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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. Score at least 40 on the algebra or 65 on the arithmetic portion of the accuplacer placement test.
  4. Score at least 74 on the reading portion of the accuplacer placement test.
  5. Have completed a one-semester course of high school computers, focusing on computer literacy, Internet skills, retrieval and management of information with a grade of at least a “C”.
  6. Complete the criminal background check process.
  7. Successful completion of BI 121 and BI 122 with a grade of "C" or better within 2 attempts.
  8. Successful completion of OT 102 with a grade of C or better within 2 attempts.


 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.