How to Apply to the Radiation Therapy Program

We are accepting applications for future start terms. Please contact admissions to learn more.

Before you apply: Review the admission requirements

Entry Terms: Fall, Winter

  • Fall 2024
    New Student Orientation: Tuesday, September 4, 2024
    Classes Start: Wednesday, September 5, 2024
  • Winter 2025
    New Student Orientation: Tuesday, January 6, 2025
    Classes Start: Wednesday, January 7, 2025

The Radiation Therapy program is competitive and space is limited in each term. The application portal will open approximately 12 months prior to the start of the term. We recommend that you apply 8 to 12 months prior to your intended start date.

Step 1 – Login to the application portal

Login to the student portal to start your online application. At any time, you may save your application, logout, and complete it later.

Step 2 – Complete the application

Application fee
There is a non-refundable $50.00 application fee required with submission of your application.

Request official transcripts
Have your official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions (including colleges, universities, vocational/technical schools and PSEO credits) sent directly to Northwestern Health Sciences University. To request an official transcript, contact the Registrar’s Office at your prior institution(s). Transcripts from any previous graduate-level work are also required. All official transcripts should be sent directly to:

Northwestern Health Sciences University
ATTN: Office of Admissions
2501 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Provide the name, email and mailing address of two references who you have known for at least six months. An email address and mailing address are required, so please have this information available when you apply.

References from science instructors and other healthcare professionals are preferred, provided they know you well. Northwestern will send instructions to these people on how to submit a reference. Relatives are not accepted as references.

Radiation Therapy Shadow and Essay Requirements

  • Complete eight hours of adequate shadowing
  • Upon completion of your shadow experience(s), submit an essay, between 700 – 1000 words:
    • Part 1:
      • Provide background information about yourself
      • Explain your reasons for choosing the A.S. degree program at Northwestern Health Sciences University
    • Part 2: Describe the responsibilities and key skills required for a radiation therapist. Based on your shadow experience, describe what characteristics would make a successful Radiation Therapist and why you feel you would be a good fit for this program

Minnesota Immunization Form
Minnesota state law requires us to have a signed immunization form on file for each student: