Certificate Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Radiation and Imaging Sciences Advanced Certificate 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.

Application Deadlines

Fall Start

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

Spring Start

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

Information Sessions

All prospective students are encouraged to attend at least one information session to learn more about prerequisite courses, application process and other program details. Please check out upcoming information sessions for the Nuclear Medicine program and select the session that is right for you!

Step 1: Apply to Bellevue College for General Admission

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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, you must apply to the college first. Current BC students may skip Step 1 and start at Step 2.

  • This 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.
  • Allow 1-3 business days for the Welcome Center to process your application. We send you a Welcome Letter email with instructions for your next steps.
  • The college places a $55 admission/placement fee on your account at the time we process your application. You pay this fee at the time you pay your first quarter tuition. Once paid, the fee is non-refundable.

Step 2: Submit official transcripts to Bellevue College Evaluations & complete a Transcript Evaluation Review Request

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Please note that you DO NOT need to request transcripts from Bellevue College as we are able to look those up for you! Additionally, it may take a few weeks to have your transcripts sent over and reviewed. Please give yourself 3-4 weeks to complete this process if at all possible.

Step 3: Prepare your supporting materials

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Please have the following items ready for submission with your Advanced Certificate application.

  • Unofficial transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended demonstrating completion of the prerequisite courses with a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Personal statement (no more than 500 words) discussing:
    • your education and work experience;
    • advanced certifications or other educational attainments you already posses;
    • 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;
    • any other special considerations that you believe will make you a good candidate for the program.

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

  • 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, Technology concentration is $50.

Step 4: Submit your supporting documents

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Submit the following supporting documents by mail:

  • Two letters of recommendation, on company letterhead, from someone who personally knows your work, such as your current or past supervisor, discussing your contributions to your work place and how they believe you will benefit from completion of the Advanced Certificate program. If you are applying for this program immediately after completing an associate degree program, the letters of recommendation must be from your instructors on college letterhead.

Send all mailed materials to:

Bellevue College
ATTN: Radiation & Imaging Sciences
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, #T208
Bellevue, WA 98007

Please include your first and last name and the concentration or certification you are applying to in all correspondence.

Step 5: Complete and submit the Radiation & Imaging Sciences Advanced Certificate application.

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Please have all supporting documents prepared prior to completing your application.You will NOT be able to stop and save your program application once it is started. Admission to this program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces.

Your 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 Nuclear Medicine Technology application see is $40. Please save your confirmation email as proof that your application has been successfully completed.

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 March 28, 2019