Respiratory Care - Admission Process

Admission Procedure

Students must have completed all learning support classes to meet minimal eligibility requirements for program courses. Sciences courses must be taken within a five-year limit and require a “C” or better.


All required program admission materials must be submitted to the Respiratory Care Program by May 15 for priority consideration for fall admission. After this date, application materials will be accepted only if there are not enough qualified applicants to reach the program enrollment capacity for the fall class.

Selection Process

Admission to the Respiratory Care Program is a competitive process. Selection into the program is based on a comparative analysis of test scores and transcripts. A minimum score of 60% composite from Math, Reading, English, and Science on the TEAS is required (minimum score can be waived with program director's approval). Transcript information considered by the selection committee includes grade point average and courses completed.

The goal of all Chattanooga State health programs is to prepare practitioners who can function in the health care arena to ensure the safety of patients. Program standards are in place to assure that students have the potential to perform as advanced level practitioners. These program standards are available in the Nursing & Allied Health Division office. Acceptance into a health program is contingent upon the student’s demonstrated ability to meet these standards.