How to Apply

Note: applications are no longer being accepted for the class beginning fall 2014.

Before you start the online application

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

  • Personal Statement: Please explain in your own words (typed, 500 words or less) why you are interested in the KU Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology program and the field of sonography in general.

  • Proof of ARRT certification: Students currently in school may substitute proof of certification with a signed letter from a current program director stating the applicant is in good standing. Please note: KU does not offer a Registered Radiologic Technology program; visit our website for a list of schools which may provide the ARRT registry certification.

  • References: Have available the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals. References should be from your program director/manager, didactic and/or clinical instructors, radiologists and/or co-workers from your radiology program or current or former employer in radiology. 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 technical standards and requirements. Signed verification will be required of students accepted into the program.

  • 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.

International Transcripts: In addition to sending an official copy of each transcript, as above, have your transcripts evaluated by World Education Services OR Educational Credential Evaluators. The evaluation must include course-by-course evaluation, grade evaluation, and indicate the degree earned in U.S. terms (bachelors, masters, doctorate, etc). An official copy of the evaluation is required.

Alternatively, you may send a check made payable to KU Medical Center for $25 (U.S.) for evaluation by the KU Graduate Application Processing Center. If this option is selected, the official transcripts must arrive at least 2 weeks prior to the admission deadline.

Additional Information for Applicants

Selection of applicants will be based on consideration of a number of factors, including overall GPA, radiologic technology program GPA, personal statement and recommendation letters. All applicants will be notified via e-mail of their status after the interview process is completed.

The Selection Process

  1. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the interview committee. Submitted material will be rated or scored depending on content.

  2. A personal interview with the applicant will be scheduled, generally in March.

  3. After completion of the interview, the applicant will be given an opportunity to tour the department and speak to an enrolled student in the program. The applicant may be called in for a second interview.

Personal Interviews

  • Personal interviews will be conducted by each interview committee member. The person(s) conducting the interview will ask a series of questions. Committee members will rate the applicants on a number assigned to the endorsement category (i.e. (5) Accept, (1) Do not accept).

  • After the completion of all applicant interviews, the admissions committee will review all scores and ratings from interviews and submitted materials and determine accepted and alternate student(s).

  • After the admissions committee has come to a conclusion, the applicants will receive an e-mail with an attached "letter of acceptance, alternate or non-acceptance."  If the applicant receives a "letter of acceptance" he/she will need to send a "letter of intent" within the time period specified in the acceptance letter.

Background Check
The Joint Commission requires all incoming students to pay for a background check. This one-time fee must be paid directly to the company performing the background investigation. You will be asked to provide information and make the payment once you have been officially accepted into the program. For more information, please see the School of Health Professions background check instructions.

CPR/First Aid
All accepted students must submit copies of current, valid CPR and First Aid certification prior to the program start date. CPR certification must cover the entire lifespan (infant, child, and adult). Accepted students are responsible for maintaining current, valid CPR status throughout the duration of the DUT certificate program.

In addition, students must provide proof of current health insurance coverage before entering the program.

Last modified: Mar 06, 2014

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications are no longer being accepted for the class entering fall 2014. Applications will be available for the next year's class on Sept. 1.

We're here to answer questions and help students prepare for an exciting career in laboratory science. Advising for prospective students is available Monday-Friday by appointment. Please email for scheduling.

For advising on the KU Lawrence campus, please see the KU Undergraduate Advising Center at 785-864-2834, TTY 711, or visit Strong Hall Room 132.

For the sonography-related profession, these websites might be of interest: