DCVS Application

How to Apply

Application Period: March 15th through May 15th each year


DCVS Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Program

What You Need To Apply

Application Checklist

Steps to Apply

  1. If you are new to ACC, apply to the college by completing the Steps-to-Getting-Started and submit all official transcripts to Admissions​.
  2. Complete the required prerequisite courses. All official transcript grades are due by June 1st​
  3. Attend an Information Session by May 15th​.
  4. Schedule Professional Observations by May 15th​. Two hours for each modality is required (adult echo, pediatric echo, and vascular) in the DCVS lab.
  5. Take the Pegasus Ultrasound Student Assessment (USA) Exam. The USA exam replaces the HESI requirement for the 2025 application period. The USA Exam may only be taken once per year. Any subsequent attempts will not be considered. On July 1st, 2024, additional information about the USA Exam will be released.
  6. Complete the online DCVS application by May 15th. If you do not receive an email confirmation that your application was submitted, please contact the DCVS department to confirm before May 15th.
  7. Submit any updated spring transcripts to ACC Admissions by June 1st​.
  8. Wait to be contacted by the department. Please be patient; it can take several weeks for admission applications to be processed.

Prerequisite Course Requirements 

Admission requirements for the DCVS A.A.S. Degree include the following pre-requisite courses with a final grade of C or better by June 1st, 2025 (the application deadline is May 15, 2025. Any spring courses in progress should have official updated transcripts with final grades submitted to ACC Admissions no later than June 1st, 2025):

  • Anatomy and Physiology I (4 course credits which include a lecture and a lab)
  • Anatomy and Physiology II (4 course credits which include a lecture and a lab)
  • Select 3 course credits from Mathematics Core Curriculum (MATH-1314 or MATH 1332 Recommended)
  • PHYS 1410 Elementary Physics OR PHYS 1401 College Physics I (4 course credits which include a lecture and a lab)

Selection for Admission

Admission to the DCVS Program is competitive. Applicants are ranked by the following criteria:

  • Final grades in pre-requisite classes
  • USA Exam scores

Additional consideration will be given to applicants who:

  • Are an ACC student for more than one semester
  • Have health care experience
  • Hold a degree
  • Are a previous alternate reapplying

Deductions will be given for:

  • F's and withdrawals in pre-requisite classes
  • No show to a scheduled observation

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