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School of Radiation Therapy

Overview

The 12-month course of study in Radiation Therapy awards a certificate from Grady Health System upon graduation. Students who satisfactorily complete the program are eligible to become a certified Radiation Therapist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The School of Radiation Therapy has several affiliate clinical sites where student training is enhanced through exposure to many diverse people, various types of equipment, and cutting-edge radiation therapy procedures. This specialized program prepares the graduate for a rewarding career as a radiation therapist.

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Vision, Mission and Learning Goals

Vision

The Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies at Grady Health System will become a recognized center of excellence for the education of Radiographers, Radiation Therapists, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Vascular Sonographers, CT Technologists, and MRI Technologists.

Mission

It is the mission of the School of Radiation Therapy to provide a quality education that actively engages the student in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences that will produce an entry-level therapist and prepare the student to challenge the national certification examination.

Goals and Learning Outcomes

Goal 1:  Students will be clinically competent.

Learning Outcomes:

1.1         Students will accurately position patients.

1.2         Students will evaluate radiation therapy treatment prescriptions, images, and treatment records.

1.3         Students will provide appropriate patient care.

Goal 2:  Students will communicate effectively.

Learning Outcomes:

2.1         Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

2.2         Students will demonstrate effective written communication.

Goal 3:  Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Learning Outcomes:

3.1         Students will evaluate clinical situations using critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

3.2         Students will recognize setup discrepancies.

Goal 4:   Students will demonstrate professional development and growth consistent with program mission and expected outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

4.1         Students will discuss the importance of continued professional development.

4.2         Students will maintain a professional network.

Goal 5:  The program will measure ongoing effectiveness.

Outcomes:

5.1         Graduates will pass the ARRT certification exam on the first attempt.

5.2         Graduates will complete the program within 12 months.

5.3         Of those pursuing employment, graduates will be employed within 12 months post-graduation.

5.4         Graduates will be satisfied with their education.

5.5         Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s education.

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Program Information

This advanced-level program is a full-time, daytime program lasting 12 months. Classes are limited in size. Admission to this program is competitive. The number of students accepted is dependent on the number of clinical sites and job outlook. Currently, a maximum of 13 students are accepted annually. The graduation rate for the past 5 years is 95 percent. (Gainful Employment Disclosure)

The School of Radiation Therapy is an advanced program and is:

  • Full-time
  • Daytime program  (Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • 12 months in length
  • Maximum of 13 students are accepted annually
  • The graduation rate for the past 5 years is 95 percent.
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Academic Education

Courses and Calendar (Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
Introduction to Radiation Therapy Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy II Patho-Oncology III
Patient Care I Patho-Oncology II Patho-Oncology Lab III
Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I Patho-Oncology Lab II Physics III
Patho-Oncology I Sectional Anatomy Case Study III
Patho-Oncology Lab I Physics II Registry Review I
Physics I Case Study II Registry Review II
Radiobiology Treatment Planning II Clinical Education III
Treatment Planning I Patient Care II Clinical Education IV
Case Study I Clinical Education II RAD 6102 – Clinical Education VI
Clinical Education I

 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS                        

To graduate from the Schools of Radiation Therapy a student must have successfully completed both the academic and clinical portions of the course of study.

Successful completion of the academic and clinical portions requires achieving the following criteria:

  1. A final cumulative average of 75% for all courses studied.
  2. A score of 75% or better in each Registry Review comprehensive final examination.
  3. Successful completion of all required clinical hours within the program.
  4. Successful completion of all clinical competencies.
  5. Meet all attendance requirements for the program.

Upon completion of all prescribed courses with satisfactory scholastic standing, each graduate will be awarded a certificate from Grady Health System.

Clinical Education

The major goal of the clinical portion of the program is to enable the student to develop skills that will allow him/her to successfully perform the duties of an entry-level Radiation Therapist.  The school is a competency-based program in which faculty members and/or departmental staff evaluate the student.

A student spends 24 hours per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in the clinical setting and may be exposed to ionizing radiation, infectious diseases, and body fluids.  The student is appropriately instructed in radiation protection and standard precaution procedures, as well as the proper utilization of various types of protective clothing and personal protective devices.

There are seven (7) holidays observed by the Schools.  Students also have break time between semesters.  Any absences must be made up prior to awarding a certificate of graduation.  Absenteeism affects a student’s clinical grade and may jeopardize his/her position in the program.  Eligibility for the ARRT certification examination is dependent upon the date of program completion.

Students rotate through radiation treatment areas, nursing, radiation therapy simulation, and dosimetry.  Students participate in clinical rotations at several affiliate sites in the Atlanta area.  Students must dress in the approved uniform attire during classes and clinical rotations.  Clinical assignments occur during the day shift.  This program prepares the student to play an integral role in the cancer management team of physicians, physicists, and other health care professionals.  The Radiation Therapist has the opportunity to interact with the patient over a period of several weeks and becomes an important part of his/her health care.  This continued contact with the patient is the source of much satisfaction and professional pride.

Clinical Sites

Travel times from Grady Memorial Hospital:

  • Edward C. Loughlin Radiation Oncology Center at Grady Memorial Hospital, 80 Jesse Hill Jr Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 0 minutes | DISTANCE: 0.0 miles
  • The Emory Clinic, 1365 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 14 minutes | DISTANCE: 5.67 miles
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown, 35 Linden Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 5 minutes | DISTANCE: 2.54 miles
  • Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342, TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 19 minutes | DISTANCE: 13.58 miles
  • Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, 1000 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 16 minutes | DISTANCE: 13.5 miles
  • Wellstar Kennestone, 699 Church St NE, Marietta, GA 30060, TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 28 minutes | DISTANCE: 20.68 miles
  • Wellstar Paulding, 2518 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy, Hiram, GA 30141, TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 40 minutes | DISTANCE: 28.57 miles
  • Wellstar Cobb, 1800 Hospital South Drive, Austell GA, 30106 TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 29 minutes | DISTANCE: 20 miles
  • Grandview Medical, 3690 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243, TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 2hrs and 13 minutes | DISTANCE: 147 miles
Grading System

The following system of grading is used:

A – Excellent                                       =          90   –    100%
B – Good                                              =          80   –    89%
C – Marginal                                        =          75   –    79%
D – Poor                                               =          70   –    74%
F – Failure                                           =          Below 70%
P-Pass
F-Fail

*Some Clinical Competencies are based on a Pass(P)/Fail(F) scale

Students receive an academic and clinical grade report at the end of each semester.  Academic and Clinical grades are listed separately, are weighted by credit hours, and are averaged for a semester GPA. The student is individually counseled concerning their academic and clinical training on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, semester basis as needed.

Grievance Policy/Procedure

Instructor/student conferences are held with students whenever necessary. The conferences are documented for students and copies of the data are placed in the students’ files.

  1. If it becomes necessary to take further action other than an instructor/student conference, the situation is documented and given to the Program Director, for consultation with the student.
  2. If disciplinary action is required, resulting in the form of warnings, probation, suspension, or dismissals.  The following procedure is followed:
    1. A conference is to be held with the student and documented on a Student Corrective Disciplinary Action form.
    2. If it is an appealable offense and the student wishes to appeal the decision, it must be done within twenty-four (24) hours.  This appeal is to be written and addressed to the Executive Faculty Committee.

For the complete Grievance policy see page 58-59 of the General Student Handbook.

Program Certification and Licensure Disclosure Statement

The Program of Radiologic Technology at Grady Health System fulfills the curricular requirements for national certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  The program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  The state of Georgia does not currently require radiologic technologists to become licensed or certified to work in the state of Georgia.

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Program Effectiveness Data

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Faculty

Program Manager:
Vuntressa Brown, MBA, R.T.(R)(T)(CT)
(404) 616-5024
[email protected]

 

Radiation Therapy Training Coordinator:
Ndipnu Lima, BS, R.T. (R)(T)
(404) 616-0543
[email protected]

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Accreditation

The Radiation Therapy Program sponsored by Grady Memorial Hospital/Grady Health System is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Successful completion of a JRCERT-accredited program assures that students are provided the knowledge, skills, and professional values required for career success.

The program was awarded five years of continuing accreditation at the last site visit.  The maximum length of continuing accreditation granted by the JRCERT is eight years.

JRCERT accredited programs must follow the JRCERT Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography.  The standards can be found using this link: https://www.jrcert.org/sites/jrcert2/uploads/documents/2021_Standards/2021_Standards_Radiation_Therapy_02_18_21.pdf

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 704-5300
[email protected]
 www.jrcert.org

The Radiation Therapy Program at Grady Health System fulfills the curricular requirements for the state of Georgia and the national certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The state of Georgia does not currently require radiation therapy students to become licensed or certified to work in the state of Georgia.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

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Admission Requirements

The School of Radiation Therapy offers equal educational opportunities to students regardless of race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap, religion, or national origin.

  1. Certification in good standingby the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or eligible to write, and subsequently pass, the ARRT certification examination by the end of the first semester if provisionally accepted.
  2. Satisfactory physical, mental, and emotional health.
  3. Minimum age of 18
  4. A college entrance test is required: SAT, ACT, COMPASS, ASSET, or ACCUPLACER minimum exam requirements:
    1. Scholastic Aptitude Reasoning Test (SAT I) – minimum math and critical reading (verbal) total score of 850 (writing section not included)
    2. American College Test (ACT) – minimum composite score of 18
    3. COMPASS minimum reading score of 79, or minimum English minimum score of 79, and minimum math score of 50
    4. ASSET minimum reading score of 41, or minimum writing/English score of 42, and minimum math score of 42.
    5. ACCUPLACER reading score of 85, and minimum Elementary Algebra score of 99.
    6. ACCUPLACER Generation Next minimum reading score of 261, and quantitative reasoning, algebra, and statistics (QAS) score of 278.
  1. College-level courses at an accredited college (with a minimum 2.5 GPA) will be considered in the selection process, but not in place of, critical test scores.
    Courses must include: Courses excluded from consideration are:
    • Algebra or higher-level mathematics
    • Remedial courses
    • English
    • Developmental studies courses
    • Speech
    • Courses with essentially non-academic content (orientation, career courses, etc.)
    • Non-transferable courses (grades of “D” or lower)
  2. A status of good standing (not on probation, suspension, or expulsion) at the last institution attended.
  3. Graduate of a nationally or regionally accredited Radiologic Technology program.
  4. Certification in good standing by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or eligible to write, and subsequently pass, the ARRT certification examination by the end of the first semester if provisionally accepted.
  5. Completion of an Associate or higher-level degree from a nationally or regionally accredited U.S. postsecondary institution.  A degree and postsecondary education must be from an institution accredited by one of the following accrediting mechanisms acceptable to the ARRT:
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Council on Occupational Training (COE)
  • Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission (DETC)
  • National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools of Middle States Association of College and Schools (MSA-CESS)
  • Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation
  • Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools Accreditation Commission
  • Commission on Accrediting of Association of Theological Schools
  • Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
  • Conjoint Accreditation Services of the Canadian Medical Association
  • Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA)
  1. Applicants are required to visit the hospital when invited.  This includes a personal interview and a tour of the radiation oncology department.

Applicants from other Radiation Therapy programs will not be accepted as transfer students.  Advanced placement and/or transfer credit from another Radiation Therapy program is not accepted.

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Application Process

The School of Radiation Therapy begins only one time per year in the Fall. Applicants wishing to be considered for fall admission should have all required portfolio documents postmarked by April 1.

A qualifying applicant will be invited to Grady Health System for an interview and tour. The applicant will also receive Financial Aid information. This procedure takes approximately two hours.

Admission to the school is competitive and the Admissions Committee reserves the right, in every case, to accept or reject any applicant based on previous academic performance, motivation, personality, or health and character as determined by the application process, interview, and review of academic and sociological data, references and investigation.

Notices of acceptance or rejection will be mailed and/or emailed the week following the Admissions Committee meeting. Notices are given by mail/email only.

Application Instructions

All application portfolio documents must be postmarked by April 1. Portfolio documents include the application, application fee, brief autobiography, official SAT I or ACT score, official high school transcript or documentation of GED, Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools, professional references and documentation of current certification or eligibility. Incomplete applications and/or those who do not adhere to the deadline dates will be not considered. All documents are mailed to:

Grady Health System
Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies
Admissions Office
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303-3050

Application Procedure

  1. Apply ONLINE and pay the $35.00 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Applicants submit the following to the School:
    1. Application portfolio documents
      1. All official transcripts
        1. Official high school transcript or GED certificate.
        2. Official transcripts of courses completed in all colleges or other postsecondary programs of study.
        3. Official transcript from the Radiologic Technology program from which the applicant is attending or has graduated.
        4. Proof of any current national certification, if applicable.
      2. Critical Test Scores
        1. A college entrance test is required; either the Scholastic Aptitude Reasoning Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT), Compass, Asset, ACCUPLACER, and/or ACCUPLACER Generation Next. Grady Health System’s SAT code is 5263 and the ACT code is 5329.
        2. TOEFL score, if applicable (see International Student Requirements).
      3. Military discharge papers (DD214), if applicable.
      4. References
        The applicant must provide names, professional email addresses of each reference for four (4) references who have supervised the applicant a minimum of six months in an evaluating position (such as supervisors, educators, etc.). Friends, relatives, clergy, or co-workers are not acceptable references. Applicants should contact references prior to submission of application.

Incomplete applications and those who do not adhere to the deadline dates will not be considered. An applicant’s application and portfolio documents will not be returned to the applicant, nor forwarded to another institution.

All correspondence and inquiries pertaining to applications should be directed to the attention of the:
Admissions Office
Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies
Grady Health System
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – P.O. Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303-3050
(404) 616-3610

International Student Admission Requirements

An applicant will be classified as an “International Student” if the school credentials he/she submits for evaluation are from schools or colleges outside of the United States. This applicant, in addition to meeting the admission requirements outlined in the previous sections, must also meet the following requirements:

  1. A non-citizen applicant is required to provide documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of permanent resident status by presenting his/her alien registration card. The school is not approved by the Department of Homeland Security to enroll non-immigrant (F-1) status students.
  2. The applicant must present official secondary and post-secondary (college or university) certificates, credentials, or diplomas. Official documents must bear authoritative signatures, seals, and stamps. If possible, the institution issuing the document should send these. Certified original translation must accompany all documents not printed in English. Secondary grades should equal the equivalent of a “B” average. Applicants postsecondary courses must have earned satisfactory grades in all courses attempted and be in good standing. The average score should be equivalent to a “C” or better.
  3. If the applicant’s native language is not English, one of the following must be submitted:
    • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with minimum subset scores for each test versions as follows:
      • PBT:  55 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
      • CBT:  21 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
      • iBT:   20 (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)
      • Essay Writing/TWE (PBT, CBT) subscores should not be below 4.0
    • The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last two years to be acceptable.
      • Georgia State Test of English Proficiency with the minimum progress of “Intermediate”.

Technical Standards – ADA Compliance

ARRT Ethics Review for Felony or Misdemeanor Conviction

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Accepted Applicants

Upon acceptance, the applicant must submit the following:

  1. Physical examination, immunizations to include documentation of:
    1. MMR vaccine or Titer (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Must have one of the following:
      1. Documentation of 2 does after 1st birthday and separated by at least 28 days or
      2. Laboratory evidence of immunity by positive measles titer, positive mumps titer, and positive rubella titer.
    2. Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
    3. Hepatitis B and titer
    4. Varicella (2 doses) and/or titers
    5. PPD (TB screening). Additional TB testing is required if PPD is positive.
  1. Criminal background check and drug screening test performed through www.advantagestudents.com.
  1. Proof of professional liability insurance that documents coverage for term of enrollment.
  1. Documented completion of CPR (BLS for Healthcare Providers – Part 1) online training module by the American Heart Association.
  1. American Registry of Radiologic Technology certification in radiography certificate

Background Check – Drug Screen Policy

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition
Radiation Therapy Tuition: $3667/ semester  (3semesters)
Fees
Advantage Student Drug Screen & Criminal Background Check: $78.50
HPSO Professional Liability Insurance $30.50 – $110.00
Graduation Fee $180.00 (prorated amount of $60 paid each semester)
Technology Fee $50.00/semester
Trajecys-Electronic Clinical Records $100.00 One Time Fee
CPR (BLS for Healthcare Providers – Part 1) Online Training Module $28.5o
Uniform Scrub Top and Pants
(5 sets recommended)
approx. $30.00/set
Uniform Shoes approx. $60.00/pair
Books $700 – 900 (if purchased new)
Grady Parking Orange Lot on Capital Ave (no cost)
Clinical sites may require a parking fee, which is the responsibility of the student.

Prices subject to change

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Financial Aid

Tuition Refund Policy

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Financial Aid

Grants

  1. Federal Pell Grant: The Pell Grant is only awarded to undergraduate students. It is based on student need. The Pell Grant does not have to be repaid.

Loan Programs

    1. William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program: There is both a subsidized and an unsubsidized Direct Loan. A student can obtain a loan regardless of income, but the federal government pays interest only on need-based loans.
    2. Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS): Loans may be applied for by parents on behalf of their dependent, undergraduate students.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The School of Radiation Therapy is an approved program for WIOA.

Interested students should meet with an advisor at their local Georgia Department of Labor Career Center to determine their eligibility for the WIOA Program

Veterans Benefit

Students enrolled in the Schools of Radiologic Technology, Radiation Therapy, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography, may receive Veterans Educational Benefits from the Veterans Administration if eligible.

Federal Loan Servicers Contact Information

Great Lakes Educational Loan Services
(Dept of ED/Great Lakes)
800-236-4300
www.mygreatlakes.org

Nelnet (Dept of ED/Nelnet)
888-486-4722
www.nelnet.com

Sallie Mae (Dept of ED/Sallie Mae)
800-722-1300
www.salliemae.com

FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA)
800-699-2908
myfedloan.org

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Student Services

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Personal Counseling

Individuals receive professional and confidential counseling at no cost for the first five visits in areas of marital, family, or financial problems, stress, substance abuse, depression, etc.

 

The main objective is early identification of the employee or student who needs assistance; providing professional and confidential counseling; helping the employee or student find resources when needed; and helping the employee or student to resolve their personal problems.

Employee Wellness Center

The exercise facility located in the Brian Jordan/Steve Atwater Employee Wellness Center located on the 16th floor of the hospital is available for use by employees and students.

Parking

Students are assigned to the Georgia State/Cortland Street parking lot. A Grady Shuttle is available for transport between the parking lot and the hospital.

Parking fees associated with clinical education rotation assignments are the responsibility of the student.

Health Services

Employee Health Services (EHS) is available for TB screening, flu shots and/or completion of Hepatitis B vaccine series, post needle stick reporting, and exposures to infectious diseases (all at no cost). For outpatient clinic or Emergency Department visits, the student is expected to pay for services or show proof of health insurance.

Computers and Software Tutorials

There are computers for student use in Piedmont Hall. Software tutorials are maintained and loaned through school offices.

Libraries

School Library
The School library is located in Piedmont Hall. Textbooks and other learning resources belonging to the Schools of Radiologic Technology, Radiation Therapy, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography are housed in this area.

Uniforms

Students are required to wear uniform scrub attire. The uniform scrubs are embroidered with a school logo and are ordered through a local vendor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the academic requirements for the School of Radiation Therapy?
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Standardized test scores
    • SAT I
    • ACT
    • COMPASS
    • ASSETT
    • ACCUPLACER
    • ACCUPLACER Generation Next
  • Satisfactory graduation from a nationally or regionally accredited Radiologic Technology program
  • Completion of postsecondary education at a regionally accredited U.S. postsecondary institution.  A 2.0 or higher college course average will be considered for:
    • Algebra or a higher level mathematics
    • English or Speech
    • Information Technology
    • Medical Terminology
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Medical Imaging and Processing
    • Radiation Physics
    • General Physics
    • Research Methodology
  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree is required.
  • Official college transcript of courses completed in all colleges or other postsecondary programs of study
  • Certification in good standing by the ARRT or eligible to write, and subsequently pass, the ARRT certification examination by the end of the first semester if provisionally accepted
Do the high school and college transcripts have to be official?

Yes.  All official high school and college transcripts must be submitted directly to the schools’ admissions office in a sealed envelope from the institution.

When are applications accepted?

For the School of Radiation Therapy, online applications are accepted year round.  To be considered for Fall admission, application and portfolio documents must be postmarked by April 1.

When do the classes start?

Classes for the School of Radiation Therapy begin in the Fall of each year.

Do you have a waiting list for enrollment?

No.  Selection of students is a competitive process.  Students not admitted must reapply.

What are the school hours?

The program is offered 40 hours per week.  School hours are 8 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Program begins each year in August.

 

May I send in the required information separately, or does it have to be sent all at once?

An applicant may send in the required information separately.  Once the online application and application fee have both been received, the program will start a file on the applicant.

How are applicants selected?

The programs use a point system to rank applicants, which include the following criteria:

  • Critical Test Scores
  • College hours and/or degrees
  • Personal interview
  • Personal references
  • Direct and/or indirect healthcare experience, volunteer work, or shadowing
  • National certification score, if applicable
Do your schools accept transfer students from other Radiation Therapy programs?

No.  Applicants from other Radiation Therapy programs will not be accepted as transfer students.  You must start the program from the first day and complete all courses and requirements to receive your certificate of completion.

How do I apply for Financial Aid?

All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The fastest way to get your application processed is to apply over the internet. School Code: 004117

To complete the FAFSA, you will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you are filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well. Be sure to follow the directions carefully because making corrections is a time consuming process.

What happens after I apply for financial aid?

Once Grady Health System receives your FAFSA results (if there are no corrections required and you aren’t selected for verification) and you have been admitted to the program, the Student Financial Aid Administrator will send you an award letter via U.S. Mail. The financial aid award letter outlines the type and amount of financial aid families can receive, such as scholarships, grants, and student loans.

After reading the financial aid award letter, you may realize that the awards listed are not enough to cover all expenses. However, there are other loan options that may not be shown on the letter. Your parents (dependent students only) may be eligible for the Federal PLUS Program or you could consider getting a private student loan.

After receiving the financial aid award letter, you must let the school know whether or not you are accepting or declining the awards. A student DOES NOT have to accept all of the financial aid award funds that are offered.  Declining an award will not harm the award.

For more information about the financial aid award letter, contact the Financial Aid Administrator.

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