Admission Requirements - Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR)

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 Admission Criteria

The Radiography program begins once each year in the summer. Applications will not be considered until all required materials are received. Review of complete applicant files begins the previous September.

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

Criteria for admission into the Health Sciences programs at Allen College is as follows: 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.

A.   High School applicants must:

  1. Complete the required application process;
  2. Meet at least two of the following three criteria:

a.   High School GPA
       i.  Have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 on
           a 4.0 scale;

b.   High School Class Rank
       i.  Applicants who are graduates of a Department of Public Instruction
           approved high school and who rank in the upper 20% of their
           graduating class.
       ii. Applicats 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.

c.   Standardized Test Score Requirements
       i.  The American College Test (ACT), with composite score of 25 or
           above or another equivalent standardized college entrance test is
           required.

ASR Direct Admission from High School:

  1. High School Class Rank
    • 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.
    • 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
    • The American College Test (ACT), with 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.
    • Applicants whose first language is not English must provide one form of English Proficiency.
    • The General Education Development Test is required of all applicants who have not graduated from an accredited high school. A composite score of 57 is required.
  4. High School Curriculum Requirements: 
    Course requirements and/or a recommended preparation of study
    • English: 8 semesters (2 semesters must be in Composition.) English classes must have a grade of "C" or above 
    • Mathematics: 6 semesters (2 semesters must be in Algebra.) Algebra classes must have a grade of "C" or above 
    • Science: 6 semesters (2 semesters must be in Biology). Science classes must have a grade of "C" or above 
    • Social Studies: 6 semesters
  5. Academic or Professional Reference
  6. Meet Essential Standards

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. 

An application form is available on the Allen College web site or one may be secured by contacting the Student Services office at (319) 226-2000 or via e-mail at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.