Admission Requirements - Associate of Science in Radiography

Allen College uses a holistic admission review. The process balances academic achievement, work experience, extra-curricular involvement, leadership, community service, diversity, as well as, other applicable life experiences.

Undergraduate Admissions Criteria

The Radiography program begins once each year in late summer. Applications will not be considered until all required materials are received. Applicant review and admission happens on a monthly basis until the program is full.

Students who apply for admission are considered on the basis of probable success as determined by:

ASR Direct Admission from High School

(must meet two of the three criteria in 1a, 2 and 3a) :

  1. High School Class Rank:
    • 1a.  Applicants who are graduates of a Department of
               Public Instruction approved high school and who
               rank in the upper one-half of their graduating class
               will be considered for admission.
      1b.  Applicants who are graduates of non-approved
               Iowa high schools or have taken the General
               Education Developmental Test (GED) with
               composite score of 57 or above shall be considered
               for admission. Additional consideration may be given
               to scores on standardized examinations.
  2. High School GPA
    • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA
               of 3.0
  3. Standardized Test Score Requirements
    • American College Test (ACT) results must be
              submitted. A composite score of 20 or above or
              another equivalent standardized college entrance
              test is required. If an applicant has been out of high
              school for five years or more, the ACT examination
              requirement is waived.
  4. High School Curriculum Requirements
    Course Requirements and/or a recommended preparation of study.
    • 4a.  English: 8 semesters (2 semesters must be in
              Composition.) English classes must have a grade
              of "C" or above
      4b.  Mathematics: 6 semesters (2 semesters must be in
               Algebra.) Algebra classes must have a grade of "C" or
               above
      4c.  Science: 6 semesters (2 semesters must be in
               Biology). Science classes must have a grade of "C" or
               above
      4d.  Social Studies: 6 semesters
  5. Academic or Professional Reference

Transfer Student Undergraduate Admission Criteria

Transfer student applicants must:

  1. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  2. Applicants with:
    • 1 to 24 semester credit hours must meet the Direct Admission from High School criteria described previously and have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). All transferrable general education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or above. 
  3. Applicants with:
    • More than 24 semester credit hours must have a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.5. All transferrable general education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or above.

Required General Education Courses

Applicants whose first language is not English must prove English Proficiency

Any student who is applying for admission to Allen College and is under the age of compulsory school attendance in Iowa (18) or has earned less than 25 credit hours from an accredited institution of higher education will be required to submit an official high school diploma or its equivalent prior to being admitted to Allen College. This will allow each student admitted to Allen College to be registered as a "regular student" as required by 34CFR600.2.