Early Assurance Pathway
An Early Assurance Pathway into UC's Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program for Pre-OT Online students.
High achieving health sciences pre-occupational therapy online students in the UC College of Allied Health Sciences are eligible to apply for early admission into the Occupational Therapy program via the Early Assurance Pathway (EAP).
- Be enrolled in the Health Sciences - Pre-Occupational Therapy online program
- Be on-track to graduate by the following spring term
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
The major advantage of the Early Assurance Pathway is that the successful applicant has a position in the program held for them. Other advantages to early admission are 1) early and direct communication with the faculty, and 2) the opportunity to enjoy their last without the pressure and expense of applying to multiple graduate schools.
Deadline: April 1st
Admission in the Early Assurance Pathway is based on the following:
Submission of the OTD Early Assurance Pathway online application. The application will open on February 1.
Recommendation Letters are due on April 7th. In order to ensure timely responses from your recommender, please fill out the OTD EAP Recommender Form by March 15th. An email will be sent to each of your recommenders with details on how to complete their online recommendation.
Applicants will need to have cumulative GPA at or above 3.5. You cumulative GPA is calculated using your UC credits and any credits earn from previous higher education institutions.
Applicants must have a C or higher in all the Occupational Therapy prerequsite courses in order to be eligible for the program. You can find a list of these courses on the Occupational Therapy Admission Requirements page.
You are required to submit two (2) letters of recommendation. The first letter should be from a Health Sciences faculty that you have had a class with in the last 2 years, the second letter must be from a supervising OT.
Complete the OTD EAP Recommender Form below to indicate your recommenders. An email will be sent to each of your recommenders with details on how to complete their online recommendation.
Recommendation Letters are due on April 7th - In order to ensure timely responses from your recommender, please fill out the JEAP Recommender Form by March 15th.
In your resume, you should provide details on the following items:
- extracurricular activities
- work experience
- volunteer work
- honors and awards