Application Requirements for Fall 2020

Priority Application Deadline: February 14, 2020

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NSCC Online Application for Admission

Submit the online application for the year for which you are applying; regardless of whether you are a new or current student (a previously submitted application does not count).

 

Mandatory Info Session Attendance Form

Upcoming dates are available by visiting the Mandatory Information Session page. When you attend the session, you will be given an attendance form to upload to your application.

 

Biology Requirement

Complete one of the following options:

  • BIO211 with a grade of C or higher 
  • BIO101 or BIO105 with a grade of C or higher (no time limit)
  • TEAS version V or VI - Science section score of 50% or higher (no time limit)
  • LPN Certificate (no time limit)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science (no time limit)
  • One of the following within the past 5 calendar years:
    • High School Biology with a C or higher
    • CLEP test with a score of 50 or higher
    • AP Biology Test with a 3 or higher

 

ATI TEAS Exam

The ATI TEAS exam is preferred to be taken at NSCC.  Students whose score reports reflect that they have tested more than two times or at another location other than NSCC must also submit an official TEAS transcript from ATI. Additional charges may apply.

Applicants are limited to two attempts within a year (September 1 - August 31), regardless of the testing site and program to which they are applying.

Each of the following sections are required to be taken: Reading; Math; Science; and English - and all scores will be included in the review process.  A minimum score of 69% in Reading must be achieved in order to apply.  

 

Essay

A word-processed essay must be uploaded for the year in which you are applying:

Please state why you would like to pursue an Occupational Therapy Assistant career and what qualities do you feel would make you a good candidate for our program.

 

Communications Proficiency

There are many ways to demonstrate communications proficiency. If you have demonstrated proficiency with your SAT scores or Accuplacer testing from another institution, please upload that document to your application.  If you have demonstrated proficiency with your high school GPA or with college level courses, this will be updated upon review of your submitted materials.

 

Math Proficiency

There are many ways to demonstrate math proficiency.  (See link below.)  If you have demonstrated proficiency with your SAT scores or Accuplacer testing from another institution, please upload that document to your application.  If you have demonstrated proficiency with your high school GPA or with college level courses, this will be updated upon review of your submitted materials.

 

High School Transcript or GED score report

Upload a copy of your high school transcript or GED score report.  If you previously submitted the transcript or score report and attended classes within the past 5 years, then Enrollment likely has it on file.  You can confirm by emailing: jmuse@northshore.edu

 

Official transcripts from all Colleges or Universities previously attended

All official transcripts from previously attended Colleges/Universities must be submitted directly to NSCC and uploaded by Admissions staff.  If the College/University will give an official transcript directly to you, then have them do so but do NOT open the envelope.  Hand-delivering it to Enrollment is the most efficient way for you to ensure that receipt of transcripts do not hold up your application.  If you have previously submitted transcripts and have since completed courses or are currently registered for courses, then you need to submit an updated transcript.

Transfer students from another accredited Occupational Therapy Program must also provide:

  • an official transcript proving enrollment in Occupational Therapy courses within the last 3 years.
  • course syllabi from all previous Occupational Therapy courses.  Additional documents can be emailed to: jmuse@northshore.edu

NOTE: an informational meeting may be required by the Department Chairperson

 

 

Resume

Submit a resume highlighting your academic, extracurricular and work history along with any health and/or human service related experience.

 

Program's Student Handbook

Read the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Student Handbook in its entirety.  By signing the bottom of the page, applicants attest to having done so.  The Student Handbook can be accessed in the Library on the Lynn or Danvers campus or on the website.

 

Supplemental Information

Supplemental requirements for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program is available online and must be printed, initialed, signed, and uploaded as a requirement upon submission of the application.

OTA Policy page

 

Accelerated Option of Study

 

Course Requirement Information

(Accelerated Option of Study ONLY)

To be considered for the Accelerated Option of Study, you will need to provide details in your application on the successful completion (final grade of C or higher) of ALL of the following college level courses (no time limits); OR provide information on how these courses will be completed by the end of the summer session at NSCC:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Composition 1*
  • Composition 2 Elective*
  • Introduction to General Psychology*
  • Human Growth and Development* (Must cover life span from birth to death)

* Indicates courses you may get credit for by passing certain examinations.  Further information about credit

 

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