- What type of academic background is likely to optimize my potential for success in your program?
- Can I apply with outstanding courses?
- How many classes does the program accept each year? How many students are accepted?
- Does the Stony Brook Respiratory Care Program offer a part-time option or distance learning courses?
- Can I waive/challenge out of program course requirements based on prior coursework or clinical experience?
- Do Stony Brook undergraduates get preferential admission to the program?
- Do I get to choose where my clinical rotations will be?
- What credentials will I have upon graduation from your program? Where can I work?
- Can you provide me with information about on-campus and off-campus housing opportunities?
- Do you give preference to New York State residents?
- Where can I get information about financial aid?
- Can I transfer into your program?
- What are your guidelines on TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)?
- Do you have a placement service for graduates?
- Will I be able to work during the time I am a student?
- What are the employment and salary outlooks for graduates of the Respiratory Care Program?
- If I'm not accepted to the Respiratory Care Program, can I reapply the following year?
- When is the application deadline? When does the program begin, and how long is the program?
- Are there scholarship opportunities if I get into the program?
- What is better about this program compared to other similar programs?
- Can I use my Respiratory Care degree toward a graduate degree in another field?
- How do I find the Respiratory Care Program?
|Question #2: Can I apply with outstanding courses?|
|Answer: Yes. However, all prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of May for the year you plan to start the program.
|Question #4: Does the Stony Brook Respiratory Care Program offer a part-time option or distance learning courses?|
|Answer: Our program does not offer a part-time option or distance learning courses.
|Question #9: Can you provide me with information about on-campus and off-campus housing opportunities?|
|Answer: The campus has a housing website that includes housing information.
|Question #10: Do you give preference to New York State residents?|
|Answer: Admission preference is not given to New York State residents. Tuition for New York State residents is lower than that for out-of-state residents.
|Question #11: Where can I get information about financial aid?|
|Answer: The Office of Student Services at Stony Brook University retains financial aid officers who are expert in this area and make every attempt to assist students seeking financial aid.
|Question #12: Can I transfer into your program?|
|Answer: No. Students must apply for admission through the Office of Student Services via the on-line application process. Only Stony Brook freshmen may declare a Respiratory Care (HAI) major and be automatically admitted in their junior year if they have completed the required prerequisites. Stony Brook freshmen must see the program director to officially declare the major.
|Question #14: Do you have a placement service for graduates?|
|Answer: Students typically receive several job offers during their clinical rotations. The program maintains a listing of job opportunities that are available.
|Question #17: If I’m not accepted to the Respiratory Care Program, can I reapply the following year?|
|Answer: Yes. As long as all the prerequisite coursework is complete, an applicant can reapply to the Stony Brook Respiratory Care Program.
|Question #19: Are there scholarship opportunities if I get into the program?|
|Answer: Scholarships are available to qualified students from various sources. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.
|Question #20: What is better about this program compared to other similar programs?|
|Answer: While all CoARC accredited programs meet the same minimum requirements, the Stony Brook Respiratory Care Program offers strong basic science foundation courses in human dissection anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology. Combined with approximately 1080 hours of clinical education at outstanding clinical affiliates throughout the New York metropolitan area, the Stony Brook Respiratory Care Program offers clinical experience that is beyond the norm. Combine that with emphasis on not only respiratory care, but cardiac and polysomnographic technology, and you have a truly unique education program.