Selection Process

All candidates who meet minimal requirements are encouraged to apply to the program. Because the selection process is competitive, not all applicants who meet minimal admission requirements will be selected into the program. All qualified candidates are evaluated for consideration based on merit utilizing the program’s established screening process.

Applications are initially reviewed for verification of minimal requirements. Applications who meet minimal requirements are scored using an established and approved score sheet. Of the applicants who meet minimal requirements and complete the mandatory pre-admission activity, some applicants will be invited to attend a personal interview with program faculty and representatives from each primary clinical education site. Interview candidates will be notified by email of their interview date, time and location (if an in-person interview occurs) or virtual meeting information. Following each candidate’s interview, the interview team will score each interview. Final selection of applicants into the program will be based on this score. An alternate list is formed with candidates rank-ordered based on their overall interview score.


Primary Clinical Site Selection

To maintain recruitment and employment bases for the individual Ascension St. Vincent institutions, applicants must indicate their first choice of clinical site -- Indianapolis, Anderson or Kokomo -- for placement. This does not mean, however, that candidates are considered for only their first-choice site. If accepted for placement at a clinical site other than their first choice, the candidate is permitted to decline the admissions offer and request to be placed on the alternate list for another clinical site. However, once a candidate accepts an admissions offer at a specific clinical site, that acceptance is binding. In other words, the accepted candidate will not be offered a position at another clinical site should a student position become open. Finally, while a majority of our students are accepted for placement at the first-choice site, the program does not guarantee selection into a first-choice primary clinical site.


Foreign Educated Applicants

Applicants educated in foreign countries are welcomed to apply to the program. However, candidates must have completed all the program’s general education pre-requisites through regionally-accredited American colleges and universities. No foreign academic work will be considered toward the general education requirements. Foreign transcripts or the equivalent domestic evaluation of foreign transcripts (ECE, for example) should NOT be submitted.



The Ascension St. Vincent Radiography Program does not discriminate on the basis of disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not request disability information from program applicants. Likewise, candidates are advised to not discuss or disclose a disability to program faculty, students or other Ascension St. Vincent associates or representatives. If accepted into the Radiography Program, candidates will have the opportunity to request accommodations for disabilities as defined by the American with Disabilities Act. The program, in consultation and guidance from the Ascension St. Vincent Offices of Associate Health , will determine if disability accommodations are reasonable. The program reserves the right to deny disability accommodations that are not deemed to be reasonable. 


Disclosure of Criminal History

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists is the certifying agency for radiographers in the United States. ARRT may deny exam eligibility for any applicant convicted of a felony, or misdemeanor, with the sole exception of speeding and minor parking violations. Consistent with ARRT practices, applicants will be asked on the application to disclose their criminal history, excluding speeding and minor traffic violations. Additional information regarding the applicant's criminal history must be provided as directed on the application.

Failure to disclose a positive criminal history will result in denial of the application. A positive criminal history will require the candidate to submit to the ARRT a pre-eligibility application at their own expense. The applicant will be required to forward the decision of the ARRT to the Program Director upon receipt. The decision of the ARRT will be considered when selecting candidates into the program. In such cases when the ARRT decision is pending when final selections are made, full acceptance will be contingent upon receiving the ARRT decision by an established deadline.

Denial of pre-eligibility by the ARRT will result in immediate revocation of acceptance. While approval of pre-eligibility by the ARRT is required to gain full acceptance into the program, the program reserves the right to deny full acceptance or revoke conditional acceptance to any individual with a positive criminal history based on individual circumstances.


Disclosure of Professional License or Certification Suspension or Revocation

All applicants are required to disclose if they have ever had a professional license or certification suspended or revoked by any certifying agency or governing body. Applicants must provide details of the suspended or revoked professional license or certification as directed in the application. Failure to disclose a suspended or revoked professional license or certification will result in denial of consideration or withdrawal of conditional acceptance. The Radiography Program reserves the right to deny acceptance or rescind conditional acceptance to any individual history of suspended or revoked professional license or certification based on individual circumstances.

Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
2001 W. 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital
1907 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
Ascension St. Vincent Anderson Hospital
2015 Jackson Street
Anderson, IN 46016