• Application Process

  • Prior to applying it is very important that you read the Admission Details for the year you plan to apply since admissions criteria, deadlines and prerequisites are subject to change from year to year. The previous year’s application information is posted only as a resource. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be informed and adhere to all requirements, procedures and deadlines for the application year they are applying.

    Accommodations: People requiring accommodations due to disability should contact the Accessible Education Services office at 503-491-6923 or aes@mhcc.edu.

    The application must be submitted online and supporting documents sent to Mt. Hood Community College's Admissions, Registration and Records office.

    Approximate Admission Processing Timeline: Fall term 2023 Entry:

    • December 1, 2022: Application opens online
    • April 14, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.: Application deadline
      Submit your online application and all required documents. You will receive an application received confirmation email if submitted successfully.
    • May 2023: Phase 2 Selection Process
    • Late May/Early June 2023: Notification of Phase 2 results emailed. Up to 20 applicants are accepted to the program. Up to 15 applicants will be placed on the alternate list.
    • June 2023: Required orientation held for accepted students. More information about the required drug screen, background check and immunizations will be given at the orientation.
    • September 25, 2023: Fall term classes begin.

    *Postmark date or online submission timestamp after the stated timeline are not accepted.

    Admissions processing dates are subject to change. Any changes to the processing timeline will be updated online immediately. We ask that you DO NOT inquire about the status of your application unless you did not receive the automated “application received” email after submitting your online application.

    Admission Disclosures

    Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Respiratory Care program. The Admissions, Registration and Records office has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.

    The Admissions Evaluator has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria. If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email LRadmissions@mhcc.edu.

    Reasons for Admission Disqualification

    Withholding information or giving untruthful answers to questions on the program application could be cause for non‐acceptance or dismissal from the program. Students who were admitted and then failed a required course or were dismissed from the program or any other health related program may be denied admission into the program.

    Previous Admission

    Applicants who were previously accepted into the program and then declined acceptance or withdrew will need to re‐apply by submitting a new application to the program and will be required to meet the current program admission requirements and program standards. Updated official transcripts are required only if new courses have been taken.

    Application Stats

    Year Total Applicants Complete Incomplete Most common reasons for incomplete applications
    2022 38 36 2 Missing proof of high school completion
    2021 46 39 7 Missing proof of high school completion, missing required Biology/Chemistry, reading course/valid CPT score, missing transcripts
    2020 49 44 5 Missing proof of high school completion, missing required Biology/Chemistry, reading course/valid CPT score, missing transcripts.