Admission Requirements

DMS Admissions

There is an increasing demand for diagnostic medical sonographers in the Rio Grande Valley as well as in the Nation. Accrediting agency standards limit the number of students that can be accepted into the program. The limited number of registered sonographers restricts the number of students. A great career is almost guaranteed for the TSC graduate sonographer.

Admission to the program is competitive; therefore, requirements are rigid. This is a selective admission program. Sonography courses for this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

Minimum criteria to be considered for admission in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program are:

  • Admission to TSC -- Contact the enrollment office for admission requirements (956) 295-3600
  • Submission of completed Application for Admission to the DMS Program
  • Submission of testing results that meet TSC testing requirements for admission
  • Documentation of any certifications currently held
  • Submission of two recommendation forms from physicians, employers, and/or instructors familiar with applicant’s work
  • A DMS Lab observation is required (schedule with Program Director)
  • Unofficial TSC transcript showing all accepted transferred courses

Pre-program Courses (all grades must be posted on TSC transcript by application deadline):

BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
BIOL 2302 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2102 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
MATH 1314 College Algebra (with a grade of C or better)
DMSO 1302 Basic Ultrasound  Physics (with a grade of C or better)
ENGL 1301 Composition I


The applicant’s grades in the following: BIOL 2301, 2101, 2302, 2102, MATH 1314, DMSO 1302, ENGL 1301, and entrance exam test results are reviewed and recorded.  Certain applicants may be selected for an interview by the Admissions Committee.  The previously mentioned considerations, including an interview rating, are weighed and a total point score is obtained.  Applicants with the highest score ratings will be accepted in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

Prospective students should immediately begin a file in the DMS program even if the pre-requisites have not yet been completed.

Application and ALL other criteria are due by 12:00 Noon, on the last working day of May. A criminal background check, physical exam, up-to-date immunizations, and CPR certification are required of all students prior to clinical assignments.

For more information please contact the Allied Health office at (956) 295-3731 or (956) 295-3764

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016 08:22