Program Admissions

Radiography Admissions Steps and Materials

Elgin Community College's Radiography Program is a JRCERT-accredited associate degree program that provides accessible and relevant education in accordance with the highest professional standards. The program, in partnership with its clinical partners, will graduate competent radiographers that practice excellent patient-centered care to the diverse populations within the community.

Admission Steps

All ECC radiography candidates must attend an information session prior to applying for admission to the radiography program. All candidates must submit the following information/ documentation by December 15 for their application to be considered. If December 15 falls on a weekend, packets are due Friday before that date. Except in the case, there is space available. Late applications will be considered for the following year.

Admission Materials

  1. Completed ECC application for admission.
  2. Complete and submit a health professions application.
  3. Completion of prerequisites BIO 110, college-level math course (MTH 102 recommended), HPE 112, and PSY 100 with a grade of "C" or better (as shown on college transcript).
  4. Official transcripts for any courses being transferred from other schools. To request a transcript evaluation visit our transfer credit evaluation page.

All Candidates are evaluated using the following criteria:

  1. GPA for up to 23 credit hours of the required general education courses for AAS in radiography
    • Counts 50% admission ranking
  2. GPA of the 4 prerequisite courses
    • Counts 50% admission ranking

New radiography classes start each summer semester.

**Note that EFFECTIVE Fall 2014, completion of BIO 245 with a grade of "C" or higher will be a prerequisite to starting the program. However, the course does NOT have to be completed before the December 15 application deadline.

Advanced Certificate Admissions & Materials


Elgin Community College's advanced imaging programs in Magnetic Resonance, Computed Tomography, and Mammography provide accessible and relevant education in accordance with the highest professional standards. The Programs, in partnership with their clinical affiliates, will provide the healthcare community with competent advanced imaging technologists that provide high-quality images and excellent patient care.

Entrance Requirements

Candidates for the Mammography Program must be ARRT-registered in radiography and a graduate of a JRCERT-accredited radiography program. Candidates for the Computed Tomography program must be ARRT registered in radiography or radiation therapy, a graduate of a JRCERT accredited imaging program, ARRT or NMTCB registered in nuclear medicine technology, and a graduate of a JRCNMT accredited nuclear medicine program.

Candidates for the MR program must be ARRT registered in radiography or radiation therapy, a graduate of a JRCERT accredited imaging program, or ARRT or NMTCB registered in nuclear medicine technology, and a graduate of a JRCNMT accredited nuclear medicine program; or ARRT or ARDMS registered in sonography and a graduate of a JRCDMS accredited sonography program.

Note: All health professions programs require criminal background checks and drug testing. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test will be denied admission to health professions programs. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test while enrolled in health professions programs will be dismissed from the program.