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You are encouraged to meet with a pre-health advisor at least once a semester to discuss options for careers in medicine, opportunities to gain relevant experience, discussing the best time to apply, preparation for the GRE, the OTCAS application, and much more. For more information, schedule an appointment with your advisor.
Due to a growing demand for Occupation Therapy Doctorates, most OT programs will offer the Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) degree. Completion of the OTD degree takes approximately 3 years to complete.
July 19, 2017
OTCAS opens for submission
December 15, 2017-February 15, 2018
Academic updates for fall 2017 coursework
June 19, 2018
OTCAS cycle closes
Calculate your science and overall GPA to determine your competitiveness.
Begin collecting letters of recommendation.
Take the GRE no later than April.
Work on creating a final draft of your personal statement.
OTCAS will open for submission. Make sure you submit your application as soon as possible.
OT programs may request students to complete supplemental applications. It is important that you complete these in a timely manner and are aware of program specific deadlines and requirements.
Register for test date
Schedule mock interview with Pre-Health Office your senior year