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Complete the OTCAS Online Application.

The Occupational Therapy Program receives applications for doctoral program admission and most applicant credentials exclusively through the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS), provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Regular Admission

  • The Regular Admission Application deadline (including Observation Form): Tuesday, March 31, 2015. OTCAS application closes for IWU on this date. 
  • Decisions announced: after all interviews are completed

OTCAS Open and Close Dates

  • September 1, 2014 - Application to the OTD program at Indiana Wesleyan University may begin with OTCAS and IWU’s Observation Form for Fall 2015 entry.
  • March 31, 2015 - OTCAS Application Close Date for Indiana Wesleyan University - deadline for applicants to submit all application materials. The OTCAS application must be received by this date. In addition, official GRE scores must be received by IWU, and the Observation Form submitted by this date.

Application Procedures

Application - Complete OTCAS online application at:

Transcripts - Official transcripts are required from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts mailed directly to OTCAS by the registrar of the attended institution. Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official. If the applicant completed less than 30 credit hours at the baccalaureate degree-granting institution, all previous transcripts will be required. For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a "course-by-course report from Educational Credential Evaluators ( Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.  The evaluation must list course-by course hours and grades.

Observational Hours - Applicant must provide documentation of volunteer/paid experience showing at least 10 hours of volunteer, work, or shadowing experience in at least two (2) Occupational therapy practice environments. Please print and complete the observational hours form.

     Observation Form

GRE Scores - Applicants must provide proof of a competitive Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last 5 years, including the analytical writing component. Preferred candidates will score 145 or higher on both verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE, and a 4 or higher on analytical writing. (Waived for applicants with graduate degrees)

TOEFL Scores - Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see


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