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RTT Program Admission

The RT Program admits a new class of 20 students each Spring Semester. Applications should be submitted to the Respiratory Therapy Program Director by November 1. There is no application fee. 

Students submitting application materials after the November 1 deadline might be eligible for any open seats. 

Students finishing pre-admission requirements during the fall semester can complete an application for the program. These students might receive a provisional admission until all preadmission criteria are met by the end of fall semester. 

Student selection is made based on student performance (using a point system) in the following areas:

  • Cumulative GPA in student’s most recent academic experience
    • (If applicable, a student must obtain > 6 semester hours to establish a new GPA from another accredited college or university.)
  • Number of required non-RT courses completed
  • Grades received in the non-RTT courses completed
  • Submission of completed shadowing experience form

Program applications are scored based on these criteria then prioritized based on that score for admission. Applicants will be notified by mail if they are accepted or not within 3 weeks following the application deadline. Information regarding the selection results will not be given over the phone. 

There is no waiting list, but students who continue to take required courses will have a stronger, more competitive application the following year.

Accepting a seat in the program is only for the upcoming spring semester. If a student waits, he or she must reapply next year. Once accepted to the program, students must take each semester consecutively for two years due to RT course offerings. If a student fails a class, at the discretion of the RT program director, they will be readmitted to the program the next year, one time only, to retake the failed semester and continue the program.

  1. Accepted students must attend a program orientation meeting January 6, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More information will be given when an acceptance letter is received.
  2. All students accepted into the program are required to complete fingerprinting and a state and federal background check, which will be completed during the new student orientation day.

*Students should notify the RT program director of any convictions. A past conviction may disqualify him/her from completing clinical rotations, taking credentialing examinations, receiving a state license to practice (Section 4761.04 of the Ohio Revised Code), and/or obtaining employment after graduation.

Pursuant to federal regulations and state law, Kent State University is committed to provide all persons equal access to its programs, facilities, employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or identification as a disabled veteran, or veteran of the Vietnam era. Inquiries regarding federal regulations and state law may be directed to the Office of Affirmative Action, Wright Hall, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242-0001.