Program Admission Requirements
be considered for admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program,
the following items must be received in the Admissions Office by
Application to Shawnee State University
Official High School Transcript -or-
Official GED Score Transcript and Partial H.S. Transcript
Proof of Algebra, Biology and Chemistry with "C" or Above
Completed Respiratory Therapy Program Autobiography Form
ACT Score with "18" in Science Reasoning and comprehensive scores
- Overall GPA 2.0 or greater
To further explain these requirements, please read the following
information completely. If you have questions regarding these requirements,
please contact the Health Sciences
Admission Representative, at
must first submit an application to Shawnee State University and
pay the $30 application fee. This is the only application form
the application to Shawnee State University is received in the
Admissions Office, the autobiography from will be sent to you.
This form must be completed and returned to our office by
should request that official copies of high school and college
transcripts be sent to the Admission's Office at Shawnee State
University. Transcripts should be sent after application to Shawnee
State has been made to avoid confusion. If the transcript was
under a different name, please request that they include your current
name and/or social security number. Transcripts sent under other
names may not be traceable and may not be credited to your file.
official transcripts can be submitted by the following methods:
directly from the high school
carried in an envelope with the high school guidance counselor
or high school official's signature across envelope seal
via FAX from the high school accompanied with a signed transmittal
form by the guidance counselor or high school official
by electronic transfer by the guidance counselor or high school
Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the college/university.
Hand-carried or faxed copies will not be accepted as official
transcripts. The University reserves the right to verify the final,
official authenticity of any student's transcript. Any transcript
document found to be fraudulent becomes the student's responsibility
and the University reserves the right to withdraw admission acknowledgment
and/or approval of acceptance.
applicants to the Respiratory Therapy Program must have completed
high school or college level Algebra, Biology and Chemistry with
a grade of "C" or above by April 1 to be considered for admission.
(NOTE: A "C-" is not accepted and Pre-Algebra is not accepted.)
The only exception is if you are currently a senior in high school
and are currently enrolled in one of these classes, you must have
your counselor send us a transcript at the end of the first semester
showing your current grade average in the course.
applicants must have completed the ACT test with a minimum score
of "18" in the Science Reasoning area (or if taken before October,
1989, a "16" in Science Reasoning or Natural Sciences).
Applicants must be eligible to enter MATH 1200 and ENGLISH
1102 as the program
curriculum describes. Therefore, students should take Shawnee
State's mathematics and English placement tests as early as possible.
applicants will be notified in writing when the above criteria
have been met and the file forwarded to the department for consideration.
If you have received this card, your file is not complete.
It is your responsibility to make sure all requirements are submitted
before the deadline.
Final decisions regarding admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program
will be made using an objective point ranking system. Factors
in this ranking system include the following:
received in algebra, biology, and chemistry
of algebra, biology, and chemistry taken by the student (i.e.
high school, college remedial, or college)
Science Reasoning and Comprehensive scores
a) Applicants with 20 hours of college credit are required to have a GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale,
to substitute for a low or absent ACT.
of college credit hours completed with a "C" or higher.
- Overall GPA
a) If under 20 hours of college, score HS GPA
b) If over 20 hours of college, score college GPA
c) NOTE: If under 2.0 when applied, folder should not be considered
- 6. Repetition of Coursework
a) Points are to be subtracted for any repetition of the following courses:
Biology 1130, 1131, 3750 Math 1020, 1200 Chemistry 1121
Students will be notified of admission status with the Respiratory
Therapy Program. Those admissions will be in one of the following
Admit - These applicants have been admitted to the Respiratory
Therapy Program and are included in the class for the following
- These applicants will be considered for positions in the class
beginning the following Fall Semester if positions become available
(Applicants in this category, if a position does not become available,
may work to improve their applicant status [point ranking] and
apply the following year. It is strongly recommended that these
applicants contact the Chair of the Respiratory Therapy Program
to determine how to improve their status for the following year.)
- These applicants may reapply to the Respiratory Therapy Program
for the following year and will be considered
a new applicant (These applicants should work to improve their
applicant status [point ranking] if they plan to apply the following
year. It is strongly recommended that these applicants contact
the Respiratory Therapy Program Leader to determine how
to improve their status for the following year.). It is important
to note that the Respiratory Therapy Program does not maintain
a waiting list and that each year applicants are given an equal
opportunity to compete for positions in the Program.