Junior Early Assurance Pathway
An Early Assurance Pathway into UC's Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program for juniors
High achieving health sciences students in the UC College of Allied Health Sciences are eligible to apply for early admission into the Occupational Therapy program during their junior year via the Junior Early Assurance Pathway (JEAP).
Students should have:
- Junior level standing in the Health Sciences - Pre-Occupational Therapy on-campus program
- Entered UC as a first-year student in any major or campus
- On-track to graduate the following spring term
The major advantage of the Junior 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 senior year without the pressure and expense of applying to multiple graduate schools.
Deadline: April 1st
Admission in the Junior Early Assurance Pathway is based on the following:
Submission of the OTD JEAP 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 JEAP 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.
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 can be from someone who can attest to your character and/or desire to be an occupational therapist.
Complete the OTD JEAP 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