College of Education and Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy Department
The College of Education and Rehabilitation actively seeks individuals with an undergraduate degree and diverse life experiences who desire to become occupational therapists. The Admissions Committee has established policies that include the selection of applicants best qualified to serve the public and the profession in the years to come.
Many factors are considered in selecting students for our program, including:
- academic performance
- extracurricular activities and interests
- related and unrelated work experience
- personal achievements
- letters of evaluation
In weighing academic performance, the applicant’s grade point average, performance in prerequisite courses, number of college credits completed, and degree status are taken into consideration.
It is recommended that students with less than a 3.0 (B) grade point average consult the Office of Admissions prior to applying.
Individuals successfully meeting the above selection criteria receive an invitation to visit our campus for an interview, which provides further insight into the applicant’s characteristics and motivation, and allows an applicant the opportunity to meet with an Admissions staff member to discuss his or her application, tour our campus and meet with personnel from the Financial Aid Office.
Notification of Acceptance
An applicant may be notified of his or her acceptance as early as October. Upon receipt of acceptance, an applicant is required to pay a $1,000 matriculation fee to the University prior to the start of classes, payable as follows:
- Return the matriculation form within 14 days of the date of the acceptance letter. A $500 deposit is due by January 15; if accepted after January 15, the $500 deposit must accompany the matriculation form.
- The balance of $500 for the matriculation fee is due April 15.
- All monies received above will be applied toward first term fees.
Policies and Procedures
Record of Immunizations
All entering students are required to provide an immunization record for Hepatitis B to the University Office of Admissions. Acceptable forms of proof are as follows:
- serological evidence of current immunity to Hepatitis B or
- a signed physician statement that you have completed the three-dose series of Vaccinations or
- an informed refusal to be vaccinated*
*please note: many clinical sites require this vaccination prior to fieldwork placement)
University Refund Policy
Matriculants who withdraw from the University on or prior to April 1 will be refunded 100 percent of their paid University matriculation deposit less a $100 administrative fee. The administrative fee is still required of all matriculants, even if no University matriculation deposits have been paid.
Matriculants who withdraw from the University after April 1 (March 15 for OD Scholar Program), but before the first day of class, will forfeit all matriculation deposits paid to the University.
Enrolled students who withdraw or are dismissed from the University will be responsible for the payment of tuition in accordance with the institutional refund schedule.
Institutional Refund Schedule
The institutional charge is based on the number of days a student is enrolled at the University prior to the date of withdrawal or dismissal date.
The formula is calculated as follows:
Number of days attended
Total days in the enrollment period*
(*including weekends and holidays, less any scheduled breaks greater than five days)
The resulting fraction is converted to a percentage; therefore, if there are 90 days in the academic period, the following would apply:
Withdrawal on the 10th day - Institutional charge = 11.1%
Withdrawal on the 25th day - Institutional charge = 27.8%
Any percentage of attended days above 60% results in a 100% charge.