Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. We are excited at the possibility of you joining the Bellevue College Bulldog family and furthering your career as an imaging professional! Please carefully review the application below. Incomplete applications will not be considered for acceptance.

For a detailed set of instructions for the Radiation & Imaging Sciences application within the Allied Health Centralized Application System, please download our checklist!

Application Deadlines

Fall Start

» Application Opens – March 15
» Priority Deadline – June 1
» Final Deadline – July 15

Spring Start

» Application Opens – November 15
» Priority Deadline – February 1
» Final Deadline – March 1

Step 1: Connect with BC in 1-2-3

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If you are a first time BC student or a previous BC student who is returning to the college after four or more quarters off, you must apply to the college first.

  1. Apply for BC Admission Now! The link takes you the Washington State Community and Technical College Web Admissions Center. Follow the Quick Start Instructions provided on the site.  Make sure to complete the application process by clicking on the Submit Button located at the bottom of the college listing of choices.
  2. Assess – Submit unofficial high school or college transcripts to testing@bellevuecollege.edu OR take the math & english placement tests if you need to clear a prerequisite from a course. This is common if students need to take ENGL 201 or MATH 130 and have not completed ENGL& 101 or MATH 98 at Bellevue College. More information….
  3. Orient – Complete the New Student Intake form and the BC New Student Orientation online or in person. 

Please complete Step 1 at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. Processing time for Student ID numbers is typically 1 -3 business days.

Step 2: Prepare for the Program Application

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Prepare your supporting documents and materials

  • Submit prior college transcripts and complete the Transfer Credit Review Form You must send your official transcripts to Student Central at Bellevue College prior to completing the form. You should do this step as early as possible. It can take several weeks to review your transcripts! 
  • License or Certification Students must upload a copy of all healthcare certifications held. This includes ARRT, ARDMS, etc. This does not include CPR or first aid certifications. Students currently enrolled in an AA imaging program who are awaiting their exam can upload an unofficial copy of their transcripts. PDF Preferred. File name: StudentName_CertificationName
  • Personal statement (no more than 500 words) discussing your work experience; your personal and professional goals; any specific or unique attributes that you will bring to the program; any challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursuing your educational or work goals; and how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to the community, the healthcare industry, and to Bellevue College.

Be brief about the first two items and more expansive on the remainder, as they apply to you.

  • EvaluationsYour application requires at least two evaluations from people who know your professional and/or educational work. These are completed in the Supporting Information section of the AHCAS portal under Evaluations.
  • Application payment will be accepted at the time of completion. Please have your form of payment prior to beginning the application. The application fee for the Radiation and Imaging Sciences program is $50. Follow the steps below to complete the application payment:
    • Visit the RAIS Program Application Fee payment portal: https://forms.bellevuecollege.edu/pci/bachelors/rais/
    • Upload a copy of the program application fee payment confirmation email to one of the optional document upload fields under the Documents tab.

    • A coupon code will be emailed to you within one business day of receipt of your program application fee payment, which will waive the $95 AHCAS application fee upon submission of your application.

Step 3: Apply to the Program

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The Radiation & Imaging Sciences (RAIS) program is a selective admission program of Bellevue College. RAIS uses the AHCAS system to manage all program applicants. The AHCAS system allows students to apply for numerous Allied Health related programs from schools across the nation. Click here to get started.

These instructions are for the RAIS program specifically. If you choose to apply to multiple programs, you may need to complete additional steps or requirements for those additional programs. RAIS is not responsible for tracking those differences. The application will not open until the dates listed above but you can create an account and begin with the AHCAS required application information! 


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For a detailed set of instructions for the Radiation & Imaging Sciences application within the Allied Health Centralized Application System, please download our checklist!


Applying for Additional Programs

Some students apply for more than one program within Health Sciences, Education and Wellness Institute. For instance, you might want to apply for both the Ultrasound Technology, Radiation Therapy, Radiologic Technology or Neurodiagnostic Technology programs. If you would like to do this, please note that you will need to complete an application and pay an application fee for each program.

Each program has unique requirements, procedures, and application periods/deadlines. It’s your responsibility make sure that your application is complete and submitted before each deadline.

Last Updated June 25, 2020