

Required Competencies Per Semester

Semester I

2 credits

2 Competencies   (16 weeks available)

Semester II

3 credits

10 Competencies (16 weeks available)

Semester III (Summer Session)

4 credits

15 Competencies (14 weeks available)

Semester IV

3 credits

15 Competencies (16 weeks available)

Semester V

3 credits

15 Competencies (16 weeks available)

Semester VI (Summer Session II)

4 credits

10 Competencies (14 weeks available)

Total

19 credits

67 Competencies

Shadowing Opportunities

Froedtert Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not require job shadowing for admission, however, shadow experiences are available upon request.

Transfer to the Program

Froedtert School of Radiologic Technology accepts the transfer of a student from another JRCERT approved program when the following requirements are met:

  • The applicant will not overload class size as determined by the Program Director.
  • The applicant has maintained a 2.0 GPA or better
  • Previous course sequencing is similar to that of Froedtert (an official transcript must be submitted).
  • Submit a letter of reference from the previous Program Director or/and University Educational Coordinator.

*Requests for such transfers are handled on an individual basis. A student considering transfer should contact the Program Director.

*All transfer students will need to meet Froedtert Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology graduation requirements. 

Application Deadline

Completed application deadline for the annual September class is Jan. 31 and must be postmarked by Jan. 31. Applications are considered complete once all requirements have been received (parts 1-5 of the Admission Process). Applications received after the Jan. 31 deadline will not be considered. Accepted students will be notified by March 31. Applications missing any of the required elements will be considered as incomplete and ineligible for consideration for that year. The applicant must request in writing for the incomplete application to be consider for the next year.

Tuition and Fees

Froedtert Hospital tuition fee is $5,000 annually. Tuition is due on the first day of class of each year. Tuition payments must be in the form of: check, money order, or cashier check and made out to Froedtert Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. University students will always pay tuition to their respective schools. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students will pay an annual clinical fee of $1,500 to the Froedtert Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. Froedtert Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.

Froedtert School of Radiologic Technology requires the students to purchase books for the program. The students will receive a textbook list with cost and are responsible for purchasing the required textbooks. The cost for the textbooks is estimated to be approximately $1,500; used throughout the length of the program.

Froedtert School of Radiologic Technology requires the students to purchase and maintain uniforms throughout the length of the program.

Upon completion of the program the student will be required to take the ARRT examination; cost of application fee is $200.

Estimated cost of the 24 month program is $13,000.

Tuition Refund Policy

First Year

University students will follow the tuition refund policy of their University.

The student must request a refund for any tuition paid to the school. Tuition will be refunded in the following manner.

  • 100% of the tuition will be refunded if the student withdraws on or before the first day of class.
  • If the student withdraws/or is terminated within the first 8 weeks of class there will be 50% reimbursement.

There will be no refunds after the first 8 weeks of class. Non payment of tuition is grounds for dismissal.

Second Year

Tuition is due on the first day of the second Fall Session. If the student withdraws from the program within the first eight weeks of the semester there will be a 50% refund.

The program does not offer financial aid or participate in Federal Financial Aide Title 4 Funding.

Student Health Acceptance

Acceptance to the program may be canceled if a major health problem is revealed. Health insurance is NOT provided to students attending the School of Radiologic Technology. Students are responsible for all medical, dental, and/or pharmaceutical costs while in attendance in this program and are required to carry their own health insurance.

JRCERT

Froedtert Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Froedtert Hospital and its affiliates are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Froedtert’s School of Radiologic Technology makes data available to the general public through the JRCERT URL (www.jrcert.org). The JRCERT will post five-year average credentialing examination pass rates, five-year average job placement rates, and annual program completion rates. View the most recent data on JRCERT accreditation programs.

Academic Calendar

A new class begins annually on the day following the Labor Day holiday. Students will receive an annual clinical rotation schedule on the first day of orientation. The student will receive a class/course schedule, which includes the staff’s clinical assignments, days off, and class hours prior to the start of the upcoming semester. The academic calendar is as follows.

Semester 1 & 4
16 weeks
Sept. 1, 2014 
Labor Day
NO SCHOOL
Sept. 2, 2014
First Day of Semester I  
Sept. 5, 2014
Indian Summer Education Day
Sept. 2-12, 2014
Hospital Orientation-Junior Students only
November
Nov. 27-28, 2014
Thanksgiving (and the day after)
NO SCHOOL
December
Dec. 15-19, 2014 Final Exams 
Dec. 19, 2014  Semester I and IV Ends
Dec 22-Jan. 2, 2015  Vacation
 
Semester 2 & 5
16 weeks
January
Jan. 5, 2015 Semesters II and V
April
April 20-24, 2015

Final’s Week

April 24, 2015 End of Semester II and V
April 29-30, 2015 Annual Educational Symposium
(Senior Students only)
Semester 3 & 6
(Summer)
14 weeks
May
April 27-May 1, 2015 Spring Break (Juniors)
May 4-8, 2015 Spring Break (Seniors)
May 4, 2015 Semester III and VI  
May 25, 2015 Memorial Day
NO SCHOOL

June
June 19, 2015 Senior Interns completion of  Semester VI

June 26, 2015 Graduation
June 29-July 10, 2015 Vacation
August
Aug. 17-21, 2015 Terminal Comps and Final’s Week

Aug. 21, 2015 End of Semester III
 
Aug. 24-Sept. 4, 2015 Vacation

September
Sept. 7, 2015
Labor Day
NO SCHOOL

The students are assigned to week-end rotations; second and third shift.

Holidays

Students will not be scheduled on six (6) holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. In addition, the Friday after Thanksgiving will be given to all students.

Vacation Time

Students are given six weeks of vacation time the first year and five weeks during their second year. Student vacation time is scheduled by the Program Director. There are two weeks at the end of the first semester, 1 week for spring break, two weeks at the end of June/beginning of July and one additional week at the end of the first summer session.