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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography A.A.S. Program is cohort-based and has a fall start date.

We welcome any applicants who are ready to start their career as a medical sonographer and ultrasound technician, provided all of the requirements below are met. Working in medical sonography is a fulfilling career that allows you to work alongside other healthcare professionals and play an essential role in childbirth, diagnosing illness and monitoring recovery.

How to Apply

Applications are submitted through Touro’s online application system. To submit your application, you will need:

  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts. Official copies will be required before you begin classes.
  • Names and email addresses for three recommenders, excluding family members.
  • A personal essay explaining your reasons for applying to this program.
  • Pay a $60.00 application fee.

Step-by-Step Application Instructions

Below are step-by-step instructions to take you through each section of the online application. The application will open to the public in a few weeks. Want to get a reminder when the application opens, email tuc.admit@touro.edu with the email subject line that reads "Applications Reminder for DMS Program".

Program Information

Information in this section should automatically populate but if more selections are missing, please choose the following options:

  • Entering As: New Student
  • Program/Location: Associate of Applied Science – (Mare Island COM)
  • Major/Track: Diagnostic Medical Sonography (TUC-OC)
  • Term: Select the term you wish to apply for (i.e. Fall 2024, etc)

Applicant Information

Please enter the required information for this section.

Supporting Documents

In this section, you will upload your personal statement/essay.

  1. Download the Supporting Document Form
  2. Record your required essay on the form, then save it to your computer
  3. Click Upload Attachment and upload your saved form
  4. Click Save Document

High School/Secondary Education

Please enter your High School information. If your High School does not appear in the list of schools, please enter School Not Found. Your transcripts will be uploaded in a separate section after you submit the application.

College/Post-Secondary Education

If you have completed courses at any college, including community college, you must enter that information here. Your transcripts will be uploaded in a separate section after you submit the application. If you have not completed any college courses, you may skip this section.

Recommender Overview

Please select Yes, proceed to recommender information, then enter names and contact information for the three individuals who will be providing recommendations on your behalf. Please note that your application will not be considered complete until all three recommendations have been received.

Terms and Conditions

Please respond to the required questions.

Application Fee List

Please follow the instructions to pay the required application fee.

Submit Application

This is your last opportunity to make any edits/changes to the information you’ve provided. When you click submit, your application will be submitted and you will not be able to make any further edits.

Upload Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts from high school and any colleges you’ve attended must be uploaded with your application. To upload transcripts:

  1. Return to your Application Dashboard
  2. Click the Application Summary button
  3. Scroll down to the Requirements section. For each school listed:
      • Click on the Upload button
      • Click on the Browse button and locate your saved transcript
      • Click on the Save Document button
      • Click on the Submit button

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted no later than July 1, 2024.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program you will need to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age prior to beginning classes.
  • Have a high school diploma from an accredited school, have earned a GED, or have an associate degree or higher from an accredited school.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 is required; a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is preferred.
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score of 50% percentile or higher (see below)

After your application is submitted, you will receive information from the Office of Admissions regarding how to register for and complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam. Formerly known as the Health Occupations Aptitude Examination (HObET), the TEAS is a timed test that focuses on a candidate’s knowledge of reading, mathematics, and science, as well as English and language skills. The current fee for the TEAS exam is $120.00 and it must be paid at the time of testing. The testing fee is subject to change at the discretion of TEAS exam administrators at any time. The exam will be completed remotely and will not require in-person attendance. If you have already taken the TEAS exam, you may have your previous score(s) submitted for consideration through the TEAS portal provided the exam was taken within two years of the expected date you expect to begin classes.

Acceptance Criteria

This program operates on a rolling admissions cycle. Up to the maximum cohort size, applicants with GPAs of 2.5 or higher, and with TEAS scores in the 50th percentile or better, will be admitted into the program in order of the date that all application materials, including the TEAS score, were received. All other applicants, including those with GPAs below 2.5 or with TEAS scores lower than the 50th percentile, will be waitlisted and may be considered for admission on a space-available basis. Submission of application materials does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Accepted applicants will be invited to attend an optional 20-minute Zoom meet-and-greet with a faculty member. Accepted applicants will be required to submit an Acceptance Response Form with a $50.00 seat deposit.

Citizenship Requirement

Individuals who have met all application requirements and permanently reside in the United States at the time of application, inclusive of DACA recipients, are permitted to apply and matriculate at Touro University California. Currently, TUC does not accept international students.

Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid is limited to US Citizens and US Permanent Residents. Candidates applying without US Citizenship or Permanent Residency are strongly encouraged to explore financing options before proceeding with the application process. Additional information may be viewed by visiting the Eligibility Requirements on the Financial Aid page.

Institutional Accreditation Requirement

TUC will consider High School diplomas and associate degrees earned within the State of California provided they are earned at institutions accredited by one of the following organizations:

  • Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC (ACS WASC)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)

Diplomas and associate degrees earned outside of the State of California will be considered provided they are earned at institutions accredited by organizations equivalent to those listed above.

TUC will also accept Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Professional Degrees from institutions accredited by one of the seven institutional accrediting agencies listed below:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC)

Applicants who have completed degrees and/or coursework outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by a TUC approved agency to verify equivalency to those offered by institutions accredited by one of the accrediting agencies listed above. For a list of TUC approved evaluation agencies, please contact the Office of Admissions at tuc.admit@touro.edu.

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