Radiation Therapy – Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Radiation Therapy Associates of Arts Degree 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.

Timeline for 2022 Applications

  • Applications accepted -December 1, 2021
  • Deadline for submitting online application – February 28, 2022
  • Hospital Observations – See message below under “Update on Hospital Observations”
  • Interview Letters – Last week of March 2022.
  • Interviews – Wednesday April 13, 2022. Interviews will be conducted in person unless pandemic guidelines change.
  • Acceptance Letters – Last week of May 2022.

Note to current applicants:

Some sites are now able to accept students for hospital observations. If you are an applicant this year (2022) and have attended one of our zoom information sessions, please send an email to imagingprograms@bellevuecollege.edu and request for a copy of the Hospital Observation/Checklist form. You will be given instructions on how to submit completed observation form after application deadline date of 2/28/22.

Note to future applicants: 

Observations are limited and reserved for current applicants only. Future applicants should refrain from doing hospital observations at this time.  We will update our website once all clinical affiliates are able to accept students for hospital observations.

Step 1 – Apply to Bellevue College for General Admission

  • You will need to apply to BC if you are a new student (first time Bellevue College Applicant). If you have applied before or have taken courses at BC, apply again if you:
    • Applied before 2019 OR
    • Attended a program that did not collect residency information (non-credit classes, continuing education, College in the High School, CTE/Tech Prep, Running Start 2019 or earlier)
  • Admission applications are typically processed within 2–3 business days. You will be notified by email once you are admitted and informed of the next steps. Your admission letter also includes your ctcLink ID and information about the next steps and how to set up your BC NetID (email).
  • Take note of your ctcLink ID #. You will need to enter this on your online program application through CAS.
  • There is $66.00 application fee which will be charged only if you will register for classes. For example if you get accepted to the program this fee will be added to your first quarter classes. No fee will be charged if you don’t register for classes.

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.  

Step 2 – Attend a Radiation Therapy program information session.

All applicants are required to attend at least one information session. View the schedule and register to attend HERE.

Step 3 – Check your prerequisite courses

Check to make sure you have the completed the prerequisite courses. You must have all prerequisite courses completed by the end of winter quarter 2022 to be eligible to apply for the class that would start fall quarter 2022. Check the prerequisite courses and requirements for this program HERE

Step 4 – Prepare your supporting documents for your CAS Program Application.

You will need to upload copies of the following on your CAS online 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. Please make sure to include your name on top of the page.
  • Hospital Observation forms – only if you have done this requirement.
    • Update on Hospital Observations as of 2/23/2022 – Some sites are now allowing hospital observations but is limited to current applicants only. If you are an applicant this year 2022 and have attended one of our zoom information sessions, please send an email to imagingprograms@bellevuecollege.edu and request for a copy of the hospital observation form and to receive instructions on how to submit this requirement after CAS applications close on 2/28/22.

Step 5 – Apply to the Radiation Therapy Program

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

  • Start working on your Radiation Therapy online application by creating an account through the Common Apps System (CAS) HERE
  • From CAS Choose your program – search for Bellevue College and then add Radiation Therapy to your list of programs.
  • Download a copy of the Prerequisite Tracking form so you can gather information on your completed or in progress prerequisite courses. Having this form filled out and on hand will make it easier when filling out your program CAS online application.
  • Complete your Radiation Therapy CAS Application on or before February 28, 2021.
  • There is a non-refundable $40.00 program application fee.
  • If you need help or have questions please check out the CAS Liaison’s Help Center. You can also do Live Chat.

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.