Admission Requirements for Fall 2020

 Respiratory Care Program is still accepting applications for Fall 2020.

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NSCC Online Application for Admission

Submit the online application for the year for which you are applying; regardless of whether you are a new or current student (a previously submitted application does not count).


High School Transcript of GED score report

Upload a copy of your high school transcript or GED score report.  If you previously submitted the transcript or score report and attended classes within the past 5 years, then Enrollment likely has it on file.  You can confirm by emailing:


Math Requirement

ONE of the following (no time limit on any of the following):

  • MAT091, MAT094, MAT002, or MAT061 or equivalent with a final grade of C or higher.
  • Module 8 or higher.
  • Math proficiency and CEAR score of 54/NGQA score of 262 or higher
  • Math ACT score of 22 or higher
  • PSAT Math Score of 540 or higher
  • Math SAT score of 510 or higher (if taken prior to 2016)
  • Math SAT score of 540 or higher (if taken in 2016 or later)



Course can be High School or College level; must have a final grade of C or higher (no time limit)


Biology Requirement

Complete ONE of the following courses or testing options OR submit a written plan explaining how this requirement will be completed by the end of the Spring 2020 semester:

  • BIO211 with a grade of C or higher
  • BIO101 or BIO105 with a grade of C or higher (no time limit)
  • TEAS version V or VI only - Science section score of 50% or higher (no time limit)
  • LPN Certificate (no time limit)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological science (no time limit)
  • One of the following within the past 5 calendar years:
    • H.S. Biology with a C or higher
    • CLEP test with a score of 50 or higher
    • AP Biology Test with a 3 or higher



The ATI TEAS exam is preferred to be taken at NSCC. Students whose score reports reflect that they have tested more than two times or at another location other than NSCC must also submit an official TEAS transcript from ATI: Additional charges may apply.

Applicants are limited to two attempts within a year (September 1 - August 31), regardless of the testing site and program to which they are applying.

Each of the following sections must be taken: Reading; Math; Science and English. Minimum score on Reading is 65%. No minimum scores on other sections.


Communications Proficiency

There are many ways to demonstrate communications proficiency.  If you have demonstrated proficiency with your SAT scores or Accuplacer testing from another institution, please upload that document to your application.  If you have demonstrated proficiency with your high school GPA or with college level courses, this will be updated upon review of your submitted materials.


Mandatory Info Session Attendance Form

Upcoming dates are available on the Info Sessions page. When you attend the session, you will be given an attendance form to upload to your application.


Official transcripts from previous Colleges/Universities

All official transcripts from previously attended Colleges/Universities must be submitted directly to NSCC and uploaded by Admissions staff.  If the College/University will give an official transcript directly to you, then have them do so but do NOT open the envelope.  Hand-delivering it to Enrollment is the most efficient way for you to ensure that receipt of transcripts do not hold up your application.  If you have previously submitted transcripts and have since completed courses or are currently registered for courses, then you need to submit an updated transcript.

Transfer students from another accredited Respiratory Care Program must also provide:

  • an official transcript proving enrollment in Respiratory Care within the last 3 years
  • course syllabi from all previous Respiratory Care courses. Additional documents can be emailed to:



A word-processed essay must be uploaded for the year in which you are applying:

Please state why you would like to pursue a Respiratory Care career and what qualities do you feel would make you a good candidate for our program.


Program's Student Handbook

The Respiratory Care Student Handbook must be read in its entirety. By signing the bottom of the page, applicants attest to having done so. This can be accessed in the Library or on the Respiratory Care Program Policies page.


Supplemental Information

Supplemental requirements for the Respiratory Care program is available online and must be printed, initialed, signed, and uploaded as a requirement upon submission of the application. 




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