Freshman Admission Entry Option - Accelerated Pathway to the DrOT

Our accelerated pathway to the DrOT degree provides you with a BS in Health Sciences after 3½ years of full-time study and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) after an additional 2½ years of full-time study. No additional application to enter the professional phase is required for students who have declared occupational therapy as their major. Students in the accelerated BSHS/DrOT program who achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a program specific cumulative GPA of 3.00 (all courses with an OT prefix and prerequisites for the DrOT program) are guaranteed a place in the professional phase of the occupational therapy curriculum typically beginning in May of the third year of study at USciences.

Application Process

We are excited that you are interested in attending University of the Sciences!

Please take these steps to apply:

Apply using either our USciences application or the Common Application - We accept both. You may submit a paper application for a fee.                

Then:

  1. Submit your official high school transcripts from all high schools you have attended. A list of senior year coursework must be present.
  2. Send us your SAT or ACT scores. Or both. We super-score, so we will use the exam you perform best on.

USciences test codes:
ACT: 3671

SAT: 2663

  1. Submit an essay at least 250 words, on a topic of your choice, or a previously graded paper. If you’re using the Common Application, any of the prompts will satisfy the essay requirement.
  2. Submit a letter of recommendation. Up to two additional letters may be submitted. You can use our recommendation form.

All materials can be uploaded via the USciences application or the Common Application

You may also mail materials:

Admission Office
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Deadlines

USciences is rolling admission - we accept qualified applicants throughout the year, and until the class is filled. The sooner you apply, the better your chances will be of gaining Admission. Only complete applications can be reviewed.

Contact:

Admission Office

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810

Email:

admit@usciences.edu