How to Apply

Application Period – NEW for 2017

January 3rd – End of February

UPDATED for 2017 – The online application period for the Nuclear Medicine Technology program opens January 3, 2017 and closes at the end of February for the class starting the following fall. Please note that online applications are not available until January 3rd so we cannot provide them before this date.


  • Applications accepted – January 3rd through February 28th or 29th
  • Observations – December through February
  • First round of interviews – Early March
  • Second round of interviews – Late March
  • Acceptance and rejection letters sent – Early May

Application Instructions

Review the Application Checklist

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


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 – see Step 1. For current BC students, skip Step 1 and start at Step 2.

Step 1: Complete Bellevue College General Admissions Application

Go to: ( and pay a college general admission fee ($34).

  • Print a receipt and submit with your application materials (applications will not be reviewed without receipt).

Step 2: Pay a Nuclear Medicine Application Fee of ($40)

Note: You will need a BC Student ID number for this process.

  • Go to registration site
  • Register using the item number “APPJ” and make a payment of $40.00 (This is a non-refundable application fee).
  • Print a receipt and submit with your application materials (applications will not be reviewed without receipt).

Step 3:  Complete a Nuclear Medicine Application Form

Nuclear Medicine Application

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm (Pacific time) on the deadline date via postal mail or in-person.

Note: Applications will not be processed until this fee has been paid. (Fee can only be paid between Dec. 1st – Feb. 28th or 29th )

Mail or hand-deliver the following documents:

  • Copies of ALL previous transcripts from regionally accredited colleges
  • Personal statement

Step 4: Submit Application Materials

Mail or hand-deliver your transcripts and other required documents on or before the deadline date to:

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

Step 5: Additional Requirements

These requirements should be completed after you have submitted your complete application (see Steps 1-4).


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 on the Required Observations page.

  • Download Observation Form.
  • You should observe in at least two sites, one of which must be a major clinical site for the nuclear medicine technology program. Those sites and contact information are on the observation sheet. Three hours is about a maximum for any one visit.
  • If you are from somewhere other than the Puget Sound area, please do one or more observations in your own area. The required observation at a program clinical site can be done at the time of the second interview.
  • Bring the completed observation form with you to the first interview, which can occur anytime after your application has been received.


The 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.

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.

You should also know that 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.