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Admissions Health Science Timeline for 2020 Fall Enrollment
Program: Associate Degree Respiratory Therapy (AAS)
July 1 Early Admission
Completed Checklist and Supporting Documentation Deadline
(Submitted to the Admissions Office)
July 1 General Admission
Completed Checklist and Supporting Documentation Deadline
(Submitted to the Admissions Office)
July 1 Program Director Notification to Applicants of Status (by mail)
For Questions Please Contact William Mashburn at wmashburn@robeson.edu
Or 910-272-3400
Note:
Each applicant is responsible for following the stated timeline outlined above and for the
submission of all required documents to the Admissions Office.
Students that will complete prerequisites by the summer semester of enrollment year are
encouraged to apply by General Admission date of July 1
st
. Application will not be considered
for review until final grades are posted and student provides unofficial transcript of course
completion.
Applicants completing the Health Science Admissions process after the established timeline will
be considered based on space availability.
Students are expected to attend a Respiratory Therapy Program Information Session. Applicants
will earn 2 points for the application packet by submitting a signed certificate of participation.
Information Session Fall 2020:
September 09, 2020
November 11, 2020
Information Session Spring 2021:
January 22, 2021
March 09, 2021
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All Information Sessions will be held in the Health Science Bldg. (17) Rm 1751A at 3pm.
Name: _____________________________________ College Id#: __________________
Address: ___________________________________ City _________________________
State ______ Zip Code_________ E-Mail Address __________________________________
Telephone Numbers: Home_______________________ Cell__________________________
Checklist Overview and Directions
NOTE: Students must have a 2.5 or greater grade point average (GPA) in program general
education/related courses at the time of checklist submission to Admissions in order to be
considered for health science program admission. Students will be required to obtain a letter
grade of “B” or greater in BIO 168 or CHM 131. For Respiratory Therapy, the GPA will be
based upon grades earned in BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 131 & 131A, ENG 111, ENG 112,
MAT 110, PSY 150, Humanities/Fine Arts elective. The Respiratory Therapy faculty will not
review if the GPA is less than 2.5 in Respiratory Therapy general education/related courses.
Students may earn points for admission based upon final course grades in HSC 110 and MED 120;
however, these courses are not considered in the calculation of GPA for admission.
Please place a check mark beside each item as they are completed. All items identified on
the checklist must be completed prior to submitting checklist to the Admissions Office.
_____ 1. Completed RCC Admissions Application.
_____ 2. Requested official high school and college transcripts.
_____ 3. Completed college transfer courses in English (ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry) and
Mathematics (MAT 110) or an equivalent college transfer English
and mathematics course and earned a “C” or higher.
_____ 4. Have requested that three references be submitted to the Office of Admissions on forms
provided.
_____ 5. Have completed information requested on the attached Health Science Admissions
Ranking Information Form.
With the completion of items 1 – 5 proceed to the Admissions Office to submit checklist and
supporting documentation. All documentation must be received by July 1
st
of the planned
enrollment year. If there are vacancies in the program after the selection process is complete,
applicants who applied by the deadline date and who will successfully complete the minimum
admission requirements by the end of summer semester may be considered for selection.
I certify that the attached application related items are correct and accurate. I understand that the
falsification of any information or documentation will result in the revocation of this application.
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Applicant Signature __________________________________________Date _____________
For Office Use:
Date Received _______________________________________________Date _____________
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Health Science Admissions Ranking Information
Part I Participation in Program Information Session
For Part I, applicants must submit a signed certificate of participation in a Respiratory Therapy program
information session. The program director, program faculty or designee will provide a signature that
denotes the applicant’s attendance in a program information session. Applicants must provide a
copy of the certificate of participation in the application packet.
Signed certificate of participation – 2 points
Part II Academic Performance
For Part II, applicants will either complete the High School Educational Experience section or
the College Educational Experience and College Science Course sections.
High School Educational Experience
High School information will be used only for applicants that have not completed a minimum of
nine semester hours of college credit. Only high school courses identified below will be considered.
Points will be awarded in the following manner:
Highest Level Science Course: A – 12 points, B – 8 points, C – 4 points
United States History, Senior English, Highest Level Mathematics, Computer Skills:
A – 6 points, B – 4 points, 2 points
Course Course Name High School Name Grade
Senior English _____________ ____________________ _____
United States History _____________ ____________________ _____
Highest Level Math
Completed _____________ ____________________ _____
Highest Level Science
Completed _____________ ____________________ _____
After completing this section, go to Part IV.
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College Educational Experience
Pre-Health Courses
Only courses identified below will be considered. Points will be awarded in the following manner for
each course: A – 2 points; B – 1 points. Identify course (s) completed.
Course Prefix College Name Grade Semester/Year Completed
HSC 110 _____________________ _____ ______________________
MED 120 _____________________ _____ ______________________
General/Related General Education Courses
Only courses identified below will be considered. Points will be awarded in the following manner for
each course: A – 6 points; B – 4 points; C- 2 points. Identify course(s) completed. Equivalent courses
(based on transfer eligibility) will be considered. Courses listed must meet applicable credit by transfer
requirements.
Course Prefix College Name Grade Semester/Year Completed
ENG 111 _____________________ _____ _____________________
ENG 112 _____________________ _____ _____________________
MAT 110 _____________________ _____ _____________________
PSY 150 _____________________ _____ _____________________
Humanities/Fine Art
Elective _____________________ _____ _____________________
College Science Courses (Biology)
A maximum of three courses will be considered. Most recent science courses completed will be
considered. Courses listed must meet applicable credit by transfer requirements. Points will be
awarded in the following manner for each course: A – 12 points; B – 8 points; C – 4 points.
Students will be required to obtain a letter grade of “B” or greater in BIO 168 or CHM 131.
Identify college science course(s) completed:
Course Prefix College Name Grade Semester/Year Completed
BIO 168 Human A & P I _______________ ______ ______________________
BIO 169 Human A & P II _______________ ______ ______________________
CHM 131 _______________ ______ ______________________
CHM 131A _______________ ______ ______________________
It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that the official transcript(s) verifying the courses listed above are on file
with the Admissions Office and unofficial transcript copies of high school and college are attached to this form.
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Part III Completion of Academic Degrees/Programs
Applicants will be awarded points for completion of previous academic programs. Applicants will
receive points for only the highest degree/program completed. Documentation must be provided to
validate successful completion.
Date Earned Major Name College Points
Masters _____ _________ ______________ 8
Bachelor _____ _________ ______________ 6
Associate _____ _________ ______________ 4
Diploma _____ _________ ______________ 2
Certificate _____ _________ ______________ 1
Note: Submit completed packet and supporting documents to the RCC Admissions Office
in Building 13 by July 1, 2020.
Part IV References
Each applicant must submit three references on forms provided by the Admissions Office. The only
references that will be awarded points are high school teachers, college faculty and employers.
A maximum of 1 point will be awarded for each reference (total of 3 points). Completed rating
forms should be submitted (in sealed envelopes) with all other admissions materials.
Part V Provisional Acceptance
A point selection process will be used to rank applicants for provisional acceptance into the
program. Only applicants who have completed all the admissions requirements/criteria will be
ranked for review. Particular consideration will be given to those applicants who have successfully
completed the general /related education courses for the program or appropriate high school
courses. Completed application packets will be reviewed by the health science program director for
consideration.
Robeson Community College health science faculty will review the achievement potential of each
applicant. During the candidate review process, faculty will examine previous academic records and
pre-entrance examination scores to determine congruence with curriculum academic demands and
program expectations.
Provisional Acceptance
Applicants offered provisional acceptance based on fulfillment of all admission
requirements/criteria by the specified deadline. Applicants provisionally accepted into the
Respiratory Therapy program will be required to attend a “Provisional Acceptance Meeting” in July. This
meeting will be hosted by program faculty and staff and is designed to provide applicants with
additional program requirements.
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Prior to receiving full acceptance and/or enrolling in the first Respiratory Therapy (RCP) course, all
Applicants Provisionally accepted MUST complete and/or provide documentation of the following:
1. Medical Review/Screen, which includes but not limited to:
a. (2) Separate PPDs: Proof of Negative Tuberculin (Tb) skin testing or follow-up
chest X-ray within 3 months of enrollment.
b. Immunizations
Tdap, tetanus vaccines, Hepatitis B series, MMR, Rubella,
Varicella series or positive titer (required)
Influenza, although not required but strongly recommended
and/or required by clinical affiliate
2. Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen: Clinical agencies require a criminal
background check and 12 panel urine drug screen prior to clinical experiences or rotations.
This testing is scheduled by the College once students have been provisionally accepted.
NOTE: (1) If results of a criminal background check, national sex offender registry and panel
urine drug screen prevents a student from participating in a clinical rotation at any agency, then
the student will not be able to fulfill the clinical requirements for the program, and subsequently
will not be allowed to complete the Respiratory Therapy program. (2) Fees associated with the
criminal background check and drug screen will be the responsibility of the student.
3. Healthcare-Providers CPR: Prospective students must submit documentation of current
CPR certification (including infant, child and adult certification) from the American Heart
Association BLS Healthcare Providers Course.
4. Attendance at a Mandatory Respiratory Therapy Orientation (To be Scheduled)
5. Provisionally accepted students previously enrolled in any other respiratory therapy
programs must submit a letter from the program director.
6. Students will be scheduled by Program Faculty to attend 2 clinical affiliates for a guided job
shadowing.
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