The Occupational Therapy Doctorate (O.T.D.) program prepares students for entry-level practice while also providing advanced training in evidence-based practice, interprofessional and collaborative care and program and career development. The Guaranteed Admission Program for Occupational Therapy offers a unique seven-year program (four years of undergraduate studies, three years of professional school). Students who are accepted into the Guaranteed Admission Program for Occupational Therapy and successfully complete the program requirements during the four years of undergraduate study will not compete via general admission for the VCU OTD entry-level program.
Only current high school students are eligible to apply. Students interested in applying to the Guaranteed Admission Program for Occupational Therapy should review the application and admissions process details. The Guaranteed Admission Program for Occupational Therapy is a seven-year program. Students wishing to complete their baccalaureate degrees in fewer than four years will not achieve earlier guaranteed admission into the OTD entry-level program.
Honors College pre-occupational therapy students who do not enter the Guaranteed Admission Program for Occupational Therapy from high school may elect to follow the Preferred Applicant Track, which offers the opportunity to apply to the Guaranteed Admission Program for Occupational Therapy at the end of your sophomore year. Upon successful completion of the Guaranteed Admission Program, students will be eligible to enter the College of Health Professions Entry-Level OTD Program without further competition.
The Honors College is hosting online information sessions that include content about our Guaranteed Admission Programs. For more information and to sign up for a session, please see our Visit Us page. Additionally, for information about the University as a whole, the Office of Admissions is hosting Virtual Chat and Information Sessions; visit the Office of Admissions website to learn more.