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

Applying

When applying, please provide a valid email address and adjust your email settings to allow mail from Jefferson.edu as we communicate primarily through e-mail.

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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

Program-Specific Certification Requirements

PET/CT Certificate Program: ARRT(N) and/or CNMT certification or eligibility.

CT Certificate Program: Students must be a radiologic sciences professional in Radiography or Radiation Therapy (RT(R) or RT(T)) or nuclear medicine (CNMT or ARRT(N)).

GPA

3.0 GPA strongly recommended.

Performance Requirements/Technical Standards

Technical standards are the fundamental abilities a student needs to complete every activity his/her degree requires. 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 based upon the minimum tasks performed by graduates of the Program as recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Listed below are the technical standards that all applicants must meet in order to participate and complete the CT Program. Students are allowed reasonable accommodation.

General Requirements

Each student must have:

  • Sufficient visual acuity to administer contrast agents accurately, monitor imaging equipment and provide the necessary patient assessment and care.
  • Sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the healthcare team and to assess the health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices such as intercom systems, blood pressure gauges and fire alarms.
  • Sufficient 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.
  • Sufficient communication skills (verbal, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively.
  • Sufficient intellectual and emotional function to plan and implement patient care.

Specific Requirements

The Computed Tomography student must be able to:

  • Lift, transfer and/or move patients, including trauma patients, from wheelchair/stretcher to scan table
  • Sit for up to seven hours
  • Physically and mentally handle moderate and frequent exposure to infectious agents (blood, urine, etc.)
  • Bend/stretch as needed
  • Distinguish colors and shades of gray
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, including patient instruction
  • Read and extract information from medical charts or patient requisitions
  • Explain a given clinical study 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) to:

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