Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Admissions

Program Requirements

We take great pride in the rigor of our curriculum and our students' thirst for success. Setting the bar high in our program admissions requirements helps maintain those standards from the start. All are outlined below for you to begin your application.

We want students who respect their bodies and their futures in our community. In order to help uphold these expectations, students who test positive during our mandatory drug screening will forfeit their seat in the program.

A professional program fee will be charged to cover the additional costs of the sonography education. Please see the Fee Schedule in the Financial Information section of the ADU Student Handbook. Students in the Bachelor degree program must also purchase a laptop computer compliant with University specifications.

Students entering the Sonography program during the Summer trimester are governed by the Academic Catalog of the Fall trimester of their year admitted.


English Comp I & II
College Algebra
Anatomy and Physiology I
General Physics I or Survey of Physics

Part 1: Apply to ADU

To become a student here at ADU, you must first apply to the school itself. We offer processes tailored for every kind of student, whether you're straight out of high school or interested in online learning. Check out your admissions requirements before applying to a specific program.

Part 2: Apply to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

Our students enjoy top-notch facilities, program curriculums, and complete access to our faculty. To ensure students the education they trust us to provide, we place an annual admissions cap on our Medical Sonography program, so that our incoming students won't have their resources at ADU stretched thin. Students who meet our admission requirements qualify for consideration to enter the Sonography program. Because of the competitive nature of the program's admission process, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Students may be given preferential consideration for admission to the program, however, when they have successfully completed 12 college-level hours at Adventist University.

We do request that accepted applicants place a nonrefundable $200 deposit to reserve your program slot. Your acceptance letter will outline a deposit amount and deadline indicating when we must receive the deposit. Once enrolled in the program, these funds will be applied to your account. Those who paid the deposit, but decline to enroll in the program, will forfeit the deposit; if that student is admitted to the same program at a later date, ADU will require another full deposit. If an applicant is admitted to a program with requisites in progress and becomes ineligible for admission due to grades, however, a full refund will be provided. A professional program deposit is not transferable to another department. Online Education students are not required to pay a program deposit.

  • Apply
    Please submit the BS Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Application once admitted to the University, accessible through my.adu.edu.
  • Minimum GPA
    We require a minimum cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 2.70 or 12 college credits from a regionally accredited college with a 2.70 minimum GPA—a cumulative record of all college-level work.
  • Requisites
    • English Comp I & II
    • College Algebra
    • Anatomy & Physiology I
    • General Physics I or Survey of Physics
    Applicants possessing a minimum of 12 college-level credits at Adventist University are competitive, as are applicants having completed the noted courses. Please recognize that all requisite courses must be completed before the program begins.
  • GPA Requirement
    Please present a 2.50 GPA or better in English, mathematics, and science courses.
  • ACT Score
    We request a minimum ACT composite score of 19, with an individual score of 19 on the math section, from applicants. Potential entrants with 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college, however, are exempt from this requirement.
  • Recommendation Forms

    Please submit two ADU Recommendation Forms. If an applicant to an undergraduate program has completed at least one trimester at Adventist University of Health Sciences before being admitted to a program, one of the two recommendations must come from any Adventist University faculty member, adjunct professor, tutoring coordinator, chaplain, or academic advisor. Special recommendation forms for this requirement are available in the Office of Enrollment Services.

    ADU Undergraduate Recommendation Form (PDF) →

  • Essay
    Please submit an essay outlining your interest in becoming a sonographer, which track you intend to enter, and your motive in selecting a faith-based institution to further your studies. We would also like to know how your goals fit within the mission of the University.
  • Repeated Cognates
    We permit applicants to have repeated two (2) cognates, one time each, while remaining eligible for admission into sonography courses, including transfer credits. Applicants must have a grade of C (2.00) or better for required courses.
  • Interview
    You may be invited to attend an interview at an ADU site. Competitive applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee an invitation for an interview.

Not ready quite to apply? Check out even more details on the Diagnostic Sonography Program to help guide you.

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