Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn more about the Radiography Program?  

  • Students are encouraged to meet with a College & Career Success Coach if they have questions regarding course and degree selection. (Advising Center 941-752-5035)
  • Visit for program details and updated information.
  • Attend a Radiography Information Session  (You can register here:
  • Contact the Radiography Program department at 941-752-5245 or email
How much does the Radiography Program cost? Current program tuition information is posted on the program page under "Tuition and Fees".  A $35 application fee which is good for three (3) consecutive years is also required.  After three (3) applications cycles, the application fee must be paid again.
When can I apply to the Radiography Program?
  • Radiography Program applications are accepted in January for the program which starts once a year summer term.
  • Details for submitting a program application will be posted on Please check the website frequently for upcoming details.
Does the Radiography Program have a "wait list"? No, if students apply and are not selected they must re-apply the following year to be considered for admission.
How many students are accepted in the Radiography program each year? Approximately Seventeen (17) students are selected for the program annually; approximately 60-100 students apply for acceptance annually.

If I earned a "C" in a general academic course, can I retake that class to bring up my GPA?

Yes, per the current SCF college catalog, grade forgiveness policy, students can request to retake a course that they have successfully completed earning a grade of B or C.

Students may also reattempt courses following an unsuccessful attempt, in which a grade of D, F, W or WF has been earned.


  • Approval and grade improvement does not guarantee admission to the program.
  • No more than two program required or prerequisite courses can be repeated.
  • No more than one retake will be allowed per course.
  • The most recent grade will be used for program admission requirements.

What are the requirements for applying to the Radiography Program?

In addition to the admission requirements for college, the following are requirements for applying to the program:

  • Earned a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better in ALL general education courses required by the program toward the degree and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 to meet graduation requirements.
  • Satisfactory completion of any remedial course work needed to be eligible for college-level courses.

NOTE: Prerequisite courses may be required for ENC 1101 and Area II Math. These prerequisite courses MUST be taken PRIOR to entry into Radiography Program to be eligible to take the required courses. Consult the course descriptions in the online Catalog at for additional information.

  • The following prerequisite courses MUST be completed with a grade of “C” or better by the end of the Fall term prior to the year in which the applicant is applying.

              BSC 2085C Anatomy and Physiology I

               Any Area II Math course for the A.S. degree

  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for all courses applied towards the Radiography degree.
  • A completed application for the Radiography Program and a $35  application fee which is good for three (3) consecutive years is required. (If not an active SCF student, a separate application is required for admission to the College along with a $20 application fee.)

Note: Completion of all or part of the required academic courses does not assure acceptance into the program.

What are the general academic courses required of the A.S. Radiography degree? Go to and click on A.S. Curriculim Plan tab to view a list of prerequisite and general academic courses (20 credit hours.)  Students are encouraged to complete as many of the academic courses possible before entering the program.
How are students selected for the Radiography Program?           The Radiography Program is a limited enrollment program, so applicant priority is determined by this criteria:                                                     

1. Selection will be based on applicants who complete all prerequisite courses, submit their application during the application period and have the most general education hours toward the degree by the end of the Fall term preceding the year for which the applicant is applying. Any required program academic course in progress during the application window will not be used in the selection process.

2. If there is more than one student with the same Program GPA for a seat in the program, the final criteria will be the overall GPA.

3. Priority is given to applicants who have completed the MOST required hours of coursework toward the degree by the end of the Fall term preceding the year for which the applicant is applying.

Note: The Program GPA is calculated from the required General Academic Courses for the radiography program, not the overall GPA.

Students not accepted into the program may reapply for admission the following year.

After I apply, when will I find out if I've been accepted? Students are notified of acceptance or denial within 8 weeks after the program application deadline.  Applicant status will be communicated via their SCF student email.
If I am accepted, when do I begin the Radiography program? This is a two-year program which begins Summer term of the year the student is accepted.  The sequence of terms once accepted into the Radiography Program is: Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring. Students can expect a full-time schedule geginning the Fall semester (24 consecutive months)
Where do the Radiography program classes and clinical experience take place?  What is the program class and clinical schedule? The Radiography program is located on the SCF Bradenton Campus  in Building #2.  Radiography Program classwork and clinical experience are designed to be taken in sequence; therefore students must adhere to the schedule given to them.  Classes are scheduled primarily days, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for first year students, and 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. for second year students. However, this can change. First year students have clinical experience 2 days a week (T, R) and second year students have clinical experience 3 days a week (M, W, F).  Throughout the program, students will be rotated through various clinical affiliates which may be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.  Each of these rotations offers unique clinical experiences for the students.  If students must work outside the program, past program history has shown that working more than 20 hours a week decreases success in the program.
Why does the Radiography program require health screenings, immunizations, titers and criminal background checks?

Student health information is required by the clinical agencies.  The agencies will not allow any student entry unless the SCF Division of Health Professions can provide documentation that all of these requirements are met.  The titer is a blood test that determines a student's current immunity to communicable diseases. 

Students enrolled should understand that the required clinical experience in various healthcare facilities may expose them to environmental hazards, infectious disease and blood borne pathogens including, but not limited to Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19.

The clinical agenices also require background checks to participate in th clinical experience at their facility.

What is a "What If " Degree Audit and why do I have to submit one with my program application?

The "What If " Degree Audit enables the student to run an electronic degree audit/evaluation via MYSCF.  The audit shows degree completion requirements and GPA.  The selection team uses the audit to evaluate an applicant for program selection. 

 NOTE: All transcripts must be received and evaluated by the Registrar's office.

Directions for printing a "What If " Degree Audit

Please see the Radiography Applications Instructions at for directions.

If I have been convicted of a crime can I apply to the Radiography program?

Applicants who have been involved in a criminal proceeding or who have been charged or convicted of a crime are advised to request a pre-application review with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist ( in order to obtain a ruling on the impact of the situation on their eligibility for certification and registration after graduation. 

Upon acceptance the following are required: Background checks, fingerprinting; CPR certification; health and drug screenings are required to meet local health care regulations. This package runs about $200.00. Based on the results of these checks and screenings, students may become ineligible for program admission.  Continuation in the program is based on acceptable results from random/ongoing screenings and background checks.  Clinical facilities may limit or prohibit students with positive drug screen results or criminal histories from participating in clinical experiences, thus making the student ineligible to continue in the program.  Students are responsible for all fees incurred with these checks and screenings.

The applicant should be aware that the State of Florida periodically changes the laws in relation to persons with criminal backgrounds being licensed in Florida.  It is the prospective student's decision to enter the program based upon the knowledge and understanding that he or she may, or may not, be granted the right to be licensed in the State of Florida upon graduation.

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