Admission Criteria | OCTC

Admission Criteria:

Selective Admission

The Radiography program utilizes a selective admission process. Applications for admission into the program must be submitted between April 1 and May 1 of the year a student plans to attend. A new class begins with the Fall semester of each year. The program consists of five consecutive semesters, with completion occurring in May two years following entrance into the program. Students enrolled in the Radiography program must achieve a minimum grade of C in each Radiography course.

Please contact Michelle Tudor, Acting Program Director at for more information.

Admission Requirements

  • Pre-Application Conference (One is mandatory):  Third Friday in February and Third Friday in March at 10 am at the OCTC Southeast Campus in Room 212.  Applicants must attend once pre-application conference in order for their application to be considered.

  • Application dates:  April 1st- May 1st

  • To Apply to the OCTC Radiography Program the following must be accomplished:
    • BIO 137, MAT 150, CIT 105 or digital literacy equivalent required with a “C” or better by the end of the Spring semester of the year applying
    • A minimum of Radiography GPA of 3.0 to include BIO 137, Bio 139, and MAT 150
    • Must take TEAS test within the year.
    • Must take ACT:  Copy must be included in application, either from PeopleSoft, ACT website, or college transcript that lists composite and subject area scores.
    • Complete Radiography Program Application found on the website.
  • Applicants will be selected for admission to the OCTC Radiography Program based on ranking of the following criteria.
    • Overall GPA- Calculated overall GPA within the most recent 30 credit hours
    • Radiography GPA to include BIO 137, BIO 139, and MAT 150
    • TEAS test within the year
    • ACT Composite Score

What is the ATI TEAS Assessment?

The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Assessment is a 170 question, time limited, multiple choice, proctored assessment designed to test basic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage.

How can I prepare for the assessment?

ATI TEAS Study Guides may be checked out from the OCTC Library on the main campus on a one (1) week loan. There are also ATI TEAS Study Guides in the library at the Downtown Campus.

May I use a calculator?

Calculators are allowed. Calculators are embedded in the online version and will be provided by testing center.

How do I register to take the ATI TEAS Assessment?  Simply call Workforce Solutions at 270.686.4444.

Where and when is it available?

The ATI TEAS Assessment will be administered at the OCTC Downtown Campus located at 1501 Frederica Street. *Room numbers are subject to change.

  • Contact OCTC Downtown Campus for test dates and times at 270-686-4444

 How much will it cost? 

ATI TEAS Assessment fee: $70

What should I bring? 

Please bring a photo ID and student ID number to the testing site.

ATI Academic Preparedness Category Proficient (58.7% or higher) on the TEAS Assessment

 How do I get my score s to the OCTC Radiography Department?

If you take the TEAS at OCTC, you will not need to do anything. We will pull those scores from and enter them in PeopleSoft (the KCTS student records system).

How can I send a copy of my TEAS score/TEAS transcript to the OCTC Radiography Department?

If you tested at another KCTCS institution you may be able to have someone at that campus enter your scores into PeopleSoft. If not, you must go to ATI’s online store at and select TEAS Products/TEAS Discover Transcripts. There is a $27 charge. Transcripts are sent immediately by email. A paper copy from the student is not accepted.

Can I retake the ATI TEAS assessment?

The ATI TEAS assessment may be taken a maximum of 3 times per year with a 4 week wait period between attempts. 

For more information on the ATI TEAS Assessment as well as information on purchasing a study guide and online practice tests, please visit, or contact

Admission Process

How the Process Works

  • Everything starts with the submission of your application materials to the program of Radiography.
    • Submit secondary school transcript or high school equivalency credentials (GED scores and the official certificate).
    • Submit transcripts of any college coursework.
    • Submit scores from the ACT
    • Click here to obtain the Radiography program application packet and submit completed packet between April 1 thru May 1 to Michelle Tudor, Acting Program Director.  NO LATE Applications will be accepted.

The Radiography Admissions Committee for the Radiography program reviews all completed applications. All general education courses for an Associate in Applied Science in Radiography will be evaluated and applicants will be ranked according to the final grade for each course, overall GPA and GPA for general education classes required for the AAS degree.

3.     The Radiography Admissions Committee reviews all applicants and makes final decisions.

4.     Applicants are notified of their admission status as soon as all applications have been reviewed.

5.     Applicants must notify the Department secretary of their acceptance by a pre-determined date. (Failure to do this will result in that candidate to be dropped and the 1st. alternate selected)

6.     Applicants are informed of a date set for a pre-admission conference. At this conference information to applicants regarding the processes of registering for the Radiography program classes and pertain information needed for the clinical component of the program.

7.     The Radiography Program Director will set a date for an orientation that will be held in August prior to the start of the program.

8.     What if you are conditionally admitted? Conditionally admitted students must submit all needed documentation prior to the start of the semester.

KCTCS is committed to a policy of providing educational opportunities to all qualified students regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, or physical or mental ability.

Note: Once the classes have started in August no other alternate will be selected to start the program.

Coursework & Procedures Required PRIOR to Entering Program

The following must be completed prior to entering the first radiography course:

 BIO 137 (BSL 110) Human Anatomy & Physiology I

  • BIO 139 (BSL 111) Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • MAT 150 (MA 109) College Algebra

After Admission into the Program

  • Receive the Hepatitis B vaccination, be in the process of receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine series, or sign a declination form if he/she chooses not to receive the vaccination
  • CPR certification for HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS must be obtained and kept current throughout the program  Do not worry about this until you have been accepted into the program,
  • Admission to the Radiography program
  • Additional coursework is recommended prior to entering the program