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.
High school applicants and college transfer applicants with 16 college credits or less.
Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria in high school:
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 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.
All transfer students must meet the following prerequisite 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 apply for the admission into the diagnostic medical sonography program. These standards include motor, sensory, communication, behavior and critical thinking and cognitive skills.