B.S. Respiratory Care Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered for admission based on the following criteria:

• Applicants are evaluated holistically based on GPA (high school or college) and test scores through the ACT or SAT (CR+M).

• Provide evidence of a quality academic background in basic science and mathematics. This will include a grade of at least C+ in high school Algebra II and two science courses with laboratories, selected from biology, chemistry, or physics. A minimum grade of C is required for all college-level math and science courses whether completed at Kettering College or elsewhere.

• Score of at least 70 percent on Kettering College math placement exam.

• Completed student personal statement.

• ACT composite and/or SAT scores may influence acceptance.

Other Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must maintain minimal acceptance requirements in all academic work before matriculation into the program.
  • Students must request and pay to have a criminal background check performed by a College-approved service no more than six months before beginning the clinical experience. Please contact the program office assistant at (937) 395-8601 x55660 for approved service contact information. Commencement of the clinical portion of the program is contingent upon successful clearance of the background check.
  • To participate in clinical activities, all students must have personal health insurance coverage and must maintain coverage during the time they are enrolled in professional courses (RESB).
  • All college-required immunizations must be completed before the student can begin the clinical experience. Individual clinical sites may require additional immunizations, all of which must be completed and maintained throughout that assignment. The immunization record must be submitted before registration for classes.

Profile of Average Student Admitted to Respiratory Care

Profile of the average student admitted to Kettering College’s Associate of Science in Respiratory Care in the fall semester of the years noted.
Note: all demographic data is self-reported.

    • Fall 2024 Cohort Size


    • GPA

      Highest 3.82

      Average 2.78

      Science 2.72

    • Gender

      Female 10

      Male 5

    • Ethnicity

      White 9

      Black or African American 3

      Hispanic/Latino 2

      American Indian or Alaska Native 0

      Asian 1

      Two or more races 0

      Unknown 0

    • Average Age



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