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Entrance exam: GRE

Common electronic application:  OTCAS (

Application launch date:  July, submission available immediately

Personal statement length: 7,500 characters

Experiential descriptions: 40-80 hours minimum with OT, 2 settings

Application overview: Min GPA 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation


Occupational Therapy Application overview:

  • Primary application entails:
    • Completed application
    • Personal statement
    • Experience (shadowing, internship, volunteer or paid hours)
    • Official transcripts
    • GRE score
    • Application fee
    • Supplementary Applications: (available after primary submitted)
      • Confirmation of demographic information
      • School specific essays
      • Letters of Recommendation (most require two)
      • Experience (number of hours varies on program/school – minimum 40-60, in at least two settings)
      • Interview: By invitation only.  Timing varies depending on program/school

A list of accredited schools can be found at the AOTA web site: