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Admissions

imageSummer Semester Information Sessions

  • June 14, 2017 at 2:00pm
  • July 28, 2017 at 4:00pm

All information sessions will take place in Union Hall 336

The Respiratory Care Program will be starting a new class in Autumn Semester 2017. The program will take seven students into the Autumn start date. The application is due Monday, July 31. If there are not enough students, the program will not start in Autumn and your application will be considered for admission into the program for Summer 2018. 

 

2017 Respiratory Care Program Application Process

The applicant will:

  1. Complete the College Placement Test. Applicants must place into “No Reading Required” or have a previous degree.
  2. Send an official transcript from all colleges previously attended sent to Columbus State’s Records and Registration Office.
  3. Make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor in the Health & Human Services Advising Center (614-287- 2779). Bring results of COMPASS Placement Test and unofficial copy of transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
  4. Attend a mandatory Respiratory Care Information Session. Email or call Vincent Cocozza (vcocozza@cscc.edu or 614-287-2521) to reserve a seat.
  5. Complete: NURC 1001 with a grade of a “C” or better; place into STAT 1350 and ENGL 1100; Placement out of reading requirements or completion of previous degree; Completion of BIO 0100 or higher or placement equivalent within the last 5 years.
  6. Attain a TOTAL GPA of 2.75 or greater. We do NOT round GPA.
  7. Schedule the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam in the Testing and Talent Assessment Center in the Center for Workforce Development (WD) (614-287-2281). This exam will cost $65.00 payable in the Cashier’s Office in Rhodes Hall. You must bring your receipt and a picture ID on the day of the exam.  The exam covers three main areas-English Language, Math and Science and is used as a predictor of student success in a health-related curriculum.
  8. Submit online program application using the program website. Deadline is JANUARY 15, 2018.

Respiratory Care Application

The program will begin the admission process beginning in January. The following criteria will be used to determine acceptance to the program:

  1. Review all applications for completeness. Any applicants who have not submitted a copy of their HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam scores will be disqualified.
  2. Students are required to have a minimum score of 60% on the Science portion of the HESI Exam. Students with a score lower than 60% will be disqualified.
  3. Review the current transcripts of all applicants.
  4. Review TOTAL GPA for all applicants. Any applicant whose TOTAL GPA is less than 2.75 will be disqualified.
  5. Review HESI A2 scores for all applicants.
  6. Distribute points for TOTAL GPA as follows:

a.             4.000-3.500             4 points

b.             3.499-3.000             3 points

c.             2.999-2.75               2 points

d.             Less than 2.744       Disqualified

6.    Distribute points for HESI A2 score as follows:

a.             100  - 90.0               5 points

b.             89.9 - 80.0               4 points

c.             79.9 - 76.0               3 points

d.             ≤ 75                         0 points

7.    The following criteria will be applied to Basic Science courses — CHEM 1113, MULT 1110, MULT 1130, BIO 2301, BIO 2215. The course credit hours will be multiplied by the course grade which is then multiplied by 0.75.

      • Students who complete MULT 1110 with a grade of 'A' will receive an additional 5 points towards their admissions score

8.    The following criteria will be applied to General Education courses — COLS 1100, ENGL 1100, STAT 1350, BIO 2300, PHIL 1130. The course credit hours will be multiplied by the course grade which is then multiplied by 0.25.

      • Students who complete BIO 2300 with a grade of 'A' will receive an additional 10 points towards their admissions score. Those with a grade of 'B' will receive an additional 5 points towards their admission score.

9.    If students have completed College Credit Plus courses that are in the Respiratory Care Plan of Study, an additional 5 points will be awarded to the admissions score.

10. If students have a previous Bachelor's Degree on file with the school, an additional 5 points will be awarded to the admissions score.

11. If students are currently working as a Patient Care Assistant, an additional 5 points will be awarded to the admissions score.