Traditional Track


Radiology Application Process – Traditional Track

Before you proceed with the application process, we encourage you to read the Radiology FAQ. If you need additional help, please contact us.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in Austin Community College. Click here for more information. Admission to Austin Community College does not guarantee admission to a Health Sciences program.
  • The Diagnostic Medical Imaging – Radiology program is open to all students. A Health Sciences background is not required to apply.
  • Applicants must meet the Technical Standards required by the program.

New students are accepted into the Radiology program in the Fall.

All applications are accepted year round but must be physically received by the close of business on February 1. If February 1 falls on a weekend, the deadline will be extended to the next regular business day. All items must be approved in CastleBranch before your application will be accepted.

If an applicant is not admitted to the program and wishes to re-apply, all application steps must be repeated and completed by the February 1 application deadline. This includes re-uploading supporting documents to CastleBranch and having the documents approved in the CastleBranch system by the February 1 deadline.

Applicants who do not reapply will have their application file moved to “inactive” status, and the file will be destroyed after 1 year.

  1. Complete the immunization requirements and document immunizations on the required Health Sciences immunization form.
  2. Review and complete the mandatory Radiology Information Session. Print and keep the confirmation email at the end of the session.
  3. Complete the following prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C and minimum 2.8 GPA (to see a list of course equivalents and substitutions, click here):
    • BIOL 2404: Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology – Must be completed within 5 years of the application deadline
    • MATH 1314: College Algebra (or higher level math course)
    • ENGL 1301: English Composition I
    • SPCH 1318: Interpersonal Communication (or a 3-credit hour SPCH course)
  4. You are encouraged to complete the 2 co-requisites — PSYC 2301: Introduction to Psychology and PHIL 2306: Ethics (or a 3-credit hour Language/Philosophy/Culture or Creative Arts course from the core curriculum list) — with a grade before being admitted to the program. Completed co-requisite course grades will be calculated into the GPA for admission ranking purposes.
  5. All applicants must complete the TEAS exam (Allied Health version). No minimum score is required. The composite score is 40% of the ranking formula used by the ACC Radiology Program.
    • New applicants are allowed two exam attempts within the application year (February 1 – February 1) but cannot exceed the program’s overall 3-time testing maximum.
    • Re-applicants have two options: 1) submit the TEAS scores from your previous application; or 2) re-take the TEAS exam up to two times within the application year (February 1 – February 1), as long as the 3-time testing maximum is not exceeded.
    • Detailed instructions for how to download the correct score report for your application can be found here.
    • Listed below are resources to aid in preparing for the ATI TEAS examination:
  6. Obtain official transcripts for coursework taken at any schools other than ACC.
  7. Go to the CastleBranch website and click the link “Place Order.”
  8. Enter UL64im in the “Package Code” field. After entering your personal information, the system will prompt you to upload your 1-page immunization form for each of the four required immunizations. The cost to set up the account is $30.
  9. Next input code UL82im in the “Package Code” field. The system will prompt you to upload the following application documents:
    • Information Session confirmation email, signed
    • TEAS score page
  10. Documents are approved when you receive a green check next to the requirement. All items must be approved in CastleBranch before your application will be accepted.
  1. After completing the CastleBranch requirements (green checks = clearance), download and complete the application for the Diagnostic Medical Imaging – Radiology program.
  2. Applications will not be accepted in person until further notice. Follow the instructions on this page to submit your application remotely.
  3. Check the Application Status page often for updates regarding current and future Radiology applicants.

Submitting Re-applications

If an applicant is not admitted to the program and wishes to re-apply, all application steps must be repeated and completed by the February 1 application deadline. This includes re-uploading supporting documents to CastleBranch and having the documents approved in the CastleBranch system by the February 1 deadline.

All items must be approved in CastleBranch before your application will be accepted.

Applicants who do not re-apply will have their application file moved to “inactive” status, and the file will be destroyed after 1 year.

  • Selection for enrollment to the Diagnostic Medical Imaging – Radiology program is based on a competitive ranking process using two criteria:
    1. GPA in courses that apply to the program = 60% of your ranking score
    2. TEAS exam score = 40% of your ranking score
  • Please note that a “P” grade will not be calculated in determining the GPA for ranking purposes and could impact your total ranking score. For questions regarding choosing a “P” versus a performance grade (A, B, C) please contact valori.riethmayer@austincc.edu.
  • You are encouraged to obtain the highest grades for the prerequisite courses as this is crucial in the ranking process. Your GPA in prerequisite courses (and co-requisite courses, if applicable) is 60% or your ranking score.
  • A sample admission ranking formula can be found here.
  • Final ranking scores are arranged from the highest score to the lowest score and the top 50 applicants are offered a position in the program. Click here to see competitive admission data.
  • In the event someone declines a position or does not respond by the stated deadline, the program will offer the position to the applicant next in line in the ranking.
  • Offers of admission are emailed to the applicant’s ACC email account in February.
  • Campus Assignment: the admission process includes that the student declares a campus assignment, either the Eastview Campus or the Round Rock Campus, upon accepting their offer of admission to the Radiology Program. This assignment is permanent for the duration of the 2-year program.

Provisional Admission Information

Admission to the Radiology program is provisional until the following clinical requirements are met. Please arrange to be available during the approximate time periods. Specific dates are normally made available in February or early March. Do not take action on these items until instructed by the department:

If you have concerns about events in your background, you may contact the Health Sciences Compliance Coordinator Lisa Enloe at (512) 223-5867 or lenloe@austincc.edu.

Deferral Policy

Students who are admitted to the Radiology program may choose to defer their enrollment for one year based on the following criteria:

  1. The student experiences a medical event or condition that would prevent the student from safely continuing with the program at that time.
  2. The student is called up to Active Military Duty that will extend into the initial semester of the program and will be unable to complete the program requirements in time.

For students who must defer due to medical or health related concerns, the following process must be followed:

  1. Complete the Deferral of Admission Form.
  2. Send a copy of the Deferral of Admission Form along with documentation from a medical professional that states the student is unable to fulfill the program requirements at this time due to medical or health concerns to the Department Chair and the Department Administrative Assistant (contact information can be found here).
  3. Submit a letter of intent to continue with the program along with proof of a medical release from your physician or healthcare provider to the Department Chair no later than February 1st of the following year. Students are encouraged to provide a copy of the Technical Standards to their physician at the time of their physical examination.

Note: If the student is unable to obtain a medical release by February 1st due to ongoing health-related concerns, the student will need to re-apply to the program once he or she is cleared by a physician.

For students who must defer due to a call to Active military duty, the following process must be followed:

  1. Complete the Deferral of Admission Form.
  2. Send a copy of the Deferral of Admission Form along with documentation from the U.S. Military outlining the terms/dates of the Active Duty to the Department Chair and the Department Administrative Assistant via email (contact information can be found here).
  3. Submit a letter of intent to continue with the program to the Department Chair NO later than February 1st of the following year via email.

The deadline for Deferral is August 15. If the student does not meet all the above requirements by the deadlines listed, he or she will need to re-apply to the program during the next admission cycle. Students may only defer admission one time. All program and admission requirements must be met at the time of admission.

Readmission Policy

If a student is withdrawn from the program for any reason, he or she is eligible to apply for readmission to the program one time only. Readmission must be within two years of withdrawal/failure. If eligible for readmission the student must:

  • Meet all current admission criteria, including all CastleBranch requirements
  • Complete a Readmission Form and submit a Letter of Intent to the Department Chair via email by the designated deadline:
    • Fall readmission deadline: February 1
    • Spring readmission: September 1
    • Summer readmission: January 15
  • Complete any and all readmission requirements that were issued to the student upon withdrawal
  • Meet with Department Chair to confirm all readmission requirements have been satisfactorily completed prior to readmission

Students will be readmitted provided there is clinical space available. The following structure will determine the priority level of returning student readmission.

  • Priority 1: Students who withdrew from the program citing health reasons that fall under the U.S. Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX). These students are offered readmission to the program regardless of clinical space availability.
  • Priority 2: Students who withdrew from the program citing personal reasons other than those covered under the Title IX Amendment, and were in good standing in all academic and clinical courses at the time of withdrawal.
  • Priority 3: Students who withdrew due to failure of any of the didactic courses but were successful in the clinical  course at the time of withdrawal.
  • Priority 4: Students who withdrew due to failure in the clinical course but were successful in the didactic course(s) at the time of withdrawal.
  • Priority 5: Students who were dismissed from the program due to unsafe and/or unprofessional clinical behavior and/or performance (refer to “Unprofessional Practice” section of the Radiology Program Handbook).

Students are only allowed to be placed on probation one time during the entire program.  Any additional violations that would result in probation will result in withdrawal from the program and the student will NOT be eligible for a second readmission (refer to Probationary Procedures in the Radiology Program Handbook).

  • You are encouraged to view the Radiology FAQ for more information about the program.
  • Students wanting to transfer from another Radiology program in the State of Texas, please read the department’s Statement on the Transfer of Radiology Course credits.
  • Students interested in the Radiology program are advised to be diligent and proactive in routinely reviewing this website for updates to the application process and/or the degree plan and for department announcements.

Taking required prerequisite or co-requisite courses over for a higher grade:

Understanding that students need an opportunity to improve what may have been a “false start” in college, repeated course grades will be considered. If a course is repeated, the higher of the first two qualifying grades (A, B, or C) will be considered in the admission ranking formula. Only courses completed by the application deadline will be considered.

Exception: Applicants submitting a reapplication can have courses in progress in the Fall semester since the reapplication deadline is October 1 – December 1. The department will look up grades once they are posted.

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