School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admissions

Admission Criteria - Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Application Checklist
  • GPA Requirements:
    • Must have a 2.5 or higher overall GPA
    • D’s, F’s, and withdrawals in the relevant courses will be considered in application review
    • Students with less than 12 college credits, will have their high school GPA evaluated
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in Anatomy & Physiology I and II
    • Science classes cannot be older than 10 years
    • Algebra, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, English Composition I & II, and General Physics must be completed to begin the program.
  • TEAS Requirements – 60% in BOTH Reading and Math sections
  • Challenge exams are offered for biology courses through Union College
  • One may transfer up to 36 comparable credits (40 for those with a bachelor’s degree), into the program. No grade lower than C is considered for transfer.
  • Transfer of successfully completed Sonography courses is considered for accepted students. Sonography course outlines and syllabi must be submitted.
  • Students who have not completed algebra, biology and chemistry in high school, must take the high school equivalent courses at Union College.
    • High School Biology……………… BIO 102
    • High School Chemistry…………… CHEM 101
    • High School Algebra……………… MAT 022, MAT 019/021 sequence
  • The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides a method of earning college credits by taking examinations in various subject areas. Students may apply for CLEP through www.collegeboard.com. Union College recognizes CLEP scores and will apply credit in areas if CLEP scores meet the college requirements. Credit will not be given where there is evidence of previous academic work.
  • Applicants attending Union College prior to becoming Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder students are not considered transfer students
  • Admission to the School of Sonography is processed through the Admissions Office at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools. It is not necessary to apply separately to Union College.
  • Sonography applicants should select only one program. Acceptance into the program will be based on the School’s criteria.
  • Individuals may only apply during the Open Application dates
    • The School accepts applications for the Spring semester only
    • NOTE: Application requirements – It is the applicant responsibility to provide the following information, verification and/or credentials to the HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH JFK MUHLENBERG SNYDER SCHOOLS ADMISSION OFFICE
  • Official High School transcript or GED/TASC test scores
  • Foreign transcripts will require an evaluation from a current member of NACES (the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services), www.naces.org
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended (College, Vocational Schools, School of Practical Nursing, Sonography)
  • One letter of reference
  • Entrance Exam – ATI TEAS
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Naturalized Citizen, or have a Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Essay
  • Personal Statement - If applicable, see Applicant checklist for instructions
  • Consumer Information Sheet
For details on each item listed above, refer to the Application Checklist which also can be found on the Application.  If you feel that your application needs additional explanation (i.e., academic history), please feel free to include a statement to this effect.
  • Admission is selective and competitive
  • The Admissions Committee may request that the applicant clarify information presented to the Schools before an admissions decision is made.
  • Applicants will receive a notification by email with the Admissions Committee's decision. Individuals who are accepted into a program will receive a follow up email with instructions on the next steps and will be required to submit a non-refundable acceptance fee.
  • Applicants who are declined admissions into one program and apply to another program, must complete a new application, and submit another application fee.
  • Students who wish to transfer from one program to another program within the Schools must complete a new application form and submit an official updated Union College transcript.
  • Any student who has a documented learning disability will be given reasonable accommodations throughout the program of study. For further information, see the Student Handbook for Medical Imaging.
  • Students are expected to be able to access and use a computer and printer. Course material, certain exams, review material and hospital technology require the use of computers and printers.
  • Placement in any of the School’s courses is on a seat-available basis.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
SONOGRAPHY PROGRAM PRE-PROFESSIONAL COURSES
Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs
REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITE COURSES FOR SPRING START
MAT119 Algebra 4
ENG101 English Composition I 3
ENG102 English Composition II 3
BIO105
Course Limit: 5 years
Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO106
Course Limit: 5 years
Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PHY125** or PHY101**
Course Limit: 10 years
Elements of Physics or General Physics 4
REQUIRED # OF PRE-REQUISITE CREDITS FOR SONOGRAPHY START 22
MAT 143* or MAT127* Elementary Mathematical Analysis I or Elementary Statistics 4
ALH201 Pathophysiology 3
PSY101* Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC101* Principal of Sociology 3
CST100* or CST101* Introduction to Computer Applications OR Introduction to Information Systems 3
HUM ELEC* Humanities Elective 3
TOTAL 19
TOTAL PRE- OR CO-REQUISITE GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 41
All of the courses above must be successfully completed prior to graduation eligibility. *Suggested as a pre-requisite, but may be completed as a co-requisite. **PHY 125 or PHY 101 must be completed pre-requisite, if PHY 101 is chosen MAT 143 must be taken pre-requisite. MAT143 will substitute for either MAT119 or MAT 127
RNTM101 Medical Terminology 1
(Online course for accepted students only, this is a Professional Course and may be taken prior to Spring if accepted as a Sonography student)
PROFESSIONAL SONOGRAPHY COURSES
SPRING SEMESTER
DMSM101 Patient Care 2
RNTM101 Medical Terminology 1
(Online course for accepted students only, this is a Professional Course.)
SUMMER SEMESTER I & II
DMSM100 Intro to Sonography 2
DMSM102 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 2
DMSM103 Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation I 3
CLPS901 Clinical Sonography I -
FALL SEMESTER
RNTM102 Healthcare Today 2
DMSM105 Ultrasound of the Abdomen I 3
DMSM109 Obstetrical Sonography I 3
DMSM104 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II 3
CLPS902 Clinical Sonography II -
SPRING SEMESTER
DMSM106 Ultrasound of the Abdomen II 3
DMSM117 Obstetrical Sonography II 3
CLPS903 Clinical Sonography III 0
SUMMER SESSIONS I & II
DMSM111 Ultrasound of Superficial Structure I 3
DMSM107 Ultrasound of the Female Pelvis 3
CLPS104 Clinical Sonography IV 0
FALL SEMESTER II
DMSM116 Registry Review 3
DMSM118 Superficial Structures II 3
CLPS905 Clinical Sonography V 0
TOTAL PROFESSIONAL COURSES 39
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