Many of your questions about applications, admission requirements, tuition, academic calendar and transfer credits will be addressed in the following sections. If you still have questions, please contact our enrollment advisors using the form on this page.
One reason the University of Cincinnati is able to maintain our high rankings as an academic leader is because of our competitive admissions standards. Our online bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy requires students to:
- Hold an AS or AAS degree from a CoARC accredited respiratory care/respiratory therapy program at a regionally accredited institution
- Be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a:
- Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) -Or-
- Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) who is RRT eligible
- Complete a UC application
- Complete a program application
- Submit official transcripts from all schools attended
- Possess a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Submit a letter of intent and resume
Attention: All Arkansas Applicants
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) has determined that the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) to Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Degree Completion program at University of Cincinnati can be presented to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board after the following is provided:
The University of Cincinnati must submit a signed letter from the provost/academic vice president and registrar confirming that Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) residing in Arkansas must hold a current license from the Arkansas State Medical Board to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Degree Completion Program at the University of Cincinnati, and that the program admission statement will be signed by the students from Arkansas before program admission. The letter also must indicate which published materials/websites will include a general program admission statement that states the following: “RRTs applying from some states must provide documentation of a current RRT license from the state in which they currently reside prior to program admission.” Finally, the letter must state that a copy of the program admission statement signed by students from Arkansas.
Applications are accepted year round, and a new class begins every semester.
- Fall 2017 - 7/1/17
- Spring 2018 - TBD
Application deadlines are subject to change. Please contact your advisor for the most up-to-date information.
|In-State Tuition||Out-of-State Tuition|
|Tuition*:||$466/credit hour||$481/credit hour|
|Program Fees:||$75 per semester for full-time students or $7/credit hour for part-time students|
In addition, course materials average $100 to $200 per term.
*Tuition is subject to change. Please contact your advisor for the most up-to-date information.
Financial AidGetting the Money You Need for School
According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than half of all undergraduate and postsecondary students receive some type of financial assistance to help pay for school.
Financial aid for your education is available from a variety of sources, such as federal grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, scholarship programs, private sources, student employment opportunities and employer assistance.
We encourage you to research and familiarize yourself with all the financing options available. This will help you determine what works best for your individual needs.
Financial Aid Resources Federal Student Aid Official Site http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Federal Student Aid Official FAQs http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/faqs.jsp
Federal Student Aid Gateway Phone: 1-800-4-FED-AID http://www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov/
A Guide to Funding Education Beyond High School http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html
Student Jobs http://www.usajobs.gov/studentjobs
Campus-Based Aid http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/campusaid.jsp
U.S. Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml?src=a
Transfer Credits for Program Admission
To be eligible for the UC Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy completion program, students must have graduated from a CoARC-accredited associate-level RT program. In addition, the program must have been taken at a regionally accredited higher learning institution with an AA, AS, or articulating AAS to an approved baccalaureate program.
If a student has graduated from a CoARC-accredited respiratory therapy program that is not regionally accredited, transcripts will be reviewed by an advisor to determine if all general education requirements have been met.
The bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy degree at UC requires a total of 120 earned semester credit hours to graduate. Students applying with an associate degree that consists of less than 70 earned semester credit hours will be required to take additional coursework via a local community college, supplemental UC distance courses or other alternative source. The student may still start the program but must have these courses completed within one year of entering the program.