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Occupational Therapy Assistant App

Occupational Therapy Assistant Application

Download the OTA Program Selective Checklist to assist you in preparation for application to the program.
Submit your completed OTA Job Shadowing Form and your TEAS scores to Program Director Annette Looney, annette.looney@sw.edu, Grundy Booth Center Room 312 OR to SWCC Russell Hall Room 112. See the OTA Student Handbook Rev 2019 for more information about the program.
Applications to the OTA program are accepted through February 15 for the following fall admission. If you need assistance while completing the online application to the program, please contact: Teresa ThompsonAdmissions/Records Office, teresa.thompson@sw.edu,  276.964.7299

OTA Application

  • Enter the entry year you are applying for ie., 2020, 2021 etc. Southwest OTA accepts students beginning each fall term.
  • Please provide your mailing address here, and verify that your mailing address is correct in the Student Information System. Complete a "Change of Address Form" in the Admissions Office if the SIS address is incorrect.
  • 7 digit EmplID
  • Select the county or jurisdiction in which you have lived during the last consecutive 12 months?
  • Please list all colleges previously attended, last year attended, and academic standing. (Good standing, probation, suspended or dismissed)
  • I have previously submitted official high school/home school/GED transcripts to SWCC Admissions. (Official transcripts are required by the February 15th deadline.)
  • I have previously submitted official college transcripts to SWCC Admissions. (Official transcripts are required by the February 15th deadline.)
  • Pre-requisites must be completed by the February 15th application deadline. Transcripts verifying grades/GPA must be submitted to Admissions.
  • I have completed high school level chemistry (or CHM 05 or CHM 111 or BIO 141/142) with lab with an earned grade of "C" or better.
  • I have completed high school level biology (or BIO 20 or BIO 101 or BIO 141/142) with lab with an earned grade of "C" or better.
  • I have demonstrated competency in Math (proficiency in Math Modules MTE 1-6 or completion of MTH 151 or higher) via VPT scores or means and measures identified in Multiple Measures Placement Policy.
  • I have demonstrated competency in English (place into ENG 111 or completion of ENG 111) via VPT scores or means and measures identified in Multiple Measures Placement Policy.
  • I have an earned cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. (Based on last school attended whether HS or college, with at least 12 credits completed.)
  • I request that my name be placed in consideration for admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program for the academic year.
    • I understand that I must submit my completed OTA Job Shadowing Form and my TEAS scores, by March of the application year, to the Program Director.
    • I understand that I must submit an application/reapply for each year I wish to be considered.
    • I understand that I must complete (with a grade of “C” or better) all prerequisites and I must meet all admission requirements in order to be eligible for consideration.
    • I have read and understand the residency requirements as well as the Occupational Therapy Assistant Application Process information.
    • I understand that first priority for acceptance will be given to applicants who reside within the service region of SWCC. Secondary priority will be given to Virginia residents outside of those counties, and then out-of-state applicants
    • I also understand that if I do not have all required documents submitted with this application and have all requirements met by the deadlines specified, processing of my OTA application will be suspended.
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