All applicants must:

  • Be high school graduates or possess a GED.
  • Have the ability to use a computer for word processing and internet research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform work at the college level by completing the following prerequisite courses with a grade of 3.0 or better in each prerequisite.

Prerequisite Courses

Course #Course NameCredit Hrs.
ENGL 201The Research Paper5 Cr.
(completed within the last 5 yrs.)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/ Lab5-6 Cr.
(completed within the last 5 yrs.)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/ Lab5-6 Cr.
For Math Requirement choose either Option 1 or Option 2:
Option 1: MATH 099
(completed within the last 5 yrs.)
Intermediate Algebra5 Cr.
plus an additional College-Level Math Course5 Cr.
Option 2: MATH&141
(completed within the last 5 yrs.)
Precalculus I5 Cr.
For CMST Requirement choose one from the following:
CMST&101Introduction to Communication5 Cr.
CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5 Cr.
For Cultural Diversity Requirement choose one from the following:
CMST 252
(replaces CMST 250 effective Summer 2020)
Communication in a Diverse Healthcare Workplace5 Cr.
CMST 280Intercultural Communication5 Cr.

To find out if your previous coursework meets the prerequisite requirements, please fill out and submit the Radiation Therapy Prerequisite Review Worksheet.  Allow 10 business days to get a response. Make sure to follow up if you did not get a response within 10 business days.

RADON Prerequisite Review Worksheet-2020

For more information on how your grade will transfer over to Bellevue College go to:

Bellevue College Grading System

Additional requirements on prerequisite courses:

  • Prerequisite courses must be from a regionally 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.
  • Prerequisites must be completed by the end of winter quarter for the year that you are applying. For example: Applicants applying for admission to the program for fall 2018 must complete all prerequisites by the end of winter quarter 2018.
  • BIOL&241 and BIOL&242 prerequisite courses must have:

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions affecting in person meetings, all fully online BIOL&241 and BIOL&242 courses taken summer 2020 – winter 2022 will be acceptable.

    • hands on labs that meet on campus (see note above)
    • all exams either proctored or on campus.
  • The Program does not accept Pass grades, Compass grades or Assessment out of a course in lieu of an actual grade in a prerequisite course. To qualify for the radiation therapy program, an applicant must have an actual letter or numerical grade for each of the required courses. Each course must be completed with a minimum grade of 3.0 (B) or better.
  • Rule on retakes: If only one prerequisite course is repeated within a three-year period, the higher grade will be used in the prerequisite GPA calculation. If two or more courses within the same three-year period are repeated, we will use the higher grade for one prerequisite course then use the averaged grade for the 2nd repeated course into the GPA calculation. Each prerequisite course may only be repeated twice.

Advanced placement is possible for applicants who have graduated from a JRCERT accredited radiography program. Advanced placement will be evaluated on an individual basis. ARRT certified radiographers working in radiation therapy are encouraged to apply. Clinical advanced placement will be assessed for persons with three or more years of radiation therapy experience.

Last Updated April 5, 2021