Admissions

The following criteria must be met in order for students to be admitted to the degree completion program:

  • Current NBRC RRT credential
  • Successful completion of a CoARC accredited A.S. or A.A.S. degree program
  • Successful completion of 55 prerequisite semester credits in science and general education
  • Part time students may be admitted with fewer than the 55 prerequisite credits; however, all credits must be completed prior to graduation.

Full time AS-BS degree completion classes begin the day after Memorial Day each year in the summer semester.  Full time applicants should have all documentation submitted by April 15.

Part time AS-BS degree completion classes begin with the fall semester.  Early application is encouraged because conditional acceptance is often offered to qualified applicants prior to May 1 each year.

Applications can be submitted electronically through the UAMS Office of Admissions.  Complete information can be found at:  https://healthprofessions.uams.edu/programs/respiratorycare/how-to-apply/

New Graduates

Candidates who apply prior to graduation are asked to submit a letter of recommendation from their Program Director.

New graduates must have obtained the NBRC RRT credential 6 months from graduation.  If not completed within 6 months from graduation, the student will be allowed to complete the semester they are currently enrolled, but will not be allowed to enroll in the next academic term or future academic terms until the NBRC RRT credential is obtained.

Class Size

The maximum number of students accepted to the degree completion program may vary from year to year.  Cohort size is dependent on several factors that include, but are not limited to:  number of students currently enrolled, number of available faculty advisors, and size of the traditional cohort.