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 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. Have completed a one-semester course of middle or high school computers, focusing on computer literacy, Internet skills, retrieval and management of information with a grade of at least a C.
  6. Pass a preliminary criminal background check.
  7. Successful completion of BI 121 and BI 122 with a grade of C or better within two attempts.
  8. Successful completion of OT 102 with a grade of C or better within two attempts.
    * A withdrawal is considered an attempt 


Effective as of fall 2015 any student not currently on the Occupational Therapy Assistant wait list will be required to complete BI 121 and BI 122 with a C or better within two attempts.