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Radiography :: Apply Now

Applications for the Fall 2021 class are being accepted now and all required material must be received (or postmarked) no later than February 1, 2021.  If someone is interested in the program, but wants to find out specifically what requirements they do not meet or what will be necessary, they should apply to the college and submit their official high school and college transcripts directly to the pre-admission advisor, Pam Woody (Health Careers Specialist). She can review them and then discuss your particular circumstances with you to answer these questions. We encourage applicants to apply as early as possible for advising purposes. Current enrollment in prerequisites you lack is not required to apply early, but you must be able to complete them by the end of Spring 2021 to be considered. Applicants can work with the advisor to select appropriate courses (also work on raising GPA, if below 2.5) if they desire to pursue consideration for the program.

How To Apply

We require all application material(s) be submitted to Health Professions. If you fail to do so, be aware we will not be responsible for any delays in processing your file. Complete the following and submit in one envelope (if possible) to Pam Woody, VWCC - Health Professions, 3091 Colonial Ave., Roanoke, VA 24015. You should follow the steps below, please understand a meeting with the pre-advisor is not possible with every health professions applicant to go over these.

1. Apply to VWCC.

If you are not a current VWCC student, apply to the college by completing a VWCC Application. You are encouraged to complete the application online at Please make sure you indicate your plan of study as Career Studies Certificate: Introduction to Radiography (curricular/credit classes) on the college application.

New students intending to enroll in classes at Virginia Western should consider a visit/phone call to speak with the Enrollment Center staff in Chapman Hall, if they have basic questions about placement testing, course requirements, financial aid, etc. You may become more familiar with the college at and plan your first visit. You do need an appointment at the enrollment center and it’s a great way to learn more about available resources. They will refer you to the pre-admission advisor for Radiography, when necessary.

2. Apply to the Radiography Program.

Apply to the Radiography Program by completing a 2021 Radiography Application Form.

3. Obtain your transcripts.

Have all official sealed transcripts (high school and college) and a copy of GED scores (if applicable). We strongly suggest applicants request transcripts be sent to the applicant's mailing address, so you are fully aware of whether your request is filled and all material can be placed by you in one larger envelope for submission. Remember, do not open any envelope which contains a transcript, they are no longer "official" to us when you open them. It is the applicant's responsibility to request their own transcripts and pay any required fees. Faxed transcripts are not considered "official" for application.

If any school refuses to issue "official" transcripts directly to student, please request they be sent addressed to Pam Woody at the address above.  Please do not request transcripts from VWCC or any other community college in Virginia.  Transfer information provided on a subsequent schools transcript is not acceptable in lieu of the actual originating schools transcript.  College graduates must still provide their official HS transcript. GED holders must also submit official high school transcripts, if completed at least through the 9th grade. Home-schooled students must provide a detailed curriculum completion report from their school administrator (including a statement indicating if a lab component was completed for any Biology and/or Chemistry classes).

Transcript Request Form (PDF)

4. Submit your application materials.

We suggest mailing your application packet to Miss Woody at the address above. Material being hand-delivered to campus should be brought to the 3rd floor of the Fralin Center, Room HP339, when the college is open for visitors. The Health Professions office is usually accessible from 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM. If the office is closed, you may slide your items under the door of Fralin, Room 339.

5. Review the Radiography Checklist.

The pre-advisor will be in contact by letter, once an applicant has supplied all their transcripts. The pre-advisor does not have any input in the final admission decisions for a program, so face-to-face contact with the advisor is not a requirement.

Details about the entrance test (HESI) and interviews with the program faculty will be mailed after the February 1st deadline (probably mid-February) to qualified applicants.

Radiography Checklist (PDF)

Tuition: $
Credits: 70 Hours
Time: 2 years


Location: Fralin Center HP 214A or HP 339
Phone: 540-857-6325, 857-6644 or 857-7307
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

Susan A. Nolley, M.S., R.T.(R)
Assistant Professor, Radiography

School of Health Professions

Martha Sullivan, Dean