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Entrance Requirements for Domestic and International Students

Applicants enrolling in the programs offered by West Coast Ultrasound Institute must show proof of having graduated from high school or the equivalent. The following are some examples:

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  1. Official high school diploma or high school transcript, or
  2. General Education Diploma (GED), or
  3. Translated and evaluated foreign secondary diploma.

A background check is required before admission into your program.

Please note: Students may be denied admissions or not be able to attend Externship/Clinicals or become Certified or Registered depending on their criminal background.

Domestic applicants must successfully pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam published by Wonderlic, Inc. WCUI does not admit Ability to Benefit students. International applicants must successfully pass the TOEFL test.

Wonderlic Exam Passing Scores

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography – 18
  • Cardiovascular Sonography – 18
  • Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound and Congenital Heart Disease – 18
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging – 18
  • All AAS Degree Programs – 18
  • Vocational Nursing - Minimum Cumulative score of 50%
Wonderlic WBST Exam Passing Scores
  • All BS Degree Programs - ENG: 325, MATH: 275

Vocational Nursing Entrance Requirements

  1. Be at least 17 years of age.
  2. Submit proof of having graduated from high school or the equivalent (see examples above – Foreign transcripts/credentials must be evaluated for U.S. 12th grade equivalency by a NACES member evaluating agency)
  3. Pass the Wonderlic Exam 
  4. Write an essay on “Why I Want to be a Nurse” in English in no less than 500 words.
  5. Be interviewed by the Nursing Program Director and/or Assistant Program Director.
  6. Applicants who are accepted in the Vocational Nursing program and request to receive credit for prior nursing education courses completed, must submit official transcript within the application deadline.
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Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound and Congential Heart Disease Entrance Requirements

  1. Diploma from an approved adult cardiac ultrasound program, or current RDCS, RCS registry.
  2. Successful interview with Program Director or Assistant Program Director.
  3. Pass the Wonderlic exam.

Vaccination Policy

  1. There are no vaccination requirements for admission.
  2. Prior to entering externship or nursing clinicals, students must provide proof of current immunizations (See School Catalog).

Admissions Procedures

The following procedures are established for admissions to West Coast Ultrasound Institute:

To Apply West Coast Ultrasound Institute

The student must tour the facility and interview with an Admissions Representative. Information will include disclosures of completion, placement rates, tuition payment plans, and the applicant’s professional educational goals.

All Applicants Must

  • Complete an Enrollment Application. (Download the Application here) 
  • Include a $100.00 application fee (U.S. Dollars, Non-Refundable).
  • Submit a copy of an unexpired valid government-issued photo ID. 
  • Complete a background check.
  • Provide proof of high school completion or GED (as stated above).
  • Pass the entrance examination.

Acceptance in to the programs is conditional upon meeting all deadlines to complete funding paperwork.

If enrollments exceed class availability, files will be reviewed by the campus director and notification of acceptance or denial will be mailed within 2 weeks prior to your scheduled start date.

Credit for Previous Training

West Coast Ultrasound Institute, accepts transfer credit based on equivalent course work. The Registrar and/or the Director of Education will determine equivalency. Refer to Transfer Credit Policy located in the catalog.

International Students Only - This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

International students must also complete or provide the following after they have been accepted for enrollment in order to receive the I-20 form to apply for an F-1 or M-1 student visa:

  • A Confidential Statement of Finances: An official letter, or bank statement, must be submitted certifying that there are enough funds available for one academic year of tuition and living expenses. 
  • Payment of the first 6 months of tuition in advance.
  • A copy of their passport.
  • A copy of the I-94 card/printout.
  • Take a iBt TOEFL test used to measure English skills and pass with a score of 62 or higher or submit proof of English Language proficiency.

You may download the latest School Catalogs here: Catalog and other Consumer Information

WCUI does not discriminate based on an individual's race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. For more information regarding WCUI's Non-Discrimination Policy, please see the Catalog.