Admissions: Prerequisites & Application Information

TO APPLY

The Alabama State University Department of Occupational Therapy subscribes to the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). Applicants for the Fall 2020 entering class should apply online using the OTCAS application once the portal reopens Summer 2019.


GET STARTED

To get started, visit the OTCAS portal at https://portal.otcas.org/. Directions for document submission appear on the OTCAS website.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

The application deadline for the 2020 cycle is Monday December 2,  2019 for "verified."  All applications must go through OTCAS; paper applications will NOT be considered.  

APPLICATION QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the application process, please call us at 334-229-5056.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree (minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average [GPA] with official transcripts)
  • Prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher is required to be considered for the program 
  • MAT or GRE score transcripts - no minimum score is required.  (GRE -Verbal of 150 or higher OR 3.5 or higher on the analytical writing is encouraged. MAT- 385 or higher encouraged) 
  • ASU OT Program prerequisite courses - grade of "B" or better recommended in each
  • Three letters of recommendation, one from an occupational therapist
  • Early Determination (a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure). This will be completed at the time of the Onsite Interview.
  • Observation/Volunteer Hours (minimum of 40 hours in 2 facilities/settings within 12 months of submission). These hours must be completed at the time of application.
  • Onsite Interview:  Candidates selected for the required Onsite Interview will be notified in January. The required onsite interviews will be scheduled in February.
  • Students may apply with up to two (2) outstanding prerequisites, provided they fall into one of the following categories:
    One (1) or two (2) prerequisites in progress during the Spring semester.
    One (1) missing prerequisite, scheduled for the Summer semester.
    One(1) prerequisite in progress during the Spring semester & one (1) scheduled for the Summer semester
  • Students with two (2) or more outstanding prerequisites (none in progress) will NOT be considered for admission.

NOTIFICATION

The Program anticipates notifying applicants by March 30, 2020 of their status. At that time, additional information will be provided to selected applicants regarding the Alabama State University School of Graduate Studies admissions process. All selected program applicants must be admitted into the Alabama State University School of Graduate Studies prior to enrolling in any Occupational Therapy courses. 

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

SUBMISSION
DIRECTIONS
PROVIDED BY

DEADLINE

OTCAS Application

 

OTCAS

 

Visit www.otcas.org

for specific instructions on document submission.

 

ALL OTCAS APPLICATION MATERIALS
MUST BE COMPLETE BY
AND VERIFIED BY

December 2, 2019

for 

Fall 2020

The Application Cycle

has

Closed for 2019 

Official MAT or GRE Results - report in OTCAS under "Grad Test"

Official Transcripts from all Colleges/Universities attended with all prerequisite courses completed

Three (3) Recommendation Letters – 1 must be completed by an occupational therapy practitioner

Two (2) Observation/Volunteer Forms – 40 hours minimum in 2 facilities/settings

ASU OT Early Determination Review
 

ASU OT

Will be completed at the time of the onsite interview.

PERSONAL INTERVIEWS are required in the admissions process. Qualified applicants will be notified via e-mail if they are selected for an interview.

Selected Applicant Interviews

February  2020 for Fall 2020 Cohort Applicants

SELECTED APPLICANT NOTIFICATION: March 30, 2020

Graduate School Application Process

ASU OT

You will receive instruction regarding this step ONCE you are accepted to the Occupational Therapy Program.

 

NOTIFICATION

The Program anticipates notifying applicants by March 30, 2020 of their status. At that time, additional information will be provided to selected applicants regarding the Alabama State University School of Graduate Studies admissions process. All selected program applicants must be admitted into the Alabama State University School of Graduate Studies prior to enrolling in any Occupational Therapy courses.