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Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Program, applicants must be
admitted to Mercy College (See Admissions section) and meet the criteria listed below. Admission to the College
does not guarantee admission to a professional program. Upon being granted general College admission, students
may enroll in Liberal Arts and Science (LAS) courses in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students are
encouraged to take LAS courses at Mercy College to meet any unmet program requirements below.

  1. Demonstrate completion of one year of high school or one semester of college-level coursework with a
    grade of at least a 2.0 (“C” not “C-”) on a 4.0 scale in each of these required courses: Algebra I, Algebra II,
    and Biology.

  2. First-time College Students:
    1. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 AND
    2. Minimum ACT composite score of 21 or higher.

  3. Transfer Students:
    1. Complete nine (9) college credit hours specific to the Mercy College ASDMS Curriculum,
      achieve a grade of “C” or higher (not “C-”) in each course AND
    2. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the last college attended (minimum of
      nine (9) credits)

  4. Once the application and transcripts are received and it is determined the applicant meets the
    admission/academic requirements:
    1. Provide documentation of an eight-hour observation in an ultrasound department: two hours each in abdominal, cardiac, obstetrics, and vascular for a total of eight hours.
    2. An interview will be scheduled once observation documentation is received. The applicant must
      achieve an interview score of 80% or higher with the Selection Committee.
       

All admission requirements listed above must be completed including documentation of the eight-hour observation and the interview with the Selection Committee by February 15. Admission into this program is on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee admission into this program. Admission into Mercy College also does not guarantee admission into this program. Early application is encouraged. After the enrollment class is full, students qualified for admission will be placed on an alternate list. Students from the alternate list will be added to the summer enrollment class on a space available basis. Students who are not admitted into the program must reapply for the following year. Students may find it helpful to complete liberal arts and sciences courses at Mercy
College prior to program admission.

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Program Application Deadlines

Applications to the DMS program must be received by the Office of Admissions by the following dates:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    Application Deadline: November 15
    Transcript Deadline: December 1
    Observation Deadline: January 1
    Interview Deadline: February 15