Respiratory Therapist Program Admission & Application | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Respiratory Therapist Program Admission

Admission into NWACC's Respiratory Therapy program entails a number of requirements and recommendations. Please read all information before submitting an application.

Important Information:

  • View the all the admission, application, selection criteria and other information listed below before applying. 
  • You will need to apply to be an NWACC student before completing the respiratory therapy application. If you have not applied to be a student yet, please see "How to Applybelow.

  • Be sure that you have taken all the prerequisite courses required to be admitted into the respiratory therapy program. See "Admission Information" below to learn more. 

  • Application period is open March 1 - July 1. All application materials must be received on the designated deadline date and time. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then it will be the following business day.

Application Period

March 1st to July 1st

Your application and all required materials must be received in the division office by 3:00 p.m. on the final day of the application period. Make sure you have applied to be a student of NWACC before completing the Respiratory Therapist application.

Respiratory Therapist Application

Note: Students who will be attending clinical rotations while enrolled in a professional program at the Center for Health Professions will be required to have a drug screen performed, either prior to admission, or prior to attending clinical rotations. Students who test positive for drugs (including medical marijuana) will be denied access to the clinical rotations and will consequently be either denied acceptance into the professional program or dismissed from the professional program.