To be considered for admission to the occupational therapy program, applicants must complete the following pre-admission courses with a grade of B- or better. All courses must have been completed within ten years of the application deadline except in the case of Statistics, Anatomy and Physiology, and Neuroanatomy, which must have been completed within five years of the application deadline. Visit pre-admission courses for more information. If you have previously taken these courses at another university, please note that all pre-admission substitutions must be pre-approved before the submission of your application. All pre-admission coursework must be completed and submitted to OTCAS by the June 10th application deadline with the exception of Neuroanatomy if taken at EMU. Neuroanatomy at EMU may be completed during the summer session of the application period. Submission of your application with courses older than the deadlines identified above, uncompleted courses, or courses that do not fulfill the requirements, will result in your application being denied.
Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 251 and BIO 252 )
Neuroanatomy (BIO 330 )
Statistics (choose 1 - EXSC 205 , PSY 205 , SOCL 250 , STAT 170 , STAT 360 , STAT 370 , STAT 571 , STAT 573 , or STAT 574 )
(AHPR 200 )
Human Growth and Development (choose 1 -
DTC 261 , EDPS 225 , IHHS 260 , or NURS 261 )
Introductory Psychology (PSY 101 )
Abnormal Psychology (PSY 360 )
Introductory Sociology OR Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (choose 1 - ANTH 135 or SOCL 105 )
All pre-admission courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Pre-admission courses may be taken at traditional four-year universities or community colleges. Both traditional classroom settings and online courses from these institutions are acceptable. Advanced placement credit consideration will be provided for Introductory Psychology and Statistics only. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
All pre-admission courses (including associated labs) must be completed with a minimum grade of “B-.” For pre-admission courses with separate final grades assigned for Lecture and Lab sections on a transcript, a minimum grade of “B-” is required in both sections. There is no averaging of these grades together. For applicants enrolled at institutions that use a combined letter grading scale (such as “AB” or “BC”), all pre-admission courses must be “A,” “AB,” or “B.” Receiving a grade of “BC” or lower does not meet the minimum grade requirement.
For applicants enrolled at institutions that use a numerical system for grading, all pre-admission courses must have a grade of at least “2.7”. Receiving a grade of “2.5” or lower does not meet the minimum grade requirement. No pre-admission course may be taken as “credit/no credit,” “pass/fail,” or “advanced credit,” as a grade must be assigned.
Completing Courses at Eastern Michigan University
Please review the information below if you are interested in completing the pre-admission coursework at EMU.
Apply to and be accepted as an Eastern Michigan University student as an undergraduate student (second bachelor’s degree).
Please see emich.edu/admissions for general requirements and the application. Submission of official transcripts from every institution from which the applicant received credit, is required. (International Transcripts - Post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report. See International Admission Checklist for additional information. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the evaluation completion.)
Admission to the University is not a guarantee of entry into the OT program.
Course Waiver, Advanced Placement, or Testing Out
Complete every pre-admission course according to the information on this page. No pre-admission course waivers are allowed. There is no testing out of any pre-admission course requirements. Exams, personal experiences, and work history are not approved to satisfy prerequisite course requirements. Advanced placement courses/credits are accepted for statistics and introductory psychology only.
Successful completion of all pre-admission courses fulfills one of the minimum requirements necessary to apply to the EMU OT Program. The EMU OT Program makes the final determination as to whether a pre-admission course requirement has been met. Applicants are cautioned that transfer equivalency lists may not reflect the EMU OT Program’s acceptable pre-admission courses. Course equivalency review may take up to 4 weeks and should be planned for accordingly.
Coursework Outside the US - International Applicants
All applicants to the EMU Occupational Therapy Program with non-U.S. post-secondary educational credentials (taken any college/university courses) must submit an evaluation of all non-U.S. post-secondary education using one of the four approved evaluation services noted on the International Admissions website. A “Detailed” Report (course-by-course evaluation) and the US –equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) is required. Please visit the International Admissions website for details on how to submit the evaluation request and obtain an EP application form.
Applicants who do not possess a Bachelor’s degree from a post-secondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must take and pass the TOEFL with a score of 84 or better. No tests other than TOEFL will be accepted. Applicants must report their TOEFL scores in their application by June 10, and an official TOEFL score report must be sent to the EMU Occupational Therapy Program. All international applicants are expected to understand and meet all other eligibility requirements for admission to the EMU Occupational Therapy Program and the Graduate School. Please see the Graduate School’s website for additional information. For questions about residency/visa or financial requirements, please contact the Office of International Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.