Dear Prospective MSOT Student:
Thank you for your interest in the VCU Department of OT Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) in the VCU Department of OT. VCU is proud to be supporting the partnership between the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and Liaison International by participating in the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service, known as OTCAS. All applicants to the VCU MSOT program must apply online through OTCAS. A centralized online application allows prospective OT applicants apply to multiple OT programs using a single web-based application and one set of materials.
The OTCAS website is available now and will be available for application to VCU through December 1, 2011. We recommend that you start the application process as early as possible. The entire application does not have to be completed at one time. You can add to your application anytime from now until the deadline to apply for inclusion in the VCU MSOT class of 2014, which begins coursework on June 1, 2012. By the December 1, 2011 deadline, you need to have done the following:
|-||Completed both the OTCAS Application AND the VCU Graduate School Application|
|-||Taken the ETS Graduate Record Exam|
|-||Competed all 60 OT observation hours in 2 settings (one with adults and one with children), and|
|-||Paid all application fees to OTCAS and VCU...|
|-||It is not necessary to have completed all prerequisite course work by December 1. As soon as your fall semester grades are available those official fall semester transcripts must be sent to OTCAS to update your list of prerequisites and to finalize your prerequisite GPA. If prerequisite courses are taken in the spring, accepted applicants will be offered a provisional acceptance until a final transcript indicates that these courses have been successfully completed at a C level or better. All prerequisite courses must be completed before entering the program.|
The third Friday of each month, year-round, we offer an Information Session on the admission process. This is also an opportunity to tour our facilities and meet current students in the program. We are located on the second floor of the Theater Row Building at 730 E. Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia. Hopefully, the accompanying Entry-Level Program web pages will answer most, if not all of your questions. After reviewing these pages, if you still have questions about the admissions process, or the MSOT program, please contact Lawrencine Smith, the OT Program Manager, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (804) 828-2219. She and I work closely together to respond to your questions. Please don't hesitate to contact us.
Dianne F. Simons, Ph.D., OTR/L
Director of the Entry-Level Program and Chair of the MSOT Graduate Admissions Committee