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We can’t wait to help you achieve your new career! Our admissions team will help you figure out the ideal program to set you on the right path for your future. As experts in our medical imaging programs, they’re ready to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process. Request information now, look through the information below, and we’ll connect with you soon!

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To join the WCUI Medical Imaging family prospective students will tour the facility and interview with an Admissions Representative. During the interview, our Admissions Representative will go through crucial information about WCUI including, disclosures of completion, placement rates, tuition payment plans, and your professional educational goals. For our complete list of admissions requirements and procedures, please review the list of general admissions requirements below and download our school catalog here.

GENERAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

All Applicants Must

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Set an appointment with an Admissions Representative for an interview and to tour the campus
  • Complete an Enrollment Application. (Download the Application Here)
  • Submit proof of having graduated from an accredited high school or the equivalent (see examples below) 
  • Submit a copy of an unexpired valid government-issued photo ID (driver’s license or an identification card)
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • Be able to read, speak, and write English
  • Complete a Personal Statement
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Upon acceptance, sign an Enrollment Agreement and submit a $100.00 Registration Fee (refundable within 3 days after signing the Enrollment Agreement)

Acceptance into the programs is conditional upon meeting all deadlines to complete funding paperwork. 

If enrollments exceed class availability, files will be reviewed by the campus director and notification of acceptance or denial will be mailed within 2 weeks prior to your scheduled start date. 

Applicants enrolling in the programs offered by WCUI must show proof of having graduated from either an accredited high school or the equivalent recognized by the US Department of Education. The following are some examples: 

  • High school diploma or high school transcript 
  • General Education Diploma (GED) or State Equivalent Test 
  • State tests (also referred to as state-authorized examinations) such as the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), as well as those established by states—for example the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) 
  • Foreign secondary diploma translated and evaluated (at the applicant’s expense) by an evaluation agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) 
  • An academic transcript showing that the student has successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree (including a previously earned bachelor’s degree) 

WCUI does not discriminate based on an individual’s race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. For more information regarding WCUI’s Non-Discrimination Policy, please see the Catalog. 

Arbitration and Class Action Waiver Disclosure: West Coast Ultrasound Institute (“WCUI”) requires each student to agree to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement and a class action waiver as a condition of enrollment (“Arbitration Agreement”). The Arbitration Agreement does not, in any way, limit, relinquish, or waive a student’s ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim, pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e) at any time. The Arbitration Agreement does not require that the student participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by WCUI prior to filing a borrower defense to repayment application with the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e). Any arbitration, required by the Arbitration Agreement, tolls (pauses) the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e)(6)(ii) for the length of time that the arbitration proceeding is under way. Any questions about the Arbitration Agreement or a dispute relating to a student’s Title IV Federal student loans or to the provision of educational services for which the loans were provided should be directed to WCUI’s Chief Operating Officer, Andrew High, at andrew.high@wcui.edu or (310) 289-5123.

ACCREDITATION AND APPROVALS

WCUI School of Medical Imaging and Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to provide educational services in the State of California. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

Licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (AZPPSE) to provide educational services in the state of Arizona.

Approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to administer Title IV Federal Financial Aid to those students who qualify.

Approved by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Education (AZDVS) and approved for the training of Veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38.

Approved for training of active-duty service members through the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Tuition Assistance Program (TA).

Authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students through the United States Department of Homeland Security, SEVP – Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

WCUI’s Academic Associates of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging program is programmatically accredited by ARMRIT.

WCUI’s Vocational Nursing program is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)

TRANSFER STUDENTS

WCUI accepts transfer credit based on equivalent course work. The Registrar and/or the Director of Education will determine equivalency. Refer to Transfer Credit Policy located in the catalog.

WCUI will give you the preparation you need to increase your impact, so complete your journey here. We make the transfer process straightforward and painless because we know you’re ready to advance your career today.

For guidance through the transfer process, please contact one of our admissions representatives today.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

WCUI is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

International students must also complete or provide the following after they have been accepted for enrollment in order to receive the I-20 form to apply for an F-1 or M-1 student visa:

  • A Confidential Statement of Finances: An official letter, or bank statement, must be submitted certifying that there are enough funds available for one academic year of tuition and living expenses
  • Payment of the first 6 months of tuition in advance
  • A copy of their passport
  • A copy of the I-94 card/printout
  • Take a iBt TOEFL test used to measure English skills and pass with a score of 62 or higher or submit proof of English Language proficiency
  • A translated and evaluated (at the applicant’s expense) foreign secondary diploma