Admission: Radiologic Technology

Admission Criteria

The School of Radiologic Technology reserves the right to deny admission based upon failure to complete all admission requirements.

Admission Process

Completed applications must be submitted by March 31 for the upcoming September class.

  1. Take the pre-entrance exam (TEAS) that tests essential academic skills. Register here.  Select Western Suffolk BOCES as the receiving institution. Follow up by calling the Radiologic Technology office (631-261-3730) to confirm your results have been received. A score of 50.0% or higher is required in each section to continue the application process. ($125)
  2. Obtain official high school and college transcripts
  3. Obtain three references from non-family members (two professional references, one personal reference)
  4. Obtain a letter of recommendation
  5. Write a personal essay
  6. Fill out an application for the Western Suffolk BOCES Radiologic Technology program, providing all the needed documentation ($60 non-refundable application fee)
  7. Submit completed application, personal essay, references, and high school and college transcripts to the document submissions page, email, or mail to Western Suffolk BOCES – Radiologic Technology
    1. 152 Laurel Hill Rd. Northport, NY 11768
  8. Schedule an interview (usually May or June)
  9. Pass a 10-point drug screening test

Admission is not guaranteed. Acceptance, wait-list, and rejection letters are usually sent by late June or early July.

Admission Requirements

    • Minimum of 18 years of age
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Associate Degree from an accredited school, preferably including the following courses:
      • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
      • General Psychology
      • English Composition
      • College Math or above
      • Physics for Health Careers
    • Minimum college GPA of C or better (≥ 2.0)
    • Good physical and mental health
      • Able to hear, smell, touch, and distinguish colors
      • Demonstrates 20/20 or 20/30 vision with or without corrective lenses
      • Clearly communicates verbally and in writing
      • Able to hear a patient calling for assistance ten feet away
      • Able to bend, stoop, push & pull
      • Demonstrates manual dexterity in gross and fine movements
      • Has full use of arms and legs
      • Able to push a wheelchair, assist in transferring up to 150 lbs., and lift 25 lbs.
      • Able to reach up to six feet
    • 50% or better score on the pre-entrance (TEAS) exam (this does not guarantee acceptance into the program)
    • Foreign education students must contact one of the following for evaluation of their high school transcripts:
      • World Education Services, Inc.
        PO Box 5087
        Bowling Green Station
        New York, NY 10274-5087
        Phone: (212) 966-6311
        Fax: (212) 739-6100
      • Global Language Services, Inc. Evaluation Service
        319 Broadway
        New York, NY 10007
        Phone: (212) 227-1994
        Fax: (212) 693-1289