AA Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Nuclear Medicine Associates of Arts program. We are excited at the possibility of you joining the Bellevue College Bulldog family and becoming a Nuclear Medicine professional! Please carefully review the application below. Incomplete applications will not be considered for acceptance.

Application Deadlines

Applications acceptedThe 2020 application period is now closed. 
Observations – January and February
First round of interviews – Early March
Second round of interviews – Late March
Acceptance and rejection letters sent – Early May

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!

Application Checklist

Before you begin the application process, review the Nuclear Medicine Technology application checklist. It’s your responsibility to make sure that your application is complete and submitted before the deadline for admissions consideration.

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 & 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.

Please submit all official transcripts to the address below. All official transcripts must be received prior to the final application deadline and must be in the original sealed envelope from the supplying school.

Nuclear Medicine, MS T208
Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484

Step 3: Prepare your supporting materials

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  • Complete the Nuclear Medicine Technology prerequisite worksheet. Please enter Course(s) Taken, Completion Year/Quarter, Grades and Credits for each of your required prerequisite courses.  Enter additional details on any unmet prerequisites that you plan to take in winter, spring or summer prior to the start of the program. Save the completed form and submit the completed prerequisite worksheet with your program application. If you do not include a completed prerequisite worksheet, your application will not be processed.
  • Prepare a personal statement of not more than 500 words discussing unique attributes that you will bring to the program; any personal or imposed challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursing your educational or work goals; or any other special considerations that you believe will make you a good candidate for the program.  Please save your documents as a DOC, DOCX or PDF.  You will upload the saved document to the online application as instructed.
  • Provide a reference letter from a current or previous employer.  Please save your reference letter as a DOC, DOCX or PDF file. Upload your reference letter to the online application as instructed.
  • Attach a copy of your unofficial transcripts from each college you have attended for prerequisite coursework other than Bellevue College. Official copies of all transcripts must be on file with Bellevue College Evaluations, Student Services OR with the Nuclear Medicine Technology department prior to the end of the application period.
  • Attach a current resume.  Please save your resume as a DOC, DOCX or PDF file.  Upload your resume to the online application as instructed.

Step 4: Complete Additional Program Requirements

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Required Hospital Observations

A minimum of two observations are required for the Nuclear Medicine Technology program and should be completed prior to the first interview. Learn more about observations…

  • Print copies of the required observation form.
  • Email Suzanne Lane (suzanne.lane@bellevuecollege.edu) with the clinic(s) that you are interested in visiting for your observation(s). She will email you with the details on documentation that is required for those hospitals/clinics. After you have returned all the required documentation to her, she will forward the documents to the clinic on your behalf.
  • When you have been approved for observation, Suzanne will provide you with the appropriate contact information. You can then contact the clinic to arrange your observation time. Three hours is the maximum visit.
  • Complete your observations before your first interview. Bring copies of the hospital observation forms with you to your interview.
  • Documentation required for observations often includes (but is not limited to):
    • TB tests (2 within the last 12 months)
    • Tdap vaccine
    • MMR vaccine or positive titers
    • Varicella vaccine or positive titers
    • Current year flu immunization
    • Background check – if one is required, you can obtain a Washington State Patrol background check for a nominal fee. Save an electronic copy of your background check results for submission with your documentation (if required).


The Nuclear Medicine Technology program requires two interviews.

  • The first interview is with the program director and will occur in February or early March.
  • The second interview is with the program’s clinical supervisors and will occur in the evening toward the end of March (usually the week of spring break – check the academic calendar).
  • Not everyone who gets a first interview will get a second interview.

Step 5: Complete and submit the Nuclear Medicine Technology AA 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 2, 2020