Online OTA Program Admission Overview

If you are ready to become an occupational therapy assistant, our 16-month Online OTA program can get you started on your education as soon as possible. As long as you meet the admission requirements, you can apply for a start date in January, May, or August.

Admission Requirements

Whether you are a high school graduate or a career changer with college experience, we make it possible to earn an associate of science degree in occupational therapy assistant in 16 months. To be eligible for our Online OTA program, you must have/do the following:

  • High school diploma or passing the GED® exam
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Pass an English proficiency test within the specified score, if applicable
  • Complete core requirements within the specified grade requirements

Essential Function Requirements

To be a successful OTA student and professional OTA practitioner, you need to be able to perform a series of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional functions. While not a comprehensive list, here are some examples of the essential functions required for the profession.

PhysicalCognitiveSocial-Emotional
Stand, walkInterpret oral/written instructionsEngage in face-to-face conversation
Bend, kneel, crawlRemember instructionsLook/act in a professional manner
Push/pull 100 lbs.Deal with unexpected situationsWork effectively with others

Enrollment Schedule

As a prospective OTA student, you will work closely with an assigned admission counselor. This individual will provide you with a high level of personalized support throughout the enrollment process, ensuring you submit the most competitive application possible.

We accept applications on a rolling basis, which means we review applications as we receive them. Therefore, you can expect to receive an admission decision from us within a few weeks of applying.

Contact us to learn more about the admission experience at Harcum College.

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