Academic Policies

The academic policies in the Department of Occupational Therapy adhere to the guidelines and procedures outlined in the Division of Allied Health Sciences Admissions, Retention and Graduation Policies and the Occupational Therapy Graduate Retention and Graduation Policy*. Specifically:

  • Minimum grade in any course taken at accredited institutions to be considered for advanced standing is “C”
  • Minimum semester and cumulative GPA required for a good standing in the program is 3.0

*All students will receive a copy. Students are expected to read this document and understand the academic expectations for continuance in an academic program.

Statement on Felony Convictions

A felony conviction must be disclosed and may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy  (NBCOT, Inc.) exam, as well as the ability to attain state licensure.

Statement on Criminal Background Check

Please be advised that all students accepted into the Master of Science program will be required to complete a background check in order to participate in any clinical and/or fieldwork experiences.  The background check is conducted by an outside agency and should occur within the first year of acceptance into the program.

*Please refer to the OT Student Handbook for more detailed information on the Department’s policies and procedures.