Accreditation

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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First-Year Admission Criteria Track (FACT)

OT FACT Program Being Phased Out

The 2015/2016 academic year marked the end of the FACT admission option to the Occupational Therapy Program. St. Scholastica students who are currently on a FACT program for admission in the summer of 2017, 2018 or 2019 are guaranteed admission to the OT Program assuming they maintain the necessary criteria (see below).

All St. Scholastica students not on a FACT program who apply to the Occupational Therapy Program for admission will be given priority review. Priority review means that applicants who have earned a degree (or will earn a degree prior to starting the OT Program) from St. Scholastica will be reviewed prior to applicants with degrees from other colleges or universities. Priority review does not mean guaranteed admission.

A criterion-based program for first-year students at St. Scholastica.

FACT is a criterion-based early admission program into the graduate Occupational Therapy Program. Those students currently on a FACT program with plans to start the OT Program in June of 2017, 2018 or 2019 will be guaranteed admission to the program after completing an undergraduate degree, if they meet the plan criteria.

FACT criteria:

Students currently on a FACT program are required to maintain their status as a FACT applicant by doing the following:

  1. Complete all prerequisite courses for the Occupational Therapy Entry-level Master's program.
  2. Maintain an overall and a prerequisite grade point average of 3.0. If a student's overall or prerequsite GPA falls below 3.0 at any time, they will be permanently removed from the FACT program.
  3. Obtain a grade of 2.7 or better in all prerequisite courses.  If a student achieves a grade below 2.7 in any prerequisite, they will be permanently removed from the FACT program.
  4. Obtain a minimum grade of 3.0 on the first year English composition course.  If a student achieves a grade below 3.0 in the first year English composition course, they will be permanently removed from the FACT program.
  5. If a student is removed from the FACT program for any of the above reasons, they are still eligible to apply to the Occupational Therapy Program and receive priority review as a St. Scholastica student.

Students in the FACT program are still required to submit the completed OTCAS (Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service) application in the fall of senior year. See admission requirements.

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