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Admissions Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care

General Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the BSRC Program, applicants must meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Be admitted to Texas State University
  • Complete all RC Pre-requisite courses with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Download the BSRC Application here
  • Download the RC Pre-requisite courses here
  • Strongly recommended: complete RC 2213, Introduction to Respiratory Care (Elective course), with a minimum earned grade of “C” offered on the Texas State University campus each spring semester and on-line during the summer.
  • Follow the instructions and be sure to submit the application, 3 references, 1 written statement as to WHY you should be considered by the Admission Committee as a RC major and the completed ADA form. Submit completed Admissions packet by May 1.

IMPORTANT: Background checks, drug screening, and proof of immunization are required following initial acceptance into the program. Applicants must successfuly clear each of these three requirements to be fully accepted into the program.

Texas State University is not required to admit to the program an applicant with a flagged background check who has been given tentative clearance for a license by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS). Applicants should be aware that such clearance by TDSHS does not guarantee an applicant’s employability.

Finally, applicants should be aware that the University does not control the individual requirements of hospital systems for clinical rotations and employment and that such requirements might directly impact an applicant’s ability to complete their clinical education, obtain future employment, or obtain appropriate licensure.

Department of Respiratory Care
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mean of ACT Composite   20.6        
Mean of SAT_TOTAL   984.4        
Completed Applications   75 88 112 117 92
Qualified Applications   62 68 112 117 92
Applicants Accepted   44 40 40 44 44
Gender Male 12 10 8 9 8
  Female 32 30 32 35 36
Minority   56% 49% 42% 64% 61%
Age Range   19-50 20-52 20-32 20-48 19-36
Specific Program Requirements            
Pre-requisite GPA   2.50 each year      
Mean GPA of Applicants   3.29 3.12 3.27 3.3  


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