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Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria for the AS

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

June 2019 Application Criteria:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Applicant must complete all general education courses before submitting a program application. General education courses include: PHY1001 or RTE2385, MAC1105 3, ENC 1101, SPC1024 or SPC 1608, BSC 2085, BSC 2085L, BSC 2086, BSC 2086L, one Social Science course, and one Humanities course.
  • Acceptance preference given to students who completed a 2 year Radiography program.
  • Prior to admission, each student is required to successfully complete a drug screening. Please be advised that certain over-the-counter supplements and alternative medicinal products, including but not limited to CBD, THC, Cannabinoid, and Cannabinoid Oil may trigger a positive result, and consequently, the student will not be able to be admitted to the Health Science program. A second drug tested sample is not allowed per Broward College Admissions Procedure A6Hx2-5.01. The links are provided below.
  • Policy:    


See DMS Website for specific details

Application Period:
November 1, 2019 until March 15, 2020.  Program begins in June 2020.

Admission Selection Criteria:
Selection for admission is based on a Point system.  Students with the highest points will be admitted first until all seats are filled. Due to enrollment limitations, meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. If you are not offered admission, you will need to reapply during the next appropriate application acceptance period.

Program Entrance Requirements:  In order to qualify for admissions to the Associate of Science (AS) degree program applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must fulfill the general requirements for admission to Health Science Programs as listed on the Health Science webpage.
  • Applicants who are first-time BC students must complete an application to the College, in addition to completion of a Health Science Limited Access Application. To apply for Admission to the College, go to the College home page and click on "Apply Now".  The Health Science Limited Access application is available to download on the Admissions Page under "Other Admissions" just click on "Health Science Students", then "Step3".  It can also be found on the program's website.
  • Applicants must submit an official and original document that indicates completion of the course of study under which points have been awarded.
  • For all applicants, a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) is required.  The GPA used will be attained from documentation submitted from a prior two year health science education, associate degree, bachelor's degree or higher education. The GPA should appear on submitted documentation.
  • Admission of an applicant is based on the point system seen below. (Note:  point preference is given to Radiologic Technologists)
  • Applications will be accepted from November 1 until March 15. 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Admission Requirements

Admission is based on points. Maximum points = 62

 Overall  GPA                                             Maximum 4 points

4.0 to 3.75
3.74 to 3.503
3.49 to 3.002
2.99 to 2.50

Grades Earned in Required Prerequisite Courses                           Maximum 33 points

Course A B C
PHY1001 or RTE238532
ENC 1101321
SPC1024 or SPC 1608321
BSC 2085321
BSC 2085L321
BSC 208632
BSC 2086L321
Social Science321

Prior Educational Experience                                              Maximum 20 points

Prior educational points will only be considered for the highest education achieved. Points will NOT be added together for each degree. Radiography program graduates will receive 20 points total for Prior Educational Experience. 
Radiography AS Degree
AA/AS Degree from a Health Science Program
MA/MS Degree15
BA/BS Degree10
AA/AS Degree5

Military Service                                                                                        Maximum 5 points

Military Service5 points will be awarded to US Armed Forces active duty and honorably discharged veterans.5
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Acceptance preference given to students who completed a 2 year Radiography program.
  • Successful completion of all General Education and college course requirements prior to submitting the Health Science Application.
  • Completion of a Health Science Limited Access Application
  • See DMS Website for specific details

    Requirements for the Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography:
  • Completion of 77 semester hours with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of all courses in the degree program with a grade of "C" or higher
Additional Information:

For the June 2019 Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, students earned between 29 and 42 points with overall GPA's between 2.5 and 4.0. Alternates for June 2019 earned between 16 and 28 points with overall GPA's between 2.5 and 4.0.

Additional programmatic admissions criteria can be reviewed at Health Science Admissions site.

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