Detailed below are the CarePoint Health School of Radiography Admission Requirements.

Step 1: Applications
Application for admission may be obtained from the school upon request or online here. A $50.00 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee must accompany the application.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: May of the year of entry. (subject to change pending completion of enrollment of #22) EARLY APPLICATION/TESTING PROCESS IS ADVISED.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Graduates of home schooling are not awarded a New Jersey endorsed high school diploma, therefore, the Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners requires “ An applicant who presents a home schooling high school certificate/diploma must also include a state issued G.E.D.” Visit www.state.nj.us for further information.
  2. Applicants from other states must provide an official high school transcript or a copy of their high school diploma ( see #1 regarding home schooling high school certificates.)
  3. Foreign educational credentials must be evaluated and found to be equivalent to at least a high school level education received in the United States.
  4. Applicant must be of good moral character as required by the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.
  5. Able to meet the essential functions of the technical standards necessary for the course of study in the program.
  6. A.S. or A.A.S. degree in any area, however, the degree must be from an academic institution recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).
  7. *In addition, 5 of the following 3 credit General Education Courses must be part of the degree and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or “C” must be documented in the transcript.

    Following course selection: note the REQUIRED courses from the six choices:

    • Mathematical/Logical reasoning (required)
    • Written/Oral Communications (required)
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Information Systems
    • Social/Behavioral Sciences
    • Natural Sciences — Anatomy & Physiology required for class of 2015 and beyond (required)
  8. In order to be eligible to sit for the PSB entrance test, an applicant must have completed 4 of the 5 course listed above.
  9. Applicants accepted into the program must complete the 5th course before the entrance date or forfeit their seat into the program.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing as well as any high school courses that result in college credits (Advanced Placement) would be acceptable as part of the degree transcript.

Official transcripts should be sent at the time of the application. Any prerequisite course material as well as an official transcript will be evaluated the year of the applicant’s entry as determined by the Admissions Committee of CarePoint Health School of Radiography.

Foreign Education:
Applicants with high school and/or college education from outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by a professional evaluation agency. A course by course evaluation is required and the above listed General Education courses must be evaluated as a 3 credit course with a passing grade of 2.0 or “C”. Allow ample time for processing — the following evaluation agency is recommended by the school:

  • For those who are not U.S. citizens, a permanent resident card/naturalization papers are required.
  • An application will not be processed without this documentation
    WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC.
    P.O. Box 5087
    Bowling Green Station
    New York, NY 10274-5087
    Telephone: 212.966.6311

Step 2: Technical Standards for Essential Job Functions
Please read and sign the attached form that states you are capable of fulfilling these requirements. Download the forms here and return with application.

Step 3: Entrance Examination
Will be scheduled in November; February; and May
Psychological Services Bureau Occupations Aptitude Examination-Revised is given for the entrance examination. Applicant should receive a preferred average of 25% or above in Academic Aptitude & Reading Comprehension in order to begin the interview process.www.psbtests.com PSB Health Occupations Study Guide.

Retesting may be repeated once in application year, highest score accepted. There will be a 1 point deduction on the application summation form for retesting and will be conducted in December, March and June.

A NON-REFUNDABLE $50.00 fee for each testing is required.

Step 4: Recommendations / References
Two letters of recommendation (no relatives or friends) must be submitted prior to the interview.

Step 5: Interview Process and Visitation
The interview and visitation in the Radiology Department will be scheduled. The interview will be conducted by the Program Director and the Clinical Coordinator. A designee will take the candidate on an extensive tour of the site to shadow and experience what radiographers do as they perform their regular job duties.

Step 6: Acceptance into the School Program

  • The acceptance into the School Program is made by members of the Admissions Committee.
  • After test scores are received by the program, academic evaluation of the candidate’s Official college transcripts are reviewed.
  • Interview and Selection Process is scheduled the month after testing: December; March; June

 

Acceptance into the school program is based on the following criteria:

  1. Receive a preferred final score of at least 25% and a score of at least 25% in both the Academic Aptitude & Reading Comprehension sections on the P.S.B. Occupation Examination.
  2. Academic assessment of a required minimum A.S. or A.A.S. degree.
  3. In addition to the above requirements, extracurricular activities, references, and related activities/experiences such as health related careers and volunteering are considered in the application process. Acceptance is based on a Point System.
  4. Upon notification of acceptance, the applicant will receive a student handbook to review. If the applicant decides to enter the program, they initiate their background check to receive clearance.
  5. Note: Successful passing of mandatory background check and drug screening is required. If a candidate has a criminal record and is accepted into the program, he/she will be notified in writing that the conviction could adversely affect the candidate’s eligibility for a New Jersey diagnostic radiologic technology license and/or ARRT examination.
  6. After successful clearance of background check, the candidate submits a $500.00 non–refundable deposit credited towards the 1st years tuition.
  7. After acceptance, the applicant must have a completed health record and medical exam verifying the candidate is in good health and also able to meet the essential functions of the technical standards.
  8. A pre-application to the ARRT.org (fee $100.00) is required if candidate may not be eligible to sit for the registry examination, due to a conviction record that may affect their eligibility to sit for the Registry. (This must be done prior to beginning the background check)
  9. Extension of application deadline is a sole discretion of the program.
  10. Applicants will receive notification through the mail if they are Accepted, Placed on the Wait List or Not Accepted. (Once the class is filled [22], any additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list as alternates [10]).
  11. Applicants placed on the waiting list are not guaranteed a seat in the next year’s class. In addition, they would have to reapply through the entire application process including background check and drug screening test.

 

New ARRT Requirements for 2015:
The new ARRT regulation states that candidates applying for certification beginning January 1, 2015, (Class starting 2013) must have earned a minimum of an associate degree from an accredited institution accepted by the ARRT to be eligible to sit for the ARRT exam. The degree does not have to be in the radiologic sciences; however it must include the 3 credit courses listed above with a passing grade of 2.0 or “C” listed in STEP 1.

Non-Immigrant Students
We are not approved for non-immigrant students or foreign exchange student by the United States Department of Justice.

Transfer Students
We do not accept transfer students into the School Program. We do not offer distance learning online courses.

Pregnancy Policy — Voluntary Disclosure

Student Pregnancy Policy:
If the student becomes pregnant while attending the program , there are 3 options for the student:

  1. Not to disclose the pregnancy.
  2. To voluntarily disclose the pregnancy , in writing, to the Program Director, and continue in the program without modification.
  3. To withdraw the declaration of pregnancy at any time, in a signed written statement, that will be filed with the Radiation Safety Officer and the program.

 

The following are clarifications of the school pregnancy policy:

School Policy:
Any student suspecting that she may be pregnant may volunteer to notify the Program Director.
(The conversation will be held in strict confidence).
Upon confirmation, the student will discuss the available options with the Program Director and form a mutual written agreement concerning educational continuation. Counseling concerning radiation concerns will be discussed with the Radiation Physicist.

Available Options With Modifications:

  1. If the confirmation of pregnancy occurs within the first semester, the student may choose to withdraw from the Program and return at the beginning of the first semester the following year, a repeat background check will be mandatory; no re-application process is needed.
  2. If the pregnancy occurs after the completion of the first semester the student may choose to withdraw from the Program and re-enter the following year at the beginning of the same semester as withdrawal. A repeat background check will be mandatory; no re-application process is needed.
  3. If the student does not choose to withdraw from the Program, all didactic and clinical requirements must be satisfactorily met before a diploma will be granted. This may be accomplished by:
    a. Attending all didactic sessions and clinical rotations during the pregnancy, with modifications.

 

Clinical Modifications: At the recommendation of the student’s obstetrician, the student will be allowed to temporarily postpone those rotations that involve the possibility of higher radiation doses or increased physical exertion (mobile radiography, fluoroscopy, OR, radiation therapy .) This possible change in rotation schedules may require a lengthening of the students program to ensure that all clinical requirements have been met prior to graduation.

Didactic Modifications: It is the responsibility of the student to make up didactic work missed due to absence.

The student is entitled to four weeks before the birth and six weeks for natural birth and eight weeks for Caesarean Section. This is the same policy for Christ Hospital employees. Any additional time requested by the student will extend the scheduled graduation date and will be discussed prior to her return.

A decision not to report a pregnancy to the program director is the sole responsibility of the student and any of the above accommodations will not occur.

NOTE: In order for the student to return to school, she must show written proof of clearance by her physician that she is eligible to return. This note must be given to the program director and employee health at both Christ Hospital and Richmond Univ. Med. Center. She may be required to have a physical conducted at both of the above sites upon her return. If a note is not provided, personal time will be deducted from her bank until clearance has been given.

THE ADMISSIONS AND EDUCATIONAL POLICIES OF THE CAREPOINT Health School OF RADIOGRAPHY ARE NON-DISCRIMINATORY AND ADMINISTERED WITH RESPECT TO ANY LEGALLY PROTECTED STATUS SUCH AS RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER, AGE, DISABILITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AND ANY OTHER PROTECTED CLASS.

Leave of Absence
Maximum length of time for a leave of absence is 8 weeks. Radiography programs are 24 continuous months. This time frame is for both pregnant and non-pregnant students

Contact information

  • CarePoint Health School of Radiography169 Palisade Avenue
    Jersey City NJ 07306
    Phone: 201.795.8246
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