Admission and Progression Policies

Section A: Admission Policy

The Nuclear Medicine program is considered competitive due to the limited number of students admitted into the program, which is based on clinical placements. Each pathway into the program and process is listed below.

High School Students: Direct Accept

To be considered direct accept into the Nuclear Medicine program from high school, students must meet the following minimum criteria in high school:

  • 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • 4 years of natural science courses (2 with a laboratory)
  • 4 years of math courses (Algebra I, II, and Geometry, Pre-Calculus/Calculus/Statistics)

Once at Regis, all students must meet the matriculation and progression requirements list below in Sections B and C. Students apply to Regis through the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Details about the application process should be directed to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

High School Students: Non-direct Accept

High school students who do not meet the above criteria, may still be accepted at Regis if the university criteria is met and may compete for entry into the Nuclear Medicine program if the student meets the criteria in Sections B and C. These decisions are made during the fall semester of the student’s second year at Regis.

No student is guaranteed admission into the nuclear medicine technology program even if he/she meets the basic requirements for nuclear medicine technology program admission. During each fall term, Regis will admit a designated, pre-established number of qualified students based on clinical capacity into the Regis nuclear medicine technology program. The decision will be based, primarily, on the student’s grade point average to date, with particular attention to the quality of his/her performance and grade the prerequisite courses listed below, along with the interview by the program faculty.

Those who meet the basic criteria for program admission, but who do not gain entry may be waitlisted and considered if an opening occurs. These candidates will be judged as before, against all candidates and, thus, program admission is not assured. A student denied admission to nuclear medicine technology program may continue in another academic major so long as she/he remains in good academic standing and meets the qualifications of that academic major and Regis.

Details about the application process should be directed to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

College Transfer Students

Students at other colleges may transfer to Regis and may compete for entry into the Nuclear Medicine program if the student meets the criteria in Sections B and C. These decisions are made in conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the faculty of the Nuclear Medicine program.

No student is guaranteed nuclear medicine technology program admission even if she/he meets the basic requirements for nuclear medicine technology program admission. During each fall term, Regis will admit a designated, pre-established number of qualified students based on clinical capacity into the Regis nuclear medicine technology program for the following fall semester. The decision will be based, primarily, on the student’s grade point average to date, with particular attention to the quality of his/her performance and grade the prerequisite courses listed below, along with the interview by the program faculty.

Those who meet the basic criteria for program admission, but who do not gain entry may be waitlisted and considered if an opening occurs. These candidates will be judged as before, against all candidates and, thus, program admission is not assured. A student denied admission to nuclear medicine technology program may continue in another academic major so long as she/he remains in good academic standing and meets the qualifications of that academic major and Regis.

Details about the application process for transfer students should be directed to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Section B: Matriculation

In order to matriculate into the professional program, ALL students must minimally meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a minimum 2.7 Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
  2. No course grade below a “C” in the following prerequisites: *
    • BI 105 Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
    • BI 106 Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
    • CH 103 Chemistry I (with lab)
    • CH 104 Chemistry II (with lab)
    • EN 105 Writing Seminar I
    • EN 106 Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
    • ID 304 Exploring Ethics
    • MA 210 Statistics
    • PY 101 Introductory Physics for Health Professions
  3. Have an interview with the program faculty. (Direct accept students still need to have an interview during their 2nd year of college; however, they are guaranteed a spot in the program as long as number 1 and 2 above are met).

* No more than 1 pre-requisite course can be repeated in order to be eligible for acceptance into the program. Applicants who have not completed all prerequisites prior to the summer preceding their intended entry into the Nuclear Medicine program must complete all remaining prerequisite courses in the summer at Regis College, unless the course is not offered at which time it needs to be approved by the Program Director to be taken at an outside college/university.

Section C: Progression

Once in the Nuclear Medicine program, students must maintain a minimum of a 2.7 GPA and must pass each course within the professional curriculum as outlined online and in the Nuclear Medicine Handbook with a “C” or better in the didactic courses or a “B” or better in the clinical internships. Grades below this are considered a failed course. If a student fails a course he/she will not be able to progress to the next semester and will be required to repeat the course the following year if the student wishes to remain in the Nuclear Medicine program. After failing 2 courses, students would have to reapply to the program as noted in the Nuclear Medicine Student Handbook that is provided to students during orientation to the Nuclear Medicine program or by requesting the process from the program director.