School of Radiation Therapy Admission Requirements

School of Radiation Therapy Admission Requirements

The 2021 Application is now closed. Please check back for the next application in mid-October 2022.

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.

An associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree must be awarded by May of the application year. In addition, precalculus or calculus, and human anatomy and physiology must also be completed by May. 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 of good moral character and must attest to this on their application for admission. If the applicant had been previously convicted of a crime, the applicant must submit all documentation regarding their conviction and must be aware that the conviction could affect his or her eligibility for a radiologic technology license.

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

All applicants must complete the required online application, submit a nonrefundable application fee of $50, and official school transcripts by February 1st, of the year seeking admission, 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.

Shadowing/observing a radiation therapist is highly recommendedDue to the pandemic, shadowing may not be possible for 2021-2022.

Qualified applicants will be scheduled to take the entrance examination. The examination is scheduled for February 18, 2022, 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.

Everyone taking the Entrance exam must be vaccinated and must wear a mask and social distance while at MSKCC. You will need to fill out a registration form and bring the response and proof of vaccination when you attend.

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 and English sections of the exam. The first round of interviews are scheduled for March 31st and April 1st 2022. All interviews will be done remotely this year.

A maximum of 20 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 are scheduled for April 29th 2022.

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 February or 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 provides equal opportunity, in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local civil rights laws, to all of its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, sex, national or ethnic origin, marital, caregiver, familial or partnership status, sexual orientation, actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status, pregnancy, sexual and reproductive health choices, or any other category protected by applicable law of qualified persons consistent with MSK’s Affirmative Action Program.