Clinical Radiation Sciences

Clinical Radiation Sciences admission information

Application deadline

Fall applicants — All electronic portions of the application must be submitted by midnight on Feb. 1. All transcripts must be received (not postmarked) in the Office of Admissions by Feb. 1. Applications completed after Feb. 1 will be considered at the discretion of the chair. Please contact the Department of Radiation Sciences by calling (804) 828-9104.

Spring applicants: (for radiologic technologists wishing to earn a B.S. degree in their respective discipline) — Please contact the Department of Radiation Sciences by calling (804) 828-9104 to determine if you are eligible for spring entry. All electronic portions of the application must be submitted by midnight on Nov. 1. All transcripts must be received (not postmarked) in the Office of Admissions by Nov. 1. Applications completed after Nov. 1 will be considered at the discretion of the chair.

Application procedures

Review and understand all information provided on the Clinical Radiation Sciences website for in-depth information on the admission process and your responsibilities. Specific information regarding criminal background checks, prerequisite courses and other admission requirements is only available on the departmental website. Failure to meet these responsibilities will result in the application being considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applicants apply and submit supporting documentation electronically. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure the application is complete and on time. You will receive a confirmation immediately upon submission of your documentation. Please allow 10 business days for processing before inquiring about your application. You will have the ability to track documentation, such as transcripts and letters of reference, using the online application account you will set up during the application process as described below. 

Complete the following steps in order:

  1. Application for undergraduate admission and application fee. For currently enrolled, full-time VCU students, an application fee is not required. When prompted for payment, select Pay by Check. You will be notified if you are not eligible for waiver of the application fee. 

    After clicking on the link above, click on Apply for Readmission or Transfer Undergraduate Admission, and create an account.
    • Once you have selected your log-in and password, please keep a record of these in a safe place as you will need them to re-enter the system to check on the status of your transcripts.
    • Under Select an Application, select Transfer - Allied Health majors.

    The application must be submitted prior to completing steps 2, 3 and 4.

  2. Supplemental information – In this section of the application, you will be asked to complete additional information which will be submitted electronically. This form must be submitted prior to asking your references to submit a recommendation for you. Please be careful when you are entering your name, date of birth, and email address. These fields are case sensitive and will be used by your recommenders when filling out the reference form. If the fields on both reference forms do not match that of the supplemental form, the system will not connect the reference form to your application. You may want to take a screen shot of these fields and send it along with the reference link from step 3. A confirmation email will be submitted upon receipt.
  3. Two personal references. Please select individuals who can comment on the quality of your academic or work experience. Ask your recommenders to submit the online reference form by providing the URL for the appropriate link below along with your full name, date of birth, email address and full mailing address. Paper references are not accepted. Please note that the applicant information that your recommenders submit must be exactly the same as the applicant information that you submit on your supplemental material form or your recommenders will not be able to submit a reference form on your behalf.  

    A confirmation email will be sent to you upon successful submission of each reference.

    The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and its amendments guarantee students access to their educational records. Students, however, are entitled to waive their rights of access concerning recommendations. Choose between the following two links to indicate your wish regarding each reference.

    Yes, I waive my rights to inspect the contents of this recommendation
    Waived reference form

    No, I do not waive my rights to inspect the contents of this recommendation
    Not waived reference form

  4. Transcripts – All courses taken, except at VCU, must be submitted on an official transcript from the institution where the courses were taken. This includes, but is not limited to, courses accepted for transfer credit at another institution, dual enrollment and study abroad. All institutions attended, including VCU (if applicable), must be listed on the application during the online process. Failure to comply with these instructions will result in the application being considered incomplete.

    Transcripts may either be sent from the institution directly to VCU or to you. However, please remember not to open any transcript. Doing so will render the document unofficial and will not be considered for your application. Transcripts must be sealed, signed across the seal by a college official and mailed to the VCU Office of Admissions on the Monroe Park Campus at Box 842526, Richmond, VA 23284-2526.

    To confirm that your transcripts have been received, log in to your application (see Step 1).
  5. TOEFL/IELTS – To successfully complete the program, students are required to communicate clearly (in English) with faculty, students, staff and patients. To assure such competence, any applicant whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language or International English Language Testing System. Scores must be no more than two years old and must meet a minimum of 213 (computer) or 550 (paper) for TOEFL or 6.0 for IELTS. 

General information for all applicants to VCU

General application questions may be directed to the Office of Admissions by calling (804) 828-1222.

In-state tuition eligibility

All applicants are considered nonresidents for tuition purposes. To be considered for in-state tuition, you will need to complete the online application for in-state tuition which will be made available to you during the online application process.

Financial aid

Applicants planning to apply for financial aid should initiate the process as soon as possible. Please visit the VCU Financial Aid website for additional information.