Radiologist Assistant Application Process
(For January, 2016 entering class- applications accepted from May 15, 2015- December 11, 2015)
Once the application period begins, please apply electronically to the RA MRS program, using the instructions below. We greatly appreciate your patience as we worked through previous errors in this system. If you have questions or concerns, contact Joy Renner firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicant must identify a radiology practice to serve as preceptors. This radiology practice must include American Board of Radiology (ABR) certified radiologists who are willing to instruct and assess the competence of the RA student(s)working and learning under their supervision.
Those students selected as qualified applicants by academic record and admissions information will be required to complete a written and oral interview. The written and oral interviews will cover topics related to the applicant's admissions information, radiologic science, health care, and personal goals.
Since UNC offers Web-based distance education courses, students are required to be computer literate upon enrollment. Students must also have access to Internet services, to include at least web browsing capability and e-mail.
During admissions, applicants will be reviewed using the following criteria:
- Clarity and quality of applicant data form information
- Past academic performance, academic progress and promise
- Knowledge of the field
- Supportive references
Minimum Qualifications for Application:
- Graduate of an accredited medical radiography program
- Baccalaureate degree (may apply while completing a baccalaureate degree; completion date must be prior to RA Program enrollment date)*
- Current ARRT Certification in Radiography
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA in Radiography Program and 3.0 GPA in B.S. Program
- BCLS certification*
- Minimum 1 year full-time experience in direct patient care, AFTER passing the ARRT Board Exam in radiography. Applicants with additional years of practice and/or diversified experience may be more competitive.
*American Heart Association or American Red Cross accepted. All students must acquire ACLS certification prior to participating in any invasive procedures.
Forms and Documentation
(For January, 2016 entering class- applications accepted May 15, 2015- December 11, 2015)
Applications for admission to the UNC-Chapel Hill Masters in Radiologic Science (Radiologist Assistant) should be submitted via the online admission application. All required materials described below should be submitted according to the instructions provided. Your application will not be reviewed until the application fee is received. By submitting an application to UNC-Chapel Hill, consent is granted to university staff to obtain any additional or missing information as needed, including campus safety information.
- Save your information before moving on to another page of the application. Clicking on “continue” may not always save your information.
- Include a current email address on your application because we will rely mainly on email for communication with applicants.
- If you are a new applicant to UNC-Chapel Hill, please create a MyUNC Guest ID account to begin the application process.
Step 2:Access/create an application
Required Application Materials
1. Application Fee.
A non-refundable $85 application fee is required. Applicants can pay the fee by credit card (Visa/MasterCard) or mail a check or money order to the address below. For security purposes, the credit card address manually inserted during the final payment process must exactly match the credit card billing address for a successful transaction. Mail-in payments are restricted to a check (in U.S. funds) that contains the pre-printed electronic routing numbers, or an international money-order made payable to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Please include your full name, birth date and program to which you applied.
Address for application fees:
Ms. Gabrielle Jones
Office of Student Services
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1033 Bondurant Hall, CB #7120
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7120
One unofficial transcript from each university attended must be uploaded within the application. If offered admission, one paper official transcript for each university attended will be required at a later date.
- Transcripts of all post-secondary education (including community colleges, summer sessions and extension programs) are required. Unofficial transcripts must be complete (not select courses), issued in the original language and be accompanied by certified English translations when applicable. Transfer credit posted on the transcript of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from the institution attended. A transcript from each institution is always required.
- Applicants should submit transcripts showing their current courses. Final transcripts must then follow.
- Applicants with education obtained outside the US or Canada must upload a course-by-course evaluation for equivalency reviewed by an evaluation agency. Suggested agencies include, but are not limited to:
Credentials Evaluation Service
PO Box 66940
Los Angeles, CA 90066
International Education Evaluations, Inc.
7900 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd., Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28227
(704) 772-0109 or (704) 545-2485
International Education Research
Credentials Evaluation Services
PO Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
3. Current letters of recommendation.
The email address of three recommenders will be required within the application for electronic submission and delivery. You are required to submit 2 references from radiologists and one from your current work supervisor. You should solicit recommendations from individuals who are qualified to evaluate your academic and professional achievements and who can address your potential for success in the molecular diagnostic science program. The online application will prompt you to submit the email addresses for your three recommenders.
You will be asked to upload a current resume.
5. Standardized Test scores.
We do not require graduate entrance exams such as the GRE or the MAT. We do require that you mail** a copy of your ARRT Registry or State License scores for all current certificates/licenses.
6. Supplemental information.
Follow directions for all required supplemental information in online system. A copy of the supplement that must be completed and uploaded to the online system can be found here.
7. Campus Safety Information.
Applicants for admission will be asked several questions regarding criminal pleas, charges and convictions, academic suspensions, and military discharges on the MMDS application. You will also be asked to submit information for a criminal background check. You must describe violations of law in your home country and in any other country in which you have resided. The term “law” includes codes, legal rules and regulations, and other criminal-type statutes or violations of municipal, local, provincial, state, federal, national, commonwealth, and other governmental jurisdiction. Failure to provide complete, accurate and truthful information will be grounds to deny or withdraw your admission, or to dismiss you after enrollment. The same actions will occur if you fail to notify the Admissions Office promptly in writing of such charges that occur at any time after you submit the application.
8. Financial Certificate (for international students).
Additional information for international applicants may be found at http://oisss.unc.edu.
9. A summary of admissions requirements can be found here.
After review of the submitted materials, applicants will be contacted to schedule a written and telephone interview.
For questions about the MRS program, please contact:
Joy Renner, Program Director (Joy_Renner@med.unc.edu)
**Any materials to be sent to the Division should be sent to:
Division of Radiologic Science
CB#7130, Bondurant Hall Suite 3050
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7130
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Admissions Policy
All qualified persons are equally welcome to seek admission to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and all persons may apply for and accept confident that the policy and regular practice of the institution will not discriminate against them on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Any complaints alleging failure of this institution to follow this policy should be brought to the attention of the Assistant to the Chancellor.
Please consult the 2014-2015 UNC Undergraduate Bulletin (http://www.unc.edu/res-aca/catalogs/ugb/admissions.html) for full statement.