Qualifications for Admission

Applicants must have met the following admission criteria by the time of application (August 15 through September 15 for prospective candidates applying via the Linkage Program; September 1 through September 30 for any other prospective candidates):

  1. Admission to Polk State College as a degree-seeking student with all required admission documents received by the Registrar’s Office.
    Note: Transcripts should be received at least 6 weeks prior to September 1.
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (Effective for cohort start January 2020, all applicants must have a 2.5 pre-requisite GPA which applies to those applying in September of 2019.) upon application
    Note: GPA only includes courses that are completed, graded, and that appear on the student’s college transcripts.
  3. Completion of college developmental education courses.
  4. Completion of the following prerequisites with a C or higher:
    • BSC 2085C Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • PSY 2012 General Psychology
    • ENC 1101 College Composition I
  1. Completion of 20 hours of observation of occupational therapy services. Hours must be documented on the FILLABLE Observation Hours Form-2015
    Note: Observation hours are valid for up to three years from the date of completion.
  2. Applicants are to submit a resume along with the application form. A template is available at the OTA “Forms” page.

Please note that prerequisites to a program and courses that can be taken prior to admission to a program can change. Students not yet admitted may be required to take additional or alternate prerequisites prior to admission to the program.