How to Apply: KU Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Certificate Program

Application Deadline: Feb. 1

Class Starts: September

Applications are no longer being accepted for the class starting fall 2014. The next application cycle opens Sept. 1.

Due to the volume of inquries, we are unable to respond to all applications submitted after the deadline.

How many students are admitted?
Three to four students are accepted to the program each year.

This page is a guide to the application process. Please carefully read the requirements and proceed to the online application link down the page.

Confirm that you are eligible to apply:

Read the eligibility and requirements for Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography first!

Before you start the online application

It will be helpful if you have the following information ready before starting the online application:

  • Personal Statement: A resume will be uploaded with your application, so please have this file saved on your hard drive before beginning.

  • References: Have available the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals who can provide a professional recommendation on your behalf. It is preferred that college instructors provide these recommendations, but past supervisors during employment or volunteer positions are also acceptable. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc. . Make sure they are willing to submit the reference electronically, and inform them that they will be receiving an email from “KU Medical Center<>” requesting them to submit a reference for you online.

  • Review the program's Technical Standards and Requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through either the TOEFL or IELTS testing systems. The test must have been taken within two (2) years of the first semester of enrollment. Results must be provided directly to KUMC by the testing service using ETS school code 6895. Photocopies of scores will not be accepted.

  • Transcripts: Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university that you have attended sent directly to KU Medical Center at the following address:
    Student Services / Office of Admissions
    Mail Stop 4029
    3901 Rainbow Blvd
    Kansas City, KS 66160

International Students:
An applicant is considered an international student if he or she requires a visa, or currently resides in the U.S. with non-immigrant status, or currently resides in the U.S. while applying for permanent residency. Additional requirements and documentation, such as proof of English language proficiency, are required for international students to become eligible for KU programs. Please review the information for international students before applying.

Last modified: Aug 22, 2014

To help answer some questions students may have, please see the frequently asked questions page.

What is Sonography? Learn about this exciting career in this video from the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Incoming Students
Please complete the orientation requirements prior to the start of classes.