NEW! Application Instructions for Fall, 2018
December 5, 2017 – The updated application instructions for fall, 2018 are included below. We WILL be utilizing an electronic application system in 2018. The official Diagnostic Ultrasound application, as well as all other paperwork, will be submitted electronically. The video statement MUST be submitted directly to the program on a DVD or thumb drive.
The application period for the fall, 2018 cohort opens on January 2nd, 2018 and closes on February 28, 2018.
Review the Application Checklist
Before you begin the application process, review the ENTIRE application checklist. A link to a printable checklist is provided below. 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 ADMISSION APPLICATION
If you are a first time Bellevue College student OR a former BC student who is returning to the college after four or more quarters, you must apply to the college. Go to Bellevue College General Admission Application to submit your admission application. Your student account will be charged $55, which is a combination application and processing fee. This fee will be charged to your student account and you will pay this fee with your first quarter tuition.
RECOMMENDATION: Complete this step as soon as possible. It may take up to two weeks for your admission application to be processed and you cannot submit your Diagnostic Ultrasound application until your application is processed and you have been admitted to the college.
Step 2: DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND PROGRAM APPLICATION (ONLINE ONLY)
RECOMMENDATION: Review Step 3 through Step 10 at your earliest opportunity and prepare these items in advance. This will help you prepare for submission of the final program application. You will NOT be able to stop and save your program application once you begin so it is important that all additional documents be completed BEFORE you start the online application.
Complete the online Diagnostic Ultrasound program application. This is an online application and you will be required to upload several additional items as part of the application process. The online application will remain open until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Step 3: REQUIRED PREREQUISITE DOCUMENTATION
Prepare your prerequisite documentation.
Complete the Diagnostic Ultrasound Prerequisite Tracking Form by entering the Course(s) Taken, Grade Earned, Quarter or Semester and Year and College/University for each of your required prerequisite courses. You will also need to enter details on any unmet prerequisites that you are currently enrolled in. Please keep in mind that grades for any current coursework MUST be submitted no later than April 1, 2018. After you have completed the prerequisite tracking form, save the completed form. You will be submitting this page with your program application. You MUST include the completed prerequisite tracking form or your application will not be processed. You will only be uploading the prerequisite tracking form ONCE.
Please note that calculation of your prerequisite GPA will be based upon any numerical grade information provided in your unofficial transcript(s). If no numerical grades are included in your unofficial transcript(s), the GPA calculations will be based upon the Bellevue College grading policy.
RECOMMENDATION: If you completed any of your required prerequisites at another college or if you are requesting any course substitutions, submit your Prerequisite Equivalency Worksheet as soon as possible. You will need to submit this document to the Diagnostic Ultrasound program PRIOR to submission of your online application. Review of prerequisite equivalency worksheets may take up to three weeks and you will need to include the reviewed and approved worksheet with your online application. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLETED PREREQUISITE EQUIVALENCY WORKSHEET, you must upload it as part of the application process. Please review the application carefully to find the appropriate slot to attach your completed worksheet.
REMEMBER: The Diagnostic Ultrasound program requires all applicants complete their required prerequisites with a minimum 3.2 GPA. If your GPA in your prerequisite courses is below 3.2, your application will not be considered for the Diagnostic Ultrasound program. The lowest acceptable grade on any required prerequisite course is C (2.0).
If you have questions about your prerequisite GPA, you may also use the online GPA calculator to calculate your own GPA and confirm your results. If you have additional questions about the GPA calculation process, please contact the Diagnostic Ultrasound program manager at (425) 564-2013 PRIOR to the submission of your online application.
PREREQUISITE DOCUMENTATION SUMMARY:
Diagnostic Ultrasound Prerequisite Tracking Form – REQUIRED (see above for details)
Prerequisite Equivalency Worksheet – REQUIRED AS NEEDED (see above for details)
Supplemental Prerequisite Documentation – OPTIONAL – submit any additional prerequisite documentation as needed, including Transfer Course Equivalency Lists, military transcripts, transcript review verification, etc.
Step 4: UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
Applicants MUST submit an unofficial transcript from EACH college attended where required prerequisite coursework was completed (other than Bellevue College) within the online application. Applicants are not required to submit unofficial transcripts for prerequisite coursework completed at Bellevue College. Each required prerequisite completed outside of Bellevue College MUST be verified by submission of the appropriate unofficial transcripts. Prerequisite courses not verifiable by attached unofficial transcripts will not count toward the required prerequisites.
While not required at the time of application, official copies of all transcripts must be submitted to Bellevue College Student Services OR the Diagnostic Ultrasound department when/if requested by the program.
Step 5: REQUIRED PERSONAL STATEMENT
Applicants must upload a personal 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 over come in pursing your education or work goals; or any other special considerations that you believe will make you a good candidate for this program.
REAPPLICANTS ONLY: Reapplicants must include up to 500 ADDITIONAL words describing any changes or additional experiences since your previous application that you would like the committee to consider.
Please upload as a DOC, DOCX or PDF file.
Step 6: REQUIRED RESUME
Upload a copy of your current resume. Please make sure that your resume documents all work and volunteer experience required by this application, including start and end dates, approximate hours of experience, brief summary of duties, supervisor name and contact information.
REMEMBER: Applicants must complete at least 50 hours of appropriate volunteer experience to be awarded the two volunteer points. Job shadowing and clinical hours associated with a training program do NOT qualify as volunteer hours.
Please upload as DOC, DOCX or PDF file.
Step 7: REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE AND VOLUNTEER TRACKING
Upload a completed copy of the REQUIRED patient care and volunteer tracking form with detailed information regarding your professional patient care experience as well as your volunteer experience. Please also include information on completion of a certified nursing assistant training program (if applicable).
If you have completed the certified nursing assistant (CNA) training and certification exam, you will need to upload a copy of your certification and/or transcript as well. Please upload as DOC, DOCX or PDF file.
If you have additional documentation verifying professional or volunteer experience (i.e. time sheets, employer statements, etc.), you may upload it as supplemental documentation. Please upload as DOC, DOCX or PDF file.
Step 8: REQUIRED HEAD SHOT
Upload a recent color head shot photo.
Step 9: REQUIRED VIDEO STATEMENT
A PHYSICAL copy of the REQUIRED video statement MUST be submitted to the program. It must be received by the program staff no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Please refer to the Video Statement Instructions for necessary information on preparing your video statement.
Your video statement must be recorded on a DVD or thumb drive. We strongly recommend MP4 format, but we will accept other formats as long as we are able to access the video on college issued computer systems.
Please complete the REQUIRED Video Statement Submission Form and include it in the envelope with your video statement. It is recommended that you also somehow mark the video statement media with your name – either write it on the DVD or flash drive or attach a name tag to the media.
Once completed, you may submit your video statement in person (drop off envelope on the Bellevue College campus in room T208) or by mail (see below for mailing address). The Diagnostic Ultrasound program does not accept responsibility for video statement files that are not accessible or viewable. DVDs and thumb drives will NOT be returned to applicants.
If you are mailing your statement, please mail it to:
Mail Stop T208, Attention: Suzanne Lane
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Step 10: REQUIRED DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND INFORMATION SESSION
All applicants are REQUIRED to attend at least one information session as part of the application process. Please visit our Information Session website to view the schedule for upcoming sessions. Please sign up to indicate your intent to attend. You are invited to call or check the website to confirm the schedule prior to traveling to campus. You will be required to enter the date that you attended an information session on your Diagnostic Ultrasound program application.
Step 11: PAYMENT OF THE DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND APPLICATION FEE ($40)
There is a $40.00 non-refundable program application fee. You will be required to pay this fee as part of your online application. Your application will not be submitted successfully until this fee has been paid.
Step 12: CONFIRMATION OF YOUR APPLICATION
Once your online application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. Please save your confirmation as verification of your submission.
Please contact the Diagnostic Ultrasound program manager at (425) 564-2013 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Applying for Additional Programs
Some students apply for more than one program within the Health Sciences, Education and Wellness Institute. For instance, you might want to apply for Nuclear Medicine, 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.
You can learn more about related imaging programs by visiting their websites.