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Urgent Changes to the CSI Rad Tech Program 2021 Application Process!

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the following changes have been made to our student selection process this year:

1. Applicants for selection into the fall 2021 class will be required to mail in their applications postmarked no later than June 1, 2021, to:

O. Gary Lauer, Ph.D., RT (R), Radiologic Technology Program Director, College of Southern Idaho, PO Box 1238, Twin Falls ID 83303

2. The assessment of the top 24 ranked applications will result in zoom interviews in the official selection of 12 students to start in the fall of 2020. Three alternates will also be identified.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Gary Lauer at 208-732-6719 / or Tamara Janak at 208-732-6716 /

Your patience and understanding are appreciated greatly!

The CSI Radiologic Technology program uses a competitive selection admission process. 12 students are selected each year after the June 1 application deadline to begin their studies in the Fall semester.  Student capacity is based on the availability of space at associated clinical affiliates. Since more students apply each year than can be accepted into the program, the following objective student selection process is utilized:

*Students must be a current CSI Student before applying to this program.

  1. Application Packet Points

    Applying students need to collect the following information into an application packet with tabs attached to all documentation in the exact order given below. Please submit the assembled application packet in person or via snail-mail to the Program Director before the application deadline of June 1 at 5 p.m. Students are strongly advised to meet with the Program Director or Clinical Coordinator in April or May to review all required documentation and answer any questions about the competitive program admission process. Failure to construct an application packet according to the guidelines below may result in a loss of points.

    Application packets should be assembled in a simple binder containing the following materials, in order, easily accessible with tabs:

    • Letter of Intent - Describe on one page, in an officially formatted letter, the desire to become an RT and attend the CSI RT Program. Address the Letter of Intent to the Program Director.
    • One page resume
    • Radiologic Technology Program Application Form.
    • Point Check List & Calculation Form. - Show clear and concise calculation of all the points claimed on this form, followed by subsequent documentation. Make sure to highlight with a marker all courses on transcripts that are being claimed for points on this form, as well as letters of reference and health care work experience.
      • Please do not send official transcripts to the program director, but do send official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar. However, to verify points, please send copies of transcripts as part of the application packet - see below.
      • Official transcripts need to be processed by the Office of the Registrar prior to the application deadline. This process may take three to four weeks.
    • High School or GED Transcripts - Highlight GPA and verification of diploma awarded. GEDs will receive a 2.0 GPA.
    • Associate Degree Transcripts - Highlight GPA and verification of degree awarded, if any.
    • Baccalaureate Degree Transcripts - Highlight GPA and verification of degree awarded, if any.
    • NOTE: All students are required to either be currently credentialed as a Certificated Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) prior to enrollment into RADT Clinical Education I. Certification or licensure in a health-related field such as MEDICAL ASSISTANT, LPN, RN, SURG TECH, DENTAL ASSISTANT, DENTAL HYGIENE, etc. may substitute for the CNA or EMT-B requirement.
    • Veteran of US Armed Forces (if applicable) - include a copy of the DD-214.
    • Documented Health Care Experience - A letter from a former employer indicating start and end times. Only experience beyond one year qualifies.
    • Two Letters of Reference - Please do not use family or friends.
    • Non-Acceptance Letter - for students who applied last year and were not selected.
  2. Point Check List

    To win one of 24 interview spots, students must have the highest point value possible.

    Download a copy of the current co-requisite and other point calculation form here: Point Check List & Calculation Form. This form is "self advising". Students need to take notice of the courses required and all options that are available to increase over-all point value.

  3. CSI Radiologic Technology Technical Training Standards

    All students officially accepted into the CSI Radiologic Technology Program must meet the following Technical Training Standards.

  4. Interview

    The 24 top point-getters will be invited for an interview tentatively scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, June 16 and 17, 2021. Students invited for an interview must attend at the designated time and place. Please treat this like a serious job interview. Interviews will be conducted by professionals in the field of radiologic technology.

Post-Acceptance Steps

Students officially selected into the program must attend the New Student Radiologic Technology Program Orientation Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Please plan ahead!

All students officially selected into the program are required to provide proof of:

  • Health insurance
  • Physical health exam
  • CPR - Health Care Provider
  • background check*
  • immunizations
  • TB test
  • drug screen
*(1) Before the start of the first week of classes in the fall semester, all officially accepted freshmen students in the CSI Radiologic Technology program must have completed an official background check at Complio American DataBank. Please contact Tamara Janak, MTD, RT (R) (M) to obtain the correct CSI Rad Tech Program codes. (2) Students concerned about meeting the credentialing requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) due to possible prior ethical violations involving felonies or misdemeanors that would otherwise need to be reported on the ARRT Application for Certification and Registration may want to complete the ARRT's Ethical Review and Pre-Application Packet.