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DMS Requirements

The following requirements must be met prior to the application deadlines:

  1. Admission to Mt. San Jacinto College.  All student must have a student ID#, which can be obtained by submitting an online application to the college here.

  2. Completion of orientation and assessment. All students are also recommended to meet with a college counselor prior to applying.

  3. Proof of High School Diploma, G.E.D., California Proficiency Exam, or a College Degree.

  4. Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended.

  5. Review the website for updates to the program.

  6. Attend an information session and receive a certificate for attending the information sessions.  Click for more information DMS Workshops

  7. Cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 college scale in the following:

    ANAT 101- Anatomy & Physiology I (4 semester units)
    ANAT 102- Anatomy & Physiology II (4 semester units)
    COMM 103- Interpersonal Communications (3 semester units)
    PHY 100- Conceptual Physics (3 semester units)
    MATH 105, 140 or higher (4 semester units)
    AH 105- Medical Terminology (3 semester units) (New Pre-req. effective Fall 2020)

  8. All admission requirement courses and general education courses required for graduation must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

  9. ANAT 101 and ANAT 102 require a 5-year recency. Recency may be acquired by taking ATI's A&P Assessment.  Students must have a completed Transcript Evaluation to receive ATI Registration information.

  10. Submit a Transcript Evaluation/Prerequisite Clearance Request once all prerequisites are in progress or completed before the  December 1 deadline to enter program in the following Fall semester.

  11. Must be at least 18 years of age.

  12. Must have own transportation to all affiliated hospitals.

  13. Obtain an application from the Nursing and Allied Health Office during the application filing period.  Applications are accepted March 1-15 of each year.

  14. Applications will be reviewed using the Multi-Criteria point system​​.

  15. MSJC will not proctor the TEAS test on campus. Please register for the TEAS test on the ATI Website

Note: Meeting admission requirements for the program does not guarantee admission into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (DMS).

To read more information about the program requirements, please download and review the DMS Program Brochure

Admission Requirements Prior to Submitting an Application

Transcript Evaluation/Prerequisite Clearance Request: Submit to Enrollment Services by December 1

Application Filing Period March 1 - March 16

Program Begins Fall semester only

All prospective applicants are required to submit a Nursing and Allied Health Evaluation Request prior to submitting an application to the DMS program.

Once the evaluation is completed, the student will receive a copy mailed to the address reported on the evaluation form. The student should review this letter carefully, as it will outline the documents submitted, the remaining documents required in order to apply to the DMS program, as well as the next steps the student needs to complete in order to apply to the program.

Please review your evaluation carefully. Each evaluation will have an expiration date. If you are not selected for admission, you can use the same evaluation to apply in a future semester as long as your evaluation has not reached an expiration date. If you have completed additional courses you will need to request an update of your evaluation, by submitting a new Transcript Evaluation/Prerequisite Clearance form and then write "Request Update" in the student comments section of the form.

For additional information, please contact: Enrollment Services at the San Jacinto Campus (951) 487-3215 , the Menifee Valley Campus (951) 639-5215 or email at

DMS Program Application
    DMS application period is March 1-15 


Additional Degree Requirements

Although the general education courses are not required for admission into the DMS program, students are strongly advised to complete all general education requirements prior to starting their first semester in the DMS program due to the rigorous course load. The general education courses are required for completion of the Associate of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Please review the current MSJC Catalog and see a counselor for more information on the required general education courses for graduation.

Students beginning the DMS Program in Fall 2012 will be earning an Associate of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography only. The certificate only option has been discontinued. All students entering the DMS Program must complete all A.S. Degree requirements as well as the 60 unit DMS Program and prerequisite courses. All students must also attend an information workshop.