Christ Hospital School of Radiography
Step 1: Applications
Application for admission may be obtained from the school upon request or on line, www.christhospital.org. A $50.00 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee must accompany the application.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: May 1st of the year of entry. (subject to change pending completion of enrollment of #22) EARLY APPLICATION/TESTING PROCESS IS ADVISED.
- Graduates of home schooling are not awarded a New Jersey endorsed high school diploma, therefore, the Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners requires “ An applicant who presents a home schooling high school certificate/diploma must also include a state issued G.E.D.” Visit http://state.nj.us/education/students/ged for further information.
- Applicants from other states must provide an official high school transcript or a copy of their high school diploma ( see #1 regarding home schooling high school certificates.)
- Foreign educational credentials must be evaluated and found to be equivalent to at least a high school level education received in the United States.
- Applicant must be of good moral character as required by the New Jersey Radiologic
Technology Board of Examiners.
- Able to meet the essential functions of the technical standards necessary for the course of
study in the program.
- A.S. or A.A.S. degree in any area, however, the degree must be from an academic institution
recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).
*In addition, 5 of the following 3 credit General Education Courses must be part of the degree and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or “C” must be documented in the transcript.
Following course selection: note the required courses from the six choices:
- Mathematical/Logical reasoning (required)
- Written/Oral Communications (required)
- Arts and Humanities
- Information Systems
- Social/Behavioral Sciences
- Natural Sciences — Anatomy & Physiology required for class of 2015, starting 2013 (required)
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing as well as any high school courses that result in college credits (Advanced Placement) would be acceptable as part of the degree transcript.
Official transcripts should be sent at the time of the application. Any prerequisite course material as well as an official transcript will be evaluated the year of the applicant’s entry as determined by the Admissions Committee of Christ Hospital School of Radiography.
Applicants with high school and/or college education from outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by a professional evaluation agency. A course by course evaluation is required and the above listed General Education courses must be evaluated as a 3 credit course with a passing grade of 2.0 or “C”. Allow ample time for processing — the following evaluation agency is recommended by the school:
- For those who are not U.S. citizens, a permanent resident card/naturalization papers are required.
- An application will not be processed without this documentation
WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Step 2: Technical Standards for Essential Job Functions
Please read and sign the attached form that states you are capable of fulfilling these requirements. Download the forms here and return with application.
Step 3: Entrance Examination
Will be scheduled in November; February; and May
Psychological Services Bureau Occupations Aptitude Examination-Revised is given for the entrance examination. Applicant should receive a preferred average of 25% or above in Academic Aptitude & Reading Comprehension in order to begin the interview process. www.psbtests.com PSB Health Occupations Study Guide.
Retesting may be repeated once in application year, highest score accepted. There will be a 1 point deduction on the application summation form for retesting and will be conducted in December, March and June.
A NON-REFUNDABLE $50.00 fee for each testing is required.
Step 4: Recommendations / References
Two letters of recommendation (no relatives or friends) must be submitted prior to the interview.
Step 5: Interview Process and Visitation
The interview and visitation in the Radiology Department will be scheduled. The interview will be conducted by the Program Director and the Clinical Coordinator. A designee will take the candidate on an extensive tour of the site to shadow and experience what radiographers do as they perform their regular job duties.
Step 6: Acceptance into the School Program
- The acceptance into the School Program is made by members of the Admissions Committee.
- After test scores are received by the program, academic evaluation of the candidate’s Official college transcripts are reviewed.
- Interview and Selection Process is scheduled the month after testing: December; March; June
Acceptance into the school program is based on the following criteria:
- Receive a preferred final score of at least 25% and a score of at least 25% in both the Academic
Aptitude & Reading Comprehension sections on the P.S.B. Occupation Examination.
- Academic assessment of a required minimum A.S. or A.A.S. degree.
- In addition to the above requirements, extracurricular activities, references, and related activities/experiences such as health related careers and volunteering are considered in the application process. Acceptance is based on a Point System.
- Upon notification of acceptance, the applicant will receive a student handbook to review. If the applicant decides to enter the program, they initiate their background check to receive clearance.
- Note: Successful passing of mandatory background check and drug screening is required. If a candidate has a criminal record and is accepted into the program, he/she will be notified in writing that the conviction could adversely affect the candidate’s eligibility for a New Jersey diagnostic radiologic technology license and/or ARRT examination.
- After successful clearance of background check, the candidate submits a $500.00 non–refundable deposit credited towards the 1st years tuition.
- After acceptance, the applicant must have a completed health record and medical exam verifying the candidate is in good health and also able to meet the essential functions of the technical standards.
- A pre-application to the ARRT.org (fee $100.00) is required if candidate may not be eligible to sit for the registry examination, due to a conviction record that may affect their eligibility to sit for the Registry. (This must be done prior to beginning the background check)
- Extension of application deadline is a sole discretion of the program.
- Applicants will receive notification through the mail if they are Accepted, Placed on the Wait List or Not Accepted. (Once the class is filled , any additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list as alternates ).
- Applicants placed on the waiting list are not guaranteed a seat in the next year’s class. In addition, they would have to reapply through the entire application process including background check and drug screening test.
New ARRT Requirements for 2015:
The new ARRT regulation states that candidates applying for certification beginning January 1, 2015, (Class starting 2013) must have earned a minimum of an associate degree from an accredited institution accepted by the ARRT to be eligible to sit for the ARRT exam. The degree does not have to be in the radiologic sciences; however it must include the 3 credit courses listed above with a passing grade of 2.0 or “C” listed in STEP 1.
We are not approved for non-immigrant students or foreign exchange student by the United States Department of Justice.
We do not accept transfer students into the School Program.
Pregnant Personnel and Leave of Absence
Any student suspecting that she may be pregnant may volunteer to notify the Program. The pregnant individual should inform the program of their status as soon as it becomes known to them. A physician’s note verifying the pregnancy status and outlining any physical or other limitations shall be provided upon request.
Upon confirmation, the student will discuss the available options with the Program Director to establish a written mutual agreement concerning educational continuation and counseling regarding radiation concerns to be discussed with the Radiation Physicist.
- If the confirmation of pregnancy occurs within the first semester, the student may choose to withdraw from the program and return at the beginning of the first semester the following year, there will be no additional entrance fees.
- If the pregnancy occurs after the completion of the first semester, the student may choose
to withdraw from the program and re-enter the following year at the beginning of the same semester as a withdrawal. There will be no additional fees.
- If the student does not choose to withdraw from the program, all didactic and clinical
requirements must be satisfactorily met before a diploma will be granted. This may be accomplished by choosing one of the options listed: a) attending all didactic sessions and requesting a clinical leave of absence. All competency based evaluations must be fulfilled after the pregnancy is completed. b) attending all didactic sessions and clinical rotations during the pregnancy. Complete information about pregnancy policy is given upon request.
THE ADMISSIONS AND EDUCATIONAL POLICIES OF THE CHRIST HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIOGRAPHY ARE NON-DISCRIMINATORY AND ADMINISTERED WITH RESPECT TO ANY LEGALLY PROTECTED STATUS SUCH AS RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER, AGE, DISABILITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AND ANY OTHER PROTECTED CLASS.
Leave of Absence
Maximum length of time for a leave of absence is 8 weeks. Radiography programs are 24 continuous months. This time frame is for both pregnant and non-pregnant students