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The deadline for prioritiy status is February 1, however applications may be accepted after that date based on availability.

Steps to Apply

  1. Review the eligibility requirements, including information for international students.
  2. Review the technical standards.
  3. Gather the following information before beginning your online application:
    • Resume—Upload a resume with the application. Have this file saved and ready before beginning.
    • References—A total of three references need to be provided. Select two individuals as references who will answer questions to provide a recommendation based on your performance in academic or professional settings. College instructors and past supervisors are good choices. A third reference may be an individual who knows the student on a personal level outside of a work or classroom setting. Please make sure each reference is willing to submit answers to the questionnaire online. They will receive a link via email.
    • Transcripts—Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university attended sent directly to KU Medical Center. If the institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to Paper transcripts can be mailed to Attn: KU Respiratory Care, Attn: Admissions, MS 1013 / 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160.
    • Personal Statement Questions—On the application, please carefully and thoughtfully answer each of the questions presented.

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Current KU students: Add the pre-respiratory care interest code to your file. This does not affect the designated major. Most KU students begin college study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. During your first semester, contact Ashley Barry (, on-campus student coordinator, to plan course work so prerequisites will be met on time.

Transfer students from other institutions: Contact Ashley Barry ( for advising as soon as possible, as specific rules apply to how course work may transfer for credit toward a bachelor's degree at KU. A maximum of 64 credit hours may be transferred to the program from another academic institution. Note: To be transferable, prerequisite course work must be from an educational institution that is regionally accredited. This is not the same as national accreditation.

Please note: Partial or incomplete applications may not be reviewed. Submit your completed application and pay the 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.

Advising and Questions

Do you have a question about KU's Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care? Are you interested in scheduling a tour? Contact Ashley Barry (, on-campus student coordinator for the respiratory care bachelor's degree program, for academic advising or answers to any of your questions.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Respiratory Care and Diagnostic Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-4630 • 711 TTY