Frequently Asked Questions


I applied to COTC. Is that the same as applying to the sonography program?

No. Sonography is a competitive, selective healthcare program. Students first apply to COTC (the college) and indicate interest in a health technologies program (or apply to a pre-health track). Then students complete a separate application to apply to the sonography program.

How do I learn about the application process for the sonography program?

Students interested in sonography must watch a video and register and attend an information meeting

What are the requirements to apply to the sonography program?

Pre-requisite classes must be completed 

There are classes students must take, have taken or have been awarded transfer credit for before they can apply to the sonography program:

  • Math 140: College Algebra
  • BIO 130: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • PHYS 105: General Physics
  • ENGL 112 Composition I

Students who have completed the courses or receive transfer credit for the courses must have gotten a grade C or higher. 


Students must complete an ATI TEAS exam before applying to the sonography program. Students must create an account to register. 

There is also a fee students must pay to take the ATI TEAS test, so we highly recommend students prepare for the exam and take advantage of TEAS test prep materials. Students can re-test if they choose. 

ATI TEAS exam scores are good for 12 months, and the most recent score will be the one considered as part of a student’s sonography application.

When are applications for the sonography program available/due?

The deadline to apply to the sonography program is August 15 each year. 

What classes will I take if I get accepted into the sonography program?

The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of study. 

Will I take classes online or face-to-face?

Students will be required to take classes on campus for the sonography program. Some general education courses may be available online, but students should plan to be on campus to use equipment and engage in hands-on learning.

Students majoring in general ultrasound or cardiovascular ultrasound begin classes in their major during spring semester. Classes are sequential — meaning they must be taken the semester they are offered. They are offered in the daytime only and held face-to-face.

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

COTC awards $1 million in scholarships to students each year!

Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships and loans. 

Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application. 

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email

How do I get started at COTC?

Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started.