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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Application Checklist

Effective for Applicants for the Class beginning 2011

The following MUST be completed and on file with Program Director by MAY 7 (no exceptions)


  1. Pre-Health Sciences Interest Form (application)
  2. Copy of all transcripts to the Program Director with an official copy sent directly to the Office of Admissions
    • Students with international transcripts must also submit a course-by-course transcript evaluation from an international evaluation transcript service that includes an overall GPA.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes.  A form for this, along with instructions, are provided on the DMS website under "forms"
  4. A resume
  5. Documentation of a minimum of sixteen (16) observation hours in a general ultrasound department with a registered sonographer. All observation hours must be documented in the same year that application is being made, therefore between January and May.
  6. Completion of:
    • Medical Terminology (at least 3 credit hours)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (at least 4 credit hours) **
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (at least 4 credit hours) **
    • Introductory Physics-PHYS 1030  (at least 4 credit hours)
    • College Algebra

      Successsful completion of the above courses require a "C" or better. An "A" will improve the possibility of acceptance. Typically a minimum of a 3.0 GPA is mandatory to be considered as a potential candidate.

Send the required material listed to:

Volunteer State Community College
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Attn: Jennifer Carroll, Program Director
1480 Nashville Pike
Wallace Building-South S-231
Gallatin, TN. 37066