​ ​​​​​Admission Information​


 



STEP 1

Complete the undergraduate application for admission. Work with your undergraduate admissions counselor to gain acceptance to the University of Findlay first. Contact the Office of Admissions or call 419-434-4732 with any questions.



STEP 2

Complete the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) application. A non-refundable $50 application fee must accompany the Diagnostic Medical Sonography application form. Applications received without the application fee are not processed. Contact the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs Office or call 419-434-5886 with any questions. 


  • Click the orange button above to print and fill out the DMS application
  • Mail the application and the $50 DMS application fee
  • Make checks payable to: University of Findlay

Mail to:
University of Findlay
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs
1000 North Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-434-5886


When all materials (forms, transcripts, application and fee) have been received, your application will be reviewed for admission and you will be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision.

*Please note: Any University of Findlay student that has received an Academic Integrity violation will not be considered for admission into the sonography programs


First-time Freshmen

  • Students must apply to the University of Findlay and gain acceptance
  • Complete all following pre-requisite courses with a “C” or better:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I
    • Anatomy and Physiology II
    • General Physics with Lab or higher
    • College Algebra or higher
    • Communication Course:
      • English Composition
      • Speech
      • Argumentation and Debate
  • Complete the application for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs
  • Degree-seeking students will be advised to complete additional courses before beginning the Sonography Programs
  • Evidence of current CPR certification for healthcare providers
  • *Student background check
  • Completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs health form
  • Drug test – If required by the clinical education center

*Students whose background check is returned with adverse findings are encouraged to submit this information to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).  The ARDMS will determine whether or not the student can sit for the credentialing examinations.  All applicants for the ARDMS examination must determine his/her eligibility, based upon the ARDMS Compliance Policy. 

This policy can be found on the ARDMS website.



 

Transfer Students

Transfer students may be required to submit course syllabi or descriptions for evaluation before previously earned credits are considered for transfer. Courses will be evaluated by the University’s Office of the Registrar. A minimum grade of “C” (a “C-” is not acceptable) must be earned in order to receive credit for transfer courses.
  • Transfer students must apply to the University of Findlay and gain acceptance
  • Complete all following pre-requisite courses with a “C” or better:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I
    • Anatomy and Physiology II
    • General Physics with Lab or higher
    • College Algebra or higher
    • Communication Course:
      • English Composition
      • Speech
      • Argumentation and Debate
  • Complete the application for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs
  • Degree-seeking students will be advised to complete additional courses before beginning the Sonography Programs
  • Evidence of current CPR certification for healthcare providers
  • *Student background check
  • Completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs health form
  • Drug test – If required by the clinical education center
*Students whose background check is returned with adverse findings are encouraged to submit this information to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).  The ARDMS will determine whether or not the student can sit for the credentialing examinations.  All applicants for the ARDMS examination must determine his/her eligibility, based upon the ARDMS Compliance Policy. 

This policy can be found on the ARDMS website.



 

International Students

Applicants receiving their post-secondary education outside the United States must have their credentials evaluated by an acceptable credentials evaluation service or the University to show U.S. equivalency. Official transcripts or mark sheets and degree completion certificate in English attested to by a school official may be sent to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Office to have The University of Findlay’s International Academic Advising and Services Office evaluate them.
 
In addition, an official TOEFL score or IELTS results taken in the past two years must be sent to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Office.
 
If the TOEFL score is below 600 or if no score is provided, then the applicant will need to successfully complete the Intensive English Language Program prior to entering the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs. The TOEFL-iBT score must be an 89 total and 26 speaking, 24 writing, 21 reading and 18 listening or the applicant will need to successfully complete the Intensive English Language Program prior to entering the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs.
 
IELTS results must be an overall band score of 6.0 or higher or the applicant will need to successfully complete the Intensive English Language Program prior to entering the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs.
  • International students must apply to the University of Findlay and gain acceptance
  • Complete all following pre-requisite courses with a “C” or better:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I
    • Anatomy and Physiology II
    • General Physics with Lab or higher
    • College Algebra or higher
    • Communication Course:
      • English Composition
      • Speech
      • Argumentation and Debate
  • Complete the application for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs
  • Degree-seeking students will be advised to complete additional courses before beginning the Sonography Programs
  • Evidence of current CPR certification for healthcare providers
  • *Student background check
  • Completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs health form
  • Drug test – If required by the clinical education center
*Students whose background check is returned with adverse findings are encouraged to submit this information to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).  The ARDMS will determine whether or not the student can sit for the credentialing examinations.  All applicants for the ARDMS examination must determine his/her eligibility, based upon the ARDMS Compliance Policy. 

This policy can be found on the ARDMS website.



Certificate-Seeking Students

A Certificate in one of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs: Echocardiography or​ General Sonography is available for credentialed sonographers who wish to enhance their careers or other credentialed health professionals such as a Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, Respiratory Therapist or Radiographers for example, are welcome to seek admission. A certificate can also be earned by those students whom have earned a previous Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or other Associate or Bachelor’s Degree.

Certificate-seeking students must have completed all program pre-requisites as well as a course in Medical Ethics to be considered for one of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs. All other policies and procedures that apply to degree-seeking students apply to the certificate-seeking students regarding the length of the academic program as well as the clinical education component of the program.

Certificate-seeking students must abide by the same admissions deadlines that are posted on the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program web page. The academic component of the selected program follows the same sequence as defined in the curriculum for each specific concentration.

Any questions regarding the admissions criteria or the program curriculum can be answered by phoning the program office at 419.434.5886.
  • Students must apply to the University of Findlay and gain acceptance
  • Complete all following pre-requisite courses with a "C" or better:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I
    • Anatomy and Physiology II
    • Medical Ethics
    • General Physics with Lab or higher
    • College Algebra or higher
    • Communication Course:
      • English Composition
      • Speech
      • Argumentation and Debate
  • Complete the application for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs
  • Degree-seeking students will be advised to complete additional courses before beginning the Sonography Programs
  • Evidence of current CPR certification for healthcare providers
  • *Student background check
  • Completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs health form
  • Drug test – If required by the clinical education center
*Students whose background check is returned with adverse findings are encouraged to submit this information to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). The ARDMS will determine whether or not the student can sit for the credentialing examinations. All applicants for the ARDMS examination must determine his/her eligibility, based upon the ARDMS Compliance Policy.

This policy can be found on the ARDMS website.​

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Selection Criteria

 

To be considered for a fall semester start date, applicants must have all prerequisites courses successfully completed by the end of fall semester prior. These students will have a conditionally accepted status. Students who will not successfully complete the prerequisite classes until the end of the spring semester prior to the fall start date, may be considered an alternate. An alternate status may change to a conditionally accepted status once all prerequisites have been successfully completed, depending on clinical education center availability. 

 

The number of available education centers limits the number of students that a concentration can accept. Therefore, acceptance is not guaranteed. If a student will not complete the prerequisites courses until the end of the summer semester, prior to the fall start date, they will be denied acceptance. 

 

Once a conditionally accepted student completes all of the health requirements, completes a background check with no adverse findings and secures clinical placement, they will be considered an accepted student.  ​



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