Sonography School Requirements

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Both associate degree and CAAHEP-accredited diploma or certificate graduates can be eligible for
admission with the following requirements:

  1. Be currently registered in sonography by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in AB, OB, VT, and/or AE; the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Sonography; or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) in Cardiac Sonography and/or Vascular Sonography.
  2. Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.50 with no grade below a “C” (2.00).
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation, one of the two letters must be from a supervisor or faculty member.
  4. Submit official transcripts from all colleges/sonography programs.
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40 Responses to “Sonography School Requirements”

  1. khadijeh says:

    hello.I would like to know what is the requirment in order to register for bachler of sonography. thank you

    • dbernard says:

      In order to qualify for our program, you must be registered in sonography with the ARDMS, ARRT or CCI and possess a certificate or associate’s degree from a CAAHEP accredited sonography program. You must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 with no grade below a C. If you would like to speak with a Distance Enrollment Specialist, you can call 1-888-768-6276 and press 2 when prompted.

  2. dwillmon says:

    Have been in ultrasound field since 1979 and reg. with ARDMS since 1986. Would like to obtain a degree in my field. What requirements would be needed to enroll and can i do this online.

    debbie

    • dbernard says:

      Yes, you can obtain your BS degree online. To be eligible for our program, you must be registered in sonography with the ARDMS, ARRT or CCI and have a diploma, certificate or AS degree from a CAAHEP accredited program. We would be happy to talk with you about your specific qualifications to determine if our program is right for you. You can speak to a Distance Enrollment Specialist by calling 1-888-768-6276 and Press 2 when prompted.

  3. Jane says:

    Hello. I have a BS in Biology, but am going back to school for a certificate in cardiac sonography. WOuld I be able to get a BS in sonography, since my specialty is cardiac?

    • dbernard says:

      As long as you are registered with the ARDMS, ARRT or CCI in sonography and meet our general admissions requirements, you would be eligible for the online BS in Sonography.

  4. Kat says:

    Hello, I currently have a BA in Communications. What pre-requisite classes would I need to take before applying to the program? Is there a number I can call to speak to somebody directly? thanks!

  5. Kindal says:

    I am currently interested in taking your online Sonography program. My question is, if I have no previous college experience would I still be able to qualify for this program? Whether yes or no, what steps do I need to take in order to become qualified for this program?

    • dbernard says:

      This program is a completion degree for those already in the field of sonography. In order to qualify for this program, you must be registered through the ARDMS, CCI, or ARRT in Sonography. This would require that you have either a certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree in sonography along with an active license. You can find an accredited entry-level program by visiting the CAAHEP website at http://www.caahep.org/forstudents.

  6. sana says:

    hi,
    i wanted to ask if students from foreign countries can take these online courses. Like i am from pakistan can i take it too.
    Please reply,
    thanks

    • dbernard says:

      If you are registered with the ARDMS, ARRT or CCI in sonography, you may be eligible for our program. We have many students living internationally. If you would like more details, you can speak with an enrollment specialist by calling 1-888-768-6276.

  7. welma says:

    Hi, I am an Associate graduate of Radiologic Technology and presently working as ultrasound tech.Im not registered to any credentialing organization and I want to have a certificate in Medical Sonography.
    Is it possible to get enrolled and study online eventhough im not registered..
    I’ve been looking to this online study because im working.
    Please help me to pursue and be recognized on my career.
    Is there anymore i can do to be accepted?
    Do you have short course for Certificate in Medical Sonography?
    Hope to hear from you..
    Thank you..

    • dbernard says:

      In order to be eligible for our online program, we do require that you are registered with one of the three credentialing organizations. So in order to be accepted, you would first have to become registered. At this time, we do not offer an online certificate in medical sonography, but you can search for accredited programs by visiting the CAAHEP website at http://www.caahep.org/Find-An-Accredited-Program/.

  8. Jessica Londono says:

    Hello. I’m currently attending Southwest Career College in El Paso, TX getting my associates degree in Sonography. Once I finish with the program can I enroll to Florida Hospital College? I want to further my education and get my bachelors degree.

    • dbernard says:

      Thank you for your interest in Florida Hospital College. It sounds like you are well on your way to becoming qualified for our BS in DMS degree. Once you graduate with your AS degree and become registered with the ARDMS, ARRT or CCI in sonography, you will be eligible to apply for our program. If you would like to speak to a Distance Enrollment Specialist about the steps to apply, you can call 1-888-768-6276. We wish you the best of luck in your associate’s program and hope to hear from you soon!

  9. Stacey says:

    I just got out of the Marine Corps and I would like to become an Ultrasound Tech. I have no prior college experience and I need to do everything online… how would I do this if your requirements are this stringent?

    • dbernard says:

      Our BS in DMS degree was designed specifically for the working professional who is already certified in sonography. The curriculum in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree is didactic in nature, and does not include the clinical component that is required in order to become a registered sonographer. Our coursework focuses on leadership, management and critical thinking to help those with an Associate’s degree or diploma advance to management or teaching positions. This is why we require that applicants be registered with the ARDMS, ARRT or CCI prior to enrolling in our program. If you are interested in an entry-level program, you can visit the CAAHEP website at http://www.caahep.org/Find-An-Accredited-Program/ to find an accredited program in your area. Best of luck!

  10. Megan peters says:

    I’m calling out for help! I would like to become an ultrasound tech. I recently had a baby and I am greatly interested in online schooling. Is this possible with your school? I was going to school for nursing, but realized it is not for me. I am having a lot of trouble starting my career in sonography. Thanks!

  11. JB says:

    Hello,
    I was just wondering what level of math is needed as a prereq. to the BA in radiography? I am trying to figure out whether I may need a higher level math ( ie. college algebra) in the future or if my intermediate algebra from the associates degree math will be enough.
    Thank you.
    JB

    • jrodriguez says:

      Once you are ARRT (R) registered you would qualify for the program regardless of what level math class you have. If you receive an Associates in Radiology than we automatically grant you credit for having College Algebra whether you took it or not. The only upper level math that we require is Introduction to Applied Statistics. If you are completing a certificate based Radiography program than you would need College Algebra and Statistics. Both of these classes are available with us online, but if you do take them prior to applying with our college they would be eligible for transfer.

  12. kimlee says:

    i am registered and in order to get a BS in ultrasound what kind of classes will i be taking and is all of it online?
    can i transfer some college coarses?
    thank you

  13. TrisTara says:

    What do you do if you are not currently registered in sonography? I am just interested in the field and have no health care background.

    • jrodriguez says:

      Thank you for your interest in ADU. In order for you to be eligible to apply for the BSDMS online program you will need to be a registered sonographer. To find out more about accredited programs at an entry level and information on how to get registered, please refer to the following links.

      http://www.caahep.org – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs.
      http://www.ardms.org – American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  14. adeyo oluremi says:

    Hello,I am an international intending applicant from NIGERIA.I have a certificate in OB & GYN from Providence Hospital School of diagnostic ultrasound applicationsin Mobile Alabama since 1976.I also registered with ARRT as a radiographer (but not with the current lisence). Will I be eligible for your online Bsc degree programme?

    • jrodriguez says:

      Thank you for your interest in ADU. In order for you to be eligible to apply for the BSDMS online program you will need to be a registered sonographer. To find out more about accredited programs at an entry level and information on how to get registered, please refer to the following links.

      http://www.caahep.org – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs.
      http://www.ardms.org – American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

  15. christopher says:

    hi! i’m a certified echocardiographer in the philippines. would like to know how can i be qualify for an online sonography (cardiac sonography) study if i don’t have ARDMS, ARRT OR CCI? i’m only new here at u.s.a. i’ve been a cardiac sonographer (echocardiographer) in the philippines for 9 yrs. and how can i get ARDMS,ARRT OR CCI?

    • jrodriguez says:

      Thank you for your interest. In order for you to be eligible to apply for the BSDMS online program you will need to be a registered sonographer. To find out more about accredited programs at an entry level and information on how to get registered, please refer to the following links.

      http://www.caahep.org – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs.
      http://www.ardms.org – American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  16. jmartin says:

    I currently hold a B.S. in Education. I’m looking to give myself new options with a new career. What would be the requirements for me be accepted into this program?

  17. Kelsey says:

    Do you need/ should i get a bachelors degree in Sonography or is having the license and certificate enough to attain a job in the next 5 years?

    • jrodriguez says:

      Hi Kelsey, a bachelors degree will allow you career advancement. It will allow you to move up the ladder and provide you stability in the current job market. You can go from being a sonographer to maybe a director.

  18. dr abha gaur says:

    Dear Sir
    I am a doctor with MBBS& MD(OBGYN) from India.Can I join your online course in sonography.

  19. dr abha gaur says:

    my qualifications are mbbs&md(obgyn)from india.Am I eligeble to join the online course in sonography
    dr abha
    9838070889

  20. Danielle says:

    I have a BS in Business Administration, but I am looking to do a career change. What would I need to do to get into your program?

    • jrodriguez says:

      Hi Danielle, thank you for contacting us. For this program you have to be currently registered in sonography by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in AB, OB, VT, and/or AE; the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Sonography; or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) in Cardiac Sonography and/or Vascular Sonography.

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