BSRC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Admission in this policy refers to a formal evaluation of program prerequisites and other course work so that those students who gain formal admission can advance to the junior and senior level respiratory care courses. This policy should not be confused with freshman and sophomore students who are respiratory care majors. Being a respiratory care major does not guarantee program admission.
There are three types of admission, Full, Conditional and Denied. Full admission is granted to program applicants who have completed all program prerequisites and required academic foundation courses, are in good academic standing and are ranked in the top 24 of candidates applying for admission. Conditional admission is granted to program applicants who have not completed but are presently enrolled in course work that will complete the program prerequisites and required academic foundation courses, and are ranked in the top 24 of candidates applying for admission. Once a Conditionally admitted student successfully completes the required course work their admission status is automatically upgraded to Full admission. If the student who was Conditionally admitted does not successfully complete the prerequisites their Conditional status is automatically changed to Denied. Ranking is made by the GPA on the program prerequisites that a student has completed at the time of program application. The following rules apply to admission to the Respiratory Care Program.
1. Submit an online program application from the Respiratory Care web site at: BSRC Admission Application
2. Applications are accepted from January 1 through April 15 for the Summer II semester of that year.
3. Admission only applies to the current academic year. Students who are granted admission and choose not to enroll must re-apply the next academic year.
4. All program prerequisites must be completed before taking any Respiratory Care classes. The Program Prerequisites may be found on the Degree Plan here.
5. Any student who is admitted Conditionally will automatically have their admission status changed to Denied if they do not complete the program prerequisites.
6. All students with the Full admission status will begin the Respiratory Care course work in the Summer II term. There are no exceptions to this rule, the curriculum is sequential and must be taken in a specific order.
7. The required academic foundation courses are also found on the Degree Plan. You must complete 22 of these 28 credits before taking any Respiratory Care classes. Any student who is admitted Conditionally will automatically have their admission status changed to Denied if they do not complete at least 22 of the academic foundation credits before beginning the Respiratory Care courses.
8. All program prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A passing grade is required in all of the academic foundation courses.
9. The students’ GPA on the program prerequisites they have completed at the time of application is used to rank all students being considered for admission. The top 24 candidates are admitted so long as they are in good academic standing and have completed the program prerequisites and required academic foundation classes before taking any Respiratory Care classes.
10. Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills V for Allied Health (TEAS V for AH). Contact MSU Testing Services to Schedule: 940-397-4676. Only TEAS V for AH will be accepted, no exceptions.
11. Notification of acceptance into the Program is made in writing and requires an acceptance form returned to the Respiratory Care program. By accepting the position the student agrees to the Technical Standards required to become a Respiratory Therapist that are stated in the letter awarding either Full or Conditional admission.
12. These rules are in place, in part, so that the student can complete all BSRC degree requirements 23 months from starting the respiratory care course work. With the degree requirements completed in May of the senior year the student is in the best position to be successful when they sit for their first national board examination following graduation.
You must apply to MSU as well as to the program. You may do that by going to the following web site here.