Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply for national certification examinations immediately after I graduate?
Yes. Our program is accredited through Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) which means that we meet or exceed high standards of training and competency evaluations.
Do I have to have all of my prerequisites completed before I can apply?
Yes, all pre-requisite courses must be completed by the applicaiton deadline to be considered for admittance.
What can I do to improve my chances of getting accepted?
The best way to compete for acceptance is through a strong academic transcript but good grades are only part of the process. Applicants are screened to identify personal strengths that are essential in becoming a successful student and professional. Selecting the best fit for the program is an evolving task; personal interviews, background checks, fingerprinting and drug screening are part of this process. Additional strategies may be implemented in the future.
May I retake a course to improve my GPA?
There are restrictions on re-taking courses to replace or improve a grade. See the program director for details.
What if I have a misdemeanor or felony on my record?
Some criminal charges may prevent you from employment in the profession. Each case is referred to profesisonal organizations (links provided below) who will make a determination if your background will prohibit you from working as a songorapher. See the program director for more details.
ARDMS Pre-application: Criminal
ARDMS conducts a "pre-application review", for a $125 non-refundable fee, for individuals who wish to determine the impact of a previous criminal matter on their eligibility to apply for ARDMS certification.
ARRT Ethics Review: Pre-application Packet
The Ethics Review Pre-Application fee is $100 and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
The ARRT Ethics Review Pre-Application may be used for the following circumstances:
Criminal proceedings including:
misdemeanor charges and convictions
felony charges and convisions
military court-martials; and/or
Disciplinary actions taken by a state or federal regulatory authority or certification board; and/or
Honor code violations