How to Apply

 

2021 Diagnostic Ultrasound Application Period

NEW FOR 2021: DO NOT PLAN TO MAIL VIDEO STATEMENT OR TO DROP OFF VIDEO STATEMENTS IN PERSON AT THE BELLEVUE COLLEGE CAMPUS! SCROLL TO STEP 9 FOR UPDATED VIDEO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS.

UPDATED February20, 2021:  The Diagnostic Ultrasound application period for 2021 is now closed.  VIDEO STATEMENT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN UPDATED.  SEE STEP 9 FOR 2021 INSTRUCTIONS.

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 is 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.  If you are a current Bellevue College student, please proceed to step 2.

APPLY NOW!

    • The link takes you to the Apply for Admission to Bellevue College site. Follow the instructions provided and make sure to complete the application process by clicking on the Submit Button located at the bottom of the college listing of choices.
    • Allow three business days for the college to process your application. The college will then send you a welcome email with your student ID and instructions for your next steps.
    • The college places a $66 admission/placement fee on your account at the time we process your application. You pay this fee at the time you pay your first quarter tuition. Once paid, the fee is non-refundable.
    • If you do not register for classes, you do not pay the application fee.
    • Bellevue College will be transitioning to a new application system.  October 31, 2021 is the final day that the current system will accept applications.  No new applications will be accepted from November 1 – 7, 2021.  On November 8, 2021, the new application system will open at approximately 9:00 am PST (subject to change due to the ctcLink transition).

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.

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: 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.

The Bellevue College Diagnostic Ultrasound application is an online application and you will be required to upload several additional items as part of the application process.

The 2021 Diagnostic Application period is now closed.

Step 3:  REQUIRED 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 to the Diagnostic Ultrasound program manager at imaging@bellevuecollege.edu no later than April 1, 2020.  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: REQUIRED 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.

UPDATED December 21, 2020 – The Diagnostic Ultrasound program will award professional health care experience points to applicants who have successfully completed the written coursework for a certified nursing assistant training program, even if they have not completed the clinical requirements for their CNA.  This change is effective during the 2021 application period ONLY.  

The Diagnostic Ultrasound program will also accept volunteer experience hours completed during the last three calendar year (2018, 2019 and 2020) during the 2021 application period ONLY.

Diagnostic Ultrasound Patient Care and Volunteer Tracking Form – REQUIRED (see above for details)
Certified Nursing Assistant Transcript and Certification Documentation – REQUIRED AS NEEDED (see above for details)
Supplemental Employment Documentation – OPTIONAL – (see above for details)

 

Step 8: REQUIRED HEAD SHOT

Upload a recent color head shot photo.

Step 9: REQUIRED VIDEO STATEMENT

UPDATED: February 20, 2021 – VIDEO STATEMENTS MAY BE SUBMITTED ONE OF THREE WAYS.  THE VIDEO STATEMENT DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2021.  PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Please refer to the Video Statement Instructions for necessary information on preparing your video statement.

VIDEO STATEMENT SUBMISSIONS: Video statements may be submitted one of three ways.

SUBMISSION METHOD #1: Upload to Diagnostic Ultrasound Sharepoint Site – Maximum file size is 250 MB.
  1. Access to the Sharepoint site will require applicants to sign in using their BC Net ID email and password.  Applicants must complete step one and have an active Bellevue College NetID account to access the Sharepoint site.  Here is the link for further information on the NetID set up process.
  2. Here is the link to the Bellevue College Diagnostic Ulrasound video statement site. Applicants will have to sign in using their BC NetID to enter the site.
  3. Click the blue ‘+ New’ button at the top of the page. This will open a new window.
  4. Fill out the required information in this window – your title should be your name and ‘DUTEC video’.  Please enter a personal email that is a primary email for you.
  5. Click on ‘Add Attachments’ and select your video file. It should appear as an item under the Attachment header. Then select ‘Save’.
  6. Your entries should then appear under the appropriate headers on the main page.  Your video file will NOT appear on the main page list.

 

SUBMISSION METHOD #2: Upload video to an online site to share access with the program

1. Select an online site (for example Youtube) and follow the instructions to register to share your video.

2. Follow the instructions to save your video on the site and send the following information to Suzanne Lane at suzanne.lane@bellevuecollege.edu: Your name, Your BC student ID number, your personal email address and the URL for the videeo.

3. DO NOT create a password or in any way limit access to your video.  Should you decide to submit your video online, it must be fully accessible to the program manager and the selection committee.

 

SUBMISSION METHOD #3: Save to thumb drive and submit by mail.

1. Save your video statement to a thumb drive.

2. Mail your video statement to:

Bellevue College

3000 Landerholm Circle SE

Attn: Suzanne Lane, MS T-208

Bellevue, WA 98007

3.  Send an email to Suzanne Lane at suzanne.lane@bellevuecollege which includes your name, your Bellevue College student ID, your personal email address and the date that your video was mailed to the college.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU NEED ONLY SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO STATEMENT ONCE, THE CHOICE OF SUBMISSION METHODS IS UP TO THE APPLICANT.  MAKE SURE TO KEEP A COPY OF YOUR VIDEO IN CASE YOUR SUBMISSION IS LOST OR COMPROMISED.  APPLICANTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SUBMIT VIDEO STATEMENTS IN PERSON THIS YEAR (2021).

Please contact me at suzanne.lane@bellevuecollege.edu with any questions or problems.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their video statement has been received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021.  Any video statements mailed to the program MUST be received by that time.  Late videos will not be accepted.

While video statement confirmations will be sent by email, please note that this is not an automated email process, so it may take 10 to 15 business days to send email confirmation of receipt.

 

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 see a response that confirms that your application was submitted.  Please save a screen shot of that response as verification of submission.  You will NOT receive an additional automated email verifying your application submission was successful.

Application confirmations will be sent via email to your Bellevue College email address.  As noted above, this is not an automated process, so it may take 10 to 15 business days before the confirmations are sent.

 

QUESTIONS?

Please contact the Diagnostic Ultrasound program manager at (425) 564-2013 or suzanne.lane@bellevuecollege.edu 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.