BS in Sonography Admission Requirements

Admission to the Kettering College diagnostic medical sonography program is competitive and occurs one time during the academic year for fall entry. All prerequisite courses are available at Kettering College prior to applying for the sonography program.Preference is given to individuals who demonstrate academic strength in the prerequisite coursework, especially those applicants who complete prerequisites at Kettering. Transfer students are encouraged to contact the admissions office for advising on prerequisite course equivalency.

College admission: Applicants must meet all Kettering College admission requirements.

GPA: Applicants must present transcripts reflecting a GPA of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for all prerequisite courses.

Prerequisite courses:
BIOL 119 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits
BIOL 129 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits
ENGL 105 Academic Discourse I 3 credits
COMM 215 Introduction to Human Communication 3 credits
MATH 165 College Algebra and Trigonometry 3 credits
PEAC 178 Wellness 1 credit
PHYS 131 Survey of Physics 4 credits
RTCA 121 Medical Terminology 1 credit
SOCI 115 Principles of Sociology 3 credits

Notes on prerequisites:

  1. A minimum grade of C is required for prerequisites, whether completed at Kettering College or elsewhere.
  2. Students must have completed all prerequisites before an application will be reviewed for admission to the program.
  3. Computer proficiency: All students accepted into the sonography program are expected to be proficient in computer skills required for document preparation, Internet search, and emailing.
  4. CPR: All sonography students must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by completing the class offered by Kettering College during the first sonography clinical course in the program. Students are not required to complete CPR prior to enrollment.
  5. Background check: Students must request and pay to have a criminal background check performed by a College-approved service no more than six months prior to beginning the clinical experience. Commencement of the clinical portion of the program is contingent upon successful clearance of the background check. Students are responsible for contacting the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography at www.ardms.org for information concerning past legal issues, as they may restrict the possibility of becoming a registered sonographer.
  6. Technical standards: Applicants must meet certain physical and health requirements defined as technical standards. The standards are described here on this website and in the Student Handbook.
  7. Deadline: Applications and all supportive documentation must be recieved by May 25 of the year in which the student wishes to be accepted.