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Application Process

How to apply to the Respiratory Therapy program at Tacoma Community College

May 19th - Application Update:

The online application for the Fall 2021 Respiratory Therapy cohort is now accessible at  After clicking the link to apply, applicants will need to create an account/register to login. 

We hope prospective students find the new application to be intuitive and user-friendly.  If you have questions or need help, please email us at   Applicants will have the opportunity to return to this site to edit open applications, up until they click “submit” or until the application deadline of July 1st. 

Note:  If you do not receive an anticipated email from the online application system, please be sure to check your Junk mail.   

For general information about admission requirements, please review the Respiratory Therapy Application Packet by clicking the yellow box below.

Thank you for your interest in our program!

Respiratory Therapy Online Application Process

Click the box below to see the program application packet.  Application processes are subject to change.



NOTE: This program is not intended for transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Students who plan to transfer should meet with the Program Chair prior to program enrollment.

The Selection Process

Points will be calculated for each applicant, and admission to the program will be offered to the top-scoring applicants.

Applicants will be notified of their admission into the Respiratory Therapy program via their TCC email and will be asked to confirm their acceptance of admission. In the event that an applicant declines the offer to enter the program, that applicant's offer will be rescinded and an offer will be made to the next-highest scoring applicant. Please be patient, as this can be a time-consuming process.

If Selected

If selected, you must respond to the email offering you a spot in the program in a timely manner. Please review the essential requirements to make sure you meet all the criteria needed to succeed in this page. 

If Not Selected

If you are not selected, and wish to be considered for future drawings, you must reapply during the next application cycle. You would not need to resubmit transcripts, unless there is a grade change you would like to be considered. Before re-applying, please review the program admission requirements, as these are subject to change.

You may also wish to explore another allied health program offerings at TCC. To find out more about other health science programs offered at TCC, attend an information session  Feel free to contact an advisor at 253-566-6091 or by email