​​Admission Information​​​​

New Incoming Freshmen

Application to the Occupational Therapy Program is a two step process. Your first step is to apply then gain accepted to the program. Apply now!

Current OT Sophomores

Applications will be provided during OT program information sessions during the month of September.  Watch the Pulse and emails for dates of upcoming information sessions. Contact your faculty advisor if you have questions. The application will be due December 11.

All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Admission to The University of Findlay does not guarantee admission to the occupational therapy traditional program.

Traditional Program Application Process

Applications will be given to qualified UF students in the month of September. Applications for UF students are due December 11. Decisions of the Admission Committee are final.​

  1. The Admission Committee will review applications in January of each year.

  2. Applicants will be notified of acceptance within six weeks after the application deadline.

  3. The applicant is responsible for including all of the required materials in the application packet.

  4. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.​

Click here ​for the required OT observation hours form which must accompany your application.

Transfer Students

Transfer students seeking admission into the traditional program must first apply online to UF using the transfer application. Once accepted to UF, you will be considered a traditional student and follow the OT application process listed above.


Weekend College Application Process

Admission to the occupational therapy weekend program:

  • Applicants must apply through the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application (OTCAS). Apply now​.

  • All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Admission to The University of Findlay does not guarantee admission to the occupational therapy weekend program.​

  • Candidates must have completed the following pre-requisite courses prior to beginning the program:

    • MATH 123 Elementary Statistics or BSLA 314 Applied Statistics

    • BIOL 201/201L Intro to A&P (Lecture and Lab) or BIOL 322/322L A&P I (Lecture and Lab)

    • PSYC 100 General Psychology

    • PSYC 208 Lifespan Development

    • PSYC 233 Abnormal Psychology

    • HEPR 220 Medical Terminology

    • PHYS 150/150L Conceptual Physics I (Lecture and Lab) or PHYS 250/250L General Physics I (Lecture and Lab) or OCTH 221 Conceptual Physics

  • Candidates must also complete 50 hours of observation with an OT or OTA

Weekend College Deadlines

  1. Applicants will be notified of acceptance within six weeks after the application deadline.
  2. Completed applications are due Jan. 15.
  3. The applicant is responsible for including all supplemental required materials. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  4. Click here​ for a helpful tool to track your observation hours which can be transferred to the OTCAS application. Observation hours are waived for OTAs.

Selection of Applicants

A number of factors are considered during the selection process.
Categories include:

  • GPA (with emphasis on program prerequisites)

  • Program preparation

  • Involvement in outside activities

  • Service activities

  • Current membership in professional organizations (Weekend College only)

  • Understanding of the profession

  • Recommendations

  • Written and verbal skills

  • Leadership ability

 While the application criteria serve as general guidelines, final decisions are based on review of the student's entire record.

OT Program Technical Standards

The OT program encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or status as a veteran of any conflict and disability status.  The University of Findlay Master of Occupational Therapy program exceeds the entry-level standards established by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association and prepares graduates who we believe are competent for entry-level practice.  It is the intent of the Technical Standards to describe the overall academic skills, professional role skills, and therapeutic skills required to successfully complete the program and practice as an occupational therapist.