Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Selection Point System
Admission Selection Criteria for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate in Science Degree program is based on a point system, as part of the admissions process. After the May 15 application deadline has passed, committee members carefully tabulate and confirm points accumulated by each applicant.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Point System
Grade Point Average
Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA by the application deadline to apply to the program.
Health Education/Related Work Experience
Applicants may receive points in ONLY ONE of the following categories:
|Graduate with an Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Science degree, or an Associate in Applied Science degree from a regionally accredited institution||2|
|Military Service - two years or more||2|
|Work: One year of full-time equivalent work in a healthcare position during the last two years, involving direct patient care||3|
|Graduate of a Health Science/Nursing program - Two semesters or more, with NO recent experience in direct patient care||4|
|Graduate of a Health Sciences/Nursing Program - One semester or less, WITH 6 months full-time work experience within the last two years involving direct patient care||5|
|Graduate with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution||5|
|Graduate of a Health Sciences/Nursing Program - Two semesters or more, WITH 6 months full-time work experience within the last two years involving direct patient care||7|
Group Information Sessions
Each applicant will receive 5 points for attending a group information session. This session is hosted in the few months preceding the application deadline and provides details about the program. Students must sign in at the information session to get points.
Health Science Advising Session
Applicants who have completed an advisement session with a Health Sciences Advisor, as evidenced by a signed advisement card, will receive 4 points. This card can only be obtained from a Health Science Student Advisor, and no duplicates will be issued. The card is only valid for 1 year after the issue date.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program requires that prospective sonography students complete the following observation requirement. Students must spend two 4-hour observation days within our Sonography Skills Laboratory.
All Observational/shadowing assignments must be arranged through Eastern Florida State College’s Diagnsotic Medical Sonography Program. After the observation period, students will be interviewed by the Program Manager. Observations should be done early in the application process.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to exams, the final day to do observations this spring is April 25.
Contact information: Harry Holdorf firstname.lastname@example.org 321-433-7130
Specific College Course Work Bonus Points
If completed by the application deadline, applicants can earn the following points for the courses below: An "A" is worth 5 points, a "B" is worth 3 points and a "C" is worth 1 point.
Sciences: If completed within five (5) years of the application deadline, the following science
courses will result in points:
- General Biology (with lab)
- Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab)
- Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab)
NOTE: The applicant's first "passed" attempt for the above courses, during the last 5 years, will be used for point calculation.
General Education Prerequisite (No year requirement)
- College Algebra (or Higher)
Health Science Electives: One point will be given for the completion ("C" or better) of the following courses. (No year requirement)
- Medical Terminology
- Introduction to Healthcare
Please see a Health Science Advisor regarding any substitutions to the above requirement.
A typed, one-page essay on the topic of "Why I am Choosing Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Career" will result in 2 points.
TEAS Test Scores
As an entrance requirement, all applicants must take the *TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) and will require a Reading Comprehension score of 65% and an Adjusted Individual Total (overall) score of 55% to be considered for program admission. The TEAS test may be taken twice for application consideration into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program by the application deadline. Test scores are valid for 2 years. If the TEAS test is taken twice, the highest score from each section will be collated. Eastern Florida State College's Testing Center only allows the TEAS to be taken once on site during an application year. If a student needs to retest during the same year, they will need to find an alternate testing site.
*Please note as of August 31, 2016 the TEAS will be changing from Version "V" to "ATI TEAS" or Version "VI". We will accept either version as the scores are valid for 2 years. To order study materials please visit www.atitesting.com.
No points will be awarded for TEAS.
If applicant applied to the previous year's program, but was not accepted, they will be awarded 2 points toward the next year's application. Applicants must have requested that their folder be held over.
Equal Access Policy
Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity, and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender preference, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.
EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.