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Radiologic Technologist Education: How to Apply

Program Timelines

Program (modality) Program Start Application Deadline
Nuclear Medicine 2024-25
  June 2024 January 12, 2024
Sonography 2024-25
  July 2024 February 23, 2024
MRI Post-Primary Pathway*
  January 2024 September 29, 2023
  July 2024 March 8, 2024
MRI Primary Pathway*
  June 2024 March 8, 2024
  January 2024 September 29, 2023
  July 2024 March 8, 2024
  Session 1: January 9 - March 31, 2023 N/A
  Session 2: April 3 - June 30, 2023 N/A
  Session 3: July 3 - September 29, 2023 June 2, 2023
  Session 4: October 2 - December 22, 2023 September 1, 2023

*Due to faculty time commitments all programs must have three students admitted for the session to run. If less than three are admitted the students will be deferred until the next session.

How to Apply

There are two steps in order to apply:

  1. Complete and submit Application Documents (listed below)
  2. Complete an observation (required for nuclear medicine and ultrasound programs, optional for others)

Application Documents

NOTE: Print out this application checklist to ensure you submit all required documents.

  • Application form
  • Brief biographical essay including the following:
    • Your educational and work background
    • How you became interested in the program of study for which you are applying
  • Three structured reference forms. (Please have past instructors or employers fill out these forms, not personal friends or family members*).
  • Official transcripts (we do accept emailed transcripts, direct from the institution.  Send to:
  • Your resume
  • $25 non-refundable application fee.  See online payment instructions below.

*If you want to review the reference or turn it in with your application, do NOT sign the waiver on the back side of the form. If you want to allow the person completing the reference privacy in doing so, then please SIGN the back of the form. A confidential reference is viewed as a more reliable one.


How to Submit Your Application

Electronic Application (preferred):

Submit all documents to 

Post/Hard Copy:

University of Utah Health
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Attn: Otto Casal
30 North Mario Capecchi Dr, 2 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online Payment

  1. Please visit our Online Payment Portal
  2. Select "Rad Tech Applications" from the left column
  3. Proceed to payment process


All prospective students are REQUIRED to have a personal interview. You will be notified after the application deadline regarding your interview time. Please call the education director at (801) 585-6753 to arrange a convenient time for interview and travel, if you live out of state.

Interviews for each program will take place at the following times:

  • Nuclear Medicine: February
  • Ultrasound: March/April
  • MRI and CT: Approximately 2 months before the start of the next session unless otherwise requested.
  • Mammography: rolling interviews



A committee from each area will select the students for the next academic session. Selection will be based on the following considerations:

  • Overall GPA
  • Pre-requisite courses GPA
  • Scores on reference forms
  • Interview scores
  • Career goals

Selection is generally completed by April 15th for the nuclear medicine program. MRI and CT students will be selected by May 1st for the July session and November 1st for the January session.


Department Tours

Brief department tours will be conducted during the allotted interview time, and for those who have traveled from out of state, a longer length of time will be devoted to ensure that all questions are answered. Observation times where the prospective student watches a technologist during their work day must be scheduled during a separate time. Interview days accommodate several students and observation during this time impacts the technologist's attention. The exception to this is with out-of-state students who travel long distances for an interview. For these students, at the time your interview is made let the education director know that you would like to do some observation so that this can be accommodated.

Non-Acceptance and Re-Application

Students who are not accepted will be notified by mail and informed of the reason: either the lack of space or competition. These students they have the following options:

Space Availability

These students were considered acceptable for admission but because of limited clinical placements they could not be accommodated. They will be encouraged to apply for the next program session and will be allowed to use the application documents that were originally submitted.


These students are applicants who had a less favorable application score than the other applicants. Scores are affected by GPA, reference evaluations and/or interview scores. Students are allowed to reapply to their program modality no more than three (3) times. Each time, they must submit new reference evaluations, an updated biography, updated transcripts (if applicable), a new application fee, and a current resume. The original application materials will be retained in their file for consideration.

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