Respiratory Therapy Admission Guidelines
APPLICATIONS FOR 2017-2019 (RESP)
‘Learn about Application Dates and How to Apply’
Minimum requirements to apply to the Respiratory Therapy Program:
- CCRI application - Complete and submit a CCRI Application for Enrollment. General Studies should be
first choice; RESP should be second choice.
- High school transcript - Send an official copy of an accredited high school transcript or GED, including
date of graduation must be provided. If the applicant holds a baccalaureate degree
from an accredited college/university, the high school transcript may be waived; college
transcript must indicate completion and degree awarded.
- Placement testing - Complete a standardized test (ACCUPLACER) issued by CCRI’s Department of Advising
- Reading comprehension test must show competency score of 90 or better or a grade of A in ENGL 0890 or a Bachelor's
- Complete courses required for admission with a grade of C or better:
- ENGL 1010: Composition I (ENGL 1300 will not substitute for ENGL 1010)
- MATH 1200: College Algebra (MATH 1025 and MATH 1175 also meet this requirement)
- RESP 1000: Introduction to Respiratory Therapy
- BIOL 1010: Human Anatomy
- CHEM 1010: Survey of Biomedical Chemistry (CHEM 1180: Health Science Chemistry I or
CHEM 1030: General Chemistry also meet this requirement)
- GPA - A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better for all college courses.
- PBHS Health Sciences application - Complete and submit an online Performance-Based Health Sciences application during
the open enrollment period. Deadlines are listed on the form. (www.ccri.edu/oes/admissions/performancedbasedapplications.html)
All the above requirements must be met satisfactorily BEFORE submission of the Performance-Based
Health Sciences application and does not guarantee acceptance. Students declining acceptance into the program for the semester offered must resubmit
a Performance-Based Health Sciences application for the program and meet the current
admission requirements. Once accepted into the program, the student must attend a
mandatory meeting conducted by the Allied Health Department.
Background Check - Students are required to submit a background check when directed by notification
from Enrollment Services.
Policies for the Respiratory Therapy Program after acceptance:
- Applicants must have a physical examination and the required immunizations completed
prior to the beginning of the Respiratory Therapy program.
- Students also must have a current CPR card (American Heart Association, Health Care
Provider level) obtained through an AHA recognized community training center (Course
is also available at CCRI – HEAL 0200).
Please note: Requirements are subject to change.
For more information: www.ccri.edu/dean-hrs/admiss-docs.html or contact the Office of Enrollment Services:
Ellen Schulte, Sr. Admissions Recruiter, Knight Campus,: 401-825-1091, firstname.lastname@example.org
If more specific information is needed, contact Amy Chaves, Respiratory Therapy Program
Director, 401-333-7024, or email@example.com
RESP Program Admission Criteria Point System
The performance-based acceptance process is based on the performance indicators identified
for the Respiratory Therapy Program. A point system, based on the admissions guidelines,
has been assigned to the performance criteria.
The criteria for the incoming Fall class will include:
- Grades in BIOL 1010, CHEM 1010 and MATH 1200 (or MATH 1025 or MATH 1175) (prerequisite
- Number of required general education courses completed
- Reading score/degree completion
- Tie-breaker points: grades in general education courses
- Grades in the following prerequisite admission courses using the following scale:
- A = 40 points
- A- = 37 points
- B+ = 33 points
- B = 30 points
- B- = 27 points
- C+ = 23 points
- C = 20 points
Grade in BIOL 1010 Maximum: 40
Grade in CHEM 1010 or 1030 or 1180 Maximum: 40
Grade in MATH 1200, 1025 or 1175 Maximum: 40
points = 120
- Number of general education courses completed:
BIOL 1020 Maximum: 10
BIOL 2210 Maximum: 10
PSYC 2010 Maximum: 10 Maximum points = 30
- Reading score/degree completion:
Score of 90 or better
A grade of A in ENGL 0890
Bachelor's degree Maximum: 5 Maximum points = 5
ACCUPLACER test may be taken no more than three times
Maximum Point Total = 155
In the event of a tie in the performance rating, students who are tied and have completed
BIOL 1020 will receive preference over those who have not. In the event of a tie,
grades for the required general education courses that are completed will also be
considered. Students will receive points for grades in these courses using the scale used for
the prerequisite admission courses.
Grade in ENGL 1010 Maximum: 40
Grade in BIOL 1010 Maximum: 40
Grade in BIOL 2210 Maximum: 40
Grade in PSYC 2010 Maximum: 40
Credits granted through AP, CLEP, challenge exams or assessment of prior learning
will be recognized as satisfying course requirements and will be assigned points equivalent
to a grade of B.
***A student with a baccalaureate degree or higher may still be required to complete
an ACCUPLACER Test depending on the prerequisites for individual general education
Please review the Department of Health website to learn about licensing requirements for the health sciences professions. A Social
Security number may be required to begin the licensing process for the health professions.