FAQs

 
  1. How accurate is the information in this booklet?
  2. Who should I go to for the most up-to-date information about the program?
  3. Do I have to go for academic advisement?
  4. Can a new freshman or transfer student enter directly into the program?
  5. I have taken radiology courses outside of Hostos; can I transfer into the program with advanced standing?
  6. I have taken general education courses outside of Hostos; can I transfer them to Hostos?
  7. Which general education courses can be applied to the program of study for the A.A.S. degree in radiologic technology?
  8. Is there a waiting list for the program?
  9. How long is the program
  10. When does the clinical phase of the program begin?
  11. What are the criteria for progression into the clinical phase of the program? 
  12. Do I really have to repeat MAT 105, BIO 230, OR BIO240 if I successfully completed the course with a grade of "C" or "C+"?
  13. What is the procedure for repeating MAT 105, BIO 230, or BIO 240 to earn a higher passing grade?
  14. How many times may I repeat MAT 105, BIO 230, or BIO 240?
  15. What are the criteria for progression into the clinical phase of the program? 
  16. How do I find my GPA for all the courses I completed at Hostos?
  17. Do the criteria for progression into the clinical phase of the program ever change?
  18. Are there additional requirements for the hospital internships?
  19. Is there any time off during the clinical phase of the program?
  20. How long are the hospital externships during the summer sessions?
  21. Do I pay full tuition during the summer sessions?
  22. Will the hospital pay me for the work I perform or reimburse me for the tuition I pay?
  23. How many hours per week is the program?
  24. What type of degree does Hostos grant?
  25. Are any of the radiology courses taught in Spanish?
  26. Is there a specific course sequence I must follow?
  27. Can I register for only a few of the "block" of radiology courses?
  28. How will I know which radiology courses to register for each semester?
  29. Can I register online for radiology courses?
  30. What should I do if a radiology course is closed?
  31. Can I work while in the program?
  32. Is it possible to take only early morning classes so I can work part-time during the day?
  33. Are any radiology courses offered in the evening?
  34. Do I have to take any writing intensive (WI) courses
  35. Are any radiology courses writing intensive?
  36. Are any of the general education courses offered in the evening?
  37. Why are general education courses required?
  38. What is the tuition at Hostos?
  39. Are there any other expenses
  40. Is finantial assistance available?
  41. How difficult are the radiology courses?
  42. Is there a lot of teacher-student contact during the program?
  43. Is a lot of math and science required before entering into the program?
  44. If I am weak in math or science, is it still possible for me to be successful in the program?
  45. Will I be accepted into the program as sonn as I complete the required general education courses?
  46. Is there a part-time, weekend, or evening program available?
  47. I am a student with a disability; can I still enter into the program?
  48. I am a student with a disability; how do I declare my status so I can receive appropriate accommodations?
  49. I have convicted of a felony or misdemeanor; can I still enter into the program?
  50. Will I have to undergo a criminal background check to enter into the program?
  51. I am not a U.S. citizen, I am an international student; can I still enter into the program?
FAQ´s Answers
1. How accurate is the information in this booklet?

This booklet is revised, updated and reprinted every July; the new booklet replaces and voids all previous versions. The information in this booklet was accurate as of the date on the cover. However, rules, regulations, tuition, student activity fees, etc., are subject to change.

For the most up-to-date information, you should contact a faculty member from the program. Advisement by other faculty may result in misinformation and cause lost time and/or effort. 

 

2. Who should I go to for the most up-to-date information about the program?

You should contact a faculty member from the radiology program. The department is located at 475 Grand Concourse, on the third floor. This is also called the “A” building or the “Shirley J. Hinds Allied Health and Science Complex.” The general number for the radiologic technology program is: (718) 518-4123

The following faculty and staff are available to answer your questions:

Prof. Drago, Program Coordinator A-307C
Prof. Chelladurai A-307J
Prof. Gibbons A-307M
Prof. Ruiz, A-307F
Prof. Stelmark A-307U
Mr. Conyers, Clinical Coordinator A-307S
Mr. Tejeda, College Laboratory Technologist A-407
Ms. Vargas, Administrative Assistant A-307D
3. Do I have to go for academic advisement?

Yes. You should contact a faculty member from the program during the academic advisement period. Advisement by other faculty may result in misinformation and cause lost time and/or effort.

If you wish to take advantage of the early registration period you must go for academic advisement first. This will allow you to register for your courses online before the regular registration period begins.

Registering for classes during early registration will provide you with many more options as more courses and sections will be available. By the time the regular registration period begins many courses and sections are already closed.

4. Can a new freshman or transfer student enter directly into the program?

The City University of New York (CUNY) maintains an open enrollment policy. Anyone who wishes to enter Hostos and declare radiologic technology as their major is encouraged to do so. However, students may not progress into the clinical phase of the program until they have completed all the pre-clinical criteria. If you wish to enroll at Hostos, please contact:

If you wish to enroll at Hostos, contact:

Admissions Satellite Center
Main (B) Building 
500 Grand Concourse, (149th Street) 
Bronx, NY 10451 Phone: (718) 319-7900 

E-mail: admissions@hostos.cuny.edu

Please Note: Acceptance into Hostos does not guarantee progression into the clinical phase of the program.

5. I have taken radiology courses outside of Hostos; can I transfer into the program with advanced standing?
No. Transfer students are not given advanced standing; they must meet the same criteria for progression into the clinical phase of the program as students already enrolled at Hostos. After completing all the pre-clinical criteria they will advance into the clinical phase of the program with the next available class. 
(For specific details, go to question # 11.)

 



6.I have taken general education courses outside of Hostos; can I transfer them to Hostos?

Yes. Students may transfer credits earned at other accredited colleges provided that: 

  • The courses were taken at institutions that are accredited by one of the regional accrediting commissions recognized by CUNY.

  • The courses are comparable to those offered at Hostos Community College.

  • The courses were taken within the time frame allowable by the comparable department at Hostos Community College.

  • A grade of “B minus” or better was obtained for BIO 230, BIO 240 and MAT 105.

  • A grade of “C” or better was obtained for all other general education courses.

 

A credit evaluator at the Office of Admissions and Recruitment evaluates transfer credits prior to or during the first semester of attendance. The maximum number of credits that may be transferred to Hostos is thirty (30).

However, there are only twenty-three (23) general education credits in the program of study for the A.A.S. degree in radiologic technology. Therefore, only twenty-three (23) general education credits may be applied toward the A.A.S. degree in radiologic technology regardless of the number transferred to Hostos.


(For specific details, go to question # 7.) 

Please Note: 

1. The actual grade does not transfer to Hostos; it will be recorded on your transcript as “CR” (transfer credit accepted) regardless of the grade obtained.

2. The grade point average (GPA) does not transfer to Hostos; it will be zero regardless of the GPA obtained at the other institution.

3. Students establish a new GPA at Hostos after completing courses here.

 



7. Which general education courses can be applied to the program of study for the A.A.S. degree in radiologic technology?

The courses must be comparable to the following courses offered at Hostos:

General Education Courses.....................................Credits

BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab...............4.0

BIO 240 Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab..............4.0

ENG 110 Expository Writing........................................3.0

ENG 111 Literature and Composition...........................3.0

HLT 124 Medical Terminology.....................................3.0

MAT 105 Mathematics for Allied Health Sciences.......3.0

MAT 130 Computer Literacy.......................................3.0


Total Credits 23.0
8. Is there a waiting list for the program?

There are many students in the process of completing the pre-clinical coursework. After completing all the pre-clinical criteria they will advance into the clinical phase of the program with the next available class.

(For specific details, go to question # 11.) 

A new group of students advance into the clinical phase of the program every September. In recent years, there have been a number of students who have completed all the prerequisites, but must wait until the next available class to begin the program. The Program Coordinator maintains a list of these students and personally meets with them during the advisement period to assist them with meeting their career goals.

Please Note: The next available class may not necessarily be the next fall semester. If that fall semester is already filled, the student will be accepted into the following fall semester.

 

9. How long is the program?

Depending upon the students’ placements scores when they enter Hostos, they may complete all the pre-clinical requirements in as little as one (1) year.

During the clinical phase of the program, students must be available to attend classes Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for two (2) additional years — including both summer sessions.

 

10. When does the clinical phase of the program begin?

Students begin the clinical phase of the program when they progress into XRA 110 Radiography I and XRA 111 Radiologic Science I. Both radiologic science courses are only offered in the first year, fall semester and both have a clinical/laboratory component.
 

11. What are the criteria for progression into the clinical phase of the program?

To progress into the clinical phase of the program, students must meet the following criteria:

1- Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 at Hostos:

2- Successful completion of the following general education courses with a grade of “B” or better.  all other required general education courses with a grade of “C” or better.


Pre-Clinical Requirements Credits

General Education Courses............................................Academic

BIO 230 Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab...................4.0

BIO 240 Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab..................4.0

ENG 110 Expository Writing.........................................3.0

ENG 111 Literature and Composition............................3.0

HLT 124 Medical Terminology......................................3.0

MAT 105 Mathematics for Allied Health Sciences.........3.0

MAT 130 Computer Literacy..........................................3.0

Total Credits 23.0 

 

12.Do I really have to repeat MAT 105, BIO 230, or BIO 240 if I successfully completed the course with a grade of “C” or “C+”?

Yes. To be accepted into the clinical phase of the radiologic technology program all students must successfully complete MAT 105, BIO 230, and BIO 240 with a grade of “B minus” or better.


13. What is the procedure for repeating MAT 105, BIO 230, or BIO 240 to earn a higher passing grade?

CUNYfirst prevents students from registering for courses they have already successfully completed. However, if a student secures special permission prior to attempting to register for the course, CUNYfirst will allow the registration to take place.

To repeat MAT 105, students must get permission from either the Chair or Deputy Chair of the Mathematics Department.

Prof. Daniel Maysonet
Chair, Mathematics Department
500 Grand Concourse
Room B-408
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 518-6845

Prof. William Baker
Deputy Chair, Mathematics Department
500 Grand Concourse 
Room B-416 
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 518-6628 

To repeat BIO 230 or BIO 240, students must get permission from either the Chair of the Natural Sciences Department or the Coordinator of the Biology Unit:

Prof. Francisco Fernandez 
Chair, Natural Sciences Department 
475 Grand Concourse
Room A-507I/P Room A-507D 
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 518-4136

Prof. Julie Trachman 
Coordinator, Biology Unit 
475 Grand Concourse 
Bronx, NY 10451 
Phone: (718) 518-4132 

 

13. What can I do if either of my GPAs is below 2.5?

Completing additional general education courses required for the degree will affect both your total GPA as well as the GPA for the general education courses.

  1. Completing courses that are not required for the degree will only affect your total GPA, they will have no affect on the GPA for the general education courses required for the degree.  In addition, financial aid will not reimburse you for courses not required for your major.
  2. If you have already completed all the general education courses required for admission into the program, and your GPA for these courses is below 2.5, you do not meet the eligibility requirements to enter the program.  You must change your major.

 

14. How many times may I repeat MAT 105, BIO 230, or BIO 240 to earn the minimum grade required by the program?

For MAT 105 it is determined by either the Chair or Deputy Chair of the Mathematics Department.

For BIO 230 or BIO 240 it is determined by either the Chair of the Natural Sciences Department or the Coordinator of the Biology Unit.

15. Do the criteria for progression into the clinical phase of the program ever change?

The radiologic technology faculty periodically review the admissions criteria.  This is necessary to ensure that the criteria meet all the mandates of the program’s accrediting agency, The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  The faculty also perform an annual outcomes assessment analysis of the program.  After carefully reviewing all the JRCERT mandates and its annual evaluation, the faculty may modify the admissions criteria.  The current admissions criteria (as of the date on the cover of this booklet) are listed in the Program of Study for the A.A.S. Degree in Radiologic Technology printed on the last four pages of this booklet.

Please Note: 
For the most accurate, up-to-date, and future admissions criteria, you should contact a faculty member from the program.  Advisement by other faculty may result in misinformation and may cause lost time and/or effort.

 

16. Are there additional requirements for the hospital internships?

Yes.     Hospitals mandate that students meet the same requirements as all their new employees.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Having a physical examination, which may include drug testing
  • Providing documentation of immunizations
  • Providing documentation of immigration status
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) training

You will receive more specific information from your faculty advisor when you advance into the clinical phase of the program.

 

17. Is there any time off during the clinical phase of the program?

Yes.     You will receive a two-week vacation each summer.  You will also receive time off during January, the final exam period, and all the legal holidays observed by the college.  Please remember that you must be available to work full-time Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during both summer sessions as part of your clinical internship.
 

18. Are there additional requirements for the hospital externships?

Yes. Hospitals mandate that students meet the same requirements as their new employees. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing documentation of immunizations

  • Providing documentation of immigration status

  • Providing documentation of their legal eligibility to work

  • Having a physical examination, which may include drug testing

  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) training

  • Background checks that may be performed at the discretion of the clinical affiliate

You will receive more specific information from your faculty advisor when you advance into the clinical phase of the program.

 

19. Is there any time off during the clinical phase of the program?

Yes. You will receive a one-week vacation each summer. You will also receive time off during January, the final exam period, and all the legal holidays observed by the college. Please remember that you must be available to work full-time Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during both summer sessions as part of your clinical externship. 

 

20. How long are the hospital externships during the summer sessions?

Radiology students are assigned to work at one of the program’s hospital affiliates full-time Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the summer sessions. The exact dates of the summer session changes each summer; however, clinical externships usually begin the first week of June and end the last week of August.

Students receive time off from the clinical externship for all the legal holidays observed by the college and a two-week vacation.


 

21. Do I pay full tuition during the summer sessions?

You must attend a clinical externship during both summer sessions. Attendance is required Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to receive credit for your externships you must register for them as credit-bearing college courses.

 

22.Will the hospital pay me for the work I perform or reimburse me for the tuition I pay?

No. You will not receive any money from the hospital. You should keep in mind that the hospital is allowing you to use their equipment and patients to master your clinical skills. Also, it costs the hospital money because of their increased operating costs..

 

23. How many hours per week is the program?

The program is full-time, five-days-a-week. You must be available to attend classes Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

 

24. What type of degree does Hostos grant?

Hostos awards graduates of the program an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

 

25. Are any of the radiology courses taught in Spanish?

No. All radiology courses are taught in English because the National Certification and New York State licensure examinations are only offered in English.


 

26.Is there a specific course sequence I must follow?

Yes. All radiology (XRA) courses are reserved for students who have advanced into the clinical phase of the program. Students do not enroll into advanced radiology courses until all prerequisite courses have been successfully completed.

 

27. Can I register for only a few of the "block" of radiology courses?

No.      You must register for the entire block of required radiology courses each semester. 

Please Note:
During the first week of classes, the Program Coordinator confirms registration.


 

28. How will I know which radiology courses to register for each semester?

Once you have been admitted into the clinical phase of the program, you will meet with a faculty member from the program for academic advisement every semester. You will receive a printed list of the required radiology courses for the next semester. If you lose the list, you should contact the Program Coordinator prior to registration.

The first two (2) digits of the course number can also be used to identify the “blocks” of radiology courses. All the courses in the block will begin with the same first two digits.



* Radiology Course Numbers *

First Year

Fall semester            XRA 11…

Spring semester         XRA 12…

Summer session          XRA 13…


Second Year

Fall semester             XRA 21…

Spring semester          XRA 22…

Summer session          XRA 23…


 

29. Can I register online for radiology courses?

Yes.     However, only students who have been given permission by a faculty member of the program can enroll in a radiology (XRA) course.

Please Note:
Students who enroll for a radiology (XRA) course without proper authorization will have that course dropped from their registration.


 

30. What should I do if a radiology course is closed?

If you have successfully completed all the pre-clinical criteria and progressed into the clinical phase of the program, a faculty member from the program will assist you in registering for the course.

 

31. Can I work while in the program?

Full-time employment is not recommended. Students who have worked a full time job while pursuing a degree in radiologic technology have a very low success rate. The clinical phase of the program requires many hours of intensive studying while you are also undergoing "on-the-job" medical training several days a week at one of the hospital affiliates. Students who do best are those who are strongly motivated and willing to devote much of their free time to studying and homework. 

 

32. Is it possible to take only early morning classes so I can work part-time during the day?

No.      The mandatory radiology courses are only offered during specific times and you must enroll in all the courses when they are offered.  You will not be able to work any daytime hours outside Hostos.

 

33. Are any radiology courses offered in the evening?

No. Radiology courses are only offered during the day. However, evening laboratory assignments are occasionally required.
 

34. Do I have to take any writing intensive (WI) courses?

Yes.    All students entering Hostos are required to complete two (2) writing intensive (WI) courses before graduation. These specially designed sections will help you improve your writing skills and your understanding of course material.

Please Note:
The “Schedule of Classes” is distributed each semester. It includes a list of all the writing intensive (WI) sections available for that semester. This information is also available on the college’s website. .

 


 

35. Are any radiology courses writing intensive?

No. The program does not offer any writing intensive courses at this time. Please Note: Students must successfully complete two writing intensive courses to graduate.


 

36. Are any of the general education courses offered in the evening?

Yes. Most of the general education courses are offered in the evening. However, once you have progressed into the clinical phase of the program, specific daytime sections are reserved for radiology students..
 

37. Why are general education courses required?

To receive an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from the City University of New York (CUNY), a specific portion of the coursework must be completed in general education areas.
 

38. What is the tuition at Hostos?

Tuition at Hostos is the same as any other branch of CUNY:.

NY State Residents’ Full-time Tuition:................$2,100.00 per semester

Student Activity Fee:............................................... 61.75 per semester

Technology Fee (full-time):...................................... 100.00 per semester

Consolidated Services Fee:................................ ___15.00 per semester

TOTAL:............................................................. $2,276.75 per semester

Using the figures above, the total cost for six semesters is approximately $13,660. However, CUNY fees are subject to periodic increases; therefore, please contact the Admissions Satellite Center. (For specific details, go to question # 4.)
 

39. Are there any other expenses?

Yes. You must provide your own textbooks, uniforms, white shoes, name badges, arm patches, radiographic markers, etc. This will add approximately $2,000.
 

40. Is financial assistance available?

Yes. Specially trained personnel are available to assist qualified students in obtaining financial aid. For specific information about procedures and deadlines, please contact:

Office of Financial Aid 
Savoy Building 
120 East 149th Street, Suite B112-115, Room D 
Bronx, NY 10451 
Phone: (718) 518-6555
E-mail: finaid@hostos.cuny.edu 

41. How difficult are the radiology courses?

The level of difficulty is the same as other comparable allied health careers. To succeed you need to be very motivated and prepared to spend the necessary amount of time studying. How difficult a student views the program has more to do with how prepared they are when they enter the program, whether they are experiencing outside distractions, and how motivated they are. If this is of great concern to you, consider taking all the general education courses before progressing into the clinical phase of the program.
 

42. Is there a lot of teacher-student contact during the program?

Yes. You will be closely supervised throughout the clinical phase of the program. Professors who are licensed and certified in radiography teach all radiologic science lectures and laboratory sections. In addition, many of the professors are also licensed and certified in related allied health fields and all the clinical supervisors and supervising radiographers are licensed and/or certified as well.
 

43. Is a lot of math and science required before entering into the program?

A background in math and science is important for anyone entering into the allied health sciences. 

(For list of all the required math and science courses, go to question # 7.) 
 

44. f I am weak in math or science, is it still possible for me to be successful in the program?

The college provides free peer tutoring as funds become available. In the past, the following subjects have received funding: mathematics, algebra, biology, and all the radiologic science courses.

 

45. Will I be accepted into the program as soon as I complete all the required general education courses?

The criteria for progression into the clinical phase of the program are NOT based solely upon the completion of the general education courses. After completing ALL the pre-clinical requirements, students are accepted for the next available class.

(For specific details, go to question # 11.)

Please Note:

The next available class may not necessarily be the next fall semester. If that fall semester is already filled, the student will be accepted into the following fall semester.


46. Is there a part-time, weekend, or evening program available?

No. Students must be available to attend classes full-time, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - including both summer sessions.

 

47. I am a student with a disability; can I still enter into the program?

Yes. The program does not discriminate against students with disabilities.  However, students admitted to the program must have the cognitive, affective and psychomotor abilities necessary to complete both the academic and clinical requirements of the program.  Please contact the Program Coordinator as soon as possible to discuss your specific situation.

 

48. I am a student with a disability; how do I declare my status so I can receive appropriate accommodations?

As required by section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, reasonable accommodations are provided to ensure equal opportunity for students withverified disabilities.

It is important that all prospective and current students be aware of the essential functions necessary to complete the radiologic technology program requirements. These are the same as the technical and physical job requirements for all radiologic technologists working in the field today.

Students must be able to:

1. Assess and accurately execute requisitions, orders, charts, directions, and other job related documents and communications.

2. Independently travel through the radiology department and to other departments and floors of the hospital.

3. Assist patients to transfer from beds, wheelchairs, and stretchers to the radiographic table and back.

4. Give clear verbal commands to a patient and communicate effectively with patients and professional staff; including with individuals wearing masks.

5. Independently access, adjust, and operate radiographic equipment.

6. Independently assess the ongoing functioning of the radiographic machine and other equipment.

7. Independently assess radiographic images, controls, labels, and observe patients.

8. Work in a sterile environment, prepare sterile fields, and fill sterile syringes.

 

If you have a disability that requires accommodations, contact:

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) 
Gabriella Burd, Student Disability Services Manager 
Savoy (D) Building 
120 East 149th Street (at Walton Avenue)
Room D-101P 
Bronx, NY 10451 
Phone: (718) 518-4454 (Voice/TTY)
E-mail: GBurd@hostos.cuny.edu

If you are already registered with SSWD and have a letter from them verifying that you are a qualified student with a disability, please present the letter to the instructor as soon as possible.  The instructor will work with you and SSWD to plan and implement appropriate accommodations.

Please Note: 
Students who do not register with the Services for Students with Disabilities office and have their disability verified are not eligible to receive any special accommodations. 

 

49. I have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor; can I still enter into the program?

Any student may apply for admission to a matriculated program at CUNY regardless of criminal history.

The New York State Department of Health and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) require that all applicants for licensure and certification be of good moral character.

A conviction of, a plea of guilty to, or a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) to an offense which is classified as a misdemeanor or felony constitutes a conviction for ARRT purposes. Individuals having been convicted of a crime must file a pre-application with the ARRT to obtain a ruling on the impact these convictions may have on their eligibility. The individual should submit the pre-application during the first month of the program. This process will enable the individual to avoid delays in processing their application, which is made at the time of graduation. The pre-application form may be obtained from the Program Coordinator.

Please Note: 
The ARRT pre-application process can take as long as six months to a year to complete.
50. Will I have to undergo a criminal background check to enter into the program?

Current laws generally permit a state licensing board or agency to deny a license to practice radiologic technology if the applicant has been convicted or has pleaded guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to a felony or other specific crime.

While the Radiologic Technology Program at Hostos Community College does not require a criminal background check for admittance, during the course of the program you may be asked to undergo a criminal background check by one of the clinical education centers. The Program’s educational requirements include placement at two clinical education centers, which frequently require a student to pass a criminal background check before the student can be placed for clinical training. If the clinical education center receives negative results after a student has begun the clinical program, the center may still decide to dismiss the student, regardless of the student’s performance.

Each clinical education center sets its own requirements for a criminal background check, and you may be asked by the center to pay the cost of the background check. You may also have to complete more than one criminal background check during the course of the radiologic technology program, depending on the sites where you are placed and the requirements of each site.

Please Note: 
If you fail a clinical education center’s criminal background check, you may be unable to complete your course requirements. It is important for you to consider this before you enroll into the radiologic technology program.

Hostos Community College has no obligation to refund your tuition or fees or to otherwise accommodate you in the event you are ineligible to complete your course requirements because you fail to pass a criminal background check, or if you are denied a license to practice radiologic technology.

 

 

51. I am not a U.S. citizen, I am an international student; can I still enter into the program?

Any international student may apply for admission to a matriculated program at CUNY regardless of immigration status.

However, the radiology program has five mandatory clinical semesters of hospital externships. The hospitals require that all medical staff and employees be able to prove their legal presence and their legal eligibility to work in this country. Legal presence means that a person is either a U.S. citizen or is legally authorized to be in the United States. Legal presence can be proved using a U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization, Resident Alien Card or a valid foreign passport with a visa, I-94 or an I-94W with a participating country. The hospitals reserve the right to deny access to students who are unable to prove their legal presence in this country.

Furthermore, the hospital externship is an essential, legal requirement as specified in the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences.

Consequently, the radiology program only accepts students into the clinical phase of the program if they can prove their legal presence and their legal eligibility to work in the United States.

Students are encouraged to reapply for admission into the program after they have established their legal presence and their legal eligibility to work in the Unites States.