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Application Deadline
  • The starting date for the 2012-2013 class is Thursday July 5, 2012.
  • The application deadline for the program is January 31st.
  • Late applications will be accepted if postmarked by February 15th.
Selection Process
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher and academic history
  • Interview with members of the Selection Committee
  • Quality of essay
  • Applicant appraisals and recommendations
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by the end of April.
Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the July 2012 through August 2013 class is $18,995.00. Additional fees include:

  • Registration Fee: $250
  • Lab Fee: $500
  • Background Check: $48
  • Drug Screen: $40

Although changes in fees are ordinarily announced in advance, UMBC Training Centers reserves the right to make such changes without previous announcement.

Application Checklist

To apply, the following items must be received by the registration deadline:

Submit application and appropriate application fee.

  • Please indicate your specialty of interest (Ex: Cardiac) and indicate a second choice on the application (Ex: Vascular) in the case that placement becomes full in that specialty
  • Application Form
  • Sealed transcripts from previous colleges/universities.

    * Include prerequisite classes *
  • Students can be in progress for up to two prerequisite courses at time of application, but must provide proof of registration via a receipt or transcript at time of application. If student is offered acceptance into the program, it will be pending the receipt of the final grades (must be a “C” or better to count) and official transcripts upon completion.
  • International students must submit a copy of their foreign transcripts to the program and send their original transcripts from secondary school and college to World Education Services (WES) for a course by course evaluation to transfer credits and grades to U.S. equivalent. An official report must be sent directly to the UMBC Sonography Program. A fee will be incurred through WES.
  • Two letters of recommendation

    * Adobe Acrobat reader required *
  • Letter must be from someone, other than a family member, who can evaluate your work/study habits, conduct/behavior, reliability/competence
  • Recommendation Form
  • Essay on the following topic -The History of Sonography.

    * Checked for grammar, content, and correct form *
  • The essay should be approximately one page (300 words), typed, double-spaced, containing 3-4 paragraphs, and bibliography with at least 2 references.
  • Faxed copies of essays will not be accepted. Originals must be mailed or submitted electronically to info@umbctrainingcenters.com. Please type “applicant essay” in the subject box of your e-mail message.
  • This is the new essay topic for students applying for the class of 2012- 2013.
  • Submit completed volunteer form

  • 40 volunteer hours in a healthcare setting
  • Healthcare settings include: medical office, nursing home volunteer, Red Cross volunteer missions.
  • Volunteer Form
  • Interview with Staff

  • The student will be contacted to schedule an appointment with the UMBC Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program between February and March for an interview with the Selection Committee.
  • Student Loans

    UMBC Training Centers does not accept federal loans or grants and does not provide financial assistance; however, it does work with SallieMae, which provides loans for career training. Training Centers' Sallie Mae school code is 002105-98.

    SallieMae Loan Application

    Admissions and Application Procedures
  • Candidates for the program will be selected by March 31st. Selected applicants will be notified by mail or e-mail in April.
  • Entrance Prerequisites:

  • English - 6 credits - English Comp I and Comp II
  • Mathematics and Statistics - 6 credits - College level Math course (Algebra/Geometry) and Statistics
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II - 8 credits - Human Biology I and II (with lab) accepted
  • Physics - 3 credits - Introductory level course
  • Biology - 3 credits - Any college level biology course with or without lab
  • Medical Terminology - Credit or non- credit - Non-credit online course available
  • Medical Ethics and Law - Credit or non-credit - Non-credit online course available
  • Interpersonal Communication or Speech - 3 credits - Oral and written communications
  • Psychology - 3 credits - Psychology and Human Behavior
  • ESOL - Credit or non-credit - Required for international students
  • Computer Applications - Credit or non-credit - Non-credit online course available
  • All Anatomy and Physiology courses must include a lab. The only substitution for Human Anatomy is Human Biology I and II with a lab.
  • Physics does not require a lab. Introductory, applied, or general Physics are accepted.
  • Mathematics courses must include fundamental Algebra and Geometry concepts. Statistics is required as a separate course.
  • All prerequisite courses MUST receive a grade of “C” or better to count towards the program, including transfer classes.