University of Southern Indiana

Frequently Asked Questions

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How 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 May

What is the application deadline?
May 1 of the year you wish to enter

What are the admission requirements?
Applicants will be scored using a point system: 32 possible points. 24 possible points from GPA + 3 possible points from prior or current health care experience and respiratory observation + 5 possible points from academic preparedness. Please consult the website for further details.

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

What are the prerequisites?
Prospective applicants should be or have been in the college preparatory lane in high school. Algebra, physics, chemistry, and biology should be taken. Any advanced courses in these should also be taken.

How long is the program?
This is a 24 month program.

What degree do I receive?
Associate of Science Degree

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. Along with your application to the program, you must submit a letter explaining why you are interested in Respiratory Therapy as a career.

What are the costs in addition to tuition?

Estimated costs:
Certified Background Check $130.00
Books/Equipment $1,400.00
Uniforms $150.00
ACLS $200.00
CPR Certification/Training $60.00
Prof. Organization fee $50.00
Seminars $400.00
Kettering $300.00
Estimated expenses are for two years (housing, transportation, tuition not included)

When will I find out if I an accepted?
By the first of June

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: 
Ability to complete all clinical hours in the immediate area.

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