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FAQ


General Questions
 
1. How do I apply?
We are no longer accepting paper applications. All applications must be completed online through https://huprt.fluidreview.com. Simply sign up for a new account or login using your Facebook account.  Once your account has been setup and activated, select which program you are applying to: X-ray Program, MRI Internship Program, or CT Internship Program. Follow the instructions onscreen to complete the application process. Applications cannot be submmited until all required tasks are complete.
 
2. Which program should I apply to?
If you are an entry level student interested in starting in the field of Radiology, you may only apply to the X-ray Program. This is a two-year full-time radiography program sponsored by Penn Medicine – HUP.  The program starts every September. At the end of the program, you will receive your certificate in Radiologic Technology and be eligible to take the ARRT examination in Radiography.
 
If you are currently enrolled in a radiography program or have already graduated from one, you may apply to the MRI Internship Program, the CT Internship Program, or both programs. These programs are six-month full-time internship programs sponsored by Penn Medicine – HUP. They start every March and September. At the end of the program, you will receive your certificate in either MRI or CT.
 
For additional questions, please contact Victoria Seidner at victoria.seidner@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-662-7825.
 
3. How do I find out more information about the individual programs?
Please visit our website: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/radiology/education/rte/. For additional information, you may contact Victoria Seidner at victoria.seidner@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-662-7825.
 
4. How do I check the status of my application?
You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your account at https://huprt.fluidreview.com.
 
5.How will I know when you receive my application?
You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your account. Materials submitted online are received by the RT Education Office automatically. Materials that are mailed will be confirmed upon receipt via email. Please note that applications cannot be submitted online until all required tasks are marked as complete. Once you submit your completed application, you will receive an email confirmation.
 
6.How do I pay the application fee?
The application fee is $75. It is nonrefundable. Currently, we cannot accept online payments. We can only accept check or money orders. Payments should be made payable to HUP – RT Education. Please mail your payment to Victoria Seidner at the following address:
 
HUP – RT Education
3400 Spruce Street
Basement Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
Once Victoria receives your payment, she will send you an email confirmation and mark the task as complete in your online application. Applications cannot be submitted online until payment is received. If your payment is not received by the program’s application deadline, your application will automatically be cancelled.

7. How do I submit my transcripts?
Transcripts cannot be submitted online. All applicants must submit official transcripts in a sealed envelope sent directly from the institutions. Please check the individual program requirements to determine which transcripts to send. Transcripts must be mailed to Victoria Seidner at the following address:
 
HUP – RT Education
3400 Spruce Street
Basement Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Once Victoria receives your transcripts, she will send you an email confirmation and mark the task as complete in your online application. Applications cannot be submitted online until all required transcripts are received. If your transcript(s) is not received by the program’s application deadline, your application will automatically be cancelled.

8. What if I have more questions?
For additional questions, please contact Victoria Seidner at victoria.seidner@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-662-7825.
 
Radiography Program Questions
 
1. What do I need to submit in order to apply?
 You will need to submit the following:
  • Application form
  • Application fee - $75
  • Official high school and college (if applicable) transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Completed HSI survey
The application form, letters of recommendation, and HSI survey must be completed online.

The application fee and transcripts must be mailed to Victoria Seidner at the following address:
 
HUP – RT Education
3400 Spruce Street
Basement Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
2. What is the application deadline?
All application materials must be submitted or postmarked by December 1, 2013. Absolutely no late applications will be accepted.

3. How many times may I apply?
Applications for the X-ray Program are limited to two admissions years only, and you may only apply once per admissions year. 
 
4. What are the program perquisites?
In order to be eligible to apply, you must meet all four of our prerequisites:
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Biology
 All prerequisites must have been completed within the past 10 years with a final grade of C or better.
 
If you are not sure if you meet the above prerequisites, please send a copy of your transcripts to Victoria Seidner, so she can evaluate your coursework. Send transcripts to:
 
HUP – RT Education
3400 Spruce Street
Basement Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104

You will be emailed upon receipt of your transcripts.
 
5. I do not meet all of the program prerequisites. Can I still apply?
If you do not meet any of our prerequisites, you will not be able to continue in the online application process; however, you may still be eligible to apply. Please contact Victoria Seidner at victoria.seidner@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-662-7825 to discuss the status of your prerequisites and your eligibility.
 
6. What happens after I submit my completed application online?
Once all required application tasks have been completed and you have submitted your application online, you will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. Once the RT Education Office reviews your application, you will then be sent an invitation to take the HSI personal asessment survey in a separate email.

7. What is the HealthcareSource Applicant Survey?
The HealthcareSource Applicant Survey provided by HealthcareSource Staff Assessment, is a brief survey that all applicants are required to complete. This survey provides us with an overview of your technical and professional skills. An invitation to take the survey will be sent to you via email once you submit your completed online application. Applicants must take the survey within 48 hours of receiving the survey invitation.

8. What happens after I complete the HealthcareSource Applicant Survey?
After you complete the survey and it has been received by the RT Education Office, you will receive instructions on how to register and schedule the mandatory HESI A2 Admissions Exam.