Admission Decisions are Based on These Factors:

  • Academic achievement: cumulative GPA and grades in mathematics and science prerequisite courses.

  • Quality of the application, including personal statement and experience record. 

  • Personal interview focused on knowledge of the respiratory care field, academic & career goals, and communication skills.


Academic Achievement:

For collegiate applicants, academic achievement is the overall college point hour ratio and grades earned in the prerequisite science and mathematics courses.

  • The minimum GPA for all programs in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is 2.50.

  • The prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of C- or better and the science/math grade point average should be at least 2.50.


What Counts:

  • All grades from all courses taken at accredited post-secondary institutions are considered in computing the overall college point hour ratio.

  • Students who have discontinued their college enrollment for a period of five years or more may quality for a recalculation of cumulative point hour ratio for admission purposes. Contact the HRS Student Services Office at HRSstudentaffairs@osumc.edu for details.


How It Works:

The maximum class size is 22. When more students apply than can be accommodated in a class, admission is competitive and on a space-available basis. Students admitted to all HRS undergraduate programs are required to have a minimum cumulative point hour ratio of 2.50. However, the minimum cumulative point hour ratio of the most recently admitted RT class was 2.88. See Admission Statistics.


Important Deadlines

RT at OSU Dates & Deadlines for 2019-20

  • Courses in the Respiratory Therapy major start Autumn semester year 3, at the junior level. See RT Curriculum for details.

  • There will be one application deadline for 2019 - 2020.

  • We usually admit students at the sophomore level after they have completed their freshman year. The freshman and sophomore years are considered pre-professional.

  • We also admit students at the junior level, if vacancies are in a class.

  • Due to the quarter to semester conversion, flexibility of prerequisite requirements and special consideration will be considered.


Sophomore-Level Admission for AU 19

  • This is the most popular admission option.

  • If you apply before January 31, 2019 and you plan to complete the prerequisites for admission by the end of Spring semester 2020, you will be considered for admission to RT for Autumn 2020 at sophomore level.

  • Your admission decision may wait until you complete the prerequisites for admission.

  • During your sophomore year you would complete the prerequisites to start RT.

  • You would start the RT major courses Autumn 2020, if you complete ALL prerequisite courses before Autumn 2020.

  • Your projected graduation would be May 2022.


Junior-Level Admission for AU 19

  • This option is available, but limited to the number of vacancies in the class. Contact RT@OSU.edu for space availability.

  • If you apply before January 31, 2019 and you plan to complete ALL prerequisites by the end of Spring semester 2019, you will be considered for junior-level admission to RT for Autumn 2019.

  • If admitted for junior level Autumn 2019, you would start the RT major courses Autumn 2019.

·         Your projected graduation would be May 2021.

 

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