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Respiratory Therapy Program - Admission Policy


Students interested in Respiratory Therapy should declare Respiratory Therapy as their major upon application to the University.  Enrollment in the Respiratory Therapy Major is a two step process.  First, admission to the University through the Office of Admissions.  Second, admission to the upper division Respiratory Therapy courses through the department.  Admission to the University does not guarantee acceptance to begin upper division Respiratory Therapy courses.

Decisions regarding acceptance to begin the upper division Respiratory Therapy courses will be made during the spring semester, prior to pre‐registration for fall classes.  Upon acceptance into the Respiratory Therapy Program, students are eligible to enroll in upper division Respiratory Therapy courses.

Admission Procedure All students, including transfer students and those currently enrolled at SU, are considered on a competitive and space available basis.  Decisions regarding acceptance to the upper division Respiratory Therapy courses are made according to the cumulative GPA (of no less than 2.3) from all institutions attended and with consideration of the overall academic record.  To be considered for admission, current and prospective students must fulfill the following requirements:

• Must be admitted to Salisbury University.

• All transcripts from all previous academic institutions attended must be on file in the Office of Admissions.

• Ordinarily, students must have completed all Salisbury University general education requirements.

• Prior to the fall semester in which students plan to begin the upper division coursework, they must have successfully completed all Respiratory Therapy prerequisite coursework with no grade lower than a ‘C.’  Respiratory Therapy prerequisite courses include: BIOL 215, BIOL 216, BIOL 211, MATH 135 or above, MATH 155, CHEM 121, CHEM 122, and RESP 210.

• Submit the Application for Admission form prior to February 10.

If you have any questions about this admission policy or any other aspect of the Respiratory Therapy program (e.g., checklists, general information about respiratory therapy, etc.) please contact:

Robert L. Joyner, Jr.  Ph.D., RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC
Program Director
DH 312D
(410) 543‐6410
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