Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the program once a year, in the Fall semester.

In order to be eligible for admission into the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program, a student must:

  1. Be a high school graduate or have passed the high school equivalency GED (General Educational Development) Test.
  2. Have a high school and college GPA of at least 2.5.
  3. Math competency must be demonstrated through any one of the following ways: 
    • SAT Math subsection score of 25 or higher within the last five years or
    • ACT Math score of 18 or higher within the last five years or
    • Math Placement Test (ALEKS) with a score of 30 or higher or
    • Completion of MA 098 or higher with a grade of C or higher.
  4. Reading and writing requirement competency must be demonstrated through any one of the following ways: 
  5. Pass a preliminary criminal background check.
  6. Successful completion of BI 121 and BI 122 with a grade of C or better within two attempts. A withdrawal is counted as an attempt. If it has been more than 5 years since the most recent attempt, a third opportunity will be allowed. 
  7. Successful completion of OT 102 with a grade of C or better within two attempts.
    * A withdrawal is considered an attempt