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HSRT Testing Information

**For Spring (Evening Cohort) Application- Please pay at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y7dsqa57 beginning June 1st . Once you have paid for the exam please email KC-RespiratoryCare@lonestar.edu with your selected date to take exam. The following test dates are available: Tuesday, June 8th, Wednesday, June 23rd, Thursday, July 8th, Monday, July 19th, Friday, August 6th, Tuesday, August 17th, and Friday August 27th. You will have from 7am to 4pm to completed the HSRT Exam. You will be taking the test at your home. Please make sure that you have good internet connection.  Please note the last date to take the exam is Friday, August 27th by 3pm. Application closes on Tuesday, August 31st. Thank you**

What is the HSRT exam?

LSC-Kingwood Respiratory CareThe Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT) is an evaluation tool that must be taken in order to be considered for entry into the Respiratory Care program. The HSRT is a 33 question exam that requires you to read medically related information and respond to questions based on the reading. All information needed to answer the questions is in the reading, so there is no need for Respiratory Care background information. THEA, SAT or ACT study guides may help you prepare for the exam.

Respiratory Care Pre-Entrance HSRT Exam

  • HSRT exam may be taken only once per application period
  • The HSRT exam is computer based.
  • If test is taken multiple times during the application period (including another campus) your application will become invaild. 
  • The HSRT exam contains 33 multiple choice questions.
  • Specifically designed to measure the skills dimension of critical thinking.
  • Critical thinking questions in health sciences and clinical practice contexts, and presumes no specialized technical knowledge.
  • 50 minute test

Programs Testing Dates

Spring Entry
Testing Dates: First business day in June to last business day in August.
Summer Entry
Testing Dates: First business day in November to Last business day in January.

Testing Center Hours

Spring/Fall Hours                                                                 

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Testing Fee

  • $15.00 Paid to the College Business Office
  • This fee must be paid before taking the test (check or cash)
  • Payment can be made on the day of the test

Materials Needed for the Test

  • Picture Identification
  • PAID RECEIPT from College Business Office

Material Provided at the Test

  • Scratch Paper

What is the essay topic?

• Write a 1-2 page writing sample on the “specialty area of Respiratory Care that interests
    you” conclude with a paragraph explaining why you want to enter the program.
• MLA or APA format.
• Upload to the application prior to designated deadline.

Sample Score Sheet

Respiratory Care Application Sample Scoring Chart 2019.pdf

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