FACT (the First-Year Admission Criteria Track)
FACT is a criterion-based early admission program for the graduate Occupational Therapy Program. The program is available for first-year students at The College of St. Scholastica. First-year students who declare their intent to pursue a Master's (M.S.) Degree in Occupational Therapy will be guaranteed admission to the program after three* years of undergraduate work, if they meet the plan criteria. (*Please note: First-year students starting in 2012 will be under a 4+2 1/2 program.)
Benefits to the FACT applicant include guaranteed admission into the graduate Occupational Therapy Program, continuous access and interaction with an Occupational Therapy Program faculty member, and exemption from the application interview.
First-year students who have enough credits (when they arrive at college) to make them sophomores (or higher) may apply as early FACT applicants only if there are less than 20 (or 16, 2012+) FACT applicants in the class with whom they apply.
Students who do not meet the criteria will be removed from the guaranteed FACT admission track, but may still apply to the graduate Occupational Therapy Program through the standard application process.
In the fall of the senior year, students submit the completed OTCAS (Occupational Therapy Centralized Admission System) application. The OTCAS submission includes:
*Phone numbers for FACT are (218)723-6285, 1-866-478-9277 and 1-877-287-8731.