MOT Admissions Update

Admissions Update: May 6, 2020

The MOT Selections Committee has confirmed the 50 successful candidates for the 2020-2021 academic year.  

Emails will be sent out to all applicants that attended the MOT admission interview with one of the following messages:

  • Recommended by the MOT Selections Committee to be offered a spot in the program
  • On the alternate list for a spot in the program
  • Application was unsuccessful

The timing of decision emails will vary. Please refrain from contacting our office to obtain your committee decision or to inquire about placement on the alternate list. Should an applicant decline a spot the next candidate on the alternate list will be notified as quickly as possible.

Admissions Update: April 16,  2020

Grade Requirements for Admission into the Master of Occupational Therapy Program

We hope you are doing well and staying safe during these uncertain times. Current and future applicants to the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences are asked to read this bulletin for important information regarding admission into the program. 
We are aware that applicants have many questions regarding the admissions process and how it will be affected by the COVID-19 situation. Every institution may be dealing with the COVID-19 situation differently as each will have their own processes and policies when it comes to assigning course grades for the 2020 Winter term.  It is very important that students understand the potential implications of choosing or receiving a descriptor such as,  “Pass” or “Credited” versus a letter grade or percentage on current and future applications.
The MOT Program will require graded (letter grade or percentage) coursework to fulfill all admission requirements outlined in the MOT Application Guide found in our admissions hub . The minimum grade of a ‘B’ will be required in all MOT  prerequisite courses in order to be eligible for admission to the MOT program. “Pass” or “Credited” grades will not be considered for meeting any of the MOT Admission requirements other than degree completion. Should your transcript  include a letter grade with a notation indicating it was excluded from your institutional GPA calculation due to COVID-19, that grade will be used to meet admission requirements and GPA calculations for your application.
Your last 60 credit hour GPA will be calculated using only courses with grades regardless of a COVID notation. If you receive a “Pass” or “Credited” grade in a course that you have repeated, we will use the original grade in the course to determine eligibility for a prerequisite requirement (minimum grade requirement of a ‘B’).  
If you require further clarification, please feel free to contact us at: .

Admissions Update: March 25, 2020

The MOT program received 209 applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. The MOT Admissions Committee has met and reviewed the applicant pool. Eighty four applicants have been invited to participate in an online admissions interview on Saturday, April 25, 2020. It is expected that a smaller second round of interview offers will be extended during the week of April 6th after responses have been collected.
Applicants placed on the interview waitlist will receive an email. Waitlist placement will not be disclosed to applicants. If a spot becomes available the next eligible applicant on the waitlist will be contacted by email with an interview time. Applicants that do not receive an interview offer will have their applications closed after the April 25th admissions interviews are complete.
Early decisions will be released to ineligible applicants and those not competitive for the interview waitlist.

Admissions Update: March 18, 2020

Supporting the health and wellbeing of our campus and wider community is our highest priority at this time. A proactive approach is being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Our MOT Admissions Committee is currently working on a plan to conduct on-line admissions interviews on Saturday, April 25th, 2020. More information will be released to candidates invited for the interview in the coming week(s).
We realize this is a difficult time for applicants. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. Updates will continue to be posted on this website as decisions are made. Please check back periodically for updates.
Pamela Wener, Ph.D., O.T. Reg. (MB)
Associate Professor and Chair of MOT Admissions Committee
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences