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Frequently ASked Questions 

 Visit the Radiography page https://www.apsu.edu/rad-tech/radiography/ for application and core classes. 

You may also contact Jennifer Thompson, Program Director at thompsonjl@apsu.edu after reading over these responses. 

Do I have to apply to the program?

Yes. Go to https://www.apsu.edu/rad-tech/radiography/ for the application

How do I register for classes?

First be advised by your advisor, then follow the instructions of the registration guide: How to register? https://www.apsu.edu/registrar/registration1.php

I contacted my advisor and have not gotten a reply.

Give them 48 business hours (M-F) If no reply forward the message again.  You have not been ignored .

Can I take Math 1730, Chemistry 1111, 1110, and Physics 2010, 2011 right away?

Your math course level depends on your ACT score. Most will need to take Math 1710 enhanced first

You can take Math 1730 with Chemistry 1111,1110

You must have Math 1730 before you can begin your physics sequence

Before you can take any science,  you must have cleared all deficiencies by taking your enhanced courses. 

I keep getting an error message when I register for science, what am I doing wrong?

Read the paragraph above. If you have met all those requirements, register for all sciences together. Lab and lecture must be registered for a the SAME time. If you are taking chem and math, add all of those courses together as well.  If you schedule using the schedule planner, you should be ok. If not, you might need departmental approval. Contact the administrative assistant for their department's class. 

I passed the lab but failed the lecture, what do I do?

Call the class's department and ask for a lab/lecture waiver. You will only need to take the one you failed. 

What grades must I have to apply?

You must have a 2.5 GPA and all course must have a "C" or better. Prerequisites can be found here: https://www.apsu.edu/rad-tech/radiography/pdf_files/RadiographyCoreRequirements.pdf

Is the program competitive?

Yes. We can only take the number of students that our clinical sites allow.  This number can fluctuate between cohorts.  At the current time, we expect to take 13 for the 2023 cohort. 

Are there any medical requirements?

Yes, you must provide immunity in the form of Titers for varicella, measles, mumps, rubella and Hep b.  If you are not immune you will need to begin the vaccination sequence for the specific immunity.   You must have a DTAP within the last 10 years, flu vaccine and a TB skin test yearly. As of 2021 COVID19 testing is mandatory periodically for your clinical rotations. Other medical requirements may be added as clinic requirements change. 

Is medical insurance required?

Yes, all students must have medical insurance

Is travel required?

Yes, clinics sites are located within a 1.5 hour drive of APSU.  Students must have dependable transportation, a drivers license, and car insurance. A list of clinical sites can be found here: https://www.apsu.edu/rad-tech/radiography/clinicinformation.php.  Students do not pick there clinic site rotations.

You are also required to attend the yearly Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Meeting in your junior and senior year. It occurs in various cities in Tennessee and you will need to stay at least one night if not within driving distance.  

What will my schedule be like?

We are a 24 month program. You will have a full credit load in the summer, spring and fall. Clinic is schedule 7-5 and classes range in times but 8-3 is typical. Attendance is mandatory. The student handbook describes the attendance policy for lecture and clinic. https://www.apsu.edu/rad-tech/radiography/pdf_files/radiographydocuments/CLINICALEDUCATIONCOMPETENCYPROGRAMHANDBOOK2018.pdf

What extra fees are expected when I am accepted?

Above tuition there are several fees within the program. You can see a list here: https://www.apsu.edu/rad-tech/radiography/estimated_expenses.php   Tuition is found here: https://www.apsu.edu/student-account-services/tuition_and_fees/index.php/index.php

I really only want to do CT or MRI, do you have a program for those modalities?

We do not currently have a CT or MRI program. In order to perform CT, you must have a primary modality to start with, radiography is a great choice.