Thank you for your interest in applying to the Radiation Therapy Associates of Applied Science Degree (AAS) program. We are excited at the possibility of you joining the Bellevue College Bulldog family and becoming a Radiation Therapist professional! Please carefully review the application below. Incomplete applications will not be considered for acceptance.
2023 APPLICATION NOW CLOSED – next application cycle for 2024 will open on Dec. 1, 2023.
Timeline for 2023 Applications
- Applications accepted -December 1, 2023
- Deadline for submitting online application – February 28, 2024
- Hospital Observations – March 31, 2024. See message below under “Update on Hospital Observations”
- Interview Letters – Last week of March 2024.
- Interviews – early April 2024. Interviews will be conducted in person unless pandemic guidelines change.
- Acceptance Letters – sent via email by mid May 2024.
PLEASE NOTE: International students who are F-1 visa holders are not eligible to complete this program. Please contact our Office of International Education for additional details.
Age Restriction: State regulations prohibit Minors from getting occupational radiation exposure. For this reason, you must be 18 years old at the time that you begin the program.
- Apply for Bellevue College Admissions
- New Applicant
- Returning students – most returning students do not need to reapply for admission if they previously attended the college. If you last attended the college (enrolled for classes) more than four quarters ago, submit a term activation request form so we can activate your account. However, you may need to apply again if you:
- Applied before 2019 and never enrolled for classes, or
- Last enrolled in classes before 2015, or
- Were enrolled in any of these programs:
- Non-credit community or continuing education classes,
- College in the High School,
- CTE/Tech Prep, and
- Running Start 2019 or earlier, and
- Career Education Options (CEO) 2021 or earlier.
Applicants are required to view our Virtual Information Session and attend one of our in person Virtual Environment Radiation Therapy (VERT) Activity and Q&A Session as part of the application process. Please follow instructions for completing our information session
Check to make sure you have the completed the prerequisite courses and met the requirements. You must have all prerequisite courses completed by the end of winter quarter 2024 to be eligible to apply for the class that would start fall quarter 2024. Check the prerequisite courses and requirements.
Prepare the following documents and keep them handy before starting your Radiation Therapy CAS program application:
- Unofficial copies of your transcripts from each College that you have attended for the prerequisite courses.
- Personal Statement – for first time applicants only. Prepare a statement of not more than 500 words discussing specific or unique attributes that you will bring to the program; any personal or imposed challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursuing your educational or work goals; or any other special considerations that you believe will make you a good candidate for the program. Please make sure to include your name on top of the page.
- Re-Applicant Statement – for reapplicants only. The Re-applicant statement is a time for you to highlight the things that you have done over the past year to strengthen this year’s application. No need to submit a Personal Statement also if you are a reapplicant. Please make sure to include your name on top of the page.
- Hospital Observation form and Checklist – you will need to attend one of the information sessions in order to get a copy of the form.
- Update on Hospital Observations – Only a limited number of clinical sites are allowing hospital observations at this time. Priority is given to 2024 applicants. If you are not applying for 2024 please refrain from doing hospital observations at this time. If you are a reapplicant and have already completed a hospital observation, you are not required to schedule another observation.
- Prerequisite Tracking Sheet – document your prerequisite courses. Complete this form and save a copy on your computer before uploading to CAS.
The Radiation Therapy program is a selective/competitive admissions program. All applications are managed through the Common Application System (CAS). 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. Requesting reinstatement/readmission does not also guarantee automatic readmission into the program.
- Download a copy of the Radiation Therapy CAS Application Checklist. This will help you navigate your way through the CAS online app and see which fields are optional and not required.
- Start working on your Radiation Therapy online application by creating an account through the Common Apps System (CAS)
- From CAS Choose your program – search for Bellevue College and then add Radiation Therapy to your list of programs.
- Complete your Radiation Therapy CAS Application on or before February 28, 2024.
- There is a non-refundable $40.00 program application fee. Your CAS application will not be complete until this fee has been paid.
- If you need help or have questions please check out the CAS Liaison’s Help Center. You can also do Live Chat.
The BC Radiation Therapy Program employs a selective admissions process.
Admission into the program is based upon five areas:
- prerequisite grades,
- a formal interview,
- an assessment test in math and reading, and an
- observation in a radiation oncology department (See Application Checklist).
- The number of affiliated clinics willing to take a student.
Specific prerequisite course requirements are listed under “Prerequisites”. Individual interviews are conducted once a year during the spring quarter by the radiation therapy program interview committee.
All candidates receiving a 3.0 (B) in each of the prerequisite courses will receive an interview, so long as those courses are completed by the end of Winter quarter of that year. The purpose of the interview is to determine the applicant’s general understanding of the profession, his/her communication skills, conflict resolution skills, and critical thinking skills.
Clinical Placement Procedure
Student acceptance and clinical placement are contingent upon JRCERT clinical site approval, completion of program prerequisites, transfer credits, background check, immunization status and any other clinical onboarding documentation. All clinical placements are assigned by the program Clinical Coordinator.
Clinical Affiliation contract terms are written to provide assurance the clinic will remain available to the student for the duration of the program. Once a student is selected and placed, the program makes every effort to maintain clinical affiliation. If a clinic disaffiliates before a student begins or during their clinical rotation, the program will make every effort to reassign a clinical placement. Due to limited availability, the program cannot guarantee a replacement clinic. Additionally, any clinical site reserves the right to exclude a student from its premises. If a student is asked to leave their clinical site due to their behavior, conduct or lack of competency progress, the program cannot guarantee that another clinical site will be available. If a student is asked to leave disciplinary action will follow, and the student may be dismissed from the program. Expulsion from one’s clinical site can result in dismissal from the program.
Applying for Additional Programs
Some students apply for more than one program within Health Sciences, Education & Wellness division. For instance, you might want to apply for both the Radiation Therapy and Radiologic 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.