Policy: AC04: Admissions Policy and Procedures

Admissions Policy and Procedures

  1. Introduction
    The mission of Robert Heath Institute (RHI) includes providing students with high-quality teaching, learning and service experiences. In order to take full advantage of our services, applicants must meet these requirements.
  2. Purpose
    The purpose of admissions policies and procedures is to assist potential students in determining their eligibility for a DMS study position at RHI.
  3. Policy
    3.1 Application Information.
    I am hereby completing the following information in support of my Application for Enrolment. I understand that my application will be considered incomplete without the information requested below.

3.2 Registration.
Register Early in order to ensure quality delivery and effective learning outcomes. The classrooms of Diagnostic Medical Sonography in RHI have limited seating. Early registration is highly recommended to ensure that you can take the DMS program. The applicant can register by mail, by fax or by applying in person at the RHI campus. For further information regarding the application process, please call: (416) 845-6738 or 416-222-2666 and our representatives’ pleasure to take care your questions and concerns.

3.3 To be eligible, those interested candidates must meet our selection requirements, including criteria as follows:
3.3.1 An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with priority given to applicants who have: Passed the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT), Level-D One of College level courses in human anatomy, or pathophysiology (human pathology) While it is not mandatory, consideration would be given to those who are trained in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
3.3.2 A Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Degree in Medical or Health related field with one of two courses (or equivalent) in: Human anatomy or Pathophysiology (human pathology) Examples of degrees include but are not limited to: Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences, BSc Nursing, BA Kinesiology, BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Physiotherapy etc. Examples of Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas include, but are not limited to: Practical Nursing, Massage Therapy, Medical Radiation Technology, Physiotherapy Assistant, Radiation Therapy etc. While it is not mandatory, consideration would be given to those who are trained in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

3.4 English Requirements: All applicants to RHI DMS program must be well prepared to study in English. If prospective students are coming from a country where English is not the primary language, the students must provide proof of their proficiency in English with at least:
3.4.1 Successful completion of a minimum of two years of full-time study in a school and country where English is the primary language
3.4.2 Successful completion of a minimum of one year of full-time study at the postsecondary level in an institution and country where English is the primary language
3.4.3 An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5
3.4.4 A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 75, with 20 in listening and speaking
3.4.5 A Michener English Language Assessment score of 7.0, with 6 in listening and speaking
3.4.6 The RHI’s own English proficiency test, with an emphasis on the pronunciation of medical terminology

3.5 International applicants must also have their course requirements and international transcripts verified by the Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).

3.6 Further Requirements.
All applicants should be open to submitting the following:
3.6.1 Police check
3.6.2 An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, Hepatitis B, and TB skin test.

3.7 Adult applicants enrolled in University degree programs, who did not complete the degree, have not met the DMS program-specific academic requirements. However, they may be permitted to enter the DMS program if they pass pre-admission English, mathematics, and/or physics tests to demonstrate proficiency in those subjects.

3.8 Adult applicants to certificate and diploma programs, who cannot provide transcripts, have not met the specific academic requirements of the DMS program. However, they may be permitted to enroll in the DMS program after passing pre-entry English, mathematics, and/or physics tests to demonstrate proficiency in these subjects.

3.9 As stated in the (Allied) Health Education Program Standard under the National Standard of Canada, Robert Health Institute has reserved 2 spots for applicants who are international, part of the Canadian Armed Forces or of Indigenous descent, as part of our dedication to equal opportunity.

  1. Procedures
    4.1 Admission Review: RHI reserves the right to verify submitted transcripts at any time. For courses and credentials earned inside of Canada, RHI reserves the right to request original transcripts be sent directly to RHI from the issuing institution. Applicants will be notified if this is needed.

4.2 Applications are reviewed by the Robert Health Institute Admissions office based on:
4.2.1 Availability of seats in a program
4.2.2 Completeness of application at receipt
4.2.3 Quality of application – academics and/or English proficiency scores
4.2.4 Please note: Applications are not reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

4.3 Confirming a Seat in the Program
Once student’s application has been reviewed by RHI Admission office, and students have been considered eligible for DMS program offer of admission, Students will receive an email to the account on their application. The email will request students to confirm their program choice.

4.4 Pay fees to hold your seat
To secure student’s seat in the DMS program, students must pay the first semester fees by the due date noted in their fee statement.