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OT Admission Information
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- Indiana State University is a participant in OTCAS (Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service). To apply to our program, applicants must complete the OTCAS application. The rolling admissions cycle runs from mid-July to early May of each year. Applications must be in VERIFIED status by OTCAS by May 2 in order to be considered. (Please note that the verification process can take 3 – 4 weeks to be verified from the time the application is submitted.)
- Priority in application review and invitation to interview will be given to those applicants who have completed their OTCAS application.
- Admission to the ISU OT program is competitive. Each year the program receives approximately 200 verified applications. The number of applicants interviewed each year varies and up to 30 students are admitted to begin classes in late May each year.
- Interviews are conducted throughout the year with rolling admissions and decisions made shortly following the completion of interviews. The interview day consists of a 15 minute interview with members of the OT Program and alumni and optional tours of the ISU campus and other facilities that will be used by OT students.
- Applicant scoring is based on a rubric scale that includes, but is not limited to: GPA, healthcare/volunteer experience, reference letters, and Indiana residency. An interview tool is also evaluated and included in the final admission decision.
- Each application is evaluated on its own merits. ISU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and well-rounded group of students who represent all facets of society. Applicants are reviewed holistically based on their experience, academic background and potential, leadership ability, and other qualities appropriate for success in a graduate study.