Applying for professional training

Please note that you must be currently enrolled at one of our academic affiliates and seeking a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Radiologic Technology (BSRT) in order to be eligible for application into our program. It is highly recommended that you meet with your program advisor prior to submitting an application in order to assure that all prerequisites have been completed.

The UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, religion, age, national origin or veteran status.

Eligibility requirements

Admission to the UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is highly competitive and granted to a limited number of applicants each year. A radiography student must be a mature, dependable person who is “people-oriented” and genuinely interested in caring for individuals who are ill, injured or disabled.

The following list offers a general description outlining the attributes of a successful candidate.

  • Students must be in good health and physical condition in order to be capable of performing the duties required of a radiographer.
    • Immunizations must be current.
    • Compliance with UW Health COVID-19 vaccine requirements.
  • Applicants to the program must have attained the level, scope, and breadth of educational preparedness necessary to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving, highly technical, and diverse professional curriculum taught at the UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.
  • Priority consideration will be afforded to those applicants who have completed all prerequisite courses with an earned grade of “C” or higher in each course.
    • Applicants who are actively enrolled in and making satisfactory progress in a prerequisite course will be given consideration.
    • Applicants who have not completed prerequisite course work or are not making satisfactory academic progress will be deemed ineligible for the current enrollment period.
  • The applicant’s overall GPA for pre-professional course work must be at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Practical experience caring for the ill and injured is highly recommended as it prepares the student for clinical practice.
    • Such experience can be obtained through CNA certification, employment or volunteer activities conducted in nursing homes, hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, trauma centers or imaging centers.
  • The admission process is highly competitive due to the limited number of student positions available.
    • Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to proceed through each step of the selection process.
    • Interviews are not guaranteed.
  • American Heart Association Health-Care Provider CPR course (or Red Cross equivalent).
  • NOTE: CPR certification courses administered online will not be accepted.
  • Applications that are complete and received by the deadline are reviewed, evaluated and given a number score. Applications are scored based on past academic performance, accomplishments, references, work-related experience and aptitude.
    • The highest scoring applicants are invited to interview.
    • Those applicants whose qualifications and combined application/interview scores indicate the greatest potential for professional and personal development are selected for enrollment.
    • Applicants who are not accepted into the program may re-apply the following year.

The ideal candidate

  • The ideal candidate will have completed two years of post-secondary, pre-professional education in radiologic technology as a BSRT candidate. Priority is given to those applicants who have completed all prerequisites prior to the application deadline with an earned grade of “C” or higher in each prerequisite course.
  • The UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology holds formal affiliation agreements with Edgewood College, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences and Marian University of Fond du Lac to provide professional study to candidates working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Radiologic Technology (BSRT).
  • Admission to the UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is reserved for BSRT candidates from affiliated universities.
  • Advisors are available at all university affiliates to assist interested potential applicants. Contact information is under the academic cffiliations tab.

Application deadlines

Applications are submitted through an Education Coordinator at each affiliate college/university. Each affiliate collects the application materials, which it then forwards to the UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.

Submit application materials to the appropriate contact at your university affiliate by the following deadlines:

  • Edgewood College applicants: Dec. 1
  • Marian University applicants: Dec. 15
  • UW-La Crosse applicants: Dec. 1
  • UW-Milwaukee applicants: Dec. 1
  • UW-Oshkosh applicants: Dec. 1

Application checklist

Application checklist (pdf)

The following steps must be followed before an application is considered complete. Your affiliate university will provide all required forms.

  1. Complete and submit the school’s application form (pdf) to the appropriate Education Coordinator at your affiliate university. 
  2. Submit the $50, non-refundable application fee via check or money order payable to the UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.
  3. Submit an autobiographical statement of 200 words or less describing why this field interests you. Include your qualifications for becoming a radiologic technologist.
    • The essay must be typed, double-spaced, signed and dated by the applicant to verify authenticity.
    • Failure to follow directions will result in an incomplete application and the applicant will forfeit eligibility.
  4. Submit three School of Radiologic Technology reference forms (pdf).
    • It is preferred that references come from both educational and employment sources. Personal references from relatives, friends and social acquaintances are not acceptable.
    • Completed reference forms should be returned to the affiliate university by the application deadline so that it can be added to your entire application packet.
  5. Submit official transcripts of all post-secondary course work.
    • Official transcripts must be mailed from the college or university that issued them.
    • Prerequisite coursework must be complete or in-progress prior to the application deadline and have an earned grade of “C” (2.0) or higher.
    • The applicant’s overall GPA must be at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Application guidelines

Please note these important points when applying to the program:

  • All application materials must be received in the School offices by the close of the business day (4:30 p.m. CST) on the deadline date (Jan. 31).
    • If the deadline falls during the weekend (Saturday or Sunday), the preceding Friday shall serve as the official deadline for the receipt of application materials
  • Applications that are complete and received by the application deadline are reviewed and scored.
  • The applicant is notified of his/her eligibility
  • Application materials will not be accepted once the deadline has passed.
    • There are no exceptions
  • Applicants are responsible for assuring that all of their application materials arrive at the School by the deadline.
  • Any application that is missing one or more required document(s) at the close of the deadline will be classified as an incomplete application.
    • Eligibility will be forfeited
    • Missing items will not be accepted after the deadline
    • There are no exceptions
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed and the applicant will be deemed ineligible to proceed through the admission process.
    • There are no exceptions
  • The UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not practice open enrollment.
  • The UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not maintain a waiting list.
  • The UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not hold applications for subsequent enrollment periods.
    • A new application must be submitted if an applicant wishes to reapply the following year.
  • All application material received by the School shall become official records of the School.
    • Application materials will not be returned to the applicant

Information about application scoring, tuition, textbooks, housing and attire can be found in the Program Bulletin (pdf).


  • Applicants must submit all materials to their affiliate university by the application deadline.
  • Qualified applicants will be notified for an interview no later than March 1 of each year.
  • Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance no later than April 15 of each year.
  • New student orientation begins on the first Tuesday after Labor Day of each academic year.

Important information regarding ARRT certification – Ethics eligibility

Upon completion of the program, graduates of the UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology are eligible for certification in radiography through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), the national credentialing agency for the profession of medical imaging.

Each applicant’s eligibility is evaluated according to strict standards of educational preparedness, professional competency and high ethical standards of behavior as contained in the ARRT Rules of Ethics. Ethics violations can have a negative impact on an applicant’s eligibility to obtain certification in the radiologic sciences even though all educational and competency requirements have been met. Applicants to professional training in the radiologic sciences are advised of the following:

  • Issues addressed by the ARRT Rules of Ethics include convictions of any and all crimes; including misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, felonies or alcohol and drug violations.
  • All convictions must be reported to the ARRT and an ethics review will be conducted to determine if the individual is eligible for certification.
  • Any conviction can negatively impact a candidate’s eligibility for certification, therefore all convictions (except parking and speeding violations) must be reported to the ARRT regardless of whether they occur before, during or after professional training has been completed.
  • Offenses committed as a juvenile that were adjudicated through the juvenile court system are not required to be reported.
  • The ARRT will conduct a pre-application review of any violation before or during an applicant’s education upon request by the applicant.