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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Selection Criteria

Selection into the program is based on the following scoring methods:

 1. Prerequisite Courses

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. GPA of 3.5 for prerequisites recommended. (Points awarded for each course completed)

  • A = 4 points
  • B = 3 points
  • C = 2 points

Prerequisite Courses

BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 
BIOL 2402  Anatomy and Physiology II 
MATH 1314 College Algebra
ENGL 1301 English Composition I
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
Elective Language/Philosophy/Culture/Creative Arts
PHYS 1401 General Physics I or PHYS 1415 Physical Science

2. Points awarded for a previous degree

  • Master’s = 8 points
  • Bachelor’s = 6 points
  • Associate’s = 4 points

3. Points for prior medical work experience

Proof of experience is required: 5 points per year of experience with a maximum of 15 points allowed

4. HESI A2 Assessment test scores

Reading, Math, A & P, Grammar, and Vocabulary (points awarded based on scores in each section).        

  • 100-90= 4 points
  • 89-80= 3 points
  • 79-70= 2 points

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

The HESI A2 entrance exam is given in the Testing Center at Weatherford College, located in the Jack Knight Building.  The cost of the exam can be verified by calling the Testing Center at 817-598-6383 and is paid in the Weatherford College Business Office.  To schedule the HESI A2 Exam, please go to www.wc.edu , click on the Admissions and Financial Aid tab. Then click on Testing Centers and the Weatherford location. There is a box that says schedule an exam. Click on this box and schedule the exam and it will tell you everything you need to know to take the exam.

You will need to present the receipt from the business office to the personnel in the Testing Center.  The exam takes approximately four hours and is computerized. You are allowed to take the test once every 60 days.  Once you have completed the test, please print two copies of the results in order to keep a copy for your records. The HESI A2 scores are good for two years.

5. Personal Interview

Only the top 30* applicants will be selected for an interview. Interviews will be scored.

*Number selected is subject to change.

6. Final Ranking process

Interviewed students will be re-ranked as follows:
Personal interview score, 40%
Total of items 1-4 from above, 40%
HESI A2 scores 20%.

7.  Points awarded for prior applications

1 point per prior application: maximum of 3 points allowed

The twenty applications with the highest cumulative points will be accepted each Fall semester.  Alternates will be accepted on a stand-by basis. The number of selected applicants is subject to change.