Radiologic Technology

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The RT program has a separate application and selection process in addition to general Cabrillo College admission.

For students not currently enrolled at Cabrillo College, general college application materials are available at the Welcome Center and on the Cabrillo College website.

Requirements for admission into the two-year RT program include successful completion of the program 20 units of prerequisites listed and the completion of the application process. Review the program's prerequisites.

We encourage all students to visit the Academic Counseling Center to learn if they can be of assistance.

Selection is based on:

  • How many clinical spaces are available.

  • Date of the application.

Per American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) regulations we no longer offer the advanced placement option.

One way to prepare to apply is to schedule an appointment with an academic counselor. To schedule an appointment with an academic counselor, please use this email address:

RT Application Period will be open Sep 1, 2024 to Oct 1, 2024.

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"The teachers are just great here. They are so helpful with the classroom and the labs and the experiments."

~ Shweta, class of 2019

Selection Process
  • Our application period will be September 1st - October 1st, every year.

  • The program application will be posted on the RT website on September 1st.

  • Students may apply only during the application window. Applications submitted before or after the window will not be included in the selection process. Incomplete applications will also not be included in the selection process.

  • Students are no longer being added to the wait list each year. Effective January 1, 2017, the total number of students placed into the program is 50% from the waitlist and 50% random selection (including new applicants). Students not placed into the program by 50% random selection may re-apply the following year.

  • Alternates will be assigned from the waitlist until the waitlist is exhausted.

  • Students currently on the wait list retain their wait list # based on the postmark date of application and response to the annual intent form.

  • Students placed into the program are notified by the end of October or beginning of November each year.

  • After all students on the waitlist have been offered placement into the program in accordance with the 50% waitlist and 50% random selection method, selection for future years will be entirely by random selection each year.


All prospective students who are offered a position in the Cabrillo College Radiologic Technology Program may request a deferral for one of two reasons:

All other deferral requests will result in revoking your offered position.

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