Admission Policy and Matriculation into Program

The diagnostic medical sonography program is considered competitive due to the limited number of students admitted into the program (13 to 15), which is based on clinical placement availability.

There are two pathways for admission into the program. Pathway One is “Direct Accept” which is for high school applicants and transfer applicants with less than 16 college credits. Pathway Two is for traditional college transfer applicants. Criteria for both pathways are listed below.

Admission Pathway One: Direct Accept

High school applicants and college transfer applicants with 16 college credits or less.

High School Applicants

Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria in high school:

  • 3.0 overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) 1
  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) of four years of college preparatory natural science courses (two with a laboratory). 1
  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) of four years of college preparatory math courses (algebra I, II, and geometry, pre-calculus/calculus/statistics). 1

Applicants with 16 College Credits or Less

  • Minimum college GPA of 3.0
  • Meet high school criteria listed above

Matriculation into the Program

All direct accept / Regis students must meet the following program prerequisite criteria while at Regis:

As part of the matriculation process, directly accepted students will interview with program faculty prior to their sophomore year. This interview is done to best prepare the students for profession of diagnostic medical sonography.

Admission Pathway Two: Transfers

Admission directly into the sonography program is for applicants who have completed the below college prerequisite criteria. Acceptance is based on performance in prerequisite coursework, spots available at the time, and clinical site availability.

Applications will be reviewed each spring and summer semester for the following academic year, depending on number of spots available. Example: Reviewed spring and summer 2021 for acceptance for fall 2021.

Matriculation into the Program

All transfer students must meet the following prerequisite criteria:

  1. Based on a 4.0 scale
  2. Prerequisite math and science courses must be within seven years.
  3. General physics, radiographic physics, or college physics I, will meet this prerequisite.
  4. Introduction to algebra or preparatory math/algebra-based courses will not meet the criteria.


Diagnostic medical sonography students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and must pass all diagnostic medical sonography courses with a B- or higher to stay in the program. Students must receive at least a C in all other Core education requirements while in the program.

Technical Standards

Technical standards apply for the admission into the diagnostic medical sonography program. These standards include motor, sensory, communication, behavior and critical thinking and cognitive skills.