Occupational Therapy (OTD)
- Nova Southeastern University subscribes to the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service, known as OTCAS. All applicants for the 2014 entering class should apply on line between July 11 and January 15, using the OTCAS application at www.otcas.org. The OTCAS may take up to six weeks verifying supporting documents. Therefore, early application is highly recommended.
Send the following supporting documents directly to OTCAS at the address below:
- An official transcript from the registrar's office of all colleges and universities attended (mailed directly to OTCAS by the college or university)
- Three completed evaluations, on the required form provided by OTCAS, from individuals (other than relatives) such as academic instructors/professors, health professional, work supervisors, or volunteer supervisors (At least one completed evaluation from must be from an occupational therapist.)
- All applicants must complete a minimum of 40 volunteer hours in at least two different OT practice settings. Some of these environments include hospitals, clinics, and private practices with a variety of populations. Forms for submission will be available within the OTCAS system.
Watertown, MA 02471
phone (617) 612-2860
To ensure your application goes to the OTD program, be sure to select the Nova Southeastern University Tampa OTD portal when completing your electronic OTCAS application form.
- Once the OTCAS application has been received by Nova Southeastern University, an e-mail with a link to the supplemental application will be sent to the applicant. Please follow the instructions to complete and submit the supplemental application along with a $50 non-refundable fee no later than March 1, 2014. (Although there are deadlines for the NSU supplemental application form, the O.T.D. program operates on a rolling admissions basis. Therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to submit all application materials as soon as possible.) All data submitted in support of this application become the property of the university and cannot be returned. It is your responsibility to inform the university of any changes in address or telephone number.
- Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (less than five years from the date of matriculation) in all three areas of the general test (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) must be submitted to Nova Southeastern University. The NSU Code is 5522 and the department code is 0618 to send the GRE scores.
- Upon receipt of all materials from OTCAS, the supplemental application, and applicable fees, the Committee on Admissions will review the file and select applicants for interview. Those selected will be notified in writing of the time and place. An invitation to appear for an interview should not be construed by the applicant as evidence of acceptance. Notice of acceptance or other action by the Committee on Admissions will be on a "rolling" or periodic schedule. Early completion of the application is therefore, in the best interest of the student.
Matriculating students should be aware that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
Policy of Non-Discrimination
Nova Southeastern University admits students of any race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, nondisqualifying disability, religion, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, and does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.