School of Radiation Therapy: Admission Requirements

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Note: Beginning with applicants for the class of 2016, an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree must be awarded prior to the application deadline. In addition, precalculus or calculus, and human anatomy and physiology should be completed before you submit your application and must be completed by may 2015. All official transcripts must be received by the application deadline. Do not assume it has reached the school just because you requested it to be sent. It is your responsibility to follow up.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a minimum of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college and a minimum average GPA of 2.5, overall from all schools attended. In addition, all applicants must have completed at least one full-semester each of college-level pre-calculus and college-level Human Anatomy and Physiology, with a minimum of a “C” grade in each course. A lab section for anatomy and physiology is strongly recommended. All required courses must be taken within the past 6 years.

Applicants must be US citizens or legal residents. International candidates with student visas are not eligible to apply. Transfer of credits is not currently available. For graduates of foreign institutions, we will only accept evaluations of foreign transcripts. You must use an agency approved by the ARRT to evaluate your transcript.  Those listed under the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) are acceptable.  The list can be found at www.naces.org.

All applicants must complete the required online application, submit a nonrefundable application fee of $50, and official school transcripts by February 1st to be eligible for selection for the following September. Applicants are required to submit all college transcripts. No applications will be accepted after deadline has passed.

Qualified applicants will be scheduled to take the entrance examination. The examination will be held on March 9, 2015 and consists of four major components:

  • English skills: this section includes verbal analogies, synonyms, vocabulary and spelling
  • Health Science knowledge: this section includes college-level anatomy and physiology, basic biology, cell biology, basic physics, etc.
  • Mathematics: section includes arithmetic functions, basic college algebra, fractions, decimals, percentages, averages, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, metric system, basic geometry, areas, perimeter, similar triangles, etc.
  • Essay writing: Student is required to write essay on an assigned topic. Essay will not count towards entrance exam score but will be evaluated during first interview.

A maximum of 40 applicants from among the top entrance exam scorers will be scheduled for the first round of interviews with the admissions committee. Those applicants will have achieved a minimum of 75 percent overall average and a minimum average of 75 percent on the mathematics section of the exam. The first round of interviews is tentatively scheduled for March 26 and 27, 2015.

A maximum of 15 candidates from the first round of interviews will be invited back to a second round of interviews with the program director and clinical supervisor of the School of Radiation Therapy. The second set of interviews is tentatively scheduled for May 1st, 2015.

Applicants will be selected for admission based on admission examination score, interviews with admission committee and Program Director, and a review of official school transcripts, application, and personal statement.

All accepted applicants must have a laptop (Windows-based or Apple) with Wi-Fi capabilities and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Applications for admission are accepted from mid-September through February 1 of each year. Applicants may take the entrance exam offered only once per year. The entrance examination is administered in March of each year.

In addition to selecting the members of the new class, the admission committee will select two alternates. Should any candidate offered a seat in the next year's class decline such offer, the first alternate may be offered a place, at the discretion of program director. Candidates designated as alternates will have to go through the admission process the following year if they are not offered a seat on the year they were designated alternates.

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center School of Radiation Therapy is an equal opportunity organization. Federal, New York State, and New York City laws prohibit discrimination against applicants on the basis of age, sex, religion, race, non job-related disability, marital status, national origin or veteran's status.

The application for fall 2015 is now opened.  Also please check for a winter Open House.