Medical Radiography Admission Information

Radiographers are the eyes of the medical field. Ready to join the ranks? Learn how to perform radiologic diagnostic procedures, protect patients from radiation, and evaluate radiographic images. After earning an AAS, you are eligible for the national ARRT certification exam and may obtain a license from the Texas Medical Board.

Applying to the Program

Ready to get started on your path to becoming a radiographer? Students are admitted every semester into the Medical Radiography program. Due to limited clinical internship availability, students are admitted on a competitive basis. Please follow the steps below to apply.

  1. Get Accepted to San Jac

    Before you can apply to the Medical Radiography program, you will need to apply and get accepted to San Jacinto College. Once that's done, follow the rest of the steps below.

  2. Attend an Information Session

    All prospective radiography students are required to attend a mandatory medical radiography program information session, where radiography faculty and staff will provide an overview of the program and how to apply.

    Find out dates, times, and locations for all of our sessions. 

  3. Gather Transcripts

    Request official transcripts from all institutions you’ve previously attended, including San Jac. You will need to submit these to the San Jac Admissions Office and with your application.

  4. Process Degree Evaluation

    Next, head to your Secure Online System (SOS) account and complete a degree evaluation “What If” for AAS Medical Radiography 2024-2025. You'll need to submit this with your Medical Radiography program application.

  5. Complete Your Prereqs

    Before acceptance into the radiography program, you’ll need to earn a “C” or higher in all prerequisite classes, including ENGL 1301, MATH 1314, BIOL 2301, BIOL 2101, and RADR 1201.

    While enrolled in the Medical Radiography AAS degree, you'll also need to complete general education core courses in humanities or fine arts and PSYC 2301. These are part of the degree plan.

  6. Complete the HESI A2 Exam

    Required for all radiography and sonography students, the HESI A2 exam is a 4.5 hour timed, computerized test that evaluates your readiness for the program. Be sure to read the HESI A2 Exam Instruction Packet.

  7. Apply to the Medical Radiography Program

    After you’ve completed all steps, it’s time to apply to the program. The application period is March 15 to May 15 for the Fall semester, August 1 to October 1 for the Spring semester, and December 1 to February 1 for the Summer semester. Applications will be evaluated with our admission scoring rubric.

    Review our Admissions Criteria prior to applying.

Accreditation Information

San Jac’s Medical Radiography program is proud to be accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300

Length of Accreditation: 8 years

JRCERT defines and publishes our most current program effectiveness information at

Medical Radiography Success Rates

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information.

Program 5-year average, 2019-2023, first attempt pass rate of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination.
Program 5-year average, 2018-2022, job placement rate for new graduates.
Program completion rate in 2023.

Program Effectiveness Data

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Ashley Grundvig
Sr Administrative Assistant
(281) 998-6150x1476
Catherine Everett
Program Dir, Radiography
(281) 998-6150x1659