Applying to OT School

Hello there! If you’ve come here looking for advice about how to successfully apply to an occupational therapy program, you’re in the right place!

All of the posts in my “Gotta Get Into Grad School” series can be found here, and they cover topics ranging from writing essays to getting recommendations to using OTCAS. All of these posts are based on my VERY RECENT experience applying to U.S. occupational therapy programs in the 2013-14 cycle, and I hope that the information and resources here will make your journey to becoming an OT a little easier!

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10 thoughts on “Applying to OT School

  1. shaylinguist May 21, 2015 at 8:51 pm Reply

    So accurate =) Although I think you need a post on racing to the GREs at top speed in the rain. It was a critical experience.

    -ps: trusted editor five!

    • lej1123 May 21, 2015 at 9:04 pm Reply

      You’re right — the part about swerving into a Sweetfrog right after will help millions! lol
      P.P.S. Thankful editee return five!!

  2. kaa1416 June 29, 2015 at 8:22 am Reply

    Thank you, your posts really helped me! I am applying to OT school for the 3rd time and your posts helped me improve my application and better my understanding of the process. I wish I could hire someone like you to review my materials! Thanks again 🙂

    • lej1123 July 1, 2015 at 9:47 pm Reply

      Your determination is awesome, and I’m sure the third time will be the charm! I’m glad my resources could help you, and best of luck in this application cycle!

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  6. mallyjayne July 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm Reply

    Hello! So, I’ve been accepted to a newly accredited OT school in Michigan, Davenport Univeristy. However, the results of the class’s NBCOT will not be available for a few more months, and I have to decide or not to go there before then. What should I do? Is it unwise to commit to a school when their board pass rates are yet to be seen?

    • lej1123 July 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm Reply

      Thanks for commenting! That’s a tough question, and without more information about your personal situation or the program itself, I’m not really in a position to offer advice. I suggest talking with the OT program’s director and students to help guide your decision making. You may also want to check out forums related to this topic in the OTD Forums on the Student Doctor Network website. It’s a tough choice, and I wish you the best of luck!

  7. […] Gotta Get Into Grad School Series: I wrote a series about applying to OT school that has helpful advice for every step of the process. Once you’ve identified where your application was weakest, read one of my related posts to learn how to improve your chances for the next application cycle! […]

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