Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program begin?

A new class of approximately 12 students starts fall quarter.

When should I apply?

Online Applications to the program are open from December 1st to February 28th of each year for the class beginning the following fall quarter.

Where should I submit the completed applications?

Program applications must be completed online. All other required documents (for example: transcripts) need to be mailed/hand delivered on or before the deadline date to:

Radiation & Imaging Sciences, A-242
Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue WA 98007-6484

Do I need to complete all prerequisite courses?

You may apply to the program before completing all prerequisites. However, you must complete the prerequisites by the end of winter quarter of the year you are applying.

Do I need to complete the prerequisite courses at Bellevue College?

Prerequisite courses may be completed at any accredited community or four year college. It’s your responsibility to assure that courses you’ve taken at other institutions of higher education meet the curriculum context of Bellevue College courses.

Do I attend class during the summer quarter?

Yes. Students attend clinical education classes for eleven weeks each summer quarter.

Do I receive all my clinical education instruction at one clinical education center?

The program requires that each student receive clinical instruction at a minimum of two clinical education centers.

Do I need to visit a radiation therapy department?

Yes, an applicant must visit one radiation therapy department prior to the interview with the Admissions Committee. The applicant should plan to spend at least 2-4 hours depending on the observation site and/or availability.

Are there homework assignments outside of class time?

Yes, students should be prepared to devote at least fifteen to twenty hours a week completing homework.

Can the program be taken part-time?

The program is designed for full-time attendance.

Are the classes during the day or evening?

All clinical education classes are offered during the day. Most didactic classes are also scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. occasionally a course may be scheduled during the evening.

How are students selected to the program?

Prospective students are evaluated in the following areas:

  • Academic ability.
  • Communication skills.
  • Interest and knowledge in the field.

An interview with the program’s Admissions Committee is required. Interviews normally take place in April.