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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a Major in Radiation Therapy

OVERVIEW

Radiation Therapists use high energy ionizing radiation to deliver a prescribed course of radiation to treat disease. The Radiation Therapist monitors the patient during treatment and provides emotional support. The Radiation Therapist's responsibilities include accurately interpreting, verifying, administering and recording the treatment prescribed by a Radiation Oncologist. The Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences offers a bachelor of science in Radiologic Sciences with a major in Radiation Therapy. Applicants must transfer sixty (60) semester hours of liberal arts courses (junior transfer). Program graduates may be eligible for the national certification exam in Radiation Therapy administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. (www.arrt.org)

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fall Entry: May 1

NOTE: Prerequisite liberal arts (core) courses do not have to be complete before applying to the program. These courses must be complete before the program begins in the fall.

NOTE: All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.

NOTE: Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

CAMPUS AND PROGRAM DELIVERY

Campus: Main-Augusta

Program Delivery: Traditional/On-Campus

REQUIREMENTS & RECOMMENDATIONS

Completed Online Application

Application Fee: $50

GPA: Minimum GPA requirement is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and math/science GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale. 

Official Transcripts:  Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to admissions@augusta.edu.

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts: An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement. International Students

References:  Recommendations from two individuals are required. References should be individuals (usually college professors) qualified to assess your prior academic, employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant’s potential, as an undergraduate student in the field/program selected. References from friends, family, classmates or coworkers will not be accepted. References should have known you for three (3) months or more.

*When applying to two (2) health sciences programs, the selected references will receive two (2) separate links to the reference forms. Each reference must be program specific.

Undergraduate reference forms and letters must be submitted online only. Applicants list names and provide contact information for two individuals as references during the online application process. Once the application is received by our office, each reference will receive an email directing them to complete the online reference form. The completed reference form will then be forwarded to the Office of Academic Admissions via the online application system, XAP.

NOTE: Reference forms will be sent electronically to your selected individuals once your application has been received by the university (usually the following business day). Please be sure to allow enough time for reference forms to be sent AND returned. Applications submitted the last week of the application deadline may not allow enough time for this process.

Standardized Tests: 

  • TOEFL Exam Scores: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English.
    • Minimum score: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 79 internet-based.
    • The institution code for submission of TOEFL scores to Augusta University is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
    • Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for undergraduate students who:
      • Complete courses equivalent to English Composition I and II at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and earn at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) on the two courses, with neither grade below a "C"
      • Submit a score of at least 430 on the Verbal portion of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I)
      • Take and pass both the Reading and Essay portions of the University System of Georgia’s Regents Exam
      • Submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university at which English is the language of instruction

Proof of Lawful Presence: In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to the Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are U.S. Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to admissions@augusta.edu.

NOTE: While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with Augusta University's Office of Academic Admission for recent updates.

NOTE: Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.

Prior to entry into the Radiation Therapy program, applicants must complete the Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of three (3) courses from Areas D and/or F must be completed at the time of application.  The most competitive applicants will have completed all Core Curriculum Requirements in Areas A, D and F at the time of application.

NOTE: Completion of Core Curriculum Requirements does not guarantee program acceptance.

Personal Interview: with Radiation Therapy Admissions Committee.

NOTE:  Interviews are by invitation only.  Not every applicant will qualify for an interview.  An invitation to interview does not guarantee program acceptance.

The most competitive applicants will have met all of the above criteria and have the following:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Cumulative Math/Science GPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Science sequence for Area D coursework will be Physics I and II with lab
  • Elective for Area D will be Math
  • Elective for Area F will be Math or Science

Wellness Requirement: All undergraduate transfer students, regardless of major, with less than 60 hours of transfer credit by the start of the program will be required to take WELL 1000:  Wellness and two (2) activity courses.  If a transfer student believes she/he has taken comparable coursework elsewhere and transfer credit is not awarded, the applicant may petition the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology to review and award potential credit. All undergraduate transfer students, regardless of major, with more than 60 hours of transfer credit are exempt from WELL 1000:  Wellness and two (2) activity courses.

CPR and First Aid: You must have current CPR and First Aid certification cards before the start of the program.  We do not accept certifications from online courses.

NOTE: We require that all students have BOTH of the following certifications from the American Heart Association:

  • CPR - BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • Heartsaver First Aid

NOTE: We will only accept the certifications listed above from the American Heart Association

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen: You must complete a criminal background check and drug screen before the start of the program in order to participate in clinical internship courses. You will be notified of how and when to complete these requirements and will be responsible for the associated fees. 

NOTE: If an adverse report is produced, there is a possibility you will not be accepted by clinical affiliates.  In this case, you may be unable to complete clinical internship courses.  Such circumstances will preclude your ability to successfully complete the program.

If you would like information on the program listed above, please visit the College of Allied Health Sciences website at www.augusta.edu/alliedhealth

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications and references are submitted via the GACollege411's online systems. Completed applications will be transferred from GACollege411's systems to Augusta University’s Office of Academic Admissions (OAA) for processing into the Augusta University electronic applicant database system.  Programs will have access to applicant’s files and documents only after OAA has officially processed them into the Augusta University electronic applicant database system. 

Application materials and documents (e.g. transcripts, references,transcript evaluations, etc) are submitted directly to and processed through Augusta University’s OAA:

Augusta University

The Office of Academic Admissions  

1120 15th Street, Benet House

Augusta, GA 30912  

 

Applicants can monitor OAA’s receipt and processing of their application and application documents into the Augusta University system using the online status check.  Application decisions will not be made until all official documents have been received and processed into the Augusta University’s electronic applicant database system by Augusta University’s OAA. 

The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your application and supporting documents.  Interviews will be scheduled and considered, as applicable to individual programs. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for study in the field for which you are seeking admittance.

Upon evaluation the program/academic college will determine an official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come via notification from Augusta University’s Office of Academic Admission.

Upon acceptance, please submit your Admissions Acceptance Contract and official final transcripts, if necessary to the address below or electronically to admissions@augusta.edu

Augusta University

The Office of Academic Admissions  

1120 15th Street, Benet House

Augusta, Georgia 30912 

Immunizations must be submitted to Student Health prior to enrollment.

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