The entire application process lasts approximately 12-14 months, which spans a full academic year. Whether you plan to apply immediately after your 3rd year, 4th year, or after graduation, this timeline begins with preparation in the fall prior to application submission in mid-late July.

October
  • Have your resume reviewed by a Career Counselor to use when requesting Letters of Evaluation (LOEs)
  • Attend all relevant application process meetings and workshops in preparation for July submission of your application
November
  • Begin drafting personal statement
  • Begin requesting LOEs from faculty, occupational therapists, other letter writers
  • Attend all relevant application process meetings and workshops if not attended in October
December
January
  • Continue revising your Personal Statement Draft
  • Submit Interview Stream for Mock Interview Appointment
February
March
  • Finalize your Personal Statement
  • Consider Mock Interviewing if not previously completed 
April
  • Participate in Mock Interview if not previously completed
May
  • Take GRE no later than May
  • Confirm preparation of all LOEs for July submission to OTCAS evaluator portal
June
  • Review OTCAS application instruction manual
  • Gather and compile any remaining materials in preparation for July application submission
July
  • Primary application (OTCAS) opens in mid-July
  • Submit primary application, transcripts, and all LOEs
  • Utilize InterviewStream and Mock Interviewing
August
  • Complete secondary applications within two weeks of receiving them
  • Utilize InterviewStream and Mock Interviewing
September
  • Interviews begin
  • Complete secondary applications within two weeks of receiving them
Fall
  • Interviews continue until spring
  • Complete OTCAS Academic Update upon completion of Fall Semester
Spring
  • Complete OTCAS Academic Update by February if not previously completed
  • Submit any additional updates or requested information to individual schools
  • Make final choice of school