Applying to the Program

Applying to the Program
To be considered for selection to the Respiratory Care (RC) program, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Meet all Baptist College of Health Sciences (Baptist College) admission requirements and be accepted to the college. Admission to Baptist College does not guarantee selection to the RC program.
  • Complete at least 24 credit hours of pre-program course work with a C or better, as specified by the RC program. Courses marked with an asterisk in the degree requirements must be completed in the required 24 credit hours. Select the following link to view course listing: Degree Requirements.
    • Applicants should earn a B or better in all pre-program courses, to be competitive.
    • Students will be required to complete all pre-program courses, specified by the RC program, prior to enrollment into professional RC courses.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative 2.7 GPA (4.0 scale) which only includes grades earned in courses taken at Baptist College as well as grades earned in courses transferred to Baptist College.
    • To be competitive in the selection process, applicants should maintain a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Current students must submit completed Intent to Apply to Allied Health Program and signed technical standards forms to their academic advisor. Transfer must contact the admissions office regarding these forms. The forms are required to be submitted prior to the appropriate application deadline.

Deadlines for Application for Program Selection 

All completed applications and supportive documentation must be received or postmarked by the published deadlines to be considered for selection to begin the RC professional course work in the spring trimester of the following year. The deadlines for early selection of a limited number of class seats are October 1st and March 1st. The deadline for final selection to the program is March 1st (spring admits only).

Selection Process

A selection committee for the respiratory care (RC) program will review all completed applications in October and March each year. It should be noted that not all applicants who meet minimum selection criteria will be invited for a personal interview. Applicants with a strong academic background and currently enrolled in Baptist College or completing pre-program courses at institutions with collaborative or articulation agreements will be considered first for interviews.

Selection to the RC program is based on the following:

  • Academic potential for success from the academic record.
  • Academic strength in previous college course work, with specific attention given to performance in the pre-program courses.
  • Past failures affecting cumulative college GPA and pre-program courses may impact selection into the program. Each file will be considered individually.
  • Preference may be given to qualified applicants completing courses at Baptist College.

Written essay and personal interview:

  • Applicants will be required to complete a written essay and personal interview as part of the selection process.
  • The written essay will be completed on the campus of Baptist College prior to the personal interview.
  • Students will be evaluated on personal strengths and knowledge of respiratory care.

Applicants will be notified in writing of selection to the RC program.