​​​​ ​Admission Information​

The University of Findlay offers Certificates of Completion, Bachelor of Science degrees, and Associate of Arts degrees in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (General) and Echocardiography (Echo). In addition to UF acceptance for a specified major, acceptance to the selected professional program (General or Echo) is required.  

Admission Process – Due January 1st; Summer Start Only

UF Students:

In their junior year of study, University of Findlay students currently enrolled in the Sonography Programs majors will automatically be considered for admission to the upcoming cohort upon submission of:

*Please send 1 & 2 as one submission via email to [email protected]. In your message, state which class and specialty you are interested in. (e.g., “Summer 2022 – General sonography", or “Summer 2023 – Echocardiography")


Note: Any student who switches majors or submits the above documentation following the January 1st application deadline may not be considered.

Non-UF or Non-Degree Students:


Non-UF transient (visiting) or non-degree/certificate-seeking students wishing to apply to the Sonography Programs (General or Echo) must first apply to the University of Findlay.

When applying to the University:​


Visit https://www.findlay.edu/admissions/apply-now.


Please select the entry term you intend to begin classes. Sonography program courses are offered only with summer start dates.


Transient (visiting) and non-degree seeking students should select the "Certificate Seeking" option in the application, then select "Diagnostic Medical Sonography" or “Echocardiography."

As a part of your application to the University of Findlay Sonography Programs, you will be asked to submit a non-refundable $50 application fee, which may be paid electronically.

In order to be considered for admission to the upcoming cohort, you must also submit:

  1. Patient Confidentiality Agreement*
  2. Two (2) Observation Forms* (4 hours in General and 4 hours in Echo)
  3. All current post-secondary (college) transcripts

*Please send 1 & 2 as one submission via email to [email protected]. In your message, state which class and specialty you are interested in. (e.g., “Summer 2022 – General sonography", or “Summer 2023 – Echocardiography")

Note: Any student who submits the above documentation after the January 1st application deadline may not be considered.

All applicants are also required to read the DMS Prospective Student Handbook, which contains very important information about the DMS professional programs. Click the button below to read the DMS Prospective Student Handbook.
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Following the January 1st deadline, the Sonography Programs will be in contact with admissions status letters, which will be sent according to the timeline found on page ten of the Prospective Student Handbook. If accepted into the program, you would then begin the process to secure a clinical site. Please see “Selection Criteria" below for further information. 

*Please note: Students who have been dismissed or been placed on probation from any University of Findlay program for integrity issues or for issues related to noncompliance of program or University policies and procedures will not be considered for admission.​   


  • Per accreditation standards, Sonograph​y Program applicants, must complete all of the following prerequisite courses with a​ "C" or higher:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I
    • Anatomy and Physiology II
    • General Physics with Lab or higher
    • College Algebra or higher
    • Communication Course such as:
      • ​English 
      • Composition
      • Speech
    • Medical Ethics (certificate-seeking applicants only) 
  • Submission of the Patient Confidentiality Agreement and Observation Forms documenting 4 hours each in General and Echo
  • Evidence of current CPR certification for healthcare providers
  • Student background check*
  • Submission of meeting all Program health requirements to Cosiano Health Center
  • Degree-seeking students will be advised to complete additional courses before beginning the Sonography Programs
  • Drug test – if required by the clinical site
  • Any other requirements deemed necessary by the clinical site

*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 Echocardiography or General Sonography is available for credentialed sonographers who wish to enhance their careers; other credentialed health professionals such as Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists or Radiographers are also welcome to seek admission. A certificate may also be earned by students who possess a previous Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Sonography or some other field.

Certificate-seeking students must have completed all program prerequisites as well as a course in Medical Ethics to be considered for one of the 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.

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. The University of Findlay provides free in-house credential evaluations for all applicants. If an applicant already has a third-party credential evaluation report from a NACES-approved organization, the applicant may choose to do so. NACES-approved organization s can be found at www.naces.org. Official transcripts or mark sheets and a degree completion certificate in English as well as the native language can be uploaded through the online application portal. 

In addition, an official TOEFL score or IELTS results from within the past two years must be sent to the Sonography Programs Office.

If the TOEFL score is below 61 or if no score is provided, then the applicant will need to successfully complete the Intensive English Language Program prior to entering the 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 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 Sonography Programs.

​Selection Criteria


To be considered for a summer semester start date, applicants must have all prerequisites courses successfully completed by the end of the summer semester prior. If admitted, these students will have a status of “conditionally accepted". Students who will not successfully complete all prerequisite classes until the end of the fall semester prior may be considered an alternate. If a student will not finish all prerequisite courses until the end of the spring semester prior to the summer start date, they will be denied acceptance. 

The number of available clinical sites determines the number of students that a concentration can accept. Therefore, acceptance is not guaranteed. Depending on clinical site availability, an alternate status may change to a conditionally accepted status once all prerequisites have been successfully completed.


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

Scholarships & Financial Aid

To learn more about the Sonography Programs' financial aid structure and scholarship opportunities, please click here.​