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Admission and Tuition

Respiratory Care is a new program starting in Spring 2023.

Respiratory care courses start each Spring (January) and Fall (September). You may apply during the open application period for consideration for the next upcoming start date.

Below we'll cover the application process and the criteria we look for when reviewing applications. You'll also be able to quickly reference the tuition and fees for this program, and find information about applying for financial aid. This program is currently pending approval for federal financial aid.

Labouré College of Healthcare is currently in the process of seeking Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accreditation for a respiratory care program. However, Labouré College of Healthcare can provide no assurance that accreditation will be granted by the CoARC. Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 264 Precision Boulevard, Telford, TN 37690. Website: https://coarc.com/ 

Please see below for regulations regarding professional licensure in your state

Application

All applicants are responsible for submitting or completing the following:

  • Completed application for admission, with non-refundable application fee
  • Documentation of high school graduation, GED completion, or other state approved equivalency credential
  • Official college transcript(s) from all institutions attended (if applicable)

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an American high school or college may be asked to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Admission Criteria

The Admissions team evaluates all applicants on the following minimum criteria and prerequisites outlined below. 

  • Evidence of graduation from an accredited high school, completion of a GED with a minimum standard score of 150 for each test, or completion of the HiSET with a minimum standard score of 45
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • A strong foundation in reading, writing, mathematics, and science

Applicants may be asked to take the TEAS test as part of their application process. If you are asked to take the TEAS, it will be provided at Labouré and there will be no cost to you. 

Prerequisites:

Some prerequisites and admission requirements are dependent upon your level of education.

Please review the categories below to determine your specific requirements for admission.

Applicants who are currently in high school; or, have never taken any courses for credit after high school and have graduated from high school within the last five years

  • Submit most recent official transcript at time of application; a final transcript must be provided at least two weeks prior to the start of their accepted term
  • Minimum cumulative GPA must be a 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of two math courses with at least a “C” (2.0) or higher
  • Completion of one lab science course with at least a “C” (2.0) or higher
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores
    • Students who do not have SAT or ACT scores may be required to take the TEAS test as an entry test, which Labouré will provide at no charge

TEAS Test Requirement for Placement

All accepted high school students or graduates with no college experience will be required to take the TEAS as a placement exam at Labouré free of charge after acceptance. Tests are proctored online, and are taken after the student begins at Labouré. The Student Success Center will send out information and testing dates during the student's first semester of enrollment. 

Accepted students with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 - 2.99 will also be required to participate in the My Academic Plan (MAP) program. There is no charge for MAP. 

Applicants who have never taken any courses for credit after completion of their GED or HiSET

  • Submit official proof of completion
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores (if available)
    • If no SAT or ACT is available, students will be required to take
    • the TEAS which Labouré will provide at no charge

TEAS Test Requirement for Placement

All accepted GED or HiSET completers with no college experience will be required to take the TEAS as a placement exam at Labouré free of charge after acceptance. Tests are proctored online, and are taken after the student begins at Labouré.  The Student Success Center will send out information and testing dates during the student's first semester of enrollment. 

Accepted students with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 - 2.99 will also be required to participate in the My Academic Plan (MAP) program. There is no charge for MAP. 

Applicants who have completed courses outside of high school, but have not completed a four-year advanced degree

  • Submit all official college transcripts
  • Minimum cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher
  • At least one 3-credit college (non-developmental) math course with a final grade of "C" (2.0) or higher
  • At least one 4-credit life science course with a laboratory component with a final grade of "C" (2.0) or higher
  • Applicants with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 and a 2.49* will be required to take the TEAS exam through Labouré as an entry test free of charge and must earn the minimum scores of 69% in Reading and 60% in English and Language Usage. 

TEAS Test Requirement for Placement

All accepted transfer students without a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 - 2.99 will be required to take the TEAS as a placement exam at Labouré free of charge after acceptance. Tests are proctored online, and are taken after the student begins at Labouré.  The Student Success Center will send out information and testing dates during the student's first semester of enrollment. 

Accepted students with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 - 2.99 will also be required to participate in the My Academic Plan (MAP) program. There is no charge for MAP. 

  • Applicants who have a bachelor's degree

    • Submit all official college transcripts
    • Minimum cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher
    • At least one 3-credit college (non-developmental) math course with a final grade of "C" (2.0) or higher
    • At least one 4-credit life science course with a laboratory component with a final grade of "C" (2.0) or higher
    • Students are required to meet with an academic advisor at least two weeks before their first term and may request a My Academic Plan (MAP) if desired
    • No entry test is required

Applicants who have a master's degree

  • Submit all official college transcripts
  • Minimum cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or higher
  • At least one 3-credit college (non-developmental) math course with a final grade of "C" (2.0) or higher
  • At least one 4-credit life science course with a laboratory component with a final grade of "C" (2.0) or higher
  • Students are required to meet with an academic advisor at least two weeks before their first term, and may request a My Academic Plan (MAP) if desired

Notes:
Accepted students will be required to meet with an academic advisor at least two weeks prior to beginning their first term, and may be required to have a My Academic Plan (MAP)

Professional Licensure

Educational institutions are required to publish whether their programs fulfill educational requirements for specific professional licensure or certification, and are required to inform prospective students whether their degree upon graduation will qualify them to work in the state where they are located. You can read more about the regulations here


Questions? Contact your admissions counselor or give us a call at (617) 322-3575. 

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees 

Tuition is based on the number of credits you take each semester.

The cost is $1,025 per credit for professional courses and $675 per credit for arts and sciences courses in the respiratory care program, plus the cost of books and supplies. This program is currently pending approval for federal financial aid. 

Additional fees include: 

  • Admissions Application Fee: $25
  • Matriculation Fee: $200 (paid by the Admission Deposit)
  • Registration fee: $50 per semester
  • Graduation Fee: $250
    • This fee will be charged in the last semester at the College to cover the cost of graduation processing.

All fees are non-refundable

Massachusetts requires that all students enrolled in nine or more credits each semester have health insurance. Read more about this requirement. 

Learn more about this program

You'll be able to download our program info sheet and receive an email from our Admissions team with information about the admissions process, tuition, courses, and more.