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Occupational Therapy

OTA Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the second year of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OCTA) must complete the following minimum criteria by the end of ULM's spring semester that application is made:

The following requirements must also be completed. Application forms and guidelines for required activities will be posted at the beginning of each spring semester.

NOTE: If the student is currently enrolled at another university, it is the student's responsibility to have the instructors in enrolled courses send grades directly to OTA Program Director by fax or e-mail upon completion of the semester.

Having official copies sent of current semester when grades are completed does NOT provide information in time for processing of OTA Applications. If grades are not sent by instructors by May 25, the student will be determined to be ineligible for admission to the professional program.

NOTE: Applicants who acknowledge a felony conviction are warned that the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners may bar persons with a felony record from taking the certification examination or from state licensure.

You may contact these organizations for further information:

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
(an Early Determination review is available)

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners


Progression in the Professional Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OCTA)