The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
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The Occupational Therapy program is transitioning from a 3 + 2 1/2 program to a post-baccalaureate program and a preferred minimum GPA of 3.0 with the phase-in beginning in 2012. Please refer to the phase-in schedule for additional information.
The OT program uses the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). To learn more about the application process and schedule, visit the OTCAS website. You'll find information specific to our program listed under the Participating Programs link on the left side of the page, then select College of St. Scholastica.
B.A./B.S. degree from a regionally accredited institution or a dual-degree plan for completing the baccalaureate degree during the OT program must be in place for St. Scholastica students. No specific baccalaureate major is required
Minimum cumulative and prerequisite GPA of 2.7
Complete all prerequisites with a grade of C or better and within 10 years of application
Complete a minimum of 40 hours of observation with an Occupational Therapist. Observation experience in more than one clinical setting is preferred. It is suggested that applicants aim for a minimum of 20 hours in two different clinical settings that address the needs of distinct patient/client populations. Additional hours beyond 40 will be viewed favorably.
GRE scores obtained within the 5 years prior to application and sent to institution code 6107
Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission. Exceptions to minimum criteria may be made at the discretion of the admissions committee.
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. Students who declare their intent to pursue a master's degree in occupational therapy will be guaranteed admission to that program after three years of undergraduate work if they meet the plan criteria. Please note the phase-in schedule from the 3+ option to the post-baccalaureate program.
Applicants applying by the Dec. 15, 2013, deadline for the fall 2014 entry must meet these prerequisites:
Applicants applying by the Dec. 15, 2014, deadline for the fall 2015 entry must meet these prerequisites:
Applications will be accepted via OTCAS July - Nov. 14 for the following fall enrollment.
The College of St. Scholastica is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.