Admission to the School of Health Sciences (HLTS) at Mohawk Valley Community College is a competitive, time-sensitive, and sequential process. The following are the requirements to apply for the Radiologic Technology program. Applicants also are encouraged to carefully review the MVCC HLTS Essential Functions.


All applicants must meet or be working towards the completion of the following prerequisites at the time of application:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent AND
  • The most recent of the following:

Minimum History

  • TASC Score: ≥3500
  • High School Average: 85
  • College GPA*: 2.8

Math Score

  • SAT: 530
  • ACT: 19
  • MVCC Placement: 51
  • College Math: ≥C

Chemistry with Lab or Anatomy and Physiology with Lab**

  • High School: ≥75
  • CH131: ≥C
  • BI216/BI217: ≥C

Biology with Lab**

  • Recommended


  • N/A

*You must have at least 12 college credits to use a college GPA. Consideration will be given for college-level classes taken in high school.

**If you have a completed degree, or have successfully completed an approved college-level Anatomy & Physiology sequence at MVCC or another college, you may be exempt from the biology/chemistry requirement.

  • High school chemistry with a final grade and/or Regents exam score of a 75 or higher is required.

Important Notes

  • The law regulating the practice of radiology states that the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and/or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) may deny a convicted felon a license or the privilege of sitting for the ARRT examination.
  • HLTS courses are sequential and begin in the Fall semester. Students must complete the application process and have all relevant admission documents submitted and testing completed by March 1. Applications received after March 1 may be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Applicants who have received a "D," "F," or "W" for any of the following courses at MVCC or at any other college will be ineligible to apply to the Radiologic Technology program:
    • BI216 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
    • BI217 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2
    • Any Radiology course
  • Students who are unsuccessful in Anatomy and Physiology (BI216 & BI217) or non-Radiologic Technology courses, while in the Radiologic Technology program will have one additional attempt. If then unsuccessful, the student will be dismissed from the program and are not eligible to reapply to the Radiologic Technology program at MVCC.
  • Any student who has been unsuccessful at another college/radiology program will not be eligible for admission to the Radiologic Technology program.
  • Prerequisites can be taken at other colleges. Consult the Radiologic Technology Program Coordinator or Clinical Coordinator to find out if those classes meet the minimum criteria.

Steps to Apply

All prospective students must complete the following steps to officially apply for admission to the Radiologic Technology program.

Students New to MVCC

Step 1

All new MVCC students need to submit a completed MVCC college admission application to the College’s Admission Office by March 1, including all official college and/or high school transcripts.

Outside of the United States: Request a professional education credential evaluation report from an evaluation service (such as World Education Services: Please request that an official copy of the report be sent to: Mohawk Valley Community College, Office of Admissions, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, N.Y. 13501. Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Once a completed application, including transcript, is received by the College, the application will be reviewed by the Admissions Office and students will be notified in a timely manner of their next steps.

Please note: When the student’s application is considered complete by the Admissions Office, the student will be accepted to the College in MVCC’s Health Sciences program. Admissions will then notify the School of Health Sciences that the applicant has submitted their application to the College, was accepted to Health Sciences program, and is interested in moving forward with the process to be considered for the Radiologic Technology program. At that point, the School of Health Sciences will review the student’s application and records to determine if they are eligible to apply for admission to the Radiologic Technology program.

Step 2

If it is determined a student meets the initial eligibility requirements to be considered for the Radiologic Technology program, the School of Health Sciences will send the Radiologic Program Application to the student, who must complete and submit the application directly to the School of Health Sciences no later than March 1 so the Selection Committee can review the application. Applications received after March 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

If after review of the College application it is determined that a student is not eligible to be considered for acceptance in to the Radiologic Technology program, the student will remain in the Health Sciences program. A Student Support Advisor will communicate with the student to discuss next steps toward enrollment at the College and discuss a pathway toward future consideration for the Radiologic Technology program.

Note: It is recommended that students complete the MVCC Placement Test and receive an eligible score on the math portion that will allow the student to enroll in MA110. Students may be exempt from taking certain portions of the Placement Test based on the College’s “Placement Testing Exemption Policy,” which can be found at

Current MVCC Students

Step 1

Applicants should contact Holistic Student Support at 315-731-5710 to schedule an appointment with an appropriate advisor to review the Radiologic Technology program application process.

Step 2

If all required prerequisites are completed, the applicant will be directed to complete the Radiologic Technology Program Application. Applicants should print legibly in blue or black ink and include any additional significant information for the Selection Review Committee to consider. Applications should be submitted to the School of Health Sciences (HLTS) Office, Academic Building room 113D, Utica Campus.

All Radiologic Technology Candidates Who Meet Initial Eligibility Requirements

Step 3

In addition to the Radiologic Technology Application, students must include a written Letter of Intent by March 1 to emphasize what they can bring to the Radiologic Technology program and profession, and include a reflection of their personal background and accomplishments. This also is where applicants should discuss achievements, talents, and long-term professional goals.

Step 4

Applicants who meet all qualifications may then be contacted for a personal interview to complete the admission process.

Personal Interview

Candidates may be invited for a personal interview after the Radiologic Technology Program Selection Committee has completed a preliminary review of the applicant’s credentials. Invitations for a personal interview are issued only to those applicants whose records and other stated qualifications appear sufficiently strong to justify such a detailed study. Those applicants not issued an invitation will receive a letter of refused acceptance so that the individual will be able to act accordingly on their future plans without delay.

Only those applicants whose files are complete (completed application, all official transcripts/academic record — high school and college, Letter of Intent) will be considered for an interview.

Readmission Applicants

Readmission only includes applicants who had a break in sequence longer than one year due to medical or military leave.

  • Readmission into the program and/or course(s) requires approval of the Dean, and is on a space-available basis.
  • Science credits earned over seven years prior to application without a completed degree will not satisfy course requirements.
  • All core-program courses completed more than one year prior to application will not be transferrable into the program during readmission.

Notify the Dean in writing requesting readmission indicating course and semester for which readmission is sought.

  • Send letters to Melissa Copperwheat, Academic Building room 113D, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, N.Y. 13501 or

Admissions Decision-Making Process

The Admissions decision-making process is conducted by each MVCC Program Selection Committee for the respective program.

  • Applicants who have met all application requirements will be considered for admission.
    • As these programs are highly competitive, meeting initial eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission into the applicant’s program of choice. Applications received after March 1 may be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Academic transcripts, a completed application, Letter of Intent, and a personal interview will determine the applicant’s standing for admission into their program of choice. 
  • The Radiologic Technology Program Selection Committee will meet after March 1 to select candidates for acceptance into the program. All decisions of each Program Selection Committee are final. 
  • Letters of acceptance or denial for the program will be mailed to candidates on or around April 15. Applicants who have not been accepted will receive a letter of denied acceptance so that the individual will be able to act accordingly on their future plans without delay.