College of Education and Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy Department
Fall 2014 Application Process
Applications to the OT program for the Entering Class of Fall 2014 will be accepted through the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) at www.otcas.org.
- Student application reviews begin when application is received
- Interviews are scheduled and initiated
- Candidates meeting the requirements are admitted on a weekly basis until class capacity is reached
It is to a student’s advantage to apply as early as possible to ensure full consideration for admission.
Admissions Checklist and Requirements
- Submit a properly completed application to the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). (www.otcas.org)
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (or currently attending) directly to OTCAS.
- Complete a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, prior to enrollment. It is highly recommended that an applicant have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students with less than a 3.0 GPA should consult the Admissions Office prior to applying.
- Complete admissions prerequisites at the college level with a grade of B - or better. Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting the program, not prior to application.
- Acquire a minimum of 50 hours of observation experience with an Occupational Therapist. At least 2 different OT settings is highly recommended (may be volunteer and/or employment).
- Three letters of evaluation are required. Arrange to have forwarded directly to OTCAS the following letters of evaluation:
- One letter from a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) regarding your work, shadowing, or observation experience
- One letter from a teaching faculty member (at the undergraduate level or above) or research supervisor assessing your ability to complete graduate work, and qualifications for a professional scholarly career.
- One letter must be written from a person with authority (i.e. faculty, work supervisor, OT professional, etc.) regarding your work and/or assessing your qualifications for graduate education, ability to complete graduate work, and qualifications for a professional scholarly career.
- Additional letters will enhance the file but will not fulfill our required letters of evaluation.
- Satisfactory score results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions. The MAT institution code is 2556 and the GRE institution code is 2645.
International Students and Practitioners
Please provide the Office of Admissions with the following information:
- A course-by-course credential review from an accredited agency, which evidences all post-secondary studies completed. Please consult agency’s web site for requirements to complete the evaluation.
- An official evaluation must be sent from the agency directly to Salus University, Office of Admissions, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027. These services are provided by various agencies including: World Education Services, PO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-0745, Phone 212-966-6311, www.wes.org
- Official results of a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language (www.toefl.org) examination.