Application Process


A maximum of eight students are accepted on a competitive basis each year for the Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography Program. Classes begin in late August.

How to apply

Your application and all supporting documentation must be submitted between Nov. 1 and Feb. 1 for classes beginning late August.

  1. Online application and essay. Complete the online Application for Admission. After you create an account or log in, select Application for Admission and complete each section. Do not select Lite Application.

    Within the application system, upload an application essay. The essay should be 300 to 500 words and double-spaced. Your essay should describe why you are choosing the Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography Program at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

  2. Supporting documentation. Submit these materials:

    • Official transcripts of all college and university credits. Transcripts must include the embossed school seal and should be sent in the original unopened envelopes.
    • Evidence of current credentialing status from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Cardiovascular Credentialing International.
    • Documentation of the equivalent of three years' experience as an adult cardiac sonographer.

     For all applications, send the required materials that are not completed online in one envelope to:

    Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography Program
    Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
    Gonda Building, Room 6-138
    200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
  3. Interviews. Applicants considered for an appointment are invited to visit Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, for a personal interview with the admissions committee. Only the top-ranked applicants are invited for an interview. A scanning skills evaluation will follow the panel interview. Interview expenses incurred by applicants are not reimbursed.

    Applicants invited for an interview are asked to submit contact information for two references: one professional (work or volunteer) and one personal (teacher, mentor, instructor or clergy, but not a family member).

  4. Acceptance. Admission letters are mailed by the end of May. Your reply is requested within two weeks.
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