Admission Process

AIMS Admission Process

To begin your journey toward a fulfilling and successful career, you must first begin the admission process. In order to make this as quick and easy as possible, we’ve done our best to simplify the entire process.

Meet an Admissions Representative

The first step in the admission process is to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our admissions representatives. Think of this introductory meeting as both an interview and an opportunity for you to do some important fact gathering. Based on your background and experience, we will help you decide on the career and program that is most suitable for you.

School Tour

After discussing your career options, you will be taken on a tour of our facility. This will give you the opportunity to see our classrooms and medical labs up close. You may even get the chance to see some classes in action.

Financial Aid

During your first visit to the school, you may also have the opportunity to meet with one of our Financial Aid Advisors. For students who qualify, some of our programs are eligible for federal grants and loans. Your advisor will go through all of the options that may be available, and they can also assist you in submitting your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Enrollment

Once you have gathered all of the necessary information, submitted your FAFSA (if applicable), and decided on a program, the next step is to contact the Admissions Department to schedule an appointment to apply or enroll. The entire enrollment process for many of the programs can usually be completed in one day. Programs with a selective application process (Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiovascular Technologist, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, MRI Technologist, Neurodiagnostic Technologist, and Surgical Technologist) may take longer for a decision to be made. 

On the day of your application/enrollment you will be required to take an entrance exam. All of our programs require students to obtain a minimum score on the entrance exam prior to enrolling. After passing the entrance exam, all students will be interviewed by a school official. Certain programs require the interview to be conducted by the director of education, a program director, or the school director.

For programs with open enrollment, you will be permitted to enroll in your program of choice upon successful completion of the interview and entrance exam. Please make sure to bring the following items to your application or enrollment appointment:

  • 2 forms of identification (driver's license, passport, social security card, government-issued ID, student ID, etc.)
  • $125 administrative fee (nonrefundable)
  • Proof of high school graduation or equivalent (original high school diploma, GED, college degree, and/or official, sealed transcript)
  • 1 passport size photo (2 x 2 inches)

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Certain programs will have additional admission requirements.

  • Proof of associate degree or higher (DCS applicants only).
  • Proof of college-level English, math, physics, and human anatomy & physiology (DMS applicants only).
  • Official sealed transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended (DMS, CVT, DCSMRI, NDT, and ST applicants only).
  • Statement of Purpose (MRI applicants who do not have an associate degree or higher).
  • 3 letters of reference. The letters must be typed, signed, and specify the program of interest (MRI, DMS, CVT, DCS, NDT, and ST applicants only).

*Students who are applying for the DMS, CVT, DCS, MRI, NDT, and ST programs will usually be notified of the school's decision within 1 to 2 weeks of completing the entrance exam and interview. A decision will not be made until the applicants have turned in all required documents.

Rolling Admissions

AIMS has a rolling admission policy. Once a start date is determined for a program, students are welcome to apply and/or enroll in the program. Applications are not accepted for programs without an official start date. Once a student is accepted and/or fulfills all admission requirements for a particular program, he or she may enroll in that program. Admissions remain open until the maximum number of students has been reached for that particular program. There are no deadlines for enrollment.

Open Enrollment

Many of the programs offered at AIMS have an open enrollment policy. As long as the students meet the minimum requirements, they are permitted to enroll in any program that has an open enrollment policy.

Selective Enrollment

Certain programs at AIMS have a selective application process. Those programs do not have open enrollment. Students are required to apply for the program and be accepted. Meeting the minimum requirements for enrollment does not guarantee a student will be accepted into a program that has a selective application process.

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