Admission Requirements (MI)

Admission on a rolling basis

MI: Degree-Seeking Transfer Students

Transfer student applicants must:

1. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.

2. Complete a minimum of 25 semester hours of college credit to be considered for admission.

3. Complete, at the minimum, 82 semester hours of credit accepted by Allen College prior to matriculation at Allen College.  Students may complete social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematic electives and elective courses while enrolled in the MI program.  Students attend a regionally accredited institution of their choice to complete the required courses.

4. Have, at a minimum, a cumulative 2.7 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the following courses:

  • Written Communication*
  • Oral Communication*
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Physics* or Radiographic Physics
  • Algebra or higher math 
      *Courses used in GPA for students with a previous bachelor's degree at the time of review.

5. All transferable courses must be completed with a grade of C- or above.

6. Submit a written reference.

7. Students whose native language is not English must prove English proficiency (see policy 2-E-800-05) before the student's file is reviewed for admission.

8. Admission for Computer Tomography (CT): Applicants selecting the CT plan of study for the BHS-Medical Imaging Degree must be an ARRT Registered Technlogist in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology (registration through NMTCB is also accepted), or Radiation Therapy.

9. Admission for Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI): Preference will be given to applicants seeking the MRI plan of study for the BHS-Medical Imaging Degree if the applicant is an ARRT Registered Technologist in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology (registration through NMTCB is also accepted), Radiation Therapy, or Sonography (registration through ARDMS is also accepted).  Student with a background in other health occupations that include a patient care focus may be considered.

MI: Certificate-Seeking Transfer Students

Certificate-Seeking students must: 

1. Submit official  transcripts from all colleges attended.

2. Submit a written reference.

3. Students whose native language is not English must prove English proficiency (see policy 2-E-800-05) before the student's file is reviewed for admission.

4. Admission for Computer Tomography (CT): Applicants selecting the CT plan of study for the Medical Imaging Certficiate must be an ARRT Registered Technlogist in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology (registration through NMTCB is also accepted), or Radiation Therapy.

5. Admission for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Preference will be given to applicants seeking the MRI plan of study for the Medical Imaging Certificate seeking the Post Primary Pathway MRI plan of study will be an ARRT Registered Technologist in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology (registration through NMTCB is also accepted), Radiation Therapy, or Sonography (registration through ARDMS is also accepted).  

MI: Exceptional Applicant Guaranteed Early EnRollment (EAGER)

Outstanding high school students and college students who have completed fewer than 25 semester hours of academic credit at the time of application will be considered for admission to a Health Science program as an EAGER student. 

When to apply:  EAGER applicants to a Health Science Program may apply at any time following completion of the junior year of high school and prior to completing 25 semester hours of college credit. 

EAGER students must: 

1. Complete the required application process above;

2. Meet at least two of the following three criteria:

  1. High School GPA: Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  2. High School Class Rank: Applicants who are graduates of a Department of Public Instruction approved high school and who rank in the upper 20% of their graduating class OR applicants who are graduates of non-approved Iowa high schools or have taken the General Education Developmental Test (GED) with a composite score of 57 or above shall be considered for admission.  Additional consideration may be given to score on standardized examinations.
  3. Standardized Test Score Requirements: The American College Test (ACT), with a composite score of 25 or above or another equivalent standardized entrance test is required.