How Apply to Radiation Therapy

Application deadline for ALL students is the last Friday of January proceeding the Fall semester for which the student is applying.

All Applicants

  • The Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) will be required for all applicants to the Radiation Therapy Program. Register for TEAS at www.atitesting.com   You will be registering for the TEAS for Nursing Students
  • All applicants for the Radiation Therapy Program must be legally eligible for employment and licensure in the United States at time of application, and must be of “good moral character” as defined in the New York State Education Law as applicable to the profession of Radiation Therapy.
  • Interview required. Criminal background check is required if accepted into the program at the cost of the applicant. Must be at least 18 yrs of age on the first day of the first semester.
  • Required Research: Applicants must research what the roles and responsibilities of a licensed Radiation Therapist include and have a basic understanding of their job description.
  • Submit a 300 word essay with the application. The essay must be logically thought out, carefully proof-read and TYPED. In it, you will discuss your reasons for wishing to enter this field, and the qualities you possess that will enable you to be a capable Radiation Therapist.
  • Students who are accepted into the Program must obtain medical clearance from their physicians, and approved by the NCC Health Service Center prior to starting the program.  The cost of the medical tests and fees are the sole responsibility of the applicant, and cannot be reimbursed by the Program or College.
  • All applicants accepted for the Radiation Therapy Program are admitted to the day division of the fall semester. Radiation Therapy is not offered in the evening.
  • All students are expected to follow the policies as set forth in the college catalogue and in the Radiation Therapy Student handbook.
  • All applicants must satisfy one of the following applicant categories:

New Admission Applicants*

An application for admission to the Radiation Therapy Program must be obtained from, the Admissions Office. Or online Admissions.

Fall admission only. No evening program.

Freshmen: 77 cumulative GPA. 2 years science (1 year biology, 1 year chemistry or physics); 2 years college preparatory math; minimum grades of 75 in science and math.

Transfers: recommend completion of ENG 101, MAT 109, and a 4 credit College Laboratory Science, preferably A&P 1. Overall GPA 2.8 or better.

Essay: The 300-word essay must be submitted which is logically thought out and carefully proofread. In it, you will discuss your reasons for wishing to enter this field, and the qualities you possess that will enable you to be a capable Radiation Therapist.

Required Research: Applicants must research what the roles and responsibilities of a licensed Radiation Therapist include and have a basic understanding of the job description.

Interview required. All accepted applicants must pass a criminal background check at the cost of the applicant. Must be legally eligible for licensure and employment in the United States at time of application. Must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the first semester. Placement in remediation may remove applicant from consideration. Some accepted students may have to take courses prior to their 1st semester.

NCC Change of Program Applicants** A “CHANGE OF PROGRAM” applicant is a student who currently attends NCC, or previously attended NCC and wishes to return but has not attended another college.

An application requesting transfer from other programs of study at Nassau Community College into the Radiation Therapy Program can be obtained from the Allied Health Science Office, Room E-2225 starting on or around October 1st and returned to the Allied Health Science Office with copies of all transcripts including current NCC transcript by the Last Friday in January

RECOMMENDED FOR CONSIDERATION AS A CHANGE OF AREA APPLICANT:

ENG 100, 101 or ENG 108
MAT 109*      OR      2 years of high school math
AHS 131**     OR      4 credit College Laboratory Science

* MAT 109 strongly suggested; only academic math, i.e. geometry, trigonometry or pre-calculus considered

**Other laboratory science will be considered for admission as change of area; however accepted students must then complete Anatomy and Physiology in their first year

Overall GPA 2.8 or better
All college grades must be “C” or better; all High School grades must be 75 or better in math.

Meeting all the published requirements does not guarantee an interview or acceptance.