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Bachelor’s in Cardiovascular Sonography Admissions Requirements

Enter the field of sonography with the best preparation possible. The Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography degree puts you ahead of the competition and gets you ready for the national registry examination.

 

Tuition for 2021-2022 is $22,440 for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography. In addition, there will be a $200 fee for the Sonography Physics and Instrumentation (SPI) examination. A Health Profession Division general access fee is required each year. An NSU student service fee of $1,500 is also required annually. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. 

  • Acceptance Fee - $500: This fee is required to reserve the accepted applicant's place in the entering first-year class, but is not refundable in the event of a withdrawal. It is payable within two weeks of an applicant's acceptance.
  • Deposit - $250: This is due within four weeks of an applicant's acceptance and the same terms apply as the Acceptance Fee.
  • Pre-registration Fee - $250: This is due within six weeks of an applicant's acceptance and the same terms apply as the Acceptance Fee.
  • University Technology Fee: This fee is not to exceed $100 when implemented.

The first semester's tuition and fees, less the $1,000 previously paid, are due on or before registration day. Tuition for each subsequent semester is due on or before the appropriate registration day. Students will not be admitted until their financial obligations have been met.

Each student is required to carry adequate personal medical and hospital insurance. Students may avail themselves of the hospitalization insurance plan obtainable through the university.

Concurrent Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography with Master of Health Science option

Tuition for 2021-2022 is $28,050 for the BS Medical Sonography and concurrent Master's in Health Science option. In addition, there will be a $200 fee for the Sonography Physics and Instrumentation (SPI) examination. A Health Profession Division general access fee is required each year. An NSU student service fee of $1,500 is also required annually. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Acceptance Fee - $500: This fee is required to reserve the accepted applicant's place in the entering first-year class, but is not refundable in the event of a withdrawal. It is payable within two weeks of an applicant's acceptance.
  • Deposit - $250: This is due within four weeks of an applicant's acceptance and the same terms apply as the Acceptance Fee.
  • Pre-registration Fee - $250: This is due within six weeks of an applicant's acceptance and the same terms apply as the Acceptance Fee.
  • University Technology Fee: This fee is not to exceed $100 when implemented.

Financial Aid

The primary financial responsibility for the student's education rests with the student and his or her family, but economic circumstances for some families may make it necessary for the student to obtain assistance from other sources.

For more information, please visit NSU's Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Prospective medical sonography students are selected by The Committee on Admissions (COA) through consideration of the overall qualities of the candidate. Individuals with diverse education, work, and life experience who have demonstrated the capacity to pursue the course of medical sonography will be admitted. Areas of consideration include application content, academic record, letters of evaluation and personal motivation. Upon receipt of the completed application, the COA will select applicants for interview. Applicants must be present for the interview (phone interviews are not acceptable) and expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

It should be noted that many criteria, in addition to credentials, play a role in the admission process for the program. While the program allows the student to demonstrate academic capability, it does not ensure admission to any professional school. Admission to the medical sonography program will not guarantee admission to any other program of Nova Southeastern University.

Upon receipt of the completed application, fees, credentials, transcripts, the admissions officers and the College of Health Care Sciences will review all material for evidence of the proper education, training, and background to enter the medical sonography course of study. The university reserves the right to modify any requirement individual basis as deemed necessary by the Dean of the College of Health Care Sciences.

In order to be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography, a student must have completed the below mentioned 30 semester hours of prerequisite education coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale.

Prerequisite Courses

COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Written Composition (at or above Comp 1000) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Humanities 6
Human, Biological, and Physical Sciences (Anatomy & Physiology I is required, with or without lab) 3
Physics (with or without lab) 3
Math ** (at or above MATH 1040 - College Algebra) 6
Total: 30

Note: General education courses cannot be survey courses.

Highly recommended but not required courses:

Anatomy and Physiology II (with our without lab)

Basic Medical Terminology 

***Concurrent Master of Health Science option

The application deadline is April 1 for both the B.S in Medical Sonography and the combined B.S in Medical Sonography and Master of Health Science.

Applicants for admission must submit or be responsible for submission of

  1. A completed application along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Two letters of evaluation from individuals (other than relatives) such as academic advisors, professors, clinical or non-clinical supervisors, or community associates.
  3. Official college transcripts, certificates, and/or diploma-based transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, sent directly from the institution to the Enrollment Processing Services (EPS).
  4. Copies of national and/or state professional certification, licensure, or registration, if applicable.
  5. TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable), sent directly to NSU’s EPS.
  6. A current curriculum vitae (CV).
  7. Evaluation of coursework taken at a foreign institution for US institutional equivalence (if applicable).

Foreign coursework must be evaluated by one of the following services:

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338

E-mail: info@jsilny.org
www.jsilny.com

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
(212) 966-6311
www.wes.org

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 415070
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 289-3400
www.ece.org


A student-prepared learning portfolio requesting assessment of prior experiences for academic credit (only for graduates from programs other than those from regionally accredited colleges or universities)

All admissions information should be sent to:

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences
Medical Sonography Admissions
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905
Phone: (954) 262-1101 * Fax: (954) 262-2282


The Office of Admissions works on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are accepted year round. To ensure that your application receives prompt consideration, you should apply early.

The Committee on Admissions will not consider an application until all required fees, credentials, transcripts, and test scores have been received by the EPS.

The university reserves the right to modify any requirements on an individual basis as deemed necessary by the dean of the College of Health Care Sciences.

The college reserves de right, and the student (by his or her act of matriculation) concedes to the college the right, to require his or her withdrawal any time the college deems it necessary to safeguard its standards of scholarship, conduct, and compliance with regulations, or for such other reasons as are deemed appropriate.

The dean and medical sonography program director reserve the right to require the student's withdrawal at anytime for the above-mentioned reasons.

For military training programs, the recommendation contained in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces from the American Council on Education, will be used to evaluate such training for credit transfer. Examples include Combat Casualty and Flight Medicine courses of training.

*Concurrent Master of Health Science option

An evaluation of transfer credit will be completed prior to the first semester of enrollment, and applicable credit will be transferred based on all final official transcripts received. Students will be advised to take courses based on the official evaluation of their file.

Transfer students must provide final official transcripts from all their previous colleges. Their previous academic work will then be evaluated. The Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography will transfer a maximum of 30 prerequisite semester hours (grades of C or better).

Concurrent Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography with Master of Health Science option

Students matriculated into the Master of Health Science option may petition for transfer of credits to the program. Up to, but not exceeding, 6 semester hours of graduate work may be considered for transfer from a regionally accredited institution. The courses considered for transfer must meet the goals and objectives of the M.H.Sc. course in question, and cannot be previously applied toward another awarded degree in or outside of NSU. The 27 open elective semester hours of transfer credit from the previously received bachelor's degree will be applied to the B.S. – Medical Sonography degree leading to the completion of the courses required for the M.H.Sc. degree.

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