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Enrollment Center
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6210 or (800) 322-6282 (deaf/hh: use 711 relay)
FAX: (608) 243-4353
Email

HOURS:

Phone
Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In-person
Monday - Thursday: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission Requirements

Respiratory Therapist

Applicants must complete the admissions process and meet the admission requirements below to be considered for admission.

Select the appropriate tab below to see application dates and materials by term.

Fall 2016

Application Dates

  • Application available on September 1, 2015
  • Application review begins after October 15, 2015
  • Application completion deadline is August 1, 2016

Application Materials

All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

1. Admissions Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

International students who wish to apply for or transfer their student visa (F-1, M-1 or J-1) to Madison College must complete the international student admission application process.

2. Application Fee
An application fee is required at the time an application is submitted.

3. Education Completion
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:

  • High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
  • GED/HSED score report
  • College transcript showing an associate degree or higher

Applicants that have attended other higher education institutions must also submit a transcript from each college/university attended.

Transcripts must show the following course requirements. Applicants will not be allowed more than one unsuccessful attempt (C- or below) in any one subject area listed below within the last five years.

a) Algebra: One semester of algebra taken in college with a grade of C or better OR satisfactory math TEAS-V or ACT test scores (see below). Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

  • Elementary Algebra with Apps (10-834-110)
  • College Math (10-804-107)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (10-804-134)
  • Applied Math for Chemistry (77-854-756) or higher

b) Chemistry: One year of high school chemistry with lab components OR one semester of college-level chemistry with a grade of C or better. Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

  • General Chemistry (10-806-134) or higher
  • Liberal Arts Chemistry (20-806-200) does not satisfy this requirement
  • High school chemistry classes must be college-preparatory; Chemistry for the Community or similar classes do not satisfy this requirement. 

4. Official Test Scores
Submit official TEAS-V or ACT scores. Minimum test score requirements must be from September 1, 2012 to present:

  • TEAS-V: Composite 58.7%, Reading 69%, Math 63.3%, Science 45.8%, English/Language Usage 60%
  • ACT: 20 or higher composite score and all sub-scores

If sub-scores do not meet the requirements above, you may complete courses and earn a grade of C or better to demonstrate competency for admission purposes. Testing may be waived on a case-by-case basis if you have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related biological science.

Fall 2017

After completing the admission process, qualified applicants will be admitted in a pre-petition status and should then complete the Start of Semester Checklist. Applicants will then be selected for entry into core program courses through the petition process. Petition requirements vary by program, review the Respiratory Therapist Petition Requirements for details.

Application Dates

  • Application available on September 15, 2016
  • Application review begins after October 15, 2016
  • Application completion deadline is August 1, 2017

Application Materials

All materials must be sumitted by the application deadline.

1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

International students who wish to apply for or transfer their student visa (F-1, M-1 or J-1) to Madison College must complete the international student admission application process.

2. Application Fee
An application fee is required at the time your application is submitted.

3. Education Completion
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:

  • high school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
  • GED/HSED score report
  • college transcript showing an associate degree or higher

Applicants that have attended other higher education institutions should submit official transcripts from each college/university attended.

4. Academic Requirement
Official transcripts must show one of the following academic requirements:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale with a minimum of 6 credits
  • ACT composite score of 20+ (From  September 1, 2013 to present)
  • TEAS composite score 58.7%+ (From  September 1, 2013 to present)
  • GED/HSED score report
Spring 2018

Effective Spring 2018, the Respiratory Therapist program will begin accepting spring applications. More information coming soon!

Residency Requirement

Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, because this program has limited capacity and the application deadline is after January 1st for fall and/or after May 1st for spring:

Out-of-state residents

  • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term and/or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term.
  • Will not be considered if a waitlist forms.

Non-district state residents

  • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term and/or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term.
  • Will be considered if a waitlist forms.
  • Minnesota residents are considered non-district state residents for admission purposes.

Learn more about residency determination and program availability.

Additional Note(s)

Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.