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LSC-CyFair Medical Radiologic Technology Application Process

Important Dates

Item Date
Apply to LSC – Send official transcripts Deadline: April 13, 2019
Program Application Deadline:  March 4 - May 24, 2019, 12pm
PSB Test January 18, 2019 - May 17, 2019
Mandatory MRT Orientation TBA
Mandatory Allied Health Orientation TBA

Program Admission Process

Because clinical space is limited, students are admitted on a competitive basis. In addition to the general admission requirements of Lone Star College (LSC), the following requirements must be met in order to be considered for admission to the Medical Radiologic Technology (MRT) AAS program.

Note:  The course requirements listed below can be met through either enrollment at Lone Star College or approved transfer credit from other colleges and universities or test credit.

Required Pre-Requisites

Completion of pre-requisites BIOL 2404 or BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 with a “C” or better within five years of application to the MRT program.

  • The course must have been completed and grades posted in Lone Star College course history prior to submission of an application for the Radiologic Technology program.
  • If coursework is older than 5 years when applying to the program, students must take BIOL 2404 in time to apply.

Academic Course Completion

The following requirements will grant additional points towards the admission score, based on the grade received for the courses.
(A = 4 points, B=3 points, C=2 points, D=1 point)
 Completion of the following courses with a “C” or better:

Bonus points for Completion of Related Coursework

The following course requirements will grant one (1) additional point per course towards the admission score, based on a grade of C or better, up to a maximum of five (5) points.

  • Introduction to Computer Science:
    • ITSC 1301 - Introduction to Computers
      or
    • COSC 1301 - Introduction to Computers
      or
    • BCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications
  • EDUC 1300 - Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience
  • HPRS 1001 - Intro to Health Professions
  • HITT 1305 - Medical Terminology I
  • HPRS 2300 - Pharmacology for Health Professions
  • HPRS 2301 - Pathophysiology
  • HPRS 2321 - Med. Law & Ethics for Health Professions

Work, Volunteer or Observation in Medical Imaging Experience

If you have work, volunteer experience or observation time in medical imaging you may be given credit on the 2018 scoring worksheet for admission, you must choose ONE of the options detailed in this section.

  • Your previous or current employer is required to complete and return the volunteer/work experience verification form directly to the program. Please provide them with a stamped envelope for return to LSC-CF MRT Program 9191 Barker Cypress Rd. Cypress Texas 77433.
  • If you intend to hand deliver this form to either LSC-Montgomery or LSC-CyFair, your previous or current employer must sign across the seal of the envelope to ensure authenticity.

Licenses or Certifications

If you have a License or certificate it must be current and up to date in order to be considered for credit on the 2018 scoring worksheet for admission.

  • RN, CMA, Massage Therapy, Pharmacy Tech
  • EMT, RESP, Paramedic, LVN, EMT Level 2
  • PTA, Ortho Tech, EMT Basic
  • RT(N)(T)(S), LMRT, CMA, Surgery Tech

PSB Aptitude Test

All applicants must take the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Test.  Click on the PSB Authorization to Test tab below and take it to the campus business office. A $20.00 testing fee must be paid prior to taking the test in the campus Testing Center. Check Exam Ticket for testing dates and instructions.

Lone Star College Admission Process

The admission process differs between new applicants to Lone Star College and current students who wish to apply to the program and change their major.
Please note the appropriate process that applies to you.

New Applicants

  • Submit the LSC Online Application for admission.
  • Ensure you select the Radiologic Technology Program on your LSC Online Application for admission.
  • Submit an official high school transcript showing proof of graduation to the admission office at the LSC-CyFair.
  • Submit an official transcript from each non-LSC college or university you have attended to the admission office at either the LSC-CyFair. Transcripts must be received at Lone Star College no later than 3 weeks prior to the end of the application period.  See dates above.
  • Submit any other test scores (i.e. ACT, SAT, AP, CLEP, IB).

Current Students

  • Contact the Radiologic Technology Program advisor and schedule a meeting to review if you meet admission requirements. The advisor will review your academic record and advise you on next steps. If you are eligible to apply to the program, the advisor will initiate a change of major to reflect you interest in the program.

Lone Star College – CyFair MRT Admission Process

How to Apply:

Apply by going to the Health Occupations Application Page.

Electronic Application Instructions

PSB Aptitude Test

All applicants (including current LSC students) must take the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Test.  Check Exam Ticket for testing dates and instructions.

Selection & Final Acceptance

  • The applicants will be ranked according to the criteria on the Score Sheet.
  • Students will be selected based on the highest cumulative scores based on the MRT Program admission criteria.
  • Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check (as required by hospitals) that is completed by a college approved agency at the student's expense. Clinical facilities may also require completion of satisfactory drug screening. Background Check Vendors
  • Students accepted into the program are also required to submit proof of required immunizations, TB test, and proof of current CPR certification (2 year healthcare provider type). All expenses related to these items are the responsibility of each student.

Legal Information

Lone Star College Policy is consistent with Texas law as to requirements and admission of any resident or non-resident student.  For admission and tuition purposes, residency is defined within Texas Education Code §54.052.

In addition, LSC will notify students prior to, but not as a condition or requirement of admission, that  health care facilities will require students to have a Social Security number or a Visa as a condition of being assigned to a clinical facility. Students who are unable to complete the LSC health program clinical skills requirement will not be able to complete the program due to a lack of clinical placement.

Additionally, LSC will notify students that a Social Security number or a Visa may be required for a background check, and may also be required for taking the licensing examination upon completion of program requirements.