Application Periods & Deadlines

Applications are only available during our application period. We accept applications during the following filing period:

  • January 17 - February 21 for summer admission

All materials must be received in the Division office (B-6 of the CEC) by Feb. 21 at 3 pm. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then the deadline is the following business day.


Admission Requirements

To be considered an eligible applicant, you must:

  • Complete all prerequisite courses and general education courses
    Courses must be completed with a GPA of 2.0 (grade of “C” or better) or higher. “In Progress” work for the prerequisites will not be considered during the selection process.

  • Have a social security number
    State of California requirement. The social security number is used for background checks and radiation detection badges.

  • Be a minimum age of 18 years
    As mandated by the State Health Code, Title 17

  • Complete minimum of 36 volunteer/observation hours.
    We recommend completing your volunteer or Observation hours in a radiology facility. All hours must be documented on our Volunteer/Observation Hours Verification form.

    If you are currently working in the medical field with patients, it is considered acceptable, however we need employment verification. We do not place applicants for observation or volunteer in our current clinical facilities. It is up to you to seek out your own observation or volunteer site.


Selection Criteria

Eligible applicants will be prioritized in one of the three categories:

  • Priority 1: GPA of 2.0 in the completed prerequisite courses, 2.0 in the completed general education courses with an Associate Degree, and 24 volunteer/observation hours.

  • Priority 2: GPA of 2.0 in the completed prerequisite courses and 2.0 in the completed general education courses, and 24 volunteer/observation hours.

  • Priority 3: GPA of 2.0 in the completed prerequisite courses and 2.0 in the completed general education courses.

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, selections will be made by random selection.

Alternates will be chosen by random selection and alternate status does not guarantee admission.

How to Apply


1  Apply for admission to PCC

If you are not currently enrolled at PCC, you need to apply for admission to the college in addition to applying to the Radiologic Technology Program. Apply now to PCC .


  Complete Your Application Packet

To apply to the program you need to submit a complete application packet which includes:

  • A completed Radiologic Technology Application.
    Applications are only available during the filing period, Jan. 17 - Feb. 21.
  • An official transcript of all US colleges and universities you have attended including Pasadena City College and verification of any advanced degrees you have earned (if applicable
    Note: If you have foreign transcripts, please read our information on how to have your transcripts evaluated.
  • A Completed Volunteer/Observation Verification form
  • A copy of DD214, if you are a veteran or spouse of a veteran.
    As a veteran, you may receive special consideration for admission once requirements have been met. Spouses of veterans must provide a copy of your marriage certificate.

Be aware that unofficial transcripts and photocopies of diplomas are not acceptable, and incomplete applications will not be considered in the selection process. 


3   Submit Your Application Packet

Submit your completed application packet, you must mail or deliver it in person to the Health Sciences office.

Pasadena City College
Health Sciences Division – B6
3035 E. Foothill Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107
Attn: Radiologic Technology Program

Program Acceptance

The Health Sciences Division will inform you of the status of your application by email only. Please make sure your email is current when you apply to the program. We do not maintain a waiting list from year to year, so if placed on the wait list, you need to re-apply for acceptance each year. The number of students selected for admission to the program varies from year to year. We generally accept 20-25 per class. 

After you are accepted to the program, you will need to comply with the following requirements. 

  • You are required to submit evidence of good health documented by a recent physical with the required immunizations.
  • The two-step TB test results must be no older than one year and must be done yearly.
  • You must have and maintain a current American Heart Association CPR/Basic Life Support Card for Health Care Providers while in the program.
  • You are expected to comply with the program’s clinical uniform standards.
  • You must provide their own transportation to all on and off campus clinical sites (note that some classes will include evening sessions).
  • You are required to maintain vehicle liability insurance at all times if using a vehicle to attend clinical or classes.
  • You are required to obtain professional liability insurance while in the program.
  • As the curricula requires clinical experience, you must be cleared through the process of the criminal background check. In the event that you cannot obtain a background clearance, acceptance to the program will be forfeited.
  • If you are found to be ineligible for clinical placement by the clinical agency after admission to the program shall be subject to dismissal from the program, as they will be unable to complete mandatory clinical rotations and objectives. Random drug testing may be required by some clinical facilities.

Transcript Evaluation

If you are a student with foreign transcripts, you must have your transcripts evaluated by one of the following three companies before applying:

International Research Foundation (IERF)
(310)-258-9451 | www.ierf.org

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
(310)-275-3530 | www.aceil.com

American Education Research Center (AERC)
(626)-339-4404 | www.aerc-eval.com