School of Radiologic Technology Admissions & Application

Admissions Requirements

All prospective students must possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency and have the following required college prerequisites:

  • College algebra or higher math course
    • Must be completed prior to application deadline (January) and within 10 years of the application year
  • Human anatomy or human anatomy and physiology
    • Must be completed prior to application deadline (January) and within 10 years of the application year
  • Written or oral communication (English or speech)
    • Must be completed prior to application deadline (January)
  • Medical terminology
    • Must be completed by the start date of the program (June)

In addition, a prospective student must meet one of the following three requirements:

  • Possess an associate degree by the start date of the program (June)
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree by the start date of the program (June)
  • Be part of a 2+2 affiliation with participating colleges or universities to obtain a bachelor's degree.
    Saint Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology has a 2+2 affiliation agreement with Northwest Missouri State University and University of Central Missouri.

Additional program requirements

  • Degree coursework must be completed by the program start date. Suggested electives include:
    • Arts and humanities
    • Information systems
    • Social and behavioral sciences
    • Conceptual physics
    • Chemistry
      Electives are not required prior to admittance in the program. These courses are suggestions only.
  • All coursework and degrees must be obtained from an approved institution of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and/or an approved Regional Accrediting Agency.
  • An overall GPA of 2.5 (cumulative of all post-secondary education) is required for acceptance.
  • All required coursework must be completed with a minimum “C” grade.
  • College algebra CLEP testing is acceptable for math courses that exceed the 10-year limit. A score of 50 or better is required for this program.
  • Students must meet skill standards appropriate to radiologic technology. To review required skill standards, see page 14 of the prospective student information guide (PDF).

International students should refer to the international student policy and application requirements.

Observation/Job Shadowing

The field of radiologic technology is a unique environment that enables the student and/or technologist to encounter many different aspects of medical imaging. This program requires the prospective student to experience a four-hour observation/job shadow in the Diagnostic Radiology Department prior to program enrollment. The encounter allows the student a realistic first-hand look at radiologic technology as a career.

You may complete your job shadow at any hospital; however, you must have the observation site complete a letter on letterhead from the institution where you observe. The documentation should include your name and the date and time you observed, and must be signed by a chief technologist or instructor. This must be performed during the application year by the application deadline (January).

To request a job shadow at Saint Luke’s, please contact us at 816-932-2783 or jpannullo@saintlukeskc.org. Observation hours are available Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – noon.

All prospective (shadow) students must show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination and influenza vaccination, and will be required to wear a mask during the visit. In the event that you are unable to shadow due to COVID-19-related restrictions at Saint Luke's Hospital, the program will waive the job shadowing requirement.

Reflection Paper

In order to ensure your commitment to the career of radiologic technology, this program requires the submission of a two-page, typed reflection paper with your application.

Please include the following topics in your reflection paper:

  1. The role of the radiologic technologist
  2. Radiographers' interactions with the patient/level of patient care rendered
  3. Radiographers' exchange of communication with peers, physicians, and other health care professionals
  4. Observations of different types of imaging examinations
  5. Personal experience with medical imaging
  6. Attributes you possess that would match those needed for this profession

Application Process

The application window will be open from September 1 to January 1 each year. During that timeframe, follow the process below to submit your completed application.

Download the prospective student information guide (PDF).

To apply, follow the applicant checklist (PDF):

  • Complete the online application.
  • Pay the $25 application fee (make check payable to SLH School of Radiologic Technology and mail to the address listed below).
  • Send in all high school and post-secondary education transcripts. All official transcripts must come from the honoring institution. Transcripts should be sent via email to jpannullo@saintlukeskc.org. If this is not possible, please have them mailed to the address listed below.
  • Send a copy of diploma of earned degree or Degree Verification Form (PDF) via email to jpannullo@saintlukeskc.org. If this is not possible, please mail to the address listed below.
  • Complete the reference process. After submitting your application, you will receive an email within a few days with instructions on how to submit your references.
  • Write a reflection paper.

Any materials that need to be mailed should be sent to:

Saint Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
901 E 104th St
Mailstop 3000 South
Kansas City, MO 64131

Applicant Selection

This two-year program begins every June, with an application deadline of January 1st each year. All application materials must be received by the second Friday in January for consideration as a prospective student.

The school accepts approximately 10 students each year. Each applicant is scored based on:

  • Official transcripts/academic achievement
  • Reference forms
  • Observation/job shadow

Approximately 30 of the top-scoring applicants will be selected for an interview with the selection committee. The School of Radiologic Technology uses a behavioral-based interview process.

All applicants will receive notification by letter if they have been accepted into the program or not chosen for the current program.

Applicants offered acceptance must pass a criminal background check, drug test, and TB test before final admission to the program.

Qualified applicants are not guaranteed a spot. Final decisions are made at the discretion of program leadership.