University of Southern Indiana

Entry Level – 4-Year FAQs

IMG 9787How many students do you accept into your program? 

How many applications do you receive? 

How often do you select a class? 
Once a year in October.

What is the application deadline? 
October 1 of the year you wish to enter in the following Spring semester. Applications are only available online May 1 through October 1 annually.

What are the admission requirements? 
Applicants will be scored using a point system: 24 possible points from GPA + 2 possible points from prior or current health care experience. 

What is the deadline for submitting the program acceptance acknowledgment form?
Admission acknowledgment forms will accompany acceptance letters and must be returned no later than 12:00 midnight on November 7 of each application year. Admission acknowledgment forms not received by this date and time will signify an admission decline.

What G.P.A. is required? 
2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

What are the prerequisites? 
At least a grade of "C" in the following courses: Biology 121, Biology 122, Biology 272, Chemistry 141, English 101, English 201, Math 114, CMST 101 or 107, Psychology 201, Sociology 121, HP 115, and PHYS 101. 

What if I do not have all my program prerequisites completed by the program application deadline of October 1?
Applicants can be accepted “conditionally” provided that all prerequisites are completed with a grade of C or better prior to January 1 or the beginning of the respiratory program in the spring semester.

How long is the program? 

This is a 48 month program - 120 credit hours total

What degree do I receive? 
Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy

Do I need official transcripts? 
Yes, one copy of your high school and any college transcripts for USI Admissions office and one copy mailed separately to the program.

What is required for application to the program? 
You must apply to USI first and be accepted, and then you must apply to the program. More details are located on the Program Admission page

How much is tuition at USI?
Please visit the USI Tuition and Fees page.

When will I find out if I an accepted? 
By November 2. 

What is the accreditation agency? 
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care 
1248 Harwood Road 
Bedford, Texas 76021

Current pass rate of program graduates on credentialing exam:

Average salary upon graduation (entry level) $39,500+/year (varies geographically)

Average national salary $55,000+/year (varies geographically)

Key features for USI Respiratory Therapy Program Students: 
Students are able to complete all clinical hours in the immediate area.

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