Application Evaluation - Occupational Therapy
How many applications are received and how competitive is acceptance?
UT Health San Antonio receives a large volume of completed applications annually. Total numbers of applications varies per year. Applicants are welcome regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability. For 2016 class statistics, please refer to the chart below.
How do I make myself more competitive?
As with other universities or colleges, higher GPA’s make a more competitive candidate. The goal is for candidates to be competitive and academically prepared to successfully handle the demands of the MOT program curriculum. However, the admissions committee does not base its decision solely on grade point averages. It evaluates the application packet holistically. Therefore, the quality and quantity of academic preparation, strong letters of recommendation, occupational therapy shadowing experience, community service activities, leadership evidence and awards are all a part of the evaluation process.
What are the average statistics of admitted students?
Although it varies per year, please see the entering 2016 MOT class statistics below.
|Number of applicants in 2016||493|
|Average number of shadowing hours||150|
|Average number of community service hours||40|
|Prerequisite GPA||3.0 - 4.0 GPA; average - 3.6 GPA|