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Radiation Oncology :: Apply Now

All application material for the Fall 2021 Class is due before March 15, 2021. Applicants who provide all necessary material and meet the minimum criteria by the deadline will be considered for admission. Early application is encouraged for advising purposes. By applying to VWCC and submitting your high school and college transcripts to the pre-admission advisor, we will be able to determine if you currently meet the minimum academic requirements, evaluate placement test results, and make course suggestions.

How To Apply

We require all application material(s) be submitted directly to Health Professions. If you fail to do so, be aware we will not be responsible for any delays in processing your file. Complete the following and submit in one envelope (if possible) to Pam Woody, VWCC - Health Professions, 3091 Colonial Ave., Roanoke, VA 24015.

1. Apply to VWCC.

If you are not a current VWCC student, apply to the college by completing a VWCC Application. You are encouraged to complete the application online at Please make sure you indicate your plan of study as Career Studies Certificate: Introduction to Radiation Oncology on the college application. (Those interested in the Joint Venture with NVCC must register/complete a college application for both NVCC and VWCC prior to March 15th. If you are already active at NVCC, then do a new VWCC only. Please contact the NVCC Admissions Office or visit their website for additional instructions on applying to NVCC.)

2. Apply to the Radiation Oncology Program.

Apply to the Radiation Oncology Program by completing a 2021 Radiation Oncology Application Form.

3. Obtain your transcripts.

Have all official sealed transcripts (high school and college) and a copy of GED scores (if applicable) to submit in your application packet. We strongly suggest applicants request transcripts be sent to the applicant's mailing address, so you are fully aware of whether your request is filled and all material can be placed by you in one larger envelope for submission. Remember, do not open any envelope which contains a transcript, they are no longer "official" to us when you open them. If any school refuses to issue "official" transcripts directly to you, please request they be sent addressed directly to Pam Woody at the address above. Please do not request transcripts from VWCC, NVCC, or any other community college in Virginia (only exception).

College graduates must still provide their official HS transcript. Transcripts are also required from any hospital-based Radiologic Professions program of study attended. You must provide an official transcript from each school attended, even though courses may appear on a subsequent schools transcript as accepted "transfer". We must still receive the original institution's transcript. You should receive the Radiation Oncology pre-admission advising form letter after your complete academic file is reviewed by the Health Professions Pre-Admission Advisor (usually within 3-4 weeks if received from May-December).

Transcript Request Form (PDF)

4. Obtain your recommendations.

Two letters of recommendation from employers or professors are also required before March 15, 2021.

5. Submit your application material.

We suggest mailing your application packet to Miss Woody at the address above. Material being hand-delivered to campus should be brought to the 3rd floor of the Fralin Center, Room HP339 if you are visiting the campus. The Health Professions office is usually accessible from 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM. If the office is closed, you may slide your information to submit under the HP 339 door. You can review the Radiation Oncology Overview (PDF) to learn more about the application process and eligibility. (Usually updated each July)

6. Review the Radiation Oncology Checklist

Radiation Oncology Checklist (PDF).

Tuition: $
Credits: 72 Hours
Time: 2 years


Location: Fralin Center HP 214A or HP 339
Phone: 540-857-6325, 857-6644 or 857-7307
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

Tillie Conner, MS, RT(R)(T)
Director and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

A.A.S. - Virginia Western Community College, 1981
B.A. - Mary Baldwin College, 1990
M.S.Ed. - Virginia Polytechnic University, 2002

School of Health Professions

Martha Sullivan, Dean