Application deadline for Summer 2013 enrollment: Friday, January 4, 2013
OT Program Application & Narrative (Applications for Summer 2013 accepted October 1, 2012 through January 4, 2013)
The personal narrative is your opportunity to share your experiences, perspectives, and insights. This narrative will be evaluated for depth of thought, conciseness, and written communication style. The first person point of view is acceptable in your response; however, keep in mind that this is not a casual paper. High quality narratives will demonstrate flawless writing mechanics, be free of typing and grammatical errors, address all of the questions in detail, reflect depth of thought, and portray the student’s unique perspective.
Have a question while filling out the application? Check out a sample application from this past admission cycle that's already been completed.
pages - Applicant completes first page, OT the second)
Applicants must complete a minimum of 20 hours of job shadowing with an occupational therapist or a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). These 20 hours must be completed in two different facilities that serve different populations. For example, completing the two experiences at a nursing home and an adult hospital is acceptable. Using an elementary school and a pediatric hospital for the two experiences is unacceptable as the populations are identical - children. If you have the opportunity to observe a COTA in a facility make sure you understand the role of the occupational therapist (OT) in this setting as well by discussing this with the COTA. An Occupational Therapy Job Shadow or Work Experience (Non-Confidential) form must be completed by each therapist the student shadowed and included in the admission packet mailing.
Resource for the applicant.
Includes proper mailing addresses for materials and payments.
The above Occupational Therapy Program application materials are downloadable as Acrobat Reader files (*.pdf). You will need to have the free Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer to view and print these files. If you need the software, you can download it free from Adobe.
For questions regarding the OT portion of the application process contact Pete Amann at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the above application materials required by the OT Program, applicants must also apply for admission to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse School of Graduate Studies. Applications to the UW-L Graduate School are available online here.
Applicants will also need to submit official transcripts for
all college courses. All transcripts (other than UW-L)
should be sent to the Graduate School for inclusion with your
Graduate School application. Applicants are encouraged to
request delivery of their transcripts with their respective
schools in advance of the application deadline. Failure to
submit all transcripts will delay, possibly even prevent, the
processing of the application.
Please direct transcripts to:
UW-L Graduate Admissions
1725 State St
La Crosse, WI 54601
Current and former UW-L students do not need to forward UW-L transcripts with their application. UW-L will automatically pull the applicant's transcript when the Graduate School application is received.