Application Factoring System

Admission into the Radiology Science Program program is a competitive process. There is no waitlist and there are more applicants to the program than there are available positions. Therefore even if a student takes all of the prerequisite classes and meets the other requirements for a completed application, it does not guarantee them admission into the program. Each applicant will receive a score based on:

Admission into the program is then offered to the top scores

Calculating an Application Score


All completed prerequisites are based on a 4.0 scale.

Points awarded for grades earned in the 7 prerequisite courses:

A = 4.0

A- = 3.7

B+ = 3.3

B = 3.0

B- = 2.7

C+ = 2.3

C = 2.0

For example:

If you earned A's in all 7 pre-req's it would be calculated as: 4.00 (A) X 7 (pre-req's) = 28.00

If you earned 5 points for the job shadow evaluation, your total score would be: 28.00 (pre-req's) + 5 (job shadow evaluation) = 33 points possible

If you are reapplying to the program: One (1) point will be awarded to applicants who have applied previously, up to two application cycles.

The total possible points = 35

Visitation Instructions and Guidelines

Documentation of an 8-hour visitation (job shadow) to a diagnostic radiology department is a requirement to apply to the Radiologic Science program. The purpose of the visit allows you to see what a staff radiographers job entails. TCC's radiologic science program is designed to prepare a student to effectively work in this type of environment. Following are the specific visitation instructions:

 When you go for your visitation, you need to take the following forms with you:

For the Instructions, Guidelines and forms, please click here 

The Visitation form and the Guidelines and Acceptance form must be completed and upload by the student to the Radiology online application through your TCC portal


If you wish to visit one of our clinical affiliates, you may ask one of the students any questions you have about the program and you will need to contact the volunteer office at the following facilities to coordinate your visit:



Franciscan System

Providence Hospital System

Harrison Medical Center


St. Joseph

St. Peter


In Bremerton

Tacoma General

St. Francis

Prov. Hosp - Centralia




St. Clare




Please DO NOT attempt to schedule a visit to Madigan Hospital at Ft. Lewis. They are not an affiliated site and cannot accommodate your request


When observing a diagnostic radiology department at the hospital, it is extremely important to dress appropriately. A professional, clean appearance is necessary as you will be observing patients. Please follow the guidelines below:


If visiting a Franciscan system hospital you must coordinate your visit with the main volunteer office. If visiting a Multicare facility you must coordinate your visit with their Human Resources department.

[1] A diagnostic radiology department is found in a hospital.

[2] A diagnostic radiology department can also be an imaging center. Examples of these include Diagnostic Imaging Northwest or DINW, Tacoma Radiology Associates or TRA, or South Sound Radiology.




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