How to Apply


2021 Diagnostic Ultrasound Application Period


UPDATED December 21, 2020:  The Diagnostic Ultrasound application period for 2021 will open on Monday, January 4, 2021 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. Please review the application instructions below for 2021 application updates (designated by the heading UPDATED December 21,2020).



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.


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 Application page to submit your admission application.

  • The above link takes you to the Washington State Community and Technical College Web Admissions Center.  Follow the Quick Start Instructions provided on that site.  Make sure to complete the application process by clicking on the Submit Button located at the bottom of the college listing of choices.
  • Allow 1-3 business days for the Welcome Center to process your application.  Bellevue College will then send you a Welcome Letter email with instructions for your next steps.
  • The college places a $55 admission/placement fee on your account as they are processing your application.  You will pay this fee when you pay for your first quarter tuition.  Once paid, the fee is non-refundable.

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.


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.

Apply now for the 2021 fall Diagnostic Ultrasound cohort.


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 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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)



Upload a recent color head shot photo.


UPDATED: December 21, 2020: The Diagnostic Ultrasound program is currently reviewing their submission process for the required video statements.  You may refer to the Video Statement Instructions included below and begin to prepare your video statement based upon those instructions.  Additional details on submission of the video statement will be provided at this location on or after January 4, 2021.

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

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their video statement has been received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021.  Any video statements mailed to the program MUST be received by that time.  Late videos will not be accepted.



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.



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.



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.



Please contact the Diagnostic Ultrasound program manager at (425) 564-2013 or 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.