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Student Withdrawal/Refund Policy

If a student withdraws from the program voluntarily within the first 2 weeks, they are entitled a refund. They will be refunded the amount of tuition paid less $200 for administrative fees. Any student withdrawing after 2 weeks waives their right to any refund. A student who is dismissed for poor academic or clinical performance or disciplinary problems waives the right to a tuition refund.

Student Benefits

Students' enrolled in the sonography program are not granted the same benefits as students' attending the University of Utah. Students will enjoy library privileges and the use of the book store. Students' are responsible for their own health insurance, bus passes and parking permits.


The student must be aware that attendance is mandatory. Once the student's program time has ended the student will not be allowed to continue attending their clinical rotations. The student should work to create a clinical schedule and submit the days and hours they're available to the clinical instructor who will then create the student's clinical rotation calendar.

Employment Policy

In the event that a ultrasound position becomes available through the University Health Care, the student must wait until they have completed the required coursework for sonography physics/instrumentation and successfully passed the SPI examination from ARDMS before being eligible to submit an application for the position. 

Academic Performance

Students' are provided with educational resources to learn the fundamentals and details of advanced medical sonography. The student is responsible for their academic and clinical progress. The student will be required to complete some independent study to further their knowledge in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Students' must maintain an overall acceptable progress throughout the program. Failure to do so will be cause for involuntary withdrawal from the program.

Transfer Credit

Due to the difference in program structures, there is no transfer credit available for other sonography programs.

Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion students must do the following:

  • Maintain an acceptable level of progress throughout the program
  • Complete the required number of clinical hours

Dress Code

Students' are always required to be neat and professional in appearance while in the ultrasound department. A complete description of the dress code will be distributed upon acceptance.

Disciplinary Procedures

The program strives to provide for an effective education of all students. Under program policies, disciplinary actions and terminations are expected to be handled in a manner to achieve the least adverse effects for the student and program. The student handbook outlines the details of the program's disciplinary procedures.

Any student who is dismissed or involuntarily terminated waives the right to a tuition refund.

Governing Body

The Ultrasound Internship Program is under the direction of the Technology Program Administrator (Otto Casal MPH,CPH, CNMT, R.T. (CT), sonography manager (Keisha Stefanoff RDMS, RT) and Chairman, Department of Radiology (Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD). An advisory board of radiologists, sonographers, administrators, didactic program faculty and clinical instructors are responsible for the assessment and recommendations of this program with final decisions residing with the Chairman.

Non-Discrimination Policy

This excerpt is from University Policy 1-012: University Non-discrimination Policy. Revision 3:

The University of Utah does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran status (“protected class”), in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services. Additionally, the University provides reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to qualified persons with disabilities.

Retaliation against individuals for engaging in activities protected under this Policy is prohibited. No person may intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against any individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege protected under this Policy or because the individual has made a report or complaint, testified, assisted, or participated or refused to participate in any manner in an investigation proceeding or hearing under this Policy or its associated Regulations.