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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Admission Requirements

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  1. Candidates accepted for admission will have earned a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation.
  2. Applicants must have achieved a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, and a 2.75 natural science GPA (on a 4.00 scale).
  3. Applicants are required to submit all official college or academic transcripts.
  4. Applicants are required to submit official GRE scores. Any scores older than three years prior to the matriculation year will not be accepted. The GRE Code for ASHS is 3743. (There is no department code.) For applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, the GRE is optional.
  5. Applicants are required to obtain a minimum of 20 contact/observation hours in the occupational therapy field.
  6. Applicants must secure two (2) letters of reference. One of these letters must be written by: a present or former science faculty member, academic advisor, or employer. The other reference letter should come from a professional from the occupational therapy field.  Letters from an educational consulting service will not qualify. New letters of reference must be submitted for each application year.
  7. Applicants who are considered potential candidates will be invited to participate in an applicant interview process.
  8. Applicants must complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the semester prior to matriculation.
  9. Applicants are expected to be computer literate and experienced in word processing. All curricula require extensive computer usage. Accepted applicants are required to have a laptop computer prior to the first day of class.
  10. Students must obtain and maintain CPR certification. Verification must be submitted to ASHS prior to enrollment.
  11. Applicants are required to submit to a criminal background check at their own expense. Applicants need to be aware that having a felony conviction might impact a graduate's future ability to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Exam and/or ability to obtain state licensure to practice.
  12. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T Still University. You can find information on the methods by which you can demonstrate your English Proficiency in the General Admissions section. International Admissions Requirements
  13. Applicants who wish to be considered for more than one ASHS program must submit a separate application and fee, official GRE scores, transcripts and references. Acceptance to ASHS is to a specific program (i.e., Audiology, Physical Therapy or Physician Assistant programs) and is not transferable to any other program. Application materials are not transferable from one application year to another.
  14. Applications for the Occupational Therapy Entry-Level Program are processed on a rolling admissions basis, but applicants are encouraged to apply early. Point of entry into the program is only once each academic year with classes beginning in mid-July.
  15. Laptops are required. Review laptop minimum specifications.