Apply Online

This page is a guide to the application process. Please carefully read the requirements and proceed to the online application link down the page. NOTE: applications are no longer being accepted for the class entering fall 2014.

Before you start the online application

It will be helpful if you have the following information ready before starting the online application:

  1. Personal Statement: Write a brief (2-3 paragraphs) summary of reasons why you wish to enter the respiratory care program and include future plans or desired employment, career goals, etc.

  2. Shadowing Documentation and Summary:  Ask for permission and then make arrangements to spend at least two hours with a current respiratory therapist during clinical duties and have the hospital's department representative sign the shadow documentation form PDF document. This requirement may be fulfilled after applying to the program, but the form must be received before a decision will be made to accept the student.

  3. References: Have available the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals who can provide a professional recommendation on your behalf. It is preferred that college instructors provide these recommendations, but past supervisors during employment or volunteer positions are also acceptable. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc Make sure they are willing to submit the reference electronically.

  4. Review technical standards and requirements

  5. English Language Proficiency: All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through either the TOEFL or IELTS testing systems.  The test must have been taken within two (2) years of the first semester of enrollment.  Results must be provided directly to KUMC by the testing service using ETS school code 6895.  Photocopies of scores will not be accepted.

  6. Transcripts: Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university that you have attended sent directly to KU Medical Center at the following address:
    Student Services / Office of Admissions
    Mail Stop 4029
    3901 Rainbow Blvd
    Kansas City, KS 66160
    If an institution provides an option for electronic delivery of official transcripts, they should be sent to

International Students:
An applicant is considered an international student if he or she requires a visa, or currently resides in the U.S. with non-immigrant status, or currently resides in the U.S. while applying for permanent residency. Additional requirements and documentation, such as proof of English language proficiency, are required for international students to become eligible for KU programs. Please review the information for international students before applying.

Note: Students should submit application by February 1 of the year before he or she plans to begin study in respiratory care. Applications will be accepted after February 1 if the class has not been filled.

Last modified: Jul 14, 2014

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications are no longer being accepted for the class entering fall 2014. Applications will be available for the next year's class on Sept. 1.

Program details

Eligibility and requirements


How to Apply