Admission Process

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To begin your journey toward a fulfilling and successful medical career, you must first begin the admission process. If you haven't already done so, please contact our admissions team to learn how we can help you achieve your career goals. 

Meet the Admissions Team

The first step in the admission process is to schedule a school visit. During your visit, you will meet one-on-one with an admissions team member. Think of this introductory meeting as an opportunity for you to do some important fact gathering. Based on your background and experience, we will help you decide on the career and program that is most suitable for you.  

School Tour

After discussing your career options, you will be taken on a tour of our facility. This will give you the opportunity to see our classrooms and medical labs up close. You may even get the chance to see some classes in action.

Financial Aid

During your first visit to the school, you may also have the opportunity to meet with one of our financial aid advisors. For students who qualify, some of our programs are eligible for federal grants and loans. Your advisor will go through all of the options that may be available, and they can also assist you in submitting your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).


Once you have gathered all of the necessary information, submitted your FAFSA (if applicable), and decided on a program, the next step is to contact the Admissions Department to schedule an appointment to apply or enroll. The entire enrollment process for many of the programs can usually be completed in one day. Programs with a selective application process (Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiovascular Technologist, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, MRI Technologist, Neurodiagnostic Technologist, and Surgical Technologist) may take longer for a decision to be made.

On or before the day of your application/enrollment you will be required to take an entrance exam. All of our programs require students to obtain a minimum score on the entrance exam prior to enrolling. After passing the entrance exam, you will be interviewed by a school official. Certain programs require the interview to be conducted by the program director, director of enrollment, or a member of the selection committee.

For non-selective programs, you will be permitted to enroll in your program of choice upon successful completion of the interview and entrance exam. Please make sure to bring the following items to your application or enrollment appointment:

  • Application for Enrollment
  • 2 forms of identification (driver's license, passport, social security card, government-issued ID, student ID, etc.)
  • $125 administrative fee (nonrefundable)
  • Proof of high school graduation or equivalent (high school transcript, high school diploma, GED, college degree, or equivalent)
  • Resume
  • Professional Licensure Disclosure
  • Employment and Education Information Form

Selective enrollment programs have additional admission requirements.

  • Proof of associate degree or higher (DCS and ST applicants only).
  • Proof of college-level English, math, physics, and human anatomy & physiology (DMS applicants only).
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended (DMS, CVT, DCS, MRI, NDT, and ST applicants only).
  • Statement of Purpose (MRI applicants who do not have an associate degree or higher).
  • 3 letters of reference. The letters must be typed, signed, and specify the program of interest (MRI, DMS, CVT, DCS, NDT, and ST applicants only).

*Students who are applying for the DMS, CVT, DCS, MRI, NDT, and ST programs will usually be notified of the school's decision within 1 to 2 weeks of completing the entrance exam and interview. A decision will not be made until the applicants have turned in all required documents.

Rolling Admissions

AIMS has a rolling admission policy. Once a start date is determined for a program, students are welcome to apply and/or enroll in the program. Applications are not accepted for programs without an official start date. Once a student is accepted and/or fulfills all admission requirements for a particular program, he or she may enroll in that program. Admissions remain open until the maximum number of students has been reached for that particular program. There are no deadlines for enrollment.

Selective Enrollment

Certain programs at AIMS have a selective application process. Students are required to apply for the program and be accepted. Meeting the minimum requirements for enrollment does not guarantee a student will be accepted into a program that has a selective application process.

Selective Enrollment Programs

MRI Technologist

This MRI Technologist program is accredited by ARMRIT and approved by ARRT. MRI technologists are allied health professionals who use specialized MRI equipment to visualize the internal structures of the human body.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This CAAHEP accredited sonography program is designed to prepare students for a career in diagnostic medical sonography. Students will learn to use ultrasound equipment to create images of internal body structures.

Cardiovascular Technologist

Cardiovascular technologists perform diagnostic examinations at the request of a physician. This program will prepare students to perform non-invasive procedures like cardiac sonography or peripheral vascular sonography.

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography

Cardiac sonography is a highly specialized field that requires sonographers to use state-of-the-art equipment to image internal body structures. This CAAHEP accredited program will prepare students to specialize in Adult Echocardiography.

Neurodiagnostic Technologist

Neurodiagnostic technologists record and study electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. Students in this CAAHEP accredited program receive intensive classroom instruction and hands-on training combined.

Surgical Technologist

Surgical technologists are key members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons and other surgical staff. This ABHES accredited program will prepare students to become skilled operating room technicians.

Visit Our Campus

Take the first step in achieving your career goals by visiting the AIMS campus. During your school visit you'll get to meet one-on-one with an admissions specialist. They'll help you choose the right career path and answer any questions you have. You'll also get the chance to tour the AIMS campus, including all of our classrooms, medical labs, and student facilities.