Admission Requirements

Students must apply for admission to the College and to the Radiologic Technology Program by the published deadline date. Before applying, students must meet ALL application requirements listed below.

Students who do not meet the minimal application requirements will not be considered for acceptance to the program. Meeting minimal application requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program. (Please note that application requirements and procedures may change without prior notice. Prospective applicants are required to attend a Health Sciences Information Session within one year of application deadline prior to submitting an application to the program. Additionally, please check with the Health Sciences Division and/or check website for updates prior to applying.)

In addition to the general admission requirements for the College, application to the Radiologic Technology program requires:

  1. Health Sciences Information Session Attendance Verification.
  2. unconditional admission to the College.
  3. applicants must be at least 18 years of age (Alabama Regulations for Control of Radiation Rule 420-3-03(6), “Occupational Radiation Dose Limits: States that all occupational workers employing ionizing radiation must be at least 18 years of age.)
  4. official transcripts received by the Records Office (Wadley Campus) from ALL post-secondary institutions attended (or official transcripts from high school/GED scores for those who have never attended college).
  5. minimum of 2.5 GPA calculated on completed program academic core courses and a minimum of 2.0 GPA at Southern Union.  Transfer students who have never attended SUSCC must have a cumulative 2.0 and be on clear academic status. 
  6. official test score on the ACT National or Residual with a minimum composite score of 18. (No time limit on when the test was taken.)
  7. eligibility for English 101, Math 100, and meet the College reading requirement.
  8. applicant be in good standing with the college.
  9. applicant meets the Essential Functions requirements for Radiologic Technology Programs.
  10. submission of COMPLETE application packet for the Radiologic Technology Program by deadline.

NOTE: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program is competitive, and the number of students admitted is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Applicants are rank-ordered for acceptance based on grades in selected English, math and science courses; admission test scores; and additional points for successful completion of academic courses required for program. See the Program Admission Form included in the application packet for details on the ranking process.

Meeting minimal application requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Helpful Student Resources

Radiography Program Application
Radiography Program Brochure
ACT Residual
Calculator to Estimate GPA
Health Sciences Information Session
Estimated Program Costs for Radiography
Health Requirements and Forms
Radiography Program Essential Functions
Vaccination Form
Background Checks and Drug Screens
Radiography Student Handbook Fall 2021


Health Requirements and Forms

Students enrolling in a health sciences program must provide Southern Union State Community College with the required health care data after admission to the program but prior to registering for RAD classes. Clinical agencies mandate that students provide information regarding their current health status (annual physical and essential functions) that may affect the safety of the student or the client in the clinical settings. Click here for health forms and requirements checklist.  Students may not register for RAD classes until all health records have been submitted.

Background Checks and Drug Screening

After admission to a health sciences program at SUSCC, students must complete a comprehensive background check and drug screening. Background checks and drug screening will be conducted by one vendor approved by the clinical agencies.  Students who do not clear the Background Check will not be allowed to register for radiography (RAD) courses. Students who do not pass the drug screening will be withdrawn from the program. Find more information on the Background Check and Drug Screening by clicking here.

Health Insurance

Students admitted to a health sciences program must demonstrate proof of personal health insurance.  Students without proof of health insurance will not be allowed to register for health sciences courses or attend clinical. If you do not have insurance you may obtain information regarding insurance offered to SUSCC students at or call 1-877-272-4532.