RRT AS-to-BS – Admissions

The information below applies to the Fall 2022 admission cycle.

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/

Applicants for the non‐traditional AS‐to‐BS degree completion program tracks must also provide:

  • Proof of RRT Status: Applicants must submit NBRC verification of the RRT credential.
  • Statement of Career Summary and Goals: A typewritten statement that summarizes the applicant’s educational and professional goals, and explains how completion of the BS degree will assist him/her in completion of career goals must be submitted.
  • A traditional resume of educational and professional achievements using a chronological or functional format.
  • TOEFL scores as applicable. See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of the catalog.

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 in which 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.