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Admissions Requirements

Both high school graduates and college transfer students may apply for admission to the Occupational Therapy program at the Brooklyn Campus. The following are required for consideration to become a degree candidate.

  1. High school students must have a minimum high school average of 85 and a minimum combined SAT score of 1000 to apply as a Pre-Occupational Therapy candidate. They must complete 64 credits of prerequisite course prior to entering the professional phase of the program.
  2. In order to maintain status as a Pre-Occupational Therapy candidate and to apply to the professional phase of the program, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in liberal arts and sciences courses (grades below a C are not acceptable in prerequisite courses).
  3. Freshman and transfer applicants must complete two (2) applications:

    (a) All applicants must apply for admission to Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Please apply online at My LIU or use the Apply Now link in the top navigation bar. For more information on the admissions process, visit the Office of Admissions Web site.

    (b) Occupational therapy specific admissions application. Submit your occupational therapy application to the following address:

    Department of Occupational Therapy
    Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
    1 University Plaza, Room HS 512
    Brooklyn, NY, 11201-537

  4. Internal students (undergraduate students) only need to complete the occupational therapy specific admissions application.
  5. Internal students and transfer students must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0. A 3.0 minimum cumulative grade-point average also is preferred in the prerequisite science courses. (Science grades more than 10 years old are not acceptable.)
  6. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required. Applicants need to submit their official transcripts at the Office of Admissions. Please use the following address:

    Office of Admissions
    Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
    1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 11201-537

  7. Three (3) letters of recommendation on departmental reference letter forms are required. These recommendations should be provided by individuals who can comment on any of the following areas: the applicant’s academic background, their volunteer or community service, and/or their professional experience. Submit your letters to the following address:

    Department of Occupational Therapy
    Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
    1 University Plaza, Room HS 512
    Brooklyn, NY, 11201-537

  8. A minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work with a licensed occupational therapist is required. Candidates need to submit a letter from the occupational therapist or the facility confirming their volunteer work.
  9. A written statement is required (2-page limit) to provide a rationale for the decision to become an occupational therapist.
  10. An interview with an adviser from the occupational therapy faculty is required, after which, a candidate will be asked to write a short essay answering a question pertaining to the field of occupational therapy