A maximum of thirty (30) students per year may be accepted into the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. The following selection procedure will be used:
1. Students who have successfully completed the pre-admission requirements will be placed on the eligibility list.
2. The eligibility date will be determined by the date the student completed the pre-admission requirements.
3. For regular admissions applicants sharing the same eligibility date will be ranked according to GPA.
4. Transcripts of eligible students will be reviewed for regular admission at the end of Fall Semester. Fifteen (15) applicants and two alternates will be accepted from the eligibility list.
5. Transcripts will be reviewed for Accelerated Admissions for Academic Achievement (AAAA) at the end of Spring Semester. Fifteen (15) applicants and two alternates will be accepted under the AAAA.
6. A student is not eligible for admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program if the student has demonstrated unethical behavior which violates the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics.
7. There are currently more eligible students than there are positions in the program on an annual basis. Students can expect a delay in acceptance into the program after eligibility has been achieved.
8. Applications are removed from the database after five years of inactivity.
9. Admission requirements periodically change. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain contact with the OTA office to remain current on the admission requirements.
10. Sinclair Community College recognizes the unique characteristics and attributes of individuals aspiring to careers in the health professions. Consequently, the college’s Equal Opportunity guidelines apply to admissions to special programs. The college strives to assure an appropriate representation of students within the health-related programs, which is consistent with the philosophy and mission of this institution as well as the community.
Transfer of Courses into the OTA Program
Students requesting credit for previous coursework must submit an official transcript from the educational institution to the Office of Student Records.
· An academic counselor will review all submitted transcripts and set course equivalencies, according to State regulated standards, for all previous non-OTA coursework.
· Any course that is listed as equivalent to a course within the OTA curriculum will be accepted as completed.
· The chairperson of the OTA Department will assess any OTA courses the student is requesting transferred. Documentation must be provided of each course description, course content and a syllabus. A transferred course must have 75% of the same content to be considered as a substitution for a course within Sinclair’s OTA program.
· The total content of all OTA courses will be considered in the transfer advising. If it is determined that a student is lacking in a particular content area a specific learning contract may be established to allow the student to complete the content. This contract will be part of a written transfer agreement into the OTA program.
· Sociology and psychology courses may not be more than 10 years old.