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How To Apply

How do I apply to the BSHS program?

If applying as an undergraduate student, applicants must first apply and be admitted to Spalding University from the link below before submitting an MSOT program application. 

Undergraduate application to Spalding University

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 GPA of 3.0 or better for prerequisites, you may complete and submit your application to the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy. You must identify within the ASOT application how you intend to complete the remaining four prerequisites before occupational therapy courses start. Please see the MSOT Applicant Resources to the right of the page before applying. The following items are required for submitting an application for admission:

  • Complete an MSOT application from the link below.
  • Applications will be considered incomplete if grades are not posted on transcripts including transfer equivalencies. Please upload unofficial copies of all transcripts from each university attended.
  • Official copies of all college transcripts* sent from all universities attended directly to Spalding University Registrar, 845. S. Third St, Louisville, KY 40203. Only transcripts received directly from the issuing institution are accepted as official. Any transcript marked “issued to student” or any transcript that is hand delivered by the student is not considered an official transcript.
  • Three recommendation forms: References must be provided by a credentialed occupational therapist (OTR), a college educator, employer/supervisor or professional, preferably in a service related field. Instructions to complete the forms within the application. 
  • Verification of completing 20 observation hours, please upload the ASOT applicant record of observation.
  • Applicants seeking possible points from the MSOT Mission Alignment Policy must fill out an FASFA from FASFA Application  (Spalding University school code- 001960)
  • The GRE is not required in the MSOT program

Individuals who will NOT be considered for admission include:

  • Any individual who has a GPA below 3.0 for pre-requisites at time of application to the MSOT 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.

If you would answer YES to any of the questions below, must complete the NBCOT Early Determination Review process before applying to Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy:

1. Have you ever been charged and/or convicted of a felony? (NOTE: Applicants must answer affirmatively even if convictions have been pardoned, expunged, released, or sealed.)
2. Have you ever had any professional license, registration, or certification denied, revoked, suspended, or subject to probationary conditions by a regulatory authority or certification board?
3. Have you ever been found by any court, administrative, or disciplinary proceeding to have committed negligence, malpractice, recklessness, or willful or intentional misconduct which resulted in harm to another?
4. Have you ever been suspended and/or expelled from a college or university for non-academic reasons?

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 completed a minimum of 9 of the required 13  prerequisite courses with a GPA of 3.0 or better for prerequisites, you may complete and submit your application to the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy. You must identify within the ASOT application how you intend to complete the remaining four prerequisites before occupational therapy courses start. Please see the MSOT Applicant Resources to the right of the page prior to applying. The following items are required for submitting an application for admission.

  • Complete an MSOT application from the link below.
  • Applications will be considered incomplete if grades are not posted on transcripts including transfer equivalencies. Please upload unofficial copies of all transcripts from each university attended.
  • Official copies of all college transcripts* sent from all universities attended directly to Spalding University Registrar, 845. S. Third St, Louisville, KY 40203. Only transcripts received directly from the issuing institution are accepted as official. Any transcript marked “issued to student” or any transcript that is hand delivered by the student is not considered an official transcript.
  • Three recommendation forms: References must be provided by a credentialed occupational therapist (OTR), a college educator, employer/supervisor or professional, preferably in a service related field. Instructions to complete the forms within the application. 
  • Verification of completing 20 observation hours, please upload the ASOT applicant record of observation.
  • Applicants seeking possible points from the MSOT Mission Alignment Policy must fill out an FASFA from FASFA Application  (Spalding University school code- 001960)
  • The GRE is not required in the MSOT program.

Individuals who will NOT be considered for admission include:

  • Any individual who has a GPA below 3.0 for prerequisites at time of application to the MSOT 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.

If you would answer YES to any of the questions below, must complete the NBCOT Early Determination Review process before applying to Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy:

1. Have you ever been charged and/or convicted of a felony? (NOTE: Applicants must answer affirmatively even if convictions have been pardoned, expunged, released, or sealed.)
2. Have you ever had any professional license, registration, or certification denied, revoked, suspended, or subject to probationary conditions by a regulatory authority or certification board?
3. Have you ever been found by any court, administrative, or disciplinary proceeding to have committed negligence, malpractice, recklessness, or willful or intentional misconduct which resulted in harm to another?
4. Have you ever been suspended and/or expelled from a college or university for non-academic reasons?

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 (ASOT) will  only accept electronic applications” for the MSOT program entry February 2017 beginning May 2, 2016, thru June 24, 2016 until 5:00 p.m. Applications received prior to May 2, 2016, or after 5:00 pm June 24, 2016, will not be considered. All submitted application materials become the property of the ASOT.

When will I find out if I have been accepted?

Written and electronic notifications will be sent the week of July 5th, 2016. Based on core GPA ranking, the top tier invited to move forward in the application process will receive instructions via email how to complete an electronic interview and a writing sample. Upon the faculty review of electronic interviews, written notification will be sent in regards to application status by the ASOT Program Director and University Provost. Based on enrollment capacity the top 40 applicants will be asked to accept a position in the program. Also, three more candidates will be placed on a waiting list. 

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 of admission to the MSOT program.