Special Program Admissions-Respiratory Therapy

Admission to the program is on a competitive basis. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. It is suggested that the student speak with a Respiratory Therapy Program instructor for advising when registering for the prerequisite courses.

1. Complete the prerequisite courses, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, before entering the program. (These may be taken during the summer
before the August entrance date. The student will, however, still need to apply before May 1.)

2. Observe a respiratory therapy department and the day-to-day activities of a therapist and complete the observation log.

3. Before May 1, send the following information to:
Northwest Mississippi Community College/DeSoto Center
Director, Respiratory Therapy Program
5197 W.E. Ross Parkway
Southaven, MS 38671

  1. Respiratory Therapy Program Application
  2. ACT composite score of 18*
  3. High school transcript
  4. College transcript(s) if applicable
  5. Respiratory department observation log

4. Send the following information to the Senatobia campus:
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Registrar’s Office
4975 Highway 51 North
Senatobia, MS 38668

  1. Northwest Mississippi Community College Application
  2. ACT score
  3. High school transcript
  4. College transcript(s) if applicable

5. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree or greater may waive the ACT score if they have a GPA of 3.25 or better on the academic courses required in the curriculum and have taken their science courses within the last five years. Admission to the program is on a competitive basis. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Science courses older than five years will have to be repeated. Preference is given to Mississippi residents as well as those who have taken their prerequisites at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

* ACT scores: The ACT score is required for entry into the Respiratory Therapy program for students of every age and background regardless of previous college experience. (Please see #5 above for the only exception). Applicants who have never taken the ACT should contact the counseling office for an application. Those who have taken the exam and are not sure of their score should first contact their high school and ask if it is posted on their transcript. If it is not, the applicant can contact the ACT office to request a copy of scores at: ACT Records, P.O. Box 451, Iowa City, IA, 52243; Telephone: (319) 337-1313.

If the class is not full, remaining positions will be filled by selecting applicants who may not meet ALL of the minimum requirements but do present documentation of achievement specified below under “alternate qualifications.”

Instructor: Regina Clark | Phone: 662-280-6151 | Office located at DeSoto Center

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