RAD: How to Apply

If you are a new student to LLCC, visit our Earning a Credit Degree or Certificate page first to learn more about these general steps to enrollment.

If you are a current or returning student, proceed to the next steps listed below.

Be aware of RAD program application dates and deadlines. We admit 16 students each summer session. Applications for the class starting in June 2025 are being accepted until Friday, Feb. 7, 2025 at 5 p.m.

This checklist does not guarantee admission into the program.  It is to be used for advising purposes only and to assist the student in determining if she/he is ready to apply to the program.

It is the student’s responsibility to notify LLCC Admissions when requirements have been met. Applications must be turned in by the second Friday of February at 5 p.m., to be considered for that year’s summer semester program start.

Admission to the program

  1. Attend an information session given by the RAD program director. The LLCC Associate Degree Radiography program has limited enrollment and student selection criteria are covered in detail at the information session. Dates of information sessions may be obtained from LLCC Records at 217-786-2296, Health Professions at 786-2449 or online at www.llcc.edu/radiography
  2. Submit the LLCC admission application.
  3. Be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate. Have high school transcripts sent to LLCC Records.
  4. Have a minimum of Basic or higher on TEAS score of test within the past five years OR have an associate degree or higher.
  5. Demonstrate placement into EGL 101.
  6. Demonstrate placement into college level math (within the last five years).
  7. Two years high school lab sciences or two semesters of college sciences (BIO 101CHE 100PHY 100BIO 107BIO 111BIO 175BIO 176) with minimum grades of "C" within the last five years.
  8. Have a 2.5 GPA or higher for all previous college courses. Have college transcripts sent to LLCC Records. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all previous college courses or high school GPA of 2.5 (on 4-point scale). High school GPA will be considered until the student has completed 9 hours of program specific courses or required program general education courses.
  9. Provide evidence of satisfactory physical health required of practitioners to carry out the tasks of this occupation.
  10. Submit the radiography program application with the assistance of a health professions student success coach.

*Students must be eligible to take BIO 175 or must have taken BIO 175 within the past five years with a “C” or better upon entering the RAD program.  See BIO 175 prerequisite requirements on backside of checklist.

Program specific courses required for Radiography

  • EGL 101 Composition I
  • EGL 102 Composition II, or CMN 104 Interpersonal Communications
  • BIO 175 Anatomy and Physiology I*  **
  • BIO 176 Anatomy and Physiology II**
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

All general education courses must be completed within the first year of the program. 

*Requires one year of high school biology with a grade of "B" or higher within the past five years OR BIO 101, 107, or 111 with a grade of "C" or higher within the past five years OR a passing score on the BIO 175 prerequisite waiver exam within the past five years.

All science and math courses must have been taken within five years of application date.

Radiography course sequence once admitted to the program

RAD 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 110, 111, 125, 200, 210, 220, 221, 225, 250 and 295

Additional requirements

Following acceptance to the program, students are required to have:

  • A health assessment performed at the student’s expense
  • Documentation of immunizations
  • A criminal background check and drug screening performed at the student’s expense
  • CPR certification for Health Care Providers (completed during first semester of the program)
  • Influenza vaccines (completed in the fall of first and second year)

Residency criteria

Chapter 112, Section 103-17, of the Illinois Public Community College Act requires that whenever enrollment in a program must be restricted because of space limitations, a college must give preference to district residents.  Consequently, admission to Health Career programs for students who live outside of LLCC District #526 vary per program based on space available and qualified applicant pools.

Please carefully review and be familiar with the following items.

To help ensure students are successful, our program uses a selective admission process. Please note that applicants must complete this selective admission process in addition to the LLCC general enrollment steps. In order to prepare for applying to the program please follow the steps listed below.

Qualified applicants (those who have or will have met all admission criteria from the RAD admission requirements listed in step 2a) will be placed in rank order based on the number of points predicted in this evaluation. Applicants’ predicted points will be evaluated at the time of application and again as a final evaluation at the end of the spring semester to ensure completion of pending requirements. Failure to complete any pending factors will jeopardize the applicant’s initial ranking and may additionally void initial acceptance into the program. A total of 15.75 points for first-time applications is the maximum possible.

Applicants with the same number of points will be selected at random for available seats.

Applicants will be notified by email and mail from the Radiography office if they are selected for admission. It is imperative for the applicant to maintain accurate contact information through the office of admissions.

If all seats are filled for the current admissions cycle, students who wish to re-apply must meet with a health professions student success coach to fill out an application and inform that success coach of any changes that may increase awarded points.


Points will be awarded based on:

  1. College GPA on a 4-point scale (example: GPA of 3.25 will get 3.25 points). Maximum points: 4.
  2. TEAS scores (scores valid for 5 years). Maximum points: 4.
    • Exemplary = 4 points
    • Advanced = 3 points
    • Proficient = 2 points
    • Basic = 0.5 point
    • or associate degree = 3 points, or bachelor's degree or higher = 4 points.
  3. Prior academic achievement
    • Certified nursing assistant or certified medical assistant (certification within last 5 years or current work history) = 1 point
    • Radiography technologist assistant (current work history with at least 3 months experience) = 1 point
    • EMT/AMT = 0.25 point. Or paramedic (current work history with at least 6 months experience) = 1 point
    • Military corpsman/medic = 0.5 point
    • One college-level math or physics course with a grade of "C" or higher within the last 5 years = 0.5 point. Or two or more college-level math or physics courses with a grade of "C" or higher within the last 5 years = 1 point
    • Completion of CSC 105 Computer Applications and Concepts course = 0.25 point
    • Completion of all general education courses prior to the program's effective start date = 2 points. Courses include: EGL 101, EGL 102 or CMN 104, PSY 101, BIO 175 and BIO 176 with a grade of "C" or better. Students must have taken BIO 175 and BIO 176 within the past five years to be awarded these points.
  4. Previous application to the RAD program: second application = 0.5 point; third application and beyond = 1 point. Maximum points: 1.

If interested in taking the ATI-TEAS test, please review the ATI-TEAS For Allied Health Fact Sheet. For information on how to register for the TEAS exam, please contact the LLCC Testing Center at 217-786-2211.

Schedule an appointment with a health professions student success coach to map out your plan! The health professions student success coaches are happy to assist you in working towards your educational goal of applying to the RAD program. To ensure that you stay on the right path towards this goal, we require that all potential RAD applicants meet with a student success coach. Your student success coach will review with you in detail the LLCC Radiography Program admission requirements, as well as the selective admission procedures from Steps 2a and 2b. Once you have completed all program admission requirements, your student success coach will provide you with the RAD program application. For information regarding their office hours and appointment scheduling, please visit the Student Success page.