School of Radiologic Technology Admission Information
Graduation from high school or an earned certificate of equivalent education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the completion of two years of college.
The incoming applicant must have a minimum associated-or-higher degree to be eligible for consideration.
- High School Diploma
- 48 credit hours Gen Ed
- Written/Oral Communication
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Natural Sciences
- Mathematics/analytical studies
For the balance of the general education credits, institutions are encouraged to draw upon varying areas of study to ensure a diversified educational experience.
In addition, prospective students must:
- Complete official school application. (Applications are accepted between June 1 to January 31 for the following September program.)
- Submit official transcripts of all post-secondary colleges/universities. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from the college/university.
- Submit a one-to-two-page personal statement in the student's own handwriting stating why he/she wishes to become a Radiologic Technologist.
- Submit three letters of recommendation using the school's form letter. (download PDF of recommendation form).
- Please submit $25 fee, in the form of a money order, with application payable to: Froedtert Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.
- Upon receipt of the above items, the application and transcript(s) are reviewed by the Program faculty. Applicants will be notified of application status via email.
- Mail application material to: Froedtert Hospital School of Radiologic Technology:
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI. 53226
- Qualified applicants must attend one of the three (3) 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.
- The school Radiology does not notify candidates of the arrival of application materials. All application materials become the property of Froedtert Hospital School of Radiology. The school reserves the right to refuse the forwarding or copying of these materials.
Froedtert Hospital School of Radiology has articulation agreements with: Concordia University of Wisconsin, Mount Mary 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.
The student will rotate to the following sites: Froedtert Hospital, Plank Road Clinic, Community Memorial Hospital, Sports Medicine, and Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI).
Froedtert Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not require a job shadowing for admission. Shadowing opportunities are available during the first two weeks in August and February; upon request .
Transfer to the Program
Froedtert School of Radiologic Technology accepts the transfer of an intern 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. An intern considering transfer should contact the Program Director.
*All transfer interns will need to meet Froedtert Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology graduation requirements.
A personal interview is mandatory for consideration of acceptance. During the interview, an attempt is made to determine the following:
- Professional Appearance
- Critical Thinking
The Admissions Committee will meet in March to select the class for the upcoming fall 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.
The student will receive the orientation information from the Froedtert Hospital Human Resource department one month prior to the fall start date. In order to participate in the program, all accepted students must successfully complete a background check and mandatory drug testing; completed by Froedtert Hospital. Along with an email from the Radiography program outlining requirements prior to starting the program.
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.
The admission process for the School consists of two parts.
Part I is application and transcript assessment utilizing the application and transcript assessment form. Once an application is completed, the program director will complete an assessment form.
Applicants must achieve a minimum:
- Six points from Part B
- Four points under Part C
- Five combined points under Parts D & E for a minimum total of fifteen points they may be scheduled for Part II of the admission process, an interview.
Part II is an interview. 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 letters of recommendation. The total scores from Part II will be calculated and then averaged.
Total Points from Part I and the averaged score from Part II are then assessed - applicant must achieve a minimum of 80 points to be considered for acceptance. Class selection is based on the highest accumulation of points.
- High School Diploma (or GED)
Will be verified
- Post Secondary Education Courses - Science/Math/Art & Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Computing (e.g. Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology)
- 4 or more courses (Grade: A) (8 Points)
- 4 or more courses (Grade: B) (7 Points)
- 1 - 3 courses (Grade: A) (6 Points)
- 1 - 3 courses (Grade: B) (5 Points)
- 4 or more courses (Grade: C) (4 Points)
- 1 - 3 Courses (Grade: C) (3 Points)
- 4 or more courses (Grade: D) (2 Points)
- 1 - 3 Courses (Grade: D) (1 Point)
- No science/math courses (0 Points
- Post Secondary Education
- 4 Years GPA > 3.0, Degree Awarded (10 Points)
- 4 Years GPA < 3.0, Degree Awarded (8 Points)
- 3 - 4 years GPA > 3.0, No Degree (7 Points)
- 3 - 4 years GPA < 3.0, No Degree (6 Points)
- 2 - 2.9 years GPA > 3.0 (5 Points)
- 2 - 2.9 years GPA < 3.0 (4 Points)
- Graduate School Education
Completed Masters Degree (10 Points)
- Work Experience (Specialized indicates hospital experience.)
- 5 or more years specialized (7 Points)
- 3 - 4 years specialized (6 Points)
- 2 years specialized or 3 years general post high school (5 Points)
- 1 year specialized or 2 years general post high school (4 Points)
- 1 year general post high school (3 Points)
- 1 year general or volunteer (2 Points)
- No less than 6 months of general or volunteer (1 Point)
- None (0 Points)
Personal & Physical Characteristics
- 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
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 interns 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
University interns will follow the tuition refund policy of their University.
The intern 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 intern withdraws on or before the first day of class.
- If the intern 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.
Tuition is due on the first day of the second Fall Session. If the intern 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.
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.
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
|Sept. 2, 2013
|Sept. 3, 2013
|First Day of Semester I
|Sept. 6, 2013
|Indian Summer Education Day
|Sept. 9-11, 2013
|Hospital Orientation-Junior Interns only
|Nov. 28-29, 2013
Thanksgiving (and the day after)
|Dec. 13, 2013
||Semester I and IV Ends
|Dec. 16-20, 2013
|Dec 23-Jan. 3, 2014
Semester 2 & 5
|Jan. 6, 2014
||Semesters II and V
|April 22-23, 2014
Annual Educational Symposium
(Senior Interns only)
|April 18, 2014
||End of Semester II and V
|April 22-25, 2014
Semester 3 & 6
|April 28-May 2, 2014
|May 5, 2014
||Semester III and VI
|May 26, 2014
|July 4, 2014
||July 4th Holiday
|July 09, 2014
||Senior Interns completion of Semester VI
|July 11, 2014
|July 14-25, 2014
|Aug. 15, 2014
||End of Semester III
|Aug. 18-22, 2014
||Terminal Comps and Final’s Week
|Aug. 25-29, 2014
|Sept. 1, 2014
The students are assigned to week-end rotations; second and third shift.
Interns 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 interns.
Interns are given six weeks of vacation time the first year and five weeks during their second year. Intern 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.