Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the GRE Exam Required?
A: No, please do not send your scores, the scores will not be factored in.

Q: Can I take a combined Anatomy & Physiology Course?
A: Yes, as long as you meet the minimum 6 semester unit requirement, including labs.

Q: What if my prerequisite GPA is below a 3.0?
A: The minimum GPA for prerequisite courses is 3.0, therefore applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 will be ineligible
for admission. Courses that are retaken will be calculated using the higher grade. All coursework must be completed/
verified before the deadline.

Q: Can I have pending coursework when I apply?
A: Yes, but only if you are going to have the coursework and all admissions requirements completed and submitted
by the deadline. Coursework must be verified by OTCAS by the deadline, in order to be reviewed/accepted.

Q: Do I need to submit the transcripts/references to the school as well?
A: No, only to the OTCAS. All you will submit to the school directly is your supplemental application and fee.

Q: Do I need to pay OTCAS & WCU?
A: Yes, the OTCAS fee and our application fee are separate fees.

Q: Do you accept coursework/transcripts/references/hours/undergraduate degree to be submitted after
the deadline?
A: No, deadlines are firm.

Q: When does the program start?
A: Fall of each year.

Q: How do I know my application status?
A: Please click here to email the admissions department and include your OTCAS ID.

Q: Do I need to submit a personal statement or resume?
A: No, please do not send in a resume or personal statement, this is not part of the application process.

Q: Are the program admissions requirements based on semester units or quarter units?
A: Our program admissions requirements are based on semester units.

Q: Can I apply to your program if I have a conviction?
A: Please refer to our Background Check Policy: https://westcoastuniversity.smartcatalogiq.com/en/Spring-2019/West-Coast-University-Catalog/About-West-Coast-University/Background-Check-Policies

For questions about admissions, please contact:
Admissions Department
323-284-4376
Send an email

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order for a candidate’s application to be considered, all requirements must be submitted and met. The candidate’s CAS application must be complete and in verified status through the centralized application service system by the application cycle closing date/deadline in order to be reviewed. Documents/transcripts may not be submitted after the deadline/application closing date. For questions, please contact cgsgradadmissions@westcoastuniversity.edu.

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