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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program begins once each year in the fall. Applications will not be considered until all required materials are received. Applicant review and admission happens twice each year in October and February.  After February, applicant review and admission will continue on a monthly basis until the program is full. Please note the program may fill after February reviews.

The EAGER admission process allows outstanding high school students, or college students with fewer than 25 semester hours of academic credit, to request admission to Allen College.  If the EAGER applicant is admitted, enrollment is guaranteed for a specified term.  All admission criteria must be maintained, including satisfactory completion of all required general education coursework prior to beginning Allen College.

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.

  • EAGER applicants must meet at least two of the following three criteria: 
    • ACT composite score of 25 or above or another equivalent standardized college entrance test score.
    • Minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • High school rank in the upper 20% of their graduating class, or have taken the General Education  Developmental test (GED) with composite  score of 57 or above
  • Recommended high school curriculum:
    • English-8 semesters (2 semesters in Composition)
    • Math-6 semesters (2 semesters in Algebra)
    • Science-6 semesters (2 semesters in Biology, 2 semesters in Chemistry)
    • Social Sciences-6 semesters

Please note: Meeting academic admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program.

      Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree:

  1. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  2. Have earned a minimum of 25 semester hours of college credit.
  3. Have, at a minimum, a cumulative 2.7 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the following courses:

English Composition*
Oral Communication*
Sociology
Psychology
Anatomy & Physiology I*
Anatomy & Physiology II*
Physics*
Algebra or higher math course*

*Denotes courses that are considered in the grade point average of students holding a
Baccalaureate degree.  All transferable courses must be completed with a grade of C- or above.

       4.   Submit a written reference.
       5.   Submit signed Essential Functions form.
       6.   Submit Job Shadow Experience form.

Certificate-Only Option:

To be considered for admission to the DMS certificate-only option, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, associate's degree in a two-year allied health program with direct patient care, or certificate in a two-year allied health program direct patient care.

  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. Students will only be considered for admission for the upcoming academic year and will not be admitted for a start date beyond the upcoming year.
  4. Have, at a minimum, a cumulative 2.7 GPS (on a 4.0 scale) in the following courses:

English Comp
Oral Communication
A & P I
A & P II
Physics
Algebra or higher
All transferable courses must be completed with a grade of C- or above.

       5.   Submit Written Reference
       6.   Submit Signed Essential Functions Form
       7.   Submit Job Shadow Form

Admission is competitive.  Completion of these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

 
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