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School of Radiography

Admissions and Tuition

Admission to Covenant School of Radiography depends upon selection by an admissions committee. The decision of the committee is based on the following criteria: GPA from college courses, personal interview, direct patient care, motivation, and character.

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) now require all graduates of schools of radiology to hold an Associate's degree in order to sit for the national board registry exam for licensure. Eligibility requirements for the ARRT certification in Radiography will — effective January 1, 2015 — call for candidates to have earned an associate (or more advanced) degree from an accrediting agency recognized by ARRT.

ARRT believes that the general education courses required for an academic degree will provide a firm foundation to support the evolving role of the technologist and the lifelong learning necessitated by the increasing rate of technological change. Quantitative and communication skills and understanding of human behavior that are acquired through general education classes are believed by ARRT to have value in continuing to shape professionalism and advancement of a Registered Technologist's role in healthcare.

The degree will not need to be in radiologic sciences, and it can be earned before entering the educational program or after graduation from the program. The degree requirement will apply to graduates on or after January 1, 2015. Covenant School of Radiography have chosen to have their students earn the degree prior to entering their program.

Recognizing the importance of education, Covenant School of Radiography has formed a partnership with University of Providence (UP) and Saint Joseph's College Online (SJC) that provides a seamless coordination for the conferral of an Associate's degree for those candidates who presently do not hold an Associate's degree. This agreement allows applicants to complete a certain number of required Associate of Science courses in preparation for admission to Covenant School of Radiography. Enrollment at either articulating college DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION into Covenant's Radiograph Program. Students still need to meet Covenant's admission requirements. Students who have completed the required pre-requisite Associate Degree course work at SJC and ARE NOT accepted into Covenant's Radiography Program will have a choice of another degree option for completion with SJC, or may apply to transfer their credits to another institution. As the total number of admissions is limited at Covenant, applicants can re-apply the following year.

  • For applicants seeking admission to Covenant's Radiography Program who presently have a minimum of an Associate's degree, apply directly to Covenant School of Radiography. Contact Lori Oswalt, Program Director at loswalt@covhs.org or (806) 725-8966 for additional information.
  • For applicants seeking admission to Covenant's Radiography Program who DO NOT have an Associate's degree, apply toSJC first and complete the general education and specialty courses determined by the specific degree requirements laid out in each individual degree plan. Upon acceptance and successful completion of Covenant's program, credits will be transfer to SJC for the conferral of the ASRSA degree.
  • Applicants who are NOT ACCEPTED into Covenant's Radiography Program, but have completed course at SJC, can choose to continue their education through the college.
  • Due to the limited number of positions in the entering class of Covenant's Radiography Program, applicants may have to re-apply annually.

Admission Process for Saint Joseph's College:

  • Go to https://www.sjcme.edu/apply
  • Complete the online application.
  • Upon receipt of your application, an admissions counselor will be assigned and will contact you to provide valuable information about the program and answer any questions that you may have regarding the process for acceptance, enrollment, etc.
  • MANDATORY – VERY IMPORTANT! Official transcripts must be sent from each prior institution that has been attended. Applicants are required to submit official High School transcripts only if they have never attended an accredited college before; otherwise, only prior college transcripts are required. Applicants' files will not be reviewed for acceptance until all official transcripts have been received. Upon receipt and review of all of the above, an individual degree audit will be created identifying the number of credits that will transfer in, courses that need to be completed, etc.
  • After you are enrolled in your first course, an student support specialist will be assigned. This person will be your primary contact throughout the duration of your program.

SJC Financial Aid Applicants:

For students looking to use financial aid to pay for their SJC courses, please visit https://www.sjcme.edu/admissions/online/financial-aid/ to learn more.

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