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Admissions Requirements

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Students entering the OT program are evaluated for their GRE scores, undergraduate academic performance, and successful completion of prerequisite courses. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required.

We also assign credit for volunteer/work experience. In order to obtain credit, applicants must complete a minimum of 30 hours in occupational therapy and have the supervising occupational therapist complete one of the OT application reference forms documenting their service and performance. This form must be completed and signed by the OT practitioner who supervised the applicant during the 30 volunteer work hours. This form can be found inside your university application. The reference forms are currently only available within the application materials.

Prerequisites

For a list of required prerequisites, click here.

Application checklist

  1. Complete university application
  2. Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  3. Volunteer or Work Experience (30 hours compulsory)
  4. Three reference forms; one from the occupational therapy practitioner who supervised volunteer or work experience.
  5. The second and third references should be provided by major advisors or professors
  6. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results
  7. Completed prerequisite courses taken form
  8. Completed plans for remaining year form
  9. Minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  10. Supplemental profile form
  11. Log of Occupational Therapy related experience
  12. Resume

Please note: All above information must be received before an admission decision can be made. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the progress of his/her application by viewing: http://www.musc.edu/es/application/progress.html

National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Program graduates are eligible to take the certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. | 12 South Summit Ave, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150 | Phone: (301) 990-7979 | Fax: (301) 869-8492 | Website: www.nbcot.org

Are there any factors that would prohibit me from taking the certification exam?
If you have a felony conviction on your record, this may affect your ability to sit for the certification examination administered by NBCOT after you graduate; this can subsequently affect your ability to attain state licensure. Before applying to the OT program, you can contact NBCOT for information on their early determination program to assess examination eligibility. Go to www.nbcot.org and read the Early Review section for further details.

Important Dates

Application available
July 1st

Application deadlines
Early: October 15
Regular: January 15

Acceptances offered
Early: December
Regular: February / March

Click here for additional information and to view the 2014-2015 Occupational Therapy Health Advisors Handbook.

                                                                             

 
 
 

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