In response to COVID-19, we have made modifications to our application information for Fall 2021. Please review our updated application requirements below.
Both OTCAS and Puget Sound-specific requirements are listed here. Unless indicated otherwise, all requirements should be submitted via OTCAS.
o Interview an occupational therapist (cannot be an OT faculty person)
o Explore resources about OT on the AOTA website (www.aota.org)
o Interview a client or family member/caregiver of a client who has had occupational therapy services
If you have another activity that you have completed that you feel has helped you understand the breadth and depth of occupational therapy, you may email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm the activity.
We recognize that due to COVID-19 restrictions it may be difficult to do an observation in an OT setting or to obtain a recommendation from an occupational therapist. For applicants applying for Fall 2021, we will take references from an employer or a faculty person. We ask that you choose someone who is able to speak to the following:
o Your ability to be successful in a graduate program
o Your ability to work as a healthcare provider
o Your work ethic
Puget Sound will accept GRE scores from tests taken at home.
However, given the challenges many have faced in recent months adjusting to COVID-19 restrictions, the access to and/or stress of taking standardized testing may not be the best representation of a student’s academic preparation and commitment to excel in graduate school. As a result, we are offering students the opportunity to choose to respond to two short essay questions in lieu of submitting standardized test scores.
The choice of which to submit is yours. Our goal is to provide you with options to show that you are prepared for the rigor of graduate school and to put your best foot forward in your application.
GRE ALTERNATE QUESTION 1
Describe how you have prepared yourself for the rigors of graduate school, academically and/or with scholastic/professional behaviors . Be specific. (200 words)
GRE ALTERNATE QUESTION 2
Describe any past academic challenges related to reading, writing, mathematics/calculation, and/or problem solving. What strategies do you anticipate using to minimize these challenges in graduate school? (200 words)
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