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 4 years of full-time study and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) after an additional 2 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 3.00 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!

Apply online. Applications are free.


  1. Submit your official high school transcripts from all high schools you have attended. A list of senior year coursework must be present.
  2. Be sure to complete one of the Common Application essay prompts.
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation. Up to two additional letters may be submitted. You can use our recommendation form.
  4. Submission of SAT and/or ACT scores is optional. We superscore, so if you choose to submit SAT and/or ACT scores we will use the exam you perform best on. SAT/ACT scores will only be used to put a student in a better position to be considered for acceptance.

    USciences test codes:
    ACT: 3671
    SAT: 2663

All materials can be uploaded via the Common Application. If you plan to submit SAT and/or ACT scores, they should be sent directly from Collegeboard and/or ACT.

You may also mail materials:

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


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.


Admission Office

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 130

Mailing Address:

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


888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810