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Occupational Therapy (OT) Program Application Checklist
Current Fall 2016 Application Deadline - February 28th
NOTE: FALL 2017 Admission cycle application deadline will be February 1st
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All applicants to the OT program must submit the following supporting documentation to OTCAS with their application. Completion of the prerequisites with the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the professional program. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

Application Checklist:
All applicants must submit the following
  • Completed Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) Application [For Applicants applying for Fall 2016 and going forward]: OTCAS website
  • Non-WSU students complete the undergraduate application (apply as an undergraduate transfer student, *not* Post-Bachelor, regardless of degree status):  www.admissions.wayne.edu
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (including WSU transcripts, if applicable) need to be sent to both OTCAS and WSU Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Successfully complete the admission requirements
  • Personal resume outlining your community or vocational activities, honors, employment, extracurricular and volunteer activities.
  • Experiential Essay - Details and directions are found on OTCAS where essay will be completed.
  • Personal Statement - Details and directions are found on OTCAS where essay will be completed.
  • Provide information on non-science prerequisite coursework and general education requirements currently in progress or planned for Winter and Spring/Summer terms via OTCAS.
  • Documentation of 20 contact hours under the supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) on the form provided (print or copy forms and distribute as needed).
  • Two professional recommendations that are sent electronically to the recommenders and submitted electronically via OTCAS.
  • If qualified you will receive notification regarding a required group interview.

Non US Citizen applicants must also include:

  • Copy of Educational Credential Evaluation (ECE) or World Education Service (WES)  
  • Copy of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)