School of Radiologic Technology
Admission Process

Student Capacity

The WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology has the capacity to accept six (6) new students per program year. During the selection process, six (6) primary applicants will be accepted and four (4) alternates. Alternates will be chosen in the event that a primary applicant declines their position. The alternates will be called in order of their ranking should any positions become available.

Application

Applications are available by contacting the Program Director of the WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology at (716) 664-8366 or off our website at www.wcahospital.org under the application tab.. The application form should be completed and returned to the Radiology School no later than February 15th of the expected entry date year.

In order for an application to be processed, the following items must be submitted in one package:

  • Completed application
  • $40 application fee – Check or money order should be made out to WCA Hospital.
  • Official copies of transcripts from all high school and colleges attended
  • Copy of GED if applicable
  • 3 letters of recommendation; 1 personal (preferably not from a relative), 1 professional, and 1 educational.
  • A tour to the program environment must be completed before February 1st of that application year.  Please call the program director to make an appointment.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all required information is promptly sent to the school for evaluation. Any file with incomplete records will not be considered for admission.

PLEASE NOTE: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.) and New York State Department of Health has reserved the right to refuse registration/ licensure to those individuals who have been convicted of certain felonies and other offenses. If you have been convicted, you must contact the A.R.R.T. for further instructions or the Program Director. To contact:

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120-1155
(651) 687-0048
www.arrt.org

Personal Interview

Invitations for a personal interview will be extended to applicants who have completed all applications procedures and who comply with the admission requirements of the School. The Admissions committee takes an applicant’s total qualifications into consideration without regard to race, age, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, color, creed or handicap.

Those applicants who are not issued an invitation for an interview will receive a letter of non-acceptance so that the individual can proceed with his / her future plans without delay.

The interview process is designed to allow applicants to present themselves to the committee, answer and ask questions regarding the program and the department.

When an applicant receives a notice for an interview, he/ she should immediately contact the School if the scheduled time is not convenient so that the appointment can be rescheduled. Interviews are held during the month of March.

Notification of Student Acceptance

Accepted students are notified promptly in writing. The applicant is required to notify the school in writing of their decision to accept or decline the position within two (2) weeks. Those who accept must submit a $250.00 deposit to hold a training position. This is non-refundable and will be applied to the cost of the first years tuition. The deposit should be sent to WCA Hospital within two (2) weeks of notice of acceptance. Checks should be make payable to WCA Hospital and sent to:

Educational Director
School of Radiologic Technology
WCA Hospital
207 Foote Avenue
P.O. Box 840
Jamestown, NY 14702-0840

Failure to comply with this procedure will indicate that the applicant has decided to withdraw his / her application.