Apply to Respiratory Therapy

Admissions Requirements

San Juan College RT Program will accept a maximum of 18 students per cohort.  Applicants will be ranked based on selective admission scoring.  There are a Total 100 Points Possible.  The following methods will be used to award points in the process of evaluating your application. Please note that these criteria are subject to modification and may be changed without prior notice. In the event that it becomes necessary to modify the criteria, all applications will be subject to the modification regardless of when the application was submitted.  Changes in admission criteria will be published on the program website.

Acceptance into the Respiratory Care Program is competitive and is based on the total number of points that are accumulated in the following section areas:

A–Cumulative GPA/General education courses and prerequisite GPA         

B–Additional courses completed



E–Work experience

F–Info-session attendance

G–Current licenses. 


In addition to the admission application and required documents the applicant will need to contact the RT Program office @ 505-566-3851 and schedule an appointment to meet with the program director before the application deadline.  This is required for admission into the program. 


For additional criteria scoring information please review the application packet.

Steps to Apply

Apply to San Juan College and submit all official transcripts:

  • Contact the San Juan College Admissions Office for a SJC Application for Admission ($10 for paper application) or apply free online at Declare your major as AA.LBAS.RESP on the SJC Application.
  • Send ONE official transcript from EACH college, university, and high school that you attended to the San Juan College Admissions Office (505-566-3300) at:

San Juan College
Admissions Office
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402

RT Program Prerequisites:

  • Contact the Health Sciences Academic Advisor, Eileen Salazar, to arrange an appointment to review unofficial transcripts from each college and university that you have attended for prerequisite information. Ms. Salazar is located at San Juan College’s main campus in the Health Sciences building and can be reached at (505) 566-3013, or

Download and complete the Instructions for Applying to the Respiratory Therapy Program and Job Shadow Form.