Diagnostic Medical Sonography (CPE)

Coordinated Program Entry (CPE) Pre-Registration Screening instructions for the CNM Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

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Contact CPE Form

(505) 224-4111



Fall 2024

  • Screening Form Available: April 26, 2024
  • Screening Form Deadline: June 21, 2024

Forms will open by 9 a.m. (MT) on the available date.
Forms will close on the deadline listed at 5 p.m. (MT).

Fall 2025

  • Screening Form Available: April 25, 2025
  • Screening Form Deadline: June 20, 2025

Forms will open by 9 a.m. (MT) on the available date.
Forms will close on the deadline listed at 5 p.m. (MT).

Program Information

  • Seats available in the program: 18
  • Entrance availability: every Fall term
  • Average number of approved applicants: 86

Average is based on a calendar year of screened applicants (Fall 2022 - Fall 2023)

Required Coursework

  • COMM 2120 (previously COMM 2221): Interpersonal Communication 3 credit hour(s)
  • BIOL 2210 (previously BIO 2210): Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 credit hour(s)
  • BIOL 2225 (previously BIO 2310): Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 credit hour(s)
  • MATH 1220 (previously MATH 1315): College Algebra 3 credit hour(s)
    or MATH 1240 (previously MATH 1415): Pre-Calculus 4 credit hour(s)
    or MATH 1430 (previously MATH 1460): Applications of Calculus I 3 credit hour(s)
  • PHYS 1230 (previously PHYS 1510): Algebra-Based Physics I 4 credit hour(s)
  • Humanities Requirement 3 credit hour(s)

If you are registered in required courses at CNM you will be considered "in progress." These courses must be on your CNM record with a final grade by the end of the term to be eligible to start the program. Courses also must be "in progress" at CNM.

Classes must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. If you do not complete these courses successfully you may lose your seat in the program.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Cumulative GPA: The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program requires an overall GPA of 3.0 on all CNM courses. If you have completed less than 16 credit hours at CNM, cumulative GPAs from all other institutions for which you have submitted transcripts will be averaged into your CNM GPA. More information can be found under Screening Criteria and Guidelines.

TEAS for Allied Health Entrance Exam

Completion of TEAS for Allied Health Entrance Exam (formerly called the HOBET exam) or HESI A2 Exam is required to be eligible for this program.

Minimum Required Scores

  • Comprehensive: 60%
  • Reading: 70.3%
  • Math: 67.9%
  • English: 58.5%
  • Science: 47.4%

Minimum required scores in Reading, Math, English and Science can be obtained through multiple attempts, however each attempt must have a minimum comprehensive (composite) score of 60%. If a student reaches a minimum required score in one of the four categories but does not score a 60.00% overall, the attempt will not be valid.

Exam results will be sent from the CNM Assessment Center directly to the Coordinated Program Entry Office.

If you took the TEAS for Allied Health exam at another school and wish to use that score, you must request your transcript to be sent to CNM. Log into your ATI Allied Health account and order either a TEAS for Allied Health Transcript. For HOBET transcripts call (913) 661-5592. Scores sent from another school must meet CNM criteria.

HESI A2 Exam

The HESI exam must be completed with a 75% on all six sections (Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Biology and Chemistry), and an overall score of 75%. Learn more about the HESI exam.

Sign up for the exam online on the Workforce Training Center website:

  • Click on "Course Offerings" on the left-hand side.
  • Then look under "Testing and Assessments" on the right-hand side.
  • Click on NMNEC HESI A2 EXAM.

You are only allowed to take the test twice in any twelve month period. The second attempt must be a minimum of 45 days after the first attempt. The third attempt may be scheduled one year after the second attempt. If you retake the exam, you should sign up for a test date that says "HESI A2 EXAM RETAKE."

Results of the exam are good for one year. Exam results will be sent from Workforce Training Center directly to the Coordinated Program Entry Office. If you took the HESI A2 exam at another school and wish to use that score, you must contact HESI directly at (800) 950-2728 and ask to have your score sent via email to . Scores sent from another school must meet CNM criteria.

Complete the Following Prior to Screening

  1. Enroll as a CNM student (if you are not already a CNM student). Visit the Registration & Application page.

  2. Receive CNM ID number and CNM email address. Check your email address to make sure it is functioning properly and contact Information Technology Services if you have questions.

  3. If you have attended other colleges/universities, have all transcripts sent to the CNM Records Office and allow up to four weeks for processing. When evaluation is complete, you will receive an email showing how credits were evaluated.

  4. Check your record in myCNM to make sure the courses (the minimum required courses) are shown with the EXACT course numbers. If you took a similar course that did not transfer in exactly as the CNM required course, complete an Appeal for Re-Evaluation of Arts and Science Credits Form and submit the form to the CNM Records Office. Course documentation must accompany this form as stated. If the request is approved, then the transfer coursework will appear on a your CNM transcript, which can be viewed through myCNM.

Once you complete the form, you will be notified of your form status by CNM email and it is your responsibility to check your CNM account regularly. You will be notified of the date, time, and what courses to register for in the program. If you successfully register for the program, classes will begin in the upcoming term.

Attend Compliance Orientation

If you are successfully registered for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, you must attend a Mandatory Compliance Orientation prior to starting the program. During this orientation specific information will be given regarding what is required for you to get ready for the clinical portion of this program. You will receive an email from with a deadline and a link to sign up for the orientation. For more information on the compliance requirements for this program please visit the Office of Verification and Compliance.

Submit the Form

The Pre-Registration Screening Form is not available at this time. Check the deadlines section of this page for more information.