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Occupational Therapy Admission Requirements

Application Deadline

The next application window will open on June 1, 2018, and close on August 24, 2018, for a January 2019 start date. We have extended the deadline for applicants to submit prerequisite grades (that will soon post from the Summer 2018 semester) and to receive additional GRE scores.

We have two entry points to the program: fall and spring.

How to Apply

You may complete the online application or apply on OTCAS for a January 2019 start date.

Please email Aileen McPhillips if you have questions about the process.

Admission Requirements

In addition to a completed online application, we require the following items:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college – you may apply in your final year of undergraduate study
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.2
  • Minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.4
  • GRE Analytical Writing scores
  • 20 hours of human-service related experience or observation of two different settings or populations
  • Selected candidates who advance in the application process will also complete an electronic interview

Please review our admission policy and procedures (PDF) and our technology and required competencies (PDF) before applying.

Track Your Application

If applying through Spalding’s online application system, your applicant portal “My Account” page is the place to view, update and submit information to your application. You have access to:

  • Update your profile
  • Submit your application
  • View your application
  • Upload supplemental documents required for admission

Application Confirmation

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email acknowledgment with further instructions regarding items needed for admission to the university.

If you did not receive this message please check your spam folder. To make sure you receive all electronic communication from us, please add to your safe sender and/or contacts list.

Admissions Decision

All applicants will be notified by August 31, 2018 of our admissions decisions.

Early determination review

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, you 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 MSOT program.