Radiologic Technology

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The School of Radiologic Technology, sponsored by Grady Health System, is the oldest in the State of Georgia. The program began in the late 1930’s. To date, more than 1,400 students have graduated from the School of Radiologic Technology. This program prepares the graduate for a rewarding career in the imaging field. Many graduates continue to further their education in various advanced level radiation and imaging modalities.

The course of study in Radiologic Technology awards a certificate from Grady Health System upon graduation. Classes are limited in size. Admission to this program is competitive. The number of students accepted is dependent on the number of clinical sitesStudents who satisfactorily complete the program are eligible to become a certified Radiographer through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

The program has articulation agreements with both Georgia State University Perimeter College and Atlanta Metropolitan State College, which means graduates will be awarded an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology by the respective college upon successful completion of college prerequisites and the radiologic technology component at Grady Health System. (Gainful employment disclosure)

 

School of Radiologic Technology Faculty
Program Director:Betsy Kerr, BMSc, RT(R)bkerr@gmh.edu
Radiography Training Coordinator:Sylvia Brooks-Dowl, BMSc, RT(R)sdowl@gmh.edu
Clinical Instructors:Sylvia Brooks-Dowl, BMSc, RT(R)sdowl@gmh.edu
 Troy Maxwell, RT(R)tmaxwell@gmh.edu

ADMISSIONS

ACCEPTED APPLICANTS

FINANCIAL AID / TUITION / FEES

ACCREDITATION

PROGRAM INFORMATION

PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS DATA

STUDENT SERVICES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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ADMISSIONS

Admission Requirements

General Policy Statement
The School of Radiologic Technology offers equal educational opportunities to students regardless of race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap, religion, or national origin.

  1. Satisfactory physical, mental, and emotional health.
  2. Minimum age of 18 years.
  3. Satisfactory graduation from an accredited high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA; or passing score on the General Education Development test (GED) of the American Council on Education.
  4. Transfer credits, for Radiography specific courses, from other Radiologic Technology programs will not be accepted.  Advanced placement is not available.
  5. SAT, ACT, Compass, or Asset Exam requirement (one of the following criteria must be met):
    1. Scholastic Aptitude Reasoning Test (SAT I) – minimum math and critical reading (verbal) total score of 830 (writing section not included)
    2. American College Test (ACT): minimum composite score of 17
    3. COMPASS minimum reading score of 74, and minimum English minimum score of 60, and minimum math score of 37, or 
    4. ASSET minimum reading score of 40, and minimum writing/English score of 42, and minimum math score of 40
    5. ACUPLACER minimum reading score of 61, or minimum English score 004, and minimum Elementary Algebra score of 67
  6. College level courses at an accredited college (with a minimum of 2.5 GPA or 2.0 average in each core college course) will be considered in the selection process, but not in place of, SAT I,  ACT, COMPASS, ASSET, or ACUPLACER scores.  Completion of courses at a regionally accredited United States postsecondary institution (University, College, or Technical College) is required.
  7. All College or technical college education must be from an institution accredited by one of the following entities:
    • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
    • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)
    • Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools of Middle States Association of College and Schools (MSA-CESS)
    • 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)
    • 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. Courses excluded from consideration are:
    1. Remedial courses
    2. Developmental studies courses
    3. Courses with essentially non-academic content (orientation, career courses, etc.)
    4. 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. Applicants may be considered if one of the following applies:
    Graduate of a regionally accredited U.S. university, college or technical college institution with a minimum of an Associate’s degree that includes Algebra, Comm/Critical Thinking, Information system, Political Science, Social behavioral science, history, Humanities (Psychology), and Natural Science.
    OR
    If enrolled at either Georgia State University Perimeter College or Atlanta Metropolitan State College, prerequisite courses include:

    PREREQUISITE

    GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
    PERIMETER COLLEGE

    ATLANTA METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE

    English

    ENG 1101 or honors equivalent

    ENG 1101
    ENG 1102

    Algebra or higher level Mathematics

    MATH 1001 or higher

    MATH 1111 or higher

    Communication/Critical Thinking

    COMM 1201

    COMM 1100

    Natural Sciences

    Natural Sciences,
    CHEM 1151 & 1151L or higher,
    BIOL 2110 & 2110L, and
    BIOL 1612 & 1612L

    PHYS 1111 & 1111L or BIOL 1107 & BIOL 1107L,
    BIOL 2241 & 2241L, and
    BIOL 2242 & 2242L

    Social/Behavioral Sciences

    HIST 2111 or 2112

    HIST 2111 or 2112

    Information Technology

    RSCH 1203

    CSCI 1135

    Political Science

    POLS 1101

    POLS 1101

    Humanities

    Humanities elective

    PSY 1101 or higher

     

    31 Credit Hours

    36 Credit Hours

  1. If enrolled in either Georgia State University Perimeter College or Atlanta Metropolitan State College, and have completed the first half of the prerequisite courses, the applicant may submit an application by the deadline date.
  2. To graduate with an Associate degree from either Georgia State University or Atlanta Metropolitan State College a student must complete 26 of 31 credit hours from Georgia State University or complete 20 of 36 credit hours from Atlanta Metropolitan State College.
  3. Applicants are required to visit the hospital when invited. This includes a personal interview and a tour of the school facilities and ultrasound departments.

Admission Requirements – International Student

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 INS to enroll non-immigrant status students.
  2. The applicant must present official secondary and postsecondary (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 who completed 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”.

Application Process

The Radiologic Technology begins only one time per year in the Fall.  Online applications are accepted year round. All admission documents must be RECEIVED by April 1.

Procedure

  1. Apply ONLINE.
  2. Applicants submit the following to the School: 
  1. Application portfolio documents
    1. $35.00 nonrefundable application fee* (checks and money orders payable to Grady Health System). *Must be received to begin the application process.
    2. All official transcripts
      1. Official high school transcript, or GED certificate.
      2. Official transcripts of courses completed in all universities, colleges, or technical programs of study.
    3. Test scores
      1. A college entrance test is required. Scholastic Aptitude Reasoning Test (SAT I), American College Test (ACT), Compass, and/or Asset. Grady Health System’s SAT code is 5263 and the ACT code is 5329.
      2. Score and proof of any current national certification, if applicable.
      3. TOEFL score, if applicable (see International Student Requirements).
    4. References
      The applicant must provide names, e-mail addresses, and complete mailing addresses for three (3) references, who have supervised the applicant a minimum of six months in an evaluating position (such as supervisors, educators, etc.). Friends, relatives, clergy and co-workers are not acceptable references. Applicants should contact references prior to submission of application. The school will email/mail a reference form to those persons that are listed in the application
    5. Military discharge papers (DD214), if applicable.

Incomplete applications and those who do not adhere to the deadline dates will be disqualified.  An applicant’s application and pre-entrance requirements will not be returned to the applicant, nor forwarded to another institution.

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 three hours.

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.

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, review of academic and sociological data, references and investigation.

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
imagingschools@gmh.edu
(404) 616-3610

 

ARRT Ethics Review For Felony Or Misdemeanor Conviction

Felony and misdemeanor convictions, regardless of resolution, may cause a student to be ineligible to take the national certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). All hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission require radiographers to be certified by the ARRT.

If an applicant has a felony or misdemeanor conviction, the ARRT must determine eligibility for the Registry examination before applicant is interviewed by the program.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to pursue this matter. The program is not and will not be involved in this process in any manner.

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists will consider, for determination of eligibility, any felony or misdemeanor conviction of an applicant on a case-by-case basis. The ARRT charges a fee for this service. To obtain Ethics Review Pre-application information, contact the ARRT at:

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120
(651) 687-0048

ACCEPTED APPLICANTS

Admission Requirements Upon Acceptance

Upon acceptance, the applicant must complete and submit by program deadline date:

  1. Physical examination and immunizations to include documentation of:
  • MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Must have one of the following:
    • Documentation of 2 doses after 1st birthday and separated by at least 28 days
    • Laboratory evidence of immunity by positive measles titer, positive mumps titer, and positive rubella titer
  • Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine (series of 3 and titer results drawn after 3rd dose)
  • Varicella vaccine (2 doses) and/or positive titer
  • PPD (TB screening) within last 30 days prior to enrollment, any one of the following to documents accepted:
    • Negative two-step TB skin test
    • Negative T.Spot or Quantiferon Gold blood test
    • For history of positive TB test, latent TB infection or TB disease, must have negative chest x-ray. If student has had TB disease, medical evaluation and documentation that student has been treated for TB disease is required.

After initial TB testing is completed, student should receive follow-up TB testing annually consisting of a one-step TB skin test or a T.SPOT or a Quantiferon Gold Test.

Immunization requirements are subject to change by Grady Health System and/or Clinical affiliates at any time.

  1. Background check and drug screen performed through www.advantagestudents.com.
  2. Proof of professional liability insurance as a Radiologic Technology Student, prior to enrollment, which documents coverage for first year of enrollment (must be renewed before end of first year).
  3. Current CPR (BLS for Healthcare Provider) documentation.  If BLS for Healthcare Provider is expired or needed, submit documentation of completion for Part I of the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers online training module and Part II will be scheduled for completion with school faculty at the school.
  4. Any on-line hospital or clinical site orientations assigned by the school.

Background Check/Drug Screen Policy

All students are required by Grady Health System to undergo a background check and drug screen test prior to enrollment in the program. This is conducted after a student has been provisionally accepted into the program. Students are responsible for all charges incurred for these screens. If the student has lived in states other than Georgia or has lived in other countries, additional fees for searches may apply. The Student Package (background check and drug screen) is ordered online through web site www.advantagestudents.com within 10 business days following receipt of the letter of acceptance into the program.  Results are accessed by GHS Human Resources’ employee on-boarding coordinator, Imaging Schools personnel, and/or student placement coordinators of the clinical affiliates. Unsatisfactory (positive) results of the background check and/or drug screen will result in ineligibility for admission to the program.  An additional background check, currently costing $49, through symplr® will be required prior to your clinical rotation into Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

 A cleared background check/drug screen will be valid for the duration of the program unless an additional clinical site is added and a new background check/drug screen is required to meet orientation requirements for that facility. A clinical facility reserves the right to remove a student from the facility for suspicion of substance abuse, including alcohol. The clinical facility reserves the right to request that the student submit to a repeat drug screening at the student’s expense. Failure to comply will result in the student’s immediate expulsion from the facility.

Should a student whose background/drug screen meets GHS requirements and is cleared to enroll in the program be prohibited from attending an off campus clinical rotation due to findings on a background/drug screen for that particular site, the student may be placed at another clinical site that accepts the Advantage Students results that coincide with GHS requirements.

The drug screen follows National Institute on Drug Abuse guidelines and screens for eleven substances. Test results that fall outside of any acceptable ranges are considered positive test results. Any positive result (unless the student has a physician’s documentation of need for the drug) will exclude student placement in the program.

  • Georgia Statewide Records – GCIC
  • If applicant has resided outside the State of Georgia within the past 7 years then those additional jurisdictions will be searched.
  • Violent Sexual Offender and Predator Registry search (aka Nationwide Sexual Offender Registry)
  • Social Security Number Verification
  • Residency History
  • Nationwide Health Care Fraud and Abuse Scan
    Search includes – Medicare & Medicaid Sanctioned, Excluded Individuals, Office of Research Integrity (ORI), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), FDA Debarment Check, Office of Inspector General (OIG)-List of Excluded Individuals/Entities, General Services Administration (GSA)-Excluded Parties List.
  • US Patriot Act Search
    Search includes – OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons, OFAC Sanctioned Countries, including Major Cities & Ports, Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories, Department of State Trade Control (DTC) Debarred Parties, U.S. Bureau of Industry & Security (formerly BXA) – Unverified Entities List Denied Entities List, Denied Persons List, FBI Most Wanted Terrorists and Seeking Information, FBI Top Ten Most Wanted, INTERPOL Most Wanted List, Bank of England Sanctions List, OSFI – Canadian Sanctions List, United Nations Consolidated Sanctions List, Politically Exposed Persons List, European Union Terrorism List, World Bank Ineligible Firms.

FINANCIAL AID / TUITION / FEES

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

Radiologic Technology Tuition:

$1,570/semester, 6 semesters (total $9420)

Fees

Advantage Students Drug Screen & Background Check:

$78.50 *base fee, may be higher if student lived in other states as an adult

symplr® CHOA Drug Screen & Background check

HPSO Professional Liability Insurance

$49.00 first year/$29.00 second year

$37.00/year

Graduation Fee

$180.00 (prorated at $30 paid each semester)

Technology Fee

$50.00/semester

CPR (Heart Code – BLS) Online Training Module

$28.50

Uniform Scrub Top and Pants
(5 sets recommended)

approx. $30.00/set

Uniform Shoes

approximately $60.00/pair

Books, supplies, computer software, etc.

$700 – 900 (if purchased new)

Parking

Grady Hospital – Free – Capital Avenue Parking
Resurgens Orthopeadics Midtown – approx.. $5.00/day when student chooses this site.
Resurgens Orthopaedics Saint Joseph  – approx.. $5.00/day when student chooses this site.

ARRT Credential exam fees:
National Certification Exam

$200 – Students apply to take the ARRT exam 90 days before graduation.

Prices subject to change

Financial Aid

Student Financial Aid is available to help the student meet the difference between the amount he/she can afford to pay and the actual cost to attend one of the Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies. The amount the student and his/her family can afford to contribute is determined by a need analysis. Need is established by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the website www.fafsa.ed.gov or by paper FAFSA and mailing it to the federal processor. The FAFSA code for all schools is 004117. A Student Aid Report (SAR) is provided to the student online.

No financial aid is disbursed until the student is enrolled in the program of study. The payment period for financial aid is by semester.

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Financial Aid Office-Sabrina TwoLions
Grady Health System
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303-3050
Email: stwolions@gmh.edu or phone (404) 616-3506

Veterans Benefits
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.

Exit Counseling Resources

 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 Serviceing (PHEAA)
800-699-2908
www.myfedloan.org

Direct Loan Servicing Center (ACS)
800-848-0979
www.myedaccount.com

Mohela
888-866-4352
www.mohela.com

ESA/Edfinancial
855-377-6884
www.edfinancial.com/DL

CornerStone
800-663-1662
www.MyCornerStoneLoan.org

Aspire Reources Inc.
855-475-3335
www.AspireReourcesInc.com

Granite State-GSMR
888-556-0022
www.gsmr.org

OSLA Servicing
866-264-9762
www.osla.org

EdManager
855-479-0490
www.edmanage.myedloan.com

Tuition Refund Policy

Tuition refund refers to money paid toward school charges that must be returned to financial sources and/or to the student. If the student is due a tuition refund, the school must provide a refund whether or not the student requests the tuition refund or formally withdraws from the program. If a student receives an approved leave of absence, but does not return from that leave, a tuition refund must be processed within 30 days. If a student withdraws from school, a tuition refund must be made within 60 days of the school’s determination of withdrawal.

Institutional Pro Rata Refund Policy
The pro rata refund applies to all students enrolled at Grady Health System. There is not an applicable state law or refund required by the accrediting agency. Pro rata refund applies to the institutional tuition and fees charged from the first day of class until the 60 percent point in time of the enrollment. After the 60 percent point in time of enrollment there is no refund. A 100 percent refund is due to a student who never enrolls. Tuition refunds are made by the Financial Aid/ Registrar’s office. An explanation of the calculations for determining the amount of financial aid to be returned can be obtained through the Financial Aid/Registrar’s office.

Return Policy for Title IV Grant and Loan Programs
If a student has completed more than 60 percent of the payment period, he/she is considered to have earned 100 percent of the Title IV grant or loan aid received for the payment period. In this case, no funds need to be returned to the Title IV aid programs.

However, if a student withdraws before completing more than 60 percent of the payment period or period of enrollment, the amount of any Title IV loan and grant aid the student received for the payment period (or period of enrollment) must be recalculated to reflect the portion of the payment period that he/she completed prior to withdrawal. The unearned Title IV loan and grant aid for the percentage of the payment period not completed must be returned to the applicable Title IV aid programs.

Veteran’s Refund Policy
For Veteran students the School will refund the unused portion of prepaid tuition and fees on a pro rata basis. Any amount in excess of $10 for an Enrollment Registration fee will also be prorated and returned.

ACCREDITATION

The radiologic technology 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.

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

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The School of Radiologic Technology, sponsored by Grady Health System, is the oldest in the State of Georgia. The program began in the late 1930’s. To date, more than 1,400 students have graduated from the School of Radiologic Technology. This program prepares the graduate for a rewarding career in the imaging field. Many graduates continue to further their education in various advanced level radiation and imaging modalities.
The course of study in Radiologic Technology awards a certificate from Grady Health System upon graduation. Classes are limited in size. Admission to this program is competitive. The number of students accepted is dependent on the number of clinical sitesStudents who satisfactorily complete the program are eligible to become a certified Radiographer through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

The program has articulation agreements with both Georgia State University Perimeter College and Atlanta Metropolitan State College, which means graduates will be awarded an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology by the respective college upon successful completion of college prerequisites and the radiologic technology component at Grady Health System.
The School of Radiologic Technology is an entry-level program and is:

  • Full-time
  • Daytime program
  • 23 months in length
  • 25 students are accepted annually
  • The graduation rate for the past 5 years is 99 percent.

 

Vision (Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies)

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

Mission

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

Goals and Learning Outcomes

Goal 1Students will be clinically competent.
Learning Outcomes
1.1.         Students will practice correct radiation protection practices – ALARA.
1.2          Students will apply knowledge of radiographic procedures.
1.3          Students will apply appropriate patient care.

Goal 2Students will communicate effectively. 
Learning Outcomes
2.1 Students will demonstrate effective oral communication.
2.2          Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Goal 3Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Learning Outcomes
3.1          Students will identify ethical dilemmas.
3.2          Students will use critical thinking skills and adapt procedures for trauma, emergency procedures, non-routine, and age-specific patients.

Goal 4Students will demonstrate professional development and growth consistent with program mission and expected outcomes.
Learning Outcomes
4.1          Students will demonstrate a professional work ethic.
4.2          Students will demonstrate the ability to function as a team player.

Goal 5Program Effectiveness Measurements:
Outcomes
5.1          Graduates will pass the ARRT certification exam on the first attempt.
5.2          Graduates will complete the program within 24 months.
5.3          Of those pursuing employment, graduates will be employed within 1 year post-graduation.
5.4          Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
5.5          Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s education.

Program Effectiveness Measurements:

  1. Graduates will pass the ARRT certification exam on the first attempt.
  2. Graduates will complete the program within 24 months.
  3. Of those pursuing employment, graduates will be employed within one year post-graduation.
  4. Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
  5. Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s education

Academics

Academic Calendar

 

First Year – Fall Semester – August 29 thru December 16, 2016

Orientation
RAD 1100 Introduction to Radiology and Patient Care I
RAD 1101 Radiographic Procedures I
RAD 1102 Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure I
RAD 1103 Clinical Education I

Holiday – September 5, 2016 – Labor Day
Holiday – November 24 & 25, 2016 – Thanksgiving
Holiday – December 23 & 26, 2016 – Christmas

Break – December 17 – January 9, 2017

First Year – Spring Semester – January 9, thru April 21, 2017

RAD 2100 Patient Care II
RAD 2101 Radiographic Procedures II
RAD 2102 Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure II
RAD 2103 Clinical Education II

Holiday – January 2, 2017 – New Year’s Day
Holiday – January 16, 2017 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Break – April 22 – May 7, 2017

First Year – Summer Semester – May 8 thru July 28, 2017

RAD 3100 Patient Care III
RAD 3101 Radiographic Procedures III
RAD 3102 Equipment and Maintenance I
RAD 3103 Clinical Education III

Holiday – May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day
Holiday – July 4, 2017 – Independence Day

Break – July 29 – August 20, 2017

Second Year – Fall Semester – August 21 thru December 15, 2017

RAD 4100 Radiation Protection I
RAD 4101 Radiographic Procedures IV
RAD 4102 Equipment and Maintenance II
RAD 4103 Clinical Education IV
RAD 4104 Radiographic Pathology

Holiday – September 4, 2017 – Labor Day
Holiday – November 23 & 24, 2017 – Thanksgiving
Holiday – December 25 & 26, 2017 – Christmas

Break – December 16 – January 7, 2018

Second Year – Spring Semester – January 8 thru April 20, 2018

RAD 5100 Radiation Protection II
RAD 5101 Radiographic Procedures V
RAD 5102 Professional Development and Independent Study
RAD 5103 Clinical Education V

Holiday – January 1, 2018 – New Year’s Day
Holiday – January 15, 2018 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Break – April 21 – May 6, 2018

Second Year – Summer Semester – May 7 thru July 20, 2018

RAD 6100 Radiologic Technology Review
RAD 6101 Clinical Education VI

Holiday – May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day
Holiday – July 4, 2018 – Independence Day

Graduation – July 20, 2018

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 a Radiographer. The school is a competency-based program in which faculty members and/or departmental staff evaluate the student.

A student spends at least 18-22 hours per week in the clinical setting and may be exposed to ionizing radiation, infectious diseases, body fluids, processing chemicals and cleaning solutions. 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.

Students rotate on a weekly basis through general diagnostic radiology, emergency radiology, pediatric radiology, and specialized areas (approximately 10% of training) such as CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography, special procedures, radiation oncology, cardiac catheterization, neuroscience, and PET. Students must dress in the approved uniform attire during classes and clinical rotations.

Clinical hours vary depending on the assigned rotation. Most clinical assignments occur during the day shift; however students also rotate on evening and weekend shifts in emergency and pediatric radiology departments (approximately 7% of training). In addition to clinical assignments at Grady, students also rotate to several neighborhood clinics and affiliate hospitals in the Atlanta area.

Clinical Sites:

  1. Grady Memorial Hospital – 80 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Address and travel times from Grady Memorial Hospital to other clinical sites:

  1. Asa Yancey Health Center – 1247 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 – 4 miles
  2. Atlanta Medical Center – 303 Parkway Drive, NE Atlanta, GA 30312 – 1.1 miles
  3. Brookhaven Health Center – 2695 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 – 11.5 miles
  4. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hudson Bridge – 1510 Hudson Bridge Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281 – 24 miles
  5. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding – 35 Jesse Hill Jr Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 – one block from Grady Memorial Hospital
  6. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Satellite Blvd – 2660 Satellite Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096 – 20 miles
  7. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Town Center – 625 Big Shanty Road Kennesaw, GA 30144 – 23 miles
  8. East Point Health Center – 1595 W. Cleveland Ave. East Point, GA 30344 – 7.8 miles
  9. Emory University Hospital Midtown – 550 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 – 2 miles
  10. Kaiser Permanente Southwood – 2400 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro, GA 30236 – 17 miles
  11. Kirkwood Health Center – 1863 Memorial Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA 30317 – 5.1 miles
  12. Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic College Park – 1901 Phoenix Blvd, Suite 200, College Park, GA 30349 – 13 miles
  13. Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic Main – 2001 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 705, Atlanta, GA 30309 – 6 miles
  14. Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic Northside – 5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30342 – 13 miles
  15. Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic Sports Medicine Center – 2045 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30309 – 6 miles
  16. Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic West Paces – 3200 Downwood Circle, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 – 8 miles
  17. Piedmont Outpatient Center at Piedmont West –1800 Howell Mill Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 – 5 miles
  18. Ponce De Leon Center/IDP –341 Ponce de Leon Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 – 3 miles
  19. Resurgens Orthopedics Austell – 2041 Mesa Valley Way, Suite 100, Austell, GA 30106 – 21 miles
  20. Resurgens Orthopedics Cumming – 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive Ste. 340 Cumming, GA 30041 – 37 miles
  21. Resurgens Orthopedics Douglasville – 6001 Professional Parkway, Suite 1040, Douglas Physicians Center, Douglasville, GA 30134 – 20 miles
  22. Resurgens Orthopedics Fayetteville – 1336 Highway 54W Building 500, Fayetteville, Ga 30214 – 26 miles
  23. Resurgens Orthopedics Johns Creek – 6335 Hospital Parkway Ste. 302 Johns Creek, GA 30097 – 29 miles
  24. Resurgens Orthopedics Kennesaw – 270 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144 – 24 miles
  25. Resurgens Orthopedics Marietta – 61 Whitcher Street, Suite 1100, Marietta, GA 30060 – 22 miles
  26. Resurgens Orthopedics Midtown – 550 Peachtree St., 19th floor, Atlanta, GA 30308 – 2 miles
  27. Resurgens Orthopedics St. Joseph’s – 5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 900, Atlanta, GA 30342 – 13 miles

STUDENT SERVICES

FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid programs available to students are:

  • Federal Pell Grant: Pell Grants are for eligible undergraduate students who do not have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Subsidized Federal Direct Loan: The Subsidized Federal Direct Loan is awarded on the basis of financial need. The interest is subsidized by the Federal government while the student is in school.
  • Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan: The Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan is not awarded on the basis of need. You will be charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed.
  • Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS): PLUS loans are made to parents of dependent undergraduate students. There are no income restrictions for these loans.
  • Veteran’s Educational Benefits: Students who are eligible may receive Veterans Educational Benefits from the Veterans Administration.

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 Capital Avenue Parking (Orange) Lot for a one-time fee of $10.00. A Grady Shuttle is available for transport between the parking lot to 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.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Cameron and Associates, Inc. is a national Employee Assistance Program Consultant Firm (EAP), providing counseling services to employees, their families, and students. Individuals receive professional and confidential counseling in areas of marital, family, or financial problems, stress, substance abuse, depression, etc. The main objectives are 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.

COMPUTERS AND TUTORIALS
There are computers for student use in Piedmont Hall. Software tutorials are maintained and loaned through school offices. In addition, the Calhoun Medical Library located in the Glenn Building has a number of computers with Internet access that the student may use during normal library hours.

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. The most current editions of Sonography books and learning resources are located in the sonography classroom.

W. Calhoun Library
A. W. Calhoun Medical Library, Grady Branch of Emory University School of Medicine Library, is located in the Glenn Building on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. This library is open to the instructors and students of Grady Health System School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and other schools within the hospital.

PHOTOCOPIES AND FASCIMILIES
Photocopying facilities are available in the A. W. Calhoun Library in the Glenn Building. A fax machine is located in the School office in Piedmont Hall.

CAFETERIA
Morrison’s Cafeteria is located on the 2nd floor of the hospital. An ID badge must be worn in the hospital cafeteria to receive an employee discount for meals.

SNACK BARS
Snack bars (Henry’s and Grab-n-Go) are located on the ground floor of the hospital. Snack vending machines are located in the Morrison’s Cafeteria on the 2nd floor. Snack vending machines are also located on the 1st floor of Piedmont Hall.

PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEE ESCORT SERVICE
Students and employees desiring escorts to or from parking lots or to isolated locations on the Grady campus should call the Public Safety office to arrange for this service.

LOCKERS
Lockers for books and personal items are available for student use in the third floor locker rooms. Students must provide their own padlock. Lockers must be shared.

NOTARY PUBLIC
Notary publics are available to notarize items of Grady business in Grady’s Administration office, Business Office, and Legal Affairs office. There is no charge for this service.

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

GIFT SHOP
Lori’s Hallmark stores are located in the hospital’s Clinic Building lobby and in CHOA at Hughes Spalding. The stores offer a selection of snack foods, drinks, greeting cards, special occasion balloons, and holiday specialty items.

ENTERTAINMENT DISCOUNTS
Discount tickets to entertainment venues are available to students through TicketsAtWork. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Admissions – Frequently Asked Questions

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

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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.

 

 

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

  • High school GPA or GED
  • SAT I or ACT score
  • College hours and/or degrees
  • Personal interview
  • Personal references
  • Direct and/or indirect healthcare experience, volunteer work, or shadowing
  • National certification score, if applicable
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Yes.  International applicants whose native language is not English are required to pass the TOEFL test 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.

Alternative to TOEFL is the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency with the minimum progress of “Intermediate

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The program is offered 40 hours per week.  School hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m M-F

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The programs are 40 hours per week, and there is an ample amount of study and homework required.  The faculty recommends that students limit their employment to part time if possible.

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The applicant must obtain a minimum of 15 credit hours from GPC in the prerequisite core college courses prior to making application.

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The student must complete at least 26 out of the required 31 credit hours of general education courses at Georgia Perimeter College in order to qualify for an Associate’s degree from GPC.

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The web address for GPC is www.gpc.edu/healthscience.  You may also talk to an academic advisor by calling the Office of Health Science at 678-891-3195.

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The applicant must obtain a minimum of 18 credit hours from AMSC in the prerequisite core college courses prior to making application.

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The student must complete at least 20 out of the required 36 credit hours of general education courses at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in order to qualify for an Associate’s degree from AMSC.

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The web address for AMSC is http://www.atlm.edu/academics/radiologyprogram.aspx.  You may also talk to an academic advisor by calling the Division of Science, Math, and Health Professions at 404-756-4025.

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The AS degree is awarded by the college (Georgia State University Perimeter College or Atlanta Metropolitan State College) upon successful completion of the Radiologic Technology component (70 credit hours) at Grady Health System.   

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A certificate in Radiologic Technology is awarded upon graduation to those who already had a degree prior to enrollment.

 

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No.  Applicants may view our admission requirements and application procedure on our School web site at www.gradyhealth.org/imaging.

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Classes for the School of Radiologic Technology begin in August. 

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Radiologic Technology – 25

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No.  Selection of students is a competitive process.  For the Radiologic Technology program, interviews will be conducted from January through April.  The Admissions Committees will select the approved number of students and alternates for each program by the end of May for the class that starts in August.

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An applicant’s folder is kept on file for one year.  The steps to reapply are:

  • Contact the School office at (404) 616-3610, state that you are a previous applicant from last year, and request that the contents of your old application folder be transferred to a new applicant folder for you.
  • Go online at gradyhealth.org/imaging to reapply between September 1 and March 1.
  • Send in the $35.00 application fee to the School office.
  • Since your critical score (SAT, ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET score), official high school transcript (or GED), and official college transcript(s) are on file, you do not have to request new transcripts.
  • If you have taken additional college courses since you applied last year, you must request an updated transcript for your new application folder.
  • Reference forms will be sent to the personal references that you list on your new application.
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Yes.  Students are provisionally accepted pending the passage of a background check and drug screen performed through.

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If an applicant has a felony or misdemeanor conviction, the ARRT must determine eligibility for the Registry examination before applicant is interviewed by the program.  The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists will consider, for determination of eligibility, any felony or misdemeanor conviction of an applicant on a case-by-case basis. To obtain Ethics Review Pre-application information, contact the ARRT at https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Ethics/Ethics-Review-Pre-Application.pdf

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You can contact your local hospital, medical center, or nursing home and see if they have volunteer opportunities.

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Yes.  We use the SAT I, ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET score in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.  A degree is considered, but will not take the place of the SAT I/ACT score.

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An applicant must contact a translation service to have the transcripts from high school and/or college converted into its U.S. Equivalency to include U.S. GPA, classes listed, grades received, and type of degree obtained.

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Yes.  We use data from transcripts in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.

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If you are unable to get a high school transcript, you may choose to take the GED instead.  Upon passing the GED you may then submit a copy of your GED certificate to the School to meet that particular admission requirement.  A minimum of an associate degree and/or postsecondary education must be from an institution accredited by one of the following accrediting mechanisms:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)
  • Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools of Middle States Association of College and Schools (MSA-CESS)
  • 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)
  • 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)

 

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No.  A non-citizen applicant is required to provide documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of permanent resident status by presenting a copy of his/her alien registration card.

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No.  You must meet and submit all admissions requirements and, if accepted, you must complete the entire program, the same as any new student.

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No.  You must meet and submit all admissions requirements and, if accepted, you must complete the entire 24 month program, the same as any new student.

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  • Physical examination
  • Immunizations
    • MMR
    • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
    • Hepatitis B and titer
    • Varicella (2 doses) and titers
  • PPD 
    • If PPD is positive or applicant has received BCG vaccine, further testing and/or documentation of treatment will be required.
  • Flu 
    • Seasonal flu vaccine is required each year.
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No.  Applicants from other Radiologic Technology programs will not be accepted as transfer students.  You must start a program from the first day and complete all courses and requirements to receive your certificate of completion.

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Grady Health System
Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3610
jcmcfry@GMH.EDU

 

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The campus safety and security report is available on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website http://ope.ed.gov/security.

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Financial Aid – Frequently Asked Questions

Radiologic Technology – $1,570/semester or $9420 total for 2 years (6 semesters)

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  • ADVANTAGE STUDENT Drug Screen and Criminal Background Check – $78.50
  • symplr® CHOA Drug Screen & Background check – $49.00/year
  • HPSO Professional Liability Insurance – $37.00/year
  • Technology Fee – $50.00/semester
  • Trajecys – $150.00 total
  • CPR (BLS for Healthcare Providers – Part 1) Online Training Module – $25.00
  • 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 – $10.80/month – MLK Lot (other clinical sites may require a parking fee, however most do not)   

Note: All costs are subject to change.

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Yes.  The program is eligible and participate in Federal Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs.  The FAFSA must be processed by May 25 to determine eligibility for financial aid. 

Veteran benefits are approved for eligible veterans. Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits for eligible veterans are now approved for non-degree programs.

The Radiologic Technology program is also included on the Statewide Eligible Providers List (WIOA programs) through the Georgia Department of Labor.

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The campus safety and security report is available on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website http://ope.ed.gov/security.

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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. To apply online, go to www.pin.ed.gov and apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). A PIN allows you to electronically sign and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without having to print, sign, and mail a signature page to the processing center. A PIN saves time and mistakes. 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.

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If you need to make a correction to your financial aid application information before you receive your award notice, you can do so using the Student Aid Report by mailing it to the processor or by doing it on the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already received your award letter, contact the financial aid office to determine if the correction is necessary.

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You can go online at www.fafsa.gov to add Grady Health System to your FAFSA, school code 004117.

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Yes. If you want an estimate of financial aid prior to applying for either admission or financial aid, you may estimate your eligibility for federal student aid at www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov. 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’re filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well.

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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.

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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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The Department of Education has set maximum levels for student borrowing which is driven by the total number of credits completed toward graduation in your program. Credits determine if you are a first-year or second-year student. Those limits are listed below. Each student’s eligibility is determined based on the results of the FAFSA if the student is dependent or independent, the unmet need and cost of attendance.

 Dependent Undergraduate Student
(except students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
Independent Undergraduate Student
(and dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
 Subsidized Unsubsidized Subsidized Unsubsidized
1st year $3,500$2,000$3,500$6,000
2nd year $4,500$2,000$4,500$6,000
3rd year & beyond $5,500$2,000$5,500$7,000

*** The Radiologic Technology program falls under the 1st year category.***

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First, you must provide all necessary requested documents to complete your file so your eligibility can be determined. Grants and loans will be awarded in that order based on eligibility. You will receive the award letter by mail. You must accept or deny awards by returning the letter to the Financial Aid Administrator.

If you accept the student loan and you are a first-time borrower, you must complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling Session at www.studentloans.gov. Once the paperwork is completed and you are enrolled for the minimum number of required credits, your financial aid will be applied to your student account as the funds are received. Once your tuition and fees are then paid any residual check will be mailed the address on file. Checks are mailed within two weeks at the start of each semester as long as the student remains enrolled and attending.

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If your financial aid exceeds the amount of your charges, a residual check will be prepared for you. It will be sent via mail to the address that you provided during registration (Direct Deposit IS NOT available). Checks will be mailed within two weeks of the beginning of each semester.

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Sabrina TwoLions
Grady Health System
Student Financial Aid/Registrar
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3506
stwolions@gmh.edu

 

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Yes.  The programs are eligible and participate in Federal Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs. The FAFSA must be processed by September 30 to determine eligibility for financial aid. 

Veteran benefits are approved for eligible veterans. Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits for eligible veterans are now approved for non-degree programs.

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