How to Apply: Respiratory Care

  1. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or better to apply.
  2. If not a current TJC student, you must apply to the college and get accepted. 
  3. New TJC students must meet with the Nursing and Health Sciences (NHS) Advisors to have transcripts evaluated before applying to the program.  For information call 903-510-3287.
  4. Once accepted into TJC and receive your student ID# (A number), then complete the Selective Admissions Program Application form, print out and submit with official transcripts from ALL colleges attended. These must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office and the Respiratory Care Department Chair’s office. The department chair will accept an exact copy of the official transcripts marked by the registrar.
  5. The application deadline for each academic year is the last Friday in June.
  6. After the application deadline has passed, then you will receive notification of the status of your application.
  7. If you have been in any other nursing and health professions program and have left for any reason, you must submit a letter of good standing from that program.

Applicants are ineligible for admission if any of the following apply:

  • If you do not have all of the required prerequisites.
  • If you are ineligible for readmission or have been dismissed from any NHS program.
  • If your GPA is less than 2.5.
  • If you have been dismissed from any NHS program.
  • If you knowingly furnish false information or alter applications to the college.
  • If you fail a drug screen and/or a criminal background check.