Bridge status may be granted to those applicants who are currently credentialed in sonography the ARDMS, ARRT, or CCI, and who have met general admission reguirements. Successful completion of the curriculum requirements for Phase I will be required of applicants who have the following:
- Earned an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution that was not additionally accredited by CAAHEP at the time the student enrolled in that institution. Individual institution accreditation dates will be confirmed by our office with CAAHEP.
- Earned a certificate in sonography from a CAAHEP accredited institution but does not additionally possess an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Completed at least 24 credits of college-level coursework from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants for whom English is a second language and who have not studied in English at the secondary or college level must demonstrate their proficiency in the English language by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please refer to the English Language Proficiency requirements in the Admissions Information section of the Academic Bulletin.
Credentialed sonographers who have not attended a CAAHEP accredited sonography program will receive advanced standing in the Bachelor's degree program. Upon admission, students will be awarded 32 credits by validation.
There are two phases to the Bridge Program. Phase I involves the successful completion of 27 hours of lower division credit as outlined below. Students accepted to the Bridge Program are granted Bridge admission status and must complete all of the Phase I requirements before starting Phase II. It is recognized that Bridge students may transfer some credit from regionally accredited institutions, or have successfully challenged courses through a CLEP exam. Combined with the 32 hours of credit by validation, the Bridge student will have a total of 59 lower division credits at the completion of Phase I.