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Admission and Tuition

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 does qualify 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


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 outlined below, as well as the program-specific criteria 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 strong foundation in reading, writing, mathematics, and science
Respiratory Care Program-Specific Admissions Criteria and Prerequisites for Academic Year 2023-2024 (begins Fall 2023)

Cumulative GPA
A 2.7 minimum cumulative GPA is required for all applicants who are: 

  • High School/GED/HiSET completers with no college coursework
  • Transfer students and associate degree holders
  • Bachelor's degree holders

A 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA is required for all applicants who hold a master's degree or doctorate. 

All applicants must submit ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores. The ATI TEAS scores must be from an official testing center and submitted as part of the application. A minimum score in each section of the TEAS is as follows: 

 Section  Minimum Score
 Reading  69%
 Math  63%
 English  60%
 Science  46%

Students may repeat the ATI TEAS a total of 2 times within 12 months (365 days) of taking the exam. Results are valid for 3 years from the acceptance term. 

Prerequisites can vary based upon your level of education. Please review the chart below.  

 Level of Education Prerequisites

High School/GED/HiSET completion

(no college coursework completed)*

*Applicants who earned high school equivalency more than 5 years prior to acceptance term must follow transfer student requirements below.

Two (2) years of math - one year must be algebra. 

Science: One (1) year of laboratory sciences (ie Life Science with lab).

Transfer Students and Associate Degree Holders  

Math: One (1) 3-credit college-level algebra course with a final grade of C+ or higher

Science^: One (1) 4-credit college-level life science course with accompanying laboratory with a final grade of C+ or higher

Students with a Prior Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degree

One (1) 3-credit college-level algebra course with a final grade of C+ or higher

Science^: One (1) 4-credit college-level life science course with accompanying laboratory with a final grade of C+ or higher

^ Science courses taken more than 5 years prior to desired entry into the program must be repeated.

Accepted students are required to attend My Academic Plan (MAP) and are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester.

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. 

2023-2024 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. Financial aid can help you pay for your program. 

Additional fees include: 

  • Admissions Application Fee: $25
  • Matriculation Fee: $250 (paid by the Admission Deposit)
  • Registration fee: $100 per semester
  • Technology Fee: $40 per credit
  • 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.