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Application Process

Students are admitted into the program once a year only, for each Fall (beginning in August) semester.  The application period is open January 15 - June 1.

Approximately 40 students will be admitted to the program each year. Selection is based on criteria approved by the Skyline College Administration and consistent with state regulations (see application instructions). Contact the program for further information on the Respiratory Care Baccalaureate Program. Student registration is cohort model based, requiring courses to be completed  in sequence patterning. Credit may be given for previous coursework.

Student Entrance Eligibility

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Students currently enrolled in AS Respiratory Care program at Skyline College and intend to continue to BS Respiratory Care program

    OR

  • New graduates from other programs who have completed an accredited Respiratory Care program equivalent to an AS in Respiratory Care and are California licensure eligible

    OR

  • Respiratory Care Practitioners who have completed an accredited Respiratory Care program equivalent to an AS in Respiratory Care and are California licensure eligible

    AND

  • Completed minimum 30 units of the CSU General Education pattern

Application is open until seats are filled.

Note: Students wishing to apply for the Respiratory Care Bachelor's Degree Program will need to follow the three steps for application as listed below. Students may only apply during the active application cycle.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at Skyline College and have an active Student ID Number (G-number). Prospective applicants who are not currently enrolled at Skyline College can apply online.

Applicants must complete the Respiratory Care Bachelor's Degree Online Application. Please be prepared to answer all questions in one sitting. The application will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Please make certain to have:

  • Information ready to complete prior educational history and degrees or certificates obtained, such as copies of transcripts.
  • An approximately 500 word personal statement ready to copy and paste that answers the following prompt: In your own words, please write a description of yourself, your goals, and why you chose Respiratory Care. Please address your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Digital copies (PDF or Word Files) of all unofficial transcripts, showing completed prerequisites.

 

Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation. Applicants should download the Bachelor's Degree Standard Recomendation Form   which describes what should be included in the letter. A general letter is acceptable addressing the qualities in the Standard Form. Please read the instructions on the reference form before giving them to the recommenders. The following are suggested categories for recommenders:

  • Dean, counselor, principal
  • Teacher or instructor
  • Health care workers
  • Employer or supervisor
  • Leaders of community organizations (volunteer, church or club)

Recommendations from close friends or relatives will not be accepted. Completed recommendation forms may be uploaded online, scanned/emailed to Nadia Tariq, or brought/mailed to: Skyline College SMT Division/RC Program, 3300 College Dr. San Bruno, CA 94066.

Please Note:

To determine specific General Education requirements, applicants are encouraged to make an appointment with Joyce Lee through the counseling department

Application Lottery Protocol

Priority admission:

Priority will be granted to students who are enrolled in the A.S. Respiratory Care program at Skyline College and intend to continue to B.S. Respiratory Care program, who have completed and submitted all application materials, and have completed 30 CSU GE pattern lower division units.

Remaining seats will be granted to the following applicants:

New graduates from other programs who have completed an accredited Respiratory Care Program equivalent to an A.S. in Respiratory Care, are California licensure eligible, have completed and submitted all application materials, and have completed 30 CSU GE pattern lower division units.

AND

Respiratory Care Practitioners who have completed an accredited Respiratory Care Program equivalent to an A.S. in Respiratory Care, are California licensure eligible, have completed and submitted all application materials, and have completed 30 CSU GE pattern lower division units.

If more applications are received than space allows, a lottery system will be setup and a waiting list will be formed.  Forty (40) applicants will be accepted each for each cohort, and fifteen more will be waitlisted.

Any submitted application without official transcript documentation by the application deadline of the current cycle year will be considered incomplete.