Application Procedure for Professional Phase

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Complete an application at the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS) website: ahcas.liaisoncas.com. The AHCAS application fee is $95.
  2. Complete a bachelor’s degree or higher in any discipline from a regionally accredited college or university.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
  4. Minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.5 on a 4.00 scale.
  5. Grade of C- or better in all prerequisite courses.
  6. Submit three references via AHCAS. The strongest recommendations are from managers, directors, professors, or others in a supervisory capacity. Recommendations from friends, other students, or co-workers are not appropriate.
  7. Submit a personal statement via AHCAS. The personal statement should describe your desire and qualifications to enter the radiation therapy program.
  8. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.
  9. Complete observation hours (consult with the program).
  10. Completed criminal background check, negative urine drug screen, immunization records, and CPR certification may be required.
  11. You must submit all official transcripts directly to AHCAS before they will verify your application and submit it to Bellarmine University. All final, official transcripts submitted to AHCAS are considered official and you do not need to supply those to Bellarmine University. However, any transcripts which include “In Progress” coursework or degree requirements at the time you submit an AHCAS application are not considered official. Applicants who apply prior to fall semester grade posting must submit final, official transcripts showing fall semester grades to AHCAS by February 1 of your program year. If admitted, final, official transcripts must be submitted directly from the college or university to Bellarmine University by September 15 of your program year. If any transcript(s) or undergraduate degree(s) is from an international institution, you must provide an official copy to be evaluated by the Bellarmine International Programs Office. Official evaluations from World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) are accepted. The Office of Graduate Admission reserves the right to request a certified copy of the original transcript(s). Note: It is the student’s responsibility to request all official transcripts and test scores.

Application Information

  • Applicants should complete their observation hours in consultation with the program between September - February.
  • You may apply while enrolled in pre-requisite courses. Applicants are considered for conditional admission pending successful completion of outstanding requirements.
  • You may apply if you will earn your bachelor’s degree in the spring semester of the program year.
  • We do not require a supplemental application or fee.

International Applicants

Please complete the items under procedure for admission and submit the following:

Language Proficiency. Language proficiency is required to ensure that international students within the department of radiation therapy are able to communicate with diverse populations. The department of radiation therapy accepts one of the following as evidence of required language proficiency for students for whom English is a second language or who have a degree from an international institution:

  • TOEFL-iBT (internet-based test) and receive a total score of 83 or higher AND a score of 26 or higher on the speaking test OR
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and receive a total band score of 7 or higher AND a speaking band score of 8 or higher OR
  • Successful completion of Language training at an approved center. Bellarmine University recognizes the following standards and centers: English Language Services level 112 (http://www.els.edu/en); Interlink Level 5 (http://interlink.edu/); Intensive English Program at Indiana University Level 6 (http://iep.indiana.edu/): and other centers may be approved at the discretion of the Department of Radiation Therapy Admission Committee.

International students who are exempt from language proficiency requirements are the following:

  • Students who are citizens of or have completed a degree from a TOEFL exempt country.
  • Students who have a secondary or high school diploma earned in TOEFL exempt countries.
  • International students who have completed at least one year of full time university study or its equivalent (i.e., a minimum of 24 earned credit hours or its equivalent and earned a 2.0 GPA) in a TOEFL exempt country.
  • Only official score reports will be accepted.

Financial Affidavit. All applicants must provide credible evidence (e.g. a bank statement, letter on bank stationary attesting to the availability of funds, etc.) of the ability to fund the cost of attending Bellarmine University for one academic year. If funds are provided by another person on behalf of the student, an affidavit must accompany the financial information.

Proof of Passport. Scan of passport ID page must show validity for 6 months post completion of the program.

Date to Remember

  • The priority application deadline for the fall 2019 program is February 1, 2019.
  • Selected applicants will be invited for an interview in March 2019.