Frequently Asked Questions

When should I apply?

The Diagnostic Ultrasound Application period typically opens in early January and closes in late February each year. Applicants who are selected begin their training in fall quarter of that year.

Where can I get a copy of the application form?

Applications are done online.

How do I pay the $40.00 program application fee?

The $40.00 non-refundable application fee needs to be paid online as part of the online application.  Your application will not be successfully completed until the fee has been paid.

I am a not a BC student yet – do I also need to fill out the BC Admissions application?

Yes, you will need to complete the Bellevue College General Admission Application BEFORE you can complete the Diagnostic Ultrasound online application.

If applications are done online – how do I submit my video statement?

All required documents (including the required head shot) will be uploaded to the online application as instructed.

The video statement MUST be submitted on a DVD or thumb drive.  You can mail or hand deliver it on or before the deadline date to:

Health Sciences,Education and Wellness Institute, T-208
Attn: Suzanne Lane / DUTEC
Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue WA 98007-6484

Do I need to submit official copies of my transcripts?

You may submit “unofficial copies” of your transcripts for each college that you have attended for the prerequisite courses but sealed official copies will be required if you are accepted into the program.

When do I need to finish the prerequisite courses in order to apply?

Prerequisite courses need to be finished by the end of winter quarter (with grades submitted no later than April 1, 2018) for 2018 applicants.

Do I need to attend an information session in order to apply to the program?

Yes, applicants are required to attend at least one of our program information sessions. You can find the schedule of upcoming information sessions on the Information Session webpage.  Attendees are required to review the four presentations on the Information Session page PRIOR to attending the information session.

Is there a wait list?

No, the Diagnostic Ultrasound program does not utilize a wait list.

How many people apply each year?

Approximately 100 – 130 applications are received annually.

How many are re-applicants?

Approximately 35% of applications each year are from reapplicants

When will I know if I am accepted into the program?

Applicants will be notified by the first week of June.

Do I have to have health care experience to apply?

Although professional health care experience (medical, dental, chiropractic care, massage therapy, optometry etc.) is very helpful, it is not required.  However, please note that due to the extremely competitive application process, often individuals who do not earn the health care experience OR volunteer experience points are not competitive applicants.

Last Updated April 7, 2022