Applicants are considered irrespective of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, and any other protected class.
Upon request further information is available for review in the Student Handbook. For complete information regarding the program or for any questions, please email Donald Chun, Admissions Director, or Jacquelyn Cvikota, Assistant Admissions Director, or call the Admissions Department at (847) 316-6393.
Minimum Entrance Standards
The JRCERT has recently revised its graduation criteria and as a result the Saint Francis School of Radiography has revised its own Admission Criteria as follows:
Upon applying for admission to The Saint Francis School of Radiography, all applicants must meet the following academic and technical standards:
- Applicant must have attained, at minimum, an Associate Degree or higher level degree. * We have developed a partnership with Oakton Community College to fulfill this requirement, if needed. Information regarding this program can be found under the A.A.S. Degree bullet of this website.
- Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent. (Foreign transcript must be evaluated by an outside agency to prove U.S. equivalency.) A detailed report may be obtained through:
World Education Services, Inc.
PO Box 11623
Chicago, IL. 60611-0623
or other equivalent agency.
- Applicant must complete General Education courses. All college credits (101 level or higher) must total a minimum of 16 credit hours with a grade of C or better in each course.
- Applicant must demonstrate a current (within the last 5 years) math and science background by possessing from a collegiate institution:
- College Algebra (3 credit hours minimum)
- Anatomy and Physiology (must include a lab)
- Computer Science
- English 101
- Medical Terminology
- Applicants must submit three character references, two professional and one personal - which may not include immediate family or self. Letters of recommendation forms may be found under the link Admissions and Forms.
- Consideration is given for experience in a health care environment (work or volunteer). Please indicate all health care experience/job shadow on designated form using the link applications and forms.
- Applicants must complete the Health Occupations Assessment Exam administered by the program.
- U.S. residents whose native language is not English will require a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination with a minimum predetermined score. Applicants may be asked to show passports, alien registration cards or immigration papers to verify U.S. residency.
- Applicants must participate in an interview
- Applicants must complete a criminal background check, health screening through Presence Health, which includes a ten panel drug screen and complete a technical standard compliance form, upon acceptance into the program.
Saint Francis does not accept transfer credits from other radiography programs.
The Saint Francis School of Radiography Admissions Committee has specified the following nonacademic criteria (technical standards) which all applicants are expected to meet in order to participate and complete the Radiography Program. Where appropriate, Presence Health will attempt to provide a reasonable accommodation to the known limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless such an accommodation would impose an undue hardship on RHC operations. The otherwise qualified applicant who requests reasonable accommodations must request in writing to the Admissions Director his/her specific needs and the request will be reviewed by the Admissions Staff, Program Director, and Clinical Coordinator. Upon review (within 14 days), the applicant will be informed of the outcome measures of the decision.
The student must be able to:
- Visually inspect radiographs to evaluate film quality and patient positioning.
- Communicate with patients and staff (verbally and audibly).
- Participate in classroom studies using verbal and written English formats.
- Stand/walk up to 8 hours per day providing patient care and diagnostic testing in the clinical setting.
- Utilize Computer and Radiographic room control panels. Climb on step stool to position patients.
- Lift and carry patients when assisting in transfers from wheelchairs, carts and beds.
- Carry cassettes and supplies up to 15 pounds.
- Wear full-length lead aprons up to 5 pounds.
- Reach and stoop to maneuver equipment and patients.
- Position patients and operate equipment (stationary and mobile) simultaneously by using bilateral gross and fine motor dexterity.
- Document treatment in written form.
- Communicate verbally with patients, families, nurses, physicians, staff and other students as well as possess good vision and hearing.