It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Occupational Therapy Program that all students who desire admission to the program must meet the requirements and complete the admission process by the posted deadlines. All applications will be carefully reviewed, adhering to the procedure detailed below. All applicants, regardless of professional or academic background, must meet the following requirements for admission:
Beginning with the 2016-17 application cycle (Summer 2017 start) the program will no longer utilize the Personal Potential Service (PPI) as ETS has discontinued the
considers several criteria when reviewing applications for admission.
Included below are the criteria considered and some suggestions to consider
when completing your application.
(Cumulative and Prerequisite):
recommended that students make academic success a priority. The minimum cumulative
GPA for admission into the Occupational Therapy Program is 3.00. A high
GPA is reflective of a strong application. Particular emphasis on
prerequisite and science coursework is suggested as the program considers
academic performance in these courses in addition to cumulative GPA.
items will be reviewed:
preparing these items applicants should emphasize the following
your resume in your mailing. Items you may want to note in your resume
include: awards, collegiate extracurricular participation, honors,
scholarships, study abroad experiences, volunteering, work experiences, etc.
Admissions data for previous application cycles is provided at Admissions Data
Transfer credits from other
Occupational Therapy (OT) programs are not accepted. Due to the tight
sequencing and integration of the curriculum we do not accept didactic or
clinical credits from other institutions. All students, regardless of
their prior background and education, must complete the entire OT curriculum at
The program does not grant advanced
placement to any student. If accepted, these students are required
to complete the entire curriculum, regardless of background, education and
For International Applicants, complete applications are due in the
Office of International Education by December 1.
In addition to the Occupational Therapy program application and
the university application the following items are required:
International Applicants must use the university
application materials issued by the UWL Office of International Education. The occupational therapy application materials, the
university application materials, and the items listed above should be
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Office of International Education (International Admissions)
143 Cleary Center
1725 State Street
La Crosse WI 54601 USA