Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of
Radiologic Sciences

Part-Time BS Program

Working technologist who are RT(R), RT(T), RT(N) or CNMT registered, have 50 prerequisite credits, but do not have a Bachelor’s degree can enroll in our Advanced Placement BS Programs in Computed Tomography, on a part-time basis.

Note: We communicate with applicants via e-mail, so please provide a valid email address and adjust your email settings to allow mail from Jefferson.edu.

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Application Deadlines

May 15th: International Students
July 15th: U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students with Current F-1 Visas

International Students

International applicants who are coming from abroad or who are in the U.S. on a non-F-1 visa are strongly encouraged to submit their admission application by May 15th to ensure enough time to complete the visa process. We still accept and review international applications after May 15th, but may need to defer the application to a later start term due to the visa application timeline.

Additional information for applying as an International Student.

Note: International applicants who are currently in the U.S. studying in F-1 status with another school have until July 15th to submit their admission application.

U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents & International Students with Current F-1 Visas

U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and International students in current F-1 status must submit their admission application by July 15th.

Decisions are granted on a rolling basis throughout the cycle until the class is filled. We may contact academically eligible applicants via e-mail to schedule an interview (provided space is still available). Decisions include: Offer of Admission, Denied Admission, Hold for Grades and Waitlist.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites must be completed by the time the student enters Thomas Jefferson University. You do not need to have your prerequisites completed before you apply, but the majority should be completed before an admissions decision can be made. You may also earn credits through standardized tests, including CLEP.

Questions about Prerequisites can be directed to:
1-877-JEFF-247 or 215-503-8890

Degree & GPA

No degree is required. 3.0 GPA strongly recommended.

Concentration-Specific Certification Requirements

For the Computed Tomography Program you will need: RT(R), RT(T), RT(N) or CNMT certification or eligibility

Courses & Credits (Updated for Fall 2018 Applicants and Beyond)

**Please note that our prerequisite requirements will be changing starting for the incoming Fall 2018 class. If you are applying for Fall 2018 and beyond, please be sure you have completed the following courses.

50 credits from specific course areas. All science courses must be completed within 10 years of applying to Thomas Jefferson University. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or above to be eligible for transfer. A grade of “C-” or below will not be eligible for transfer. 

Course acceptance subject to Academic Counselor approval.

Course Title All Other Programs
Medical
Dosimetry
Nuclear
Medicine
Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab * 4 4 4
Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab * 4 4 4
Physics I w/Lab ** 4 4 4
Physics II w/Lab ** 4 4 4
College Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 4 4
College Chemistry II w/ Lab (Nuclear Medicine Only)
N/A N/A 4
Biology I w/ Lab (Medical Dosimetry Only) N/A 4 N/A
Pre-Calculus or equivalent level Math *** 3 3 3
Statistics 3 3 3
Medical Terminology † 3 3 3
English Composition 3 3 3
English Elective 3 3 3
Electives †† 15 11 11

* 8 credits of Anatomy & Physiology I and II or 4 credits of Human Anatomy and 4 credits of Human Physiology. Labs must be included.

** Algebra or Calculus-based

*** Calculus or higher level Math also accepted

† Students certified in or graduated from an accredited program in the health professions do not need Medical Terminology. These students must have three additional elective credits in place of medical terminology.

† † Acceptable elective courses are theory-based, not performance-based, coursework. For example: we will accept Introduction to Music but not Piano, and we will accept Introduction to Art but not painting. We will not accept coursework that is remedial or review in nature, Physical Education or Technical courses. Coursework may include Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Foreign Languages, Science, Business, Math and History.

Performance Requirements/Technical Standards (by concentration)

Technical standards are the fundamental abilities a student needs to complete every activity his/her degree requires. These standards are determined by the competency, proficiency and/or skill standards set forth by accrediting and professional organizations appropriate to each program. These standards are based upon the minimum tasks performed by graduates of the Program. 

Computed Tomography

A Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist is typically employed in a hospital or a clinic to provide direct care for patients and must be able to apply verified knowledge and skillfully perform CT procedures. Clinical and laboratory assignment for the CT Program require certain physical demands that are the technical standards of admission. These standards are as recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. 

To participate in and complete the CT Program, all applicants must have sufficient:

  • Visual acuity to administer contrast agents accurately, monitor imaging equipment and provide the necessary patient assessment and care
  • Auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the healthcare team and assess the health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices, such as intercom systems, blood pressure gauges and fire alarms
  • Gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and implement skills related to the performance of CT, such as positioning, transporting and imaging patients, manipulating equipment such as the scan console and power injectors and performing venipuncture on a regular basis
  • Communication skills (verbal, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the patient's/client's interest
  • Intellectual and emotional function to plan and implement patient care

Specifically, each student must be able to:

  • Lift, transfer and/or move patients from wheelchair/stretcher to scan table, including trauma patients
  • Sit for 4-7 hours
  • Handle (physically and mentally) moderate and frequent exposure to infectious agents (blood, urine, etc.)
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity
  • Bend/stretch
  • Distinguish colors and shades of gray
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, including patient instruction
  • Read and extract information from medical charts or patient requisitions
  • Explain clinical studies verbally and/or in writing

Application Process

Create an account by visiting our applicant portal, TJAPP.  Follow the directions to complete the application.

For application related questions, please visit TJAPP Instructions and FAQ's.

Application

You can only select one program designation (concentration) per application term. If you select multiple designations, your application will not be processed and you will be charged additional fees for selecting multiple designations. Please only select your first year concentration (ex. General Sonography) in the TJAPP application.

Application Fee

Submit the $50 application fee to TJAPP.

Official Transcripts

Send your transcripts to:

TJAPP Transcript Verification Center
P.O. Box 9130
Watertown, MA 02471

If your courses were completed outside of the United States, you must submit a course-by-course evaluation from WES.

Personal Statement/Essay

Submit an essay via TJAPP describing an experience that demonstrates your interest and commitment to your chosen health profession.  

Recommendation Letters

We require two letters of recommendation. Students will need to provide the name, title and email address of the people writing the recommendations during time of application. You will receive an email from TJAPP with a recommendation form directly to the references.

References must return the recommendation form directly to TJAPP, not the student. 

If you possess previously written letters of recommendation from a reference, contact your counselor directly.

International Students

Please see our additional information for applying as an International Student.

English Language Proficiency

TOEFL Requirements

Send official TOEFL scores (if applicable):

Thomas Jefferson University
130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TOEFL code = 2903

Drug, Criminal Background & Child Abuse Clearances

Some clinical sites may require health professions students to be fingerprinted and/or undergo a drug test.

Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites that require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance and/or fingerprinting may deny a student’s participation in the clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction or a record of child abuse. Clinical sites may also deny participation in clinical experiences for other reasons, such as failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance. As participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation, denial of participation by a clinical site may result in delay of graduation or the inability to graduate from the Program.

Regardless of whether a student graduates from Thomas Jefferson University, individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies.

Admissions Contacts

General Questions

Phone (toll-free): 1-877-533-3247
Phone: 215-503-8890
E-mail: TJU.Admissions@jefferson.edu

Program-Specific Questions

Frances Gilman, DHSc, RT, R, CT, MR, CV, ARRT   
Department Chair
Phone:
215-503-1865
E-mail: Frances.Gilman@jefferson.edu

Richard Weening, PhD, MIPP, RT(R)(CT)(MR), FAEIRS          
Program Director
Phone: 215-503-0059
E-mail: Richard.Weening@jefferson.edu