Radiologic School Admission and Enrollment Procedures


It is the policy of Mercy Hospital St. Louis- School of Radiologic Technology to recruit applicants for admission without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disability except where such condition is a bona fide occupational qualification for the field of Radiologic Technology.

Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited high school or equivalent, maintained a 2.5 or better grade point average, and achieved a composite score on the ACT of 18 or better.

An associate’s (or more advanced) degree, or a completion baccalaureate degree program in Radiography is required prior to applying.

Prerequisite courses:

  1. Mandatory:
    • Mathematics/Logical reasoning
      • College Algebra
    • Communication
      • English/Speech
  2. Suggested courses:
    • Information Systems
      • Computer course
    • Social/Behavioral Sciences
      • Psychology/sociology
    • Natural sciences
      • Anatomy &Physiology
      • Biology/Chemistry
      • Physics

A job shadow in a radiology department is also required.

Ten students (maximum) are selected into the program each year.  Should the applicant be accepted to enter the School of Radiologic Technology, the student must pass the routine physical, drug testing and background checks given at no expense to the applicant.  The student must be able to perform all required technical and physical standards of a student in the Radiologic Technology Program. 

Enrollment Procedure

  1. Complete the application form and return with a non-refundable $35 application fee to:

Mercy Hospital St. Louis
School of Radiologic Technology
615 South New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO  63141

  1. Forward official high school and college transcripts and ACT results to the above address.
  2. Forward three letters of personal or professional reference.  References from family members are not acceptable.

Applications, transcripts, reference letters, and application fees must be received by March 1st to be considered for the July class. All applicants meeting the entry requirements will be scheduled to take an entrance exam. This is typically scheduled in March. In April, the top applicants will be eligible for interviews based on academics, references and entrance exam scores.  After interviews have been completed, the Admission Committee will select the top candidates, and notify candidates by mail.