The following are the current minimum requirements for admission to the Radiography Program:
Prospective students must gain acceptance to Polk State College as credit-seeking students with all required admission documents received by the Registrar’s Office.
Students must complete any required college preparatory courses.
At the time of application, students must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher.
At the time of admission, students must have a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
Students must complete the following prerequisite courses with a C or better PRIOR to submission of a program application:
- ENC 1101 College Composition I
- MAC 1105 College Algebra (or higher)
- BSC 2085C Human Anatomy & Physiology I
- BSC 2086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II
- HSC 1531 Medical Terminology
Additional Program Requirements:
Admission requirements that are completed after admission to the program include:
- Physical examination and essential functions
- Required Immunizations
- Current CPR certification
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) background checks
- Drug screening
- Signed affidavit attesting to the non-committance of specific criminal acts
The Program Director will provide information regarding the specific steps for completion of these additional admission requirements with the acceptance letter.
Grading policies are clearly stated in course syllabi, which are given to the student in the first week of class. The student must achieve at least a C grade in every radiography class and maintain a 2.00 college-wide GPA in order to remain in the Radiography Program.
The course grade will be determined by the following scale:
92-100 = A
84 – 91 = B
75 – 83 = C
70 – 74 =D
Below 70 = F
Applicants are admitted to the Radiography Program using a selective admission process. Students seeking admission to the program should download the program application from the link on the main program webpage (contact a college academic advisor for assistance, if needed). Submit a completed application to an academic advisor on one of the college’s campuses (Winter Haven, Lakeland, JD Alexander Center, or Airside Center), or directly to the Program Director (The Radiography Program is located at the Airside Center in Lakeland). Failure to complete all requirements will dismiss the applicant from the selection process for the upcoming class.
Deadline for application submission is August 31 of each year for the January program admission date. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance (or alternate status) by mail approximately 4-6 weeks after application deadline.
A selection committee utilizes a point system as a GUIDE in the selection of qualified students for the Radiography Program (contact the Program Director with any questions).
The following areas evaluated by the committee include: College GPA, Prerequisite GPA, Polk County residency, related experience, and co-requisite courses completed (HLP 1081 Wellness Concepts, CGS 1061C Intro to Computers, PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy, POS 2041 American National Government).
Polk State College reserves the right to make changes in the admission criteria as circumstances require. Every reasonable effort will be made to communicate changes in the program to interested students.