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Program Prerequisites

Certificate of Proficiency (FP)

Admission Requirements

1. All applicants must be college graduates with a minimum of an Associate Degree and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • All documents from applicants with degrees from countries other than the U.S. and Canada must be in English. Foreign diplomas must be evaluated by a Foreign Transcript Evaluation Agency for degree equivalency and cumulative GPA and include a notarized translation.
  • If English is not the applicant’s first language, documentation of satisfactory TOFEL or Michigan scores taken within the past two years is required.

2. All applicants must have completed the following college-level course prerequisites with a grade of "C" or higher: full course sequence of Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab (usually two semester course sequence of at least 8 credit hours), Physics or Physical Science lecture, College Algebra, Medical Terminology, English Composition, and Oral Communications.

  • The cumulative GPA for the math and science prerequisites must be a minimum of 2.8 - Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, College Algebra.
  • The math and science prerequisite courses must have been completed within five years of entering the program. Credit by examination will be considered on an individual basis. Students may take the math placement test and do not have to retake College Algebra if the score is 59 or higher in CLM. The program has an Anatomy and Physiology assessment test on file in the Learning Achievement Center.  Students are not required to repeat the anatomy and physiology courses if the score is 75% or higher.  The test can only be taken once.
  • Enroll in any of the math and science courses no more than three times in a five year period.

3. All applicants must provide documentation of a minimum of four (4) hours of career shadowing in a Sonography department. After April 4, 2008, the career shadowing documentation form must be submitted at the time of application.

4. All applicants must submit documentation of a minimum of 120 hours of experience in a patient care setting. This experience can consist of volunteer service within a hospital or nursing home environment. After April 4, 2008, the healthcare setting documentation form must be submitted at the time of application.


Applications for the program are accepted on a continuing basis from eligible applicants. The program only accepts one class a year starting in the fall semester.

Admission letters will be mailed by the first Friday in May. Eligible applicants not admitted due to space limitations will remain on the alternate list until classes begin in the fall semester.

Eligible students not admitted in the fall class MUST reapply to the program by October 1 to maintain their Wait List position for the next entering class.

Students who wish to be considered for the program MUST do the following:

  • Complete all admission requirements
  • Apply to the college 
  • Send official high school and college transcripts to the Admissions office 
  • Submit the program application when all of the above has been completed

Applicants should be advised of the following:

  • Current CPR health care provider level certification is required by the first day of class and must be maintained throughout the program.
  • The hospitals used as clinical sites for the program require a criminal background check and drug screen. Should the background check reveal prior felony criminal convictions, the hospital will be contacted to determine if the individual will be disqualified. If the drug screen is positive, the individual will not be permitted to participate in any clinical rotation or internship.
  • Successful completion of the program makes you eligible to sit for the ARDMS certification examinations. The application includes questions regarding crime directly related to public health. Discovery of relevant criminal history or false information may result in the denial of your application or the filing of disciplinary action against you.

Application for this program is available in the admissions office.