This page is a guide to the application process. Please carefully read the requirements and proceed to the online application link down the page.
It will be helpful if you have the following information ready before starting the online application:
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.
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 . 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Applicants must submit their initial application and pay the non-refundable application fee online by the posted deadline. Note: applications will not be reviewed until all required materials have been received by the program's office. Partial or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Using the link above, please submit your completed application and pay the $60 application fee. The application fee is paid when you click SUMBIT from the online application. Applicants can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or by Electronic Check. U.S. banks only. Application fees are non-refundable. Electronic checks will be held for approximately six business days while the check clears. Applications are not reviewed until all of the requested information is received.
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