Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know if I apply to the BS program or the BPS program?
A: The BPS programs are for students who enroll having already earned an associate’s degree and are ARRT certification or certification-eligibility in radiography. Basically, that means they have a background in X-ray. Those who aren’t ARRT certified or certification-eligible in radiography with an associate’s degree prior to enrollment apply to the BS program.
Q: Can I apply if I’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree?
Q: I’m a high school senior and I’m interested in attending your program. Can I apply?
A: SUNY Upstate is an upper-division transfer college. That means that we require students take the prerequisite courses (minimum 60 semester hours) at another college prior to enrolling in our bachelors programs. Students then complete junior and senior years of the bachelor’s degree at Upstate for their program of study. The pre-requisites for Medical Imaging may be found online. Students typically apply to Upstate in the fall of their sophomore year of college.
High school seniors can apply for Early Admission to be considered for enrollment in Upstate's Medical Imaging class two years after they graduate from high school. If admitted, a spot will be saved in the class assuming the students meets all the conditions of their acceptance letter. The deadline is March 1.
Q: What's the deadline to apply?
A: Our admissions process is rolling so we will accept applications as long as there is space in the program and the alternate list. We recommend applicants apply early. Applications open each September.
The only applicants who have a deadline are high school seniors applying Early Admission. The Early Admission deadline is March 1.
Q: Can I apply to Medical Imaging/Radiography and also Ultrasound?
A: Applicants can only have one active application at any time. If an applicant applies for Ultrasound and isn't admitted, they can then apply to Radiography, if it's still accepting applications. Applicants would need to complete an application for the new program they're applying to and two new letters of recommendation.
Q: Is the MRI or CT track within Medical Imaging/Radiography a guarantee?
A: No. Students admitted to the Radiography (X-ray) program can request in their second semester to be considered for the CT or MRI track. It’s not a guarantee that a student who requests a track will receive it. Those who are selected for MRI or CT will complete one additional summer semester. (Links will be added to show the curriculums)
Q: Are the Medical Imaging/Radiography or Ultrasound programs offered online, during the evening or on a part-time basis?
A: The Medical Imaging/Radiography and Ultrasound classes are offered during the day, Monday through Friday. While a couple of classes are offered online, the program itself can not be completed online. The program is full time only.