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 or bachelor'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?

A: Yes.

Q: I'm a high school senior and I'm interested in attending your program. Can I apply?

A: Early Admission to the BPS-CT and BPS-MRI programs is not available.  However, high school seniors can apply for Early Admission to be considered for admission to Upstate's Medical Imaging/Radiography (X-ray) or Ultrasound, BS/BPS programs.  If admitted, a place will be saved in the class two years after their high school graduation, assuming the student has meet all the conditions of their acceptance letter. The deadline is March 1.

Q: What's the deadline to apply?

A: Applications for the Medical Imaging, BPS-MRI and BPS-CT programs will open in early March, only if space is available. If you're interested in being notified in March of whether we will have openings, please e-mail your name and the program you're interested in (BPS-MRI or BPS-CT) to, subject line: "Medical Imaging-BPS application notification."

Q: Can I apply to Medical Imaging/BPS-CT program and also Medical Imaging/BPS-MRI (or Ultrasound, BPS, or Radiation, BPS)?

A: Applicants can only have one active application at any time. If an applicant applies for one program and isn't admitted, they can then apply to another program 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: Are the Medical Imaging/BPS-CT or Medical Imaging/BPS-MRI programs offered online, during the evening or on a part-time basis?

A: Classes and clinicals are 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.