Admission Guidelines


Due to the recent extended outage of the Bellevue College website, the Diagnostic Ultrasound program has extended their 2018 application deadline.  We will be accepting online applications and video statements until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5th.  All video statements MUST be received in the Diagnostic Ultrasound office (T-208) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018.  We will not consider any video statements received after that time.


  • Applications Accepted: January 2, 2018 – February 28, 2018
  • Applications Evaluated: Mid April
  • Interviews (interview candidates selected by discretion of selection committee): Early May
  • Decision letters sent: Early June
  • Applicants selected will attend two required orientations during the summer of 2018
  • Training program begins: Fall, 2018

Admission Points

Admission to the Diagnostic Ultrasound program is based upon the following point scale:

  • GPA (Prerequisite courses only) – 3.2 to 4.0
  • Previous/current employment in health care working directly with patients OR completion of NAC (Nursing Assistant Certificate) program and pass the National Nurse Aide Competency Exam- 4 points
  • Volunteer experience – 2 points
    • Minimum of 50 hours volunteer experience required
    • Job shadowing and clinical training hours DO NOT qualify as volunteer hours
    • Healthcare or direct patient contact volunteer experience recommended but NOT required
  • Video statement – 1 to 5 points per interviewer
  • Personal interview – 1 to 3 points per interviewer (applicants selected for personal interviews will be individually notified, interviews scored separately)

Please note: Due to the competitive nature of this program, applicants who do not earn points in each admission criteria listed above may be considered non-competitive.

Last Updated February 26, 2018