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Application Requirements / Enrollment Eligibility

To enroll in the Occupational Therapy Assisting (OTA) program students must be eligible for graduation with the exception of OTA coursework and have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. Courses passed with a grade of “P” or “CR” will be calculated into the student’s GPA as a “C” grade.

Steps to Apply to OTA

Please review the eligibility requirements above carefully. All students must be graduation-ready to be eligible for enrollment.

  1. Apply to Sacramento City College.
  2. Attend an OTA information session.
  3. Submit a Course Substitution Petition for any OTA Program Course taken outside the Los Rios Community College District and not included on the OTA Course Equivalency Chart.
  4. Provide official college transcripts for any college outside of the Los Rios Community College District (American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake or Sacramento City Colleges) to the Admissions and Records Office to be placed on your record prior to applying to the program.
  5. Complete a Course Verification Form prior to application.
    • Instructions. Read over the Course Verification & App Instructions very carefully before you complete this form.
    • Verification. The form must be verified by a Los Rios counselor. To ensure you and your counselor have enough time to verify courses during your appointment, fill in your form prior to your meeting.
  6. Read the Required Commitment for Completing the OTA Program and the Essential Functions Required of Allied Health Students
  7. The Occupational Therapy Assistant online application is open twice each year:
    • Fall 2024: Applicants apply between midnight on August 21 and 11:59 pm on October 15.
    • Spring 2025: Applicants apply between midnight on February 15 and 11:59 pm on April 15.
    • Note: 
      • Students with an In Progress course taken during the Summer semester course must wait to apply until after grades have been posted to their transcript.
      • Students with Fall In Progress coursework must show proof of enrollment at the time of application and submit proof of successful completion at the end of the semester to retain eligibility.
      • Waitlisted courses cannot be counted for in-progress coursework.

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