Steps to apply

Students who wish to transfer from another college-based radiologic technology program must provide course information to the coordinator to review for alignment with the MCC curriculum.

Refer to the Radiologic Technology Program Handbook (PDF) for more details.

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Apply to MCC

Apply to Metropolitan Community College. To apply is free of charge.

This must be done before you can have any transcripts submitted to MCC.


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Submit transcripts

Submit all non-MCC official transcripts to the student data center.

If you have previous college courses at an institution other that MCC, submit the transcripts to:

MCC Student Data Center
3200 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

The student data center will determine course equivalencies and post them to your MCC transcript.

It may take a few weeks for transcripts to be sent and received. Therefore, do not wait too long to send transcripts, as they may not be received by the February 15 deadline and impact your application status.

Once all transcripts have been processed by MCC, upload an MCC advising (unofficial) transcript to the radiologic technology program along with your application. This transcript can be obtained through the academic advising office or accessed in your student center.

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Verify eligibility to apply to the program

Verify eligibility to apply to the program. Eligible applicants have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Eligible applicants must have completed or be enrolled in the following prerequisites by the application deadline.

Prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of classes in the Summer semester and acceptance is contingent upon successful completion with a minimum grade of "C".

  1. MATH 120 or a higher level algebra course (must be taken within the past 5 years)
  2. ENGL 101
  3. MCC highly recommends taking Human Anatomy (BIOL 110) & Human Physiology (BIOL 210) prior to beginning the program, if possible. (Pre-req. of BIOL 110 & BIOL 210 is CHEM 105)
  4. BIOL 150 Medical Terminology or HIM 100 Medical Terminology
  5. Human Anatomy and Human Physiology (must be taken within the past 5 years).
  6. ACT/SAT scores will be accepted in place of ACCUPLACER® scores.
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Achieve placement test minimum scores

Achieve placement test minimum scores based on scores, the prospective applicant would need to take and pass the indicated courses before they would be eligible to apply to the program.

  • All applicants must have a current (less than three years old) ACT or ACCUPLACER reading score in order to be consider for the program if they have not completed ENGL 101 or MATH 120.
  • If you completed the required math, writing, and reading courses with at least a “C” letter grade, the courses do not need to be retaken even if you need to retake the ACCUPLACER test.  
  • If you are a current, returning, or transfer student, and have completed Engl 101 and Math 120 with at least a “C” letter grade, you will not be required to take the Accuplacer test for the radiology program. 
  • If you have completed or tested out of ESL, you are expected to take and complete Read 100 with at least a “C” letter grade or scored 110 on the ESL reading section of ACCUPLACER test (less than three years old).
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Complete a radiology in-class or in-lab observation

Observations must be within the past six months of the application deadline.

Observation opportunities are available in the MCC- Penn Valley Health Science Institute (3444 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO) during normal class hours 8 a.m.-4:30p.m.

To secure a date and time for an observation contact Mrs. Terry McDaniel or by phone 816.604.4232.

Note: On the day of your scheduled observation, please arrive 15 minutes early to Health Science Room 410 to obtain an in-class observation form and location of the classroom to attend.

At the completion of the observation have the instructor sign the form. This form must be submitted with the program application.

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Complete the radiology online application

To logon, use your MCC email in this format. For example,

Use the online application to apply

DO NOT include any additional materials such as letters of recommendation, cover letters, etc. with your program application. These will not be evaluated and will not positively impact your selection to the program.

No applicant files will be reviewed until after the February 15 deadline. Due to the large number of applicants, the program is unable to provide confirmation letters/ emails/ or phone calls as applications are received, and the file completed.

Apply to the radiology program.

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Applicant selection

Applicant selection is based on metrics determined by:

  • Academic performance, including but not limited to, the number of prerequisite courses completed and grade performance in each course.Download MCC Radiography Selection Criteria worksheet (docx)
  • Scores on the required assessment exams (ACCUPLACER, ACT).
  • Attending a radiography program class lecture or laboratory session.
  • Documentation of prior health care experience.

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