John Rowe
Director of Graduate Admissions

(315) 792-3010

Freshman Entry Sequence

A maximum of thirty-two students who have indicated that they are interested in occupational therapy may be accepted for fall semester freshman entry into the Health Studies OT program if they meet the following criteria:
  • HS GPA of 85.0 higher
  • HS Rank in the top 25 percentile
  • SAT score of 1050 or above
  • Solid academic and personal profile
  • Sound ability in science and math, completing at least:
  • One year of biology;
  • One year of another science, e.g., chemistry or physics
  • Three years of math
During the freshman year, in consultation with their academic adviser, students must select either the typical 4+2 sequence or the accelerated 3+2 sequence into the master's program. The typical 4+2 Health Studies with continuation to graduate occupational therapy sequence affords students the opportunity for greater engagement in undergraduate activities, such as athletics, student government, and/or study-abroad. If students are approved for the accelerated sequence, upon completion of prerequisite coursework and entrance criteria, students enter the occupational therapy graduate phase of the program in August of the senior year (3+2).

Academic Standards

Students who do not demonstrate sufficient progress toward degree, including meeting designated benchmark grade point averages will lose their guaranteed seat in the graduate phase of the program. These individuals will be reassigned as Health Studies majors in order to facilitate the timely completion of a bachelor's degree. They may apply to the graduate program through the standard graduate application process.

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