Radiologic Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to Radiologic Technology?

To begin the application process, you must first apply to Xavier University.

All applicants must submit their undergraduate application, high school transcripts, any previous college transcripts, and ACT or SAT test scores to the Admissions Office. You can apply to the University online at . After you have been accepted as an undergraduate student, your acceptance letter will instruct you to contact the Radiologic Technology program director.

Where can I find the RT application form?

You can find the RT application form under the RT Program Application tab on the left side of this screen and follow the link provided. You must return the RT application to the Radiologic Technology Program, Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway Cincinnati, 45207-7332.

When does the program begin?

The RT program begins only one time a year which is August 1, or if August 1 falls on a weekend, than the first Monday of August. 

It is common for RT programs in the State of Ohio to form waiting lists for admission into the RT programs. Xavier has a waiting list of one year. If you are accepted into Xavier but placed on the RT program's waiting list, you can use this year to begin working toward a bachelor's degree. You will be notified of the waiting period for the RT program during the RT application and interview process. All applicants placed on the waiting list and not admitted the current year, must resubmit the RT application the following year for admission consideration.

What is the make up of the RT student body?

The program has students with various backgrounds.  Some students are recent high school graduates, some have work experience, some with one to two years of college, and others hold a bachelor's degree in another discipline.  All are welcome and encouraged to apply to fulfill their dream of becoming radiographers.

Can my previous college transcripts transfer into the program?

When you submit your college transcript(s), the Registrar's Office will review your transfer courses for course equivalency at Xavier University.  For example, if you have taken English, sociology, history, psychology or human anatomy and physiology, you may transfer those credits into the University and they may count toward the Associate Degree for the Radiologic Technology program. However, the radiologic technology courses (RADT) must be taken at Xavier and in sequence, so it will take two years to complete the program.

Transfer students into the RT program may want to pursue a bachelor's degree at the same time that they are completing their associate degree. Call the program director for more details at (513) 745-3358.

What is the tuition for RT?

The tuition for Radiologic Technology is flat-rate tuition; students do not pay Xavier's regular tuition rate. The RT tuition rate for the 2021-22 academic year is $5,455.00 for fall semester and for spring semester ($10,910.00 annual charge). Students must attend one summer semester, but no tuition is collected. All university fees can be viewed on Xavier University's web site. The RT tuition is not an addition to the Xavier's regular tuition rate.

Some applicants may be eligible for grants, loans, and RT scholarships to assist in their financial needs.  All financial aid information is available at the Financial Aid Office, and (513) 745-3142.

What are the additional costs and fees for the program?

Based on the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Liability Insurance                              @$30.00 per semester
required program uniform scrubs          @250.00 for two tops, two pants and one jacket
(purchased through Xavier's bookstore)
Lead Initial Markers                            @$25.00 per pair of markers (students may purchase their their markers through vendor of their choice)

Students purchase textbooks, uniforms through Xavier's Textbook Store, and provide their own transportation to and from hospital/clinical sites.  Also, students are required to receive flu shots each year that they are in the program. 

(NOTE: Tuition and other fees are subject to change)

When is the deadline date for applications?

The program does not have a deadline date to receive applications. Applicants are reviewed and accepted until the program is filled. The program accepts 15 students a year, so applicants are encouraged to apply early in the fall semester.

Note: Applicants who have been accepted by Xavier will be instructed to call and leave a message or email the program director at (513) 745-3358 or to set up an interview on campus and at the hospital site.