Prospective Students


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It is important for prospective students to understand the application process. Here you’ll find information about prerequisites, application process, a brief profile of the recently admitted students and a link to the application.

All prospective students are encouraged to attend a First Step Session to learn about Occupational Therapy at the University of Minnesota. If you have remaining questions after attending the First Step Session, then send your inquiries to Due to the volume of applications and inquiries, there is limited available time to schedule individual appointments.

Please note that email is the most frequent form of communication. It is important to check the email account that you enter in the OTCAS application for updates about your application status at the University of Minnesota.

Applicants: Be sure to check your email in OTCAS for application status.

For more information about the curriculum, visit the current students section of our web site.

The Program in Occupational Therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). See our Accreditation page.