International students who are interested in applying to the post-professional OTD program are advised to speak to the Office of Admissions prior to application. Please call 800.824.6262 to speak with an admissions counselor. 

Note: For international students who wish to practice in the U.S., the post-professional OTD degree does not guarantee eligibility to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). For more information on eligibility requirements, please visit the NBCOT website.  


For international students and practitioners who have completed their college degree(s) outside of the U.S. or Canada, please submit the following information:
  • A document-by-document 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 may be sent from the agency directly to:
    • GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
      PO Box 9217
      Watertown, MA 02471
  • These services are provided by various agencies including:  


Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for success in a Salus University academic program as well as to help ensure patient/client safety and/or effective communication with members of a healthcare team. Official results from the TOEFL (or IELTS) examination are required for all students for whom English is a second language (ESL).

Exceptions will be made for ESL applicants who hold degrees or diplomas from accredited post-secondary institutions in countries where English is the official language and in which English is the language of instruction (e.g. the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand).  

The TOEFL (or IELTS) examination must be taken within two years prior to the start date of the entering class to which an applicant seeks admission. 
  • If submitting TOEFL scores, please use the GradCAS code of B886.
  • If submitting IELTS scores, please send scores directly to Salus University, Office of Admissions.