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Students intending to enter the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program will be admitted to South University as candidates for the OTA program. Only after completing prerequisite coursework and achieving the requirements outlined below will students be admitted into advanced standing in the OTA Program.
Students may transfer prerequisite courses into the program before entering advanced standing if approved by the OTA Program Director and the Registrar. Transfer credit will not be accepted for courses in the South University OTA Professional Phase Curriculum.
Note: This does not apply to South University OTA students (in good standing) who are transferring between campuses.
Requirements for admission into the OTA Program include the following:
Ranking applicants for admission into the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program will be done during the second quarter of coursework in general education requirements based on coursework taken in the first quarter.
Ranking will be done and comprises the following five elements, listed in descending order of importance:
Equal weight will be assigned to the cumulative GPA for prerequisite courses, ENG1100 English Composition I, and PSY1001 General Psychology.