Important Information for Post-Baccalaureate Occupational Therapy Students, accepted for 2017

Pre-Requisite Course Work

All pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to beginning classes in May. Outstanding items in your student file will impact your ability to progress in the program. It is the student’s responsibility to submit proof of course completion(s) by Friday, May 26, 2017 to Aimee Viggiani at

Essential Functions

Applicants and students are required to be able to perform specified essential functions (with or without reasonable accommodations) in order to enter into the program, to progress through the curricula, and to meet graduation requirements for the OT department. You are expected to read the Essential Functions document and bring a signed copy of the checklist with you to your first class on May 31, 2016. You may also mail a copy prior to orientation to:

Carmela Matthews
University of the Sciences
600 S. 43rd Street, Box 8
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Orientation for Graduate Occupational Therapy Students

Orientation is mandatory for all students. Orientation will provide information about campus, registration, photograph ID, and technology accounts. More information about Orientation will be forthcoming in the spring. A formal orientation typically occurs on the new student’s first day on campus (see below).

Summer Coursework

Overview of Occupational Therapy Practice
Tuesday following Memorial Day, May 30, 2017
Classes held every Tuesday

Wednesday following Memorial Day, May 31, 2017
Classes held every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
3 weeks of the Neurosciences course is held at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine . Further information about this facility will be provided during the first week of classes. Students are expected to provide their own transportation or utilize public transportation to this site.

Housing Options

Summer housing is available on campus for summer classes. Please visit our Residence Life page for more information about on- and off-campus housing options.

Health and Immunization Requirements

To provide a safe and healthy environment at the University, students are required to provide a complete medical history and obtain a health evaluation (i.e. Physical Exam), immunizations, and blood titers for proof of immunity.  You can satisfy these requirements by completing the Student Health Record.

The Student Health Record is to be downloaded, completed, and uploaded to the Student Health Portal by the first week in August for students starting in Summer/Fall 2017.  If you will be residing in University Housing during the summer session, you must submit proof of Meningococcal vaccination (after the age of 16) no later than May 15, 2017.

For questions or concerns, please visit the SHAC webpage or call 215-596-8980.

Financial Aid

Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after October to be considered for financial aid. For outside scholarship information, click here.

Tuition and Fees

MOT students, review your tuition and fee information.

DrOT students, review your tuition and fee information.

Additional Information/Next Steps

  • Join us for a graduate OT accepted student chat and get your questions answered by our admission staff
  • Plan to attend the Graduate Student Social at University of the Sciences. More information and a link to register will be provided by email in February.
  • Join our Occupational Therapy Facebook group.
  • Check your inbox and mailbox for additional accepted student information in April. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call Carmela Matthews, Administrative Coordinator at 215-895-3123.