How To Apply

Admission to the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy is competitive and primarily based on an applicant’s GPA, interview scores, writing sample, recommendation forms and the MSOT mission alignment policy

How do I apply to the BSHS to MSOT program?

If you are an undergraduate student, you must apply and be admitted into Spalding University prior to applying to the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy. Once admitted to Spalding, and upon successful completion of 55 credit hours of the university study program including a minimum of 9  of the  required 13 prerequisite courses with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, you may complete and submit your application to the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy. You must identify on the ASOT application how you intend to complete the remaining 4 prerequisites before occupational therapy courses start. (Please see the MSOT Applicant Resources to the right of page prior to applying.)

The following items are required for admission:

  • Completed ASOT application form with completed application checklist
  • $30 application fee (check made out to Spalding University or money order)
  • Official copies of all college transcripts* mailed from all universities or colleges attended directly to Spalding University Registrar, 845. S. Third St, Louisville, KY 40203
  •  A copy of your unofficial transcripts in your mailed admission packet
  • Three recommendation forms included in your application packet (must be in a signed and sealed envelope from the reference person)
  • Verification of completed 20 observation hours in a human services delivery setting
  • Electronic ASOT interview and writing sample

The GRE is not required for admission.

*Official transcripts are those sent directly to Spalding from the issuing institution. Any transcript marked “issued to student” or any transcript that is hand delivered by the student is not considered an official transcript.

Individuals who will NOT be considered for admission include:

  • Any individual who has a cumulative GPA below 3.0 at time of application to the professional phase of the program
  • Any individual who has been unsuccessful with a D in two attempts to complete a program prerequisite

Any applicant who has a felony conviction or record containing illegal, unethical, or incompetent behaviors may jeopardize their ability to obtain certification or licensure to practice occupational therapy and must complete the NBCOT Early Determination Review process prior to applying to Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy. A copy of the NBCOT Early Review determination results must be included with the application to the School. 

How do I apply to the MSOT program?

If you are a graduate student and currently have a bachelor’s degree (or will have a bachelor’s degree by the next MSOT program start date) and have successfully completed a minimum of 9 of the required 13  prerequisite courses with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, you may complete and submit your application to the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy. You must identify on the ASOT application how you intend to complete the remaining 4 prerequisites before occupational therapy courses start. (Please see the MSOT Applicant Resources to the right of page prior to applying.)

The following items are required for admission:

  • Completed ASOT application form with completed application checklist
  • $30 application fee (check made out to Spalding University or money order)
  • Official copies of all college transcripts* mailed from all universities or colleges attended directly to Spalding University Registrar, 845. S. Third St, Louisville, KY 40203
  •  A copy of your unofficial transcripts in your mailed admission packet
  • Three recommendation forms included in your application packet (must be in a signed and sealed envelope from the reference person)
  • Verification of completed 20 observation hours in a human services delivery setting
  • Electronic ASOT interview and writing sample

The GRE is not required for admission.

*Official transcripts are those sent directly to Spalding from the issuing institution. Any transcript marked “issued to student” or any transcript that is hand delivered by the student is not considered an official transcript.

Individuals who will NOT be considered for admission include:

  • Any individual who has a cumulative GPA below 3.0 at time of application to the professional phase of the program
  • Any individual who has been unsuccessful with a D in two attempts to complete a program prerequisite

Any applicant who has a felony conviction or record containing illegal, unethical, or incompetent behaviors may jeopardize their ability to obtain certification or licensure to practice occupational therapy and must complete the NBCOT Early Determination Review process prior to applying to Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy. A copy of the NBCOT Early Review determination results must be included with the application to the School. 

When is the deadline for admission?

The Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy  will accept  MSOT program applications for the fall (August) 2015 cohort  December 1, 2014- January 19, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications received before December 1, 2014 or after January 19, 2015 will not be considered.

The Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy is not responsible for documents lost in the mail, and all submitted application materials become the property of the School.

Where do I send my packet for admission?

All applications  and supporting materials (please include Application Checklist form) MUST be mailed in a single packet to the following address  in order to be considered for admission:

Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
Attn: Arlisa Spaulding
845 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203

The Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy is not responsible for documents lost in the mail, and all submitted application materials become the property of the School.

When will I find out if I have been accepted?

You will learn of the next steps in the admission process between July 12-July31, 2014 and will be notified in writing as to your admission status to the University by the University Provost and acceptance into the MSOT program by the MSOT Program Director.

Admission to the MSOT is awarded on spaces available basis. Spaces are assigned according to the current year occupational therapy admission policy. If admitted, students must submit a $200 tuition deposit to reserve their position  prior to beginning the program.

NOTE: Admission to the University does not assure acceptance into the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy. Based upon the student’s completion of the admission requirements, the applicant will be eligible for consideration for admission to the program.