Vascular Ultrasound and Technology: Admission Requirements

1. A minimum of 90 quarter (60 semester) hours earned at an accredited college or university are required.

2. The recommended minimum GPA is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

3. Bachelor of Science Degree Minimum Core General Education Requirements: Effective January 1, 2009 all entering students must complete the following core general education requirements with a minimum grade of a "C" in order to be eligible for the Bachelor in Science degree awarded by Rush University:

Semester Hours
Quarter Hours

Two courses in communications
English composition is required.
The second course may be in composition, speech, or other communication topic.


One course in mathematics
College algebra or higher level math is required . More math courses are highly recommended.


Two courses in life sciences
Human anatomy & physiology is required. (Two semesters are highly recommended.)
The second course may be in anatomy, biology, microbiology, pathophysiology, physiology or other life science topic.


One course in physical sciences.
General physics or radiologic physics is required.
Chemistry is highly recommended.

One course in social sciences (i.e. government, history, political science, psychology, sociology)
One course in humanities (i.e. ethics, fine arts, literature, philosophy) Ethics is highly recommended. Performance courses do not meet this requirement.
Elective courses in communications, computer science, ethics, fine arts, humanities, life sciences, literature, philosophy, physical sciences, or social sciences to total 36 semester (56 quarter) hours.
Total Hours of Required and Elective Courses

Applicants who have taken their prerequisite coursework at a university outside the United States must have their coursework evaluated by the Education Credential Evaluators (ECE).

4. Three recommendations are required on the recommendation forms provided in the application. These recommendations should be from previous instructors and employers, (preferably from two instructors and one employer.)

5. An interview is scheduled for selected applicants following review of the application materials.

6. All applicants whose native language is not English must present evidence of proficiency in English by satisfactorily completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language examination (TOEFL). More information about this policy is located at:

7. An applicant who is credentialed in ultrasound through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) RVT, RDCS, RDMS or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)(RVS), may request advanced placement status to receive credit by proficiency exam (K grade). A letter requesting Advanced Placement must be written to the Program Director for consideration and additional admissions information will be requested