Undergraduate Admissions

31 Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiography (BScR)

This four-year degree program requires students to obtain approximately half their academic credits at the University of Prince Edward Island and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Admission is by competition, following the process set out below, after the completion of a required set of courses in at least one year of university study. A limited number of students are admitted each year.

Admission Requirements

Recommended First Year Course Schedule:

Normally applicants take ten three-semester hour courses or their equivalent(s). To be considered for the program a student must complete the required Biology, Physics, Chemistry,  and Calculus requirements. Applicants who are admitted with the minimum required courses must complete any outstanding first year requirements in a subsequent semester, with Coordinator’s approval required prior to registering in them.

Below is the recommended schedule for a student completing the first year prerequisite courses.

  • Two courses in introductory Biology (BIO 1310/1320)
  • Two courses in introductory Physics (PHYS 1110/1120 or 1210/1220)
  • Two courses in introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1110/1120)
  • One course in Mathematics (MATH 1120) OR (MATH 1910)
  • One Composition course (UPEI 1010 or UPEI 1020 if taken at UPEI)
  • Two courses in Introductory Psychology (PSY 1010/1020)

Students are expected to complete a degree at UPEI within a 10 year period (See Academic Regulation #2).  To meet this regulation the prerequisite first year courses must be taken within the last six years prior to the submission of an application to the Radiography program.

Applicants who have completed any of the pre-requisite first year courses seven years prior to the anticipated start of their Radiography program should contact the coordinator of the Radiography program or the Dean of Science.

Application Process

Follow UPEI’s undergraduate application process for professional programs, and submit other requirements by December 1, including:

  • UPEI Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts from each post-secondary institution where you have taken a course, even if transfer credit(s) were given by another institution.
  • A Vulnerable Sector check.
  • A current resume if you are over the age of 21 and/or not presently enrolled in courses.
  • English Language Proficiency Test (if required)

Further Deadlines

  • February 1 – final Official Transcripts listing fall semester grades
  • June 1 – final Official Transcripts listing winter semester grades for applicants enrolled in winter semester who are invited to interview, and conditionally accepted
  • June 1 – successful applicants are required to make a non-refundable deposit by this date to hold their seat in the program. The deposit will go toward first semester tuition costs
  • Before classes begin – updated immunization records must be submitted.

Assessment of Applications

An applicant’s overall average is calculated using the prerequisite Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Calculus course requirements. All required courses must have a passing grade. Biology, Physics, and Chemistry courses are to have a laboratory component. Details of course content may be required for any course proposed for admission purposes.

Students must achieve an overall average of 70% in the minimum prerequisite course requirements to be considered for an interview. A higher-level course may be used as a substitution for a minimum course requirement providing it is in a related field of study.

The highest academically ranked applicants are interviewed for the available seats. Offers of admission are based on results of the interview as well as academic achievement. A minimum score of 50% must be achieved in the interview to be eligible for admission. Normally, at least twice as many eligible applicants will be interviewed as there are number of seats available. Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of their interview.

Interviews will normally be held in late April.


If a previously denied applicant wishes to reapply, they follow the same process as that described above.


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