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 sherry.niven@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.

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 may defer their admission to the next admission cycle with a limit of 1 deferral.
  • All admission criteria must be met for the semester the student enters the program.
  • Clinical requirements are required to be completed each year. This includes the clinical observation orientation and 4-hour observation unless a waiver is authorized by the program director. Contact the Radiology program office for more information and for the waiver form.
  • Once the 1-deferral limit is reached, the student must re-apply with a new application, meet all current admission criteria, and be ranked with all other applicants for admission consideration.
  • 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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Radiology Updates

  • Anatomy and Physiology I Assessment Testing Suspended for Summer and Fall 2020 Registration Only

    Due to COVID-19, and in response to ACC campuses limiting access to essential personnel only, the A&P I Assessment Test has been suspended for the remainder of this testing period and the Fall testing period. Students will not need permission to register for BIOL 2401 for Summer '20 and Fall '20 registration periods ONLY.

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  • Diagnostic Medical Imaging Programs Statement on “Pass” and “No Pass”

    If a "P" grade is chosen for a Spring 2020 prerequisite course, the “P” grade will not be calculated in determining the GPA for ranking purposes and could impact your total ranking. This applies to Radiology, MRI, Computed Tomography, and Cardiovascular Interventional Technology applicants. For questions regarding choosing a "P" versus a performance grade (A, B, C) please contact Department Chair Jennifer Rigsby at jrigsby@austincc.edu.

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  • NEW Application Submission Process During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Due to public safety concerns, applications will not be accepted in person until further notice. Effective immediately, applicants for all Health Sciences programs except Associate Degree Nursing, Mobility Nursing, RN-to-BSN, and Sonography should follow these instructions when submitting their application and supporting documents:

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