MOT Admissions Information
The MOT program begins in late May of each year. The application for the 2016 admissions
cycle will open on July 1, 2015. The deadline for the receipt of the application, supporting documentation, and application
fee is November 15, 2015. It is in the best interest of the applicant to apply as early as possible.
1. Online Application
The Merlin Application can be accessed through the following link: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/merlin/. Please make sure that all information on your application is correct before selecting
"Submit." Once you submit the General Information section of the application you cannot
edit any information. If a change needs to be made, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Application Fee
The TTUHSC Application Fee of $40 can be paid through the online application by credit
card. You may also pay by check or money order by selecting the "Money Order" option;
mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601
4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable
to "TTUHSC." Your application will not be considered for admission until your fee
has been paid.
3. Official Transcripts
The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended TTU or TTUHSC, you only need to send official transcripts from
the other institutions you've attended. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from
the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all official
transcripts to the following address:
TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
3601 4th Street MS 6294
Lubbock, TX 79430
4. Official GRE Scores
The GRE is not required for the MOT program.
5. Bachelor's Degree
A Bachelor's Degree is required for admission in addition to the specific prerequisite
courses listed in Section 8.
6. Minimum GPA
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum science prerequisite GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. A competitive GPA is a consideration for admissions.
A grade of C or better is necessary in each required pre-professional course.
7. Observation Experience
Applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 observation hours with a licensed occupational therapist prior to the application deadline. It is in
the best interest of the applicant to complete a substantial number of experiential
hours in occupational therapy, preferably in a variety of settings. This can be acquired
in several ways: volunteer work, paid work and/or observation in occupational therapy
settings/ services. Verification of observation/ experience hours in occupational
therapy practice must be submitted as a part of the application. There is not a specific,
printable form to submit; we suggest tracking your hours on a personal spreadsheet.
8. Prerequisite Coursework
All prerequisite courses must be complete prior to matriculation. It is recommended
that prerequisite courses be taken within the last seven years. No more than 9 hours of prerequisites can be in progress and at least two science
prerequisites must be completed for file to be reviewed. Ap and CLEP credit will not
be accepted for any science prerequisite course. There is no advanced placement, transfer
of credit or experiential learning credit within the TTUHSC MOT Program.
|Anatomy and Physiology
|Physics and/or Biomechanics and/or Kinesiology
9. Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required. One letter must be completed by an occupational therapist. Letters should be completed
by professional personnel who have: (a) observed you during any related volunteer
or paid work, (b) previous or present instructors and/or counselors, or (c) previous
or present employers. Letters of recommendation are submitted online through the Merlin
Application. A recommender's name and email address will be required. Your recommender
will receive an email with a link to our recommendation form for them to submit electronically.
Please do not submit letter of recommendation forms from other institutions.
10. International Applicants
All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. We also
require TOEFL/IELTS Scores for any applicant for whom English is their second language
(scores are considered on a case by case basis). Please refer to our International
Applicants webpage for more information and TOEFL/IELTS exemptions: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/shp/prospective/international_applicants.aspx
Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the professional
program. Individual applications are reviewed once materials have been received; therefore,
it is in the applicant's best interest to complete their application, including submission
of required documentation, as early as possible. Fulfillment of the basic requirements
does not guarantee admission.
Admission interviews are granted by the MOT admissions committee by invitation only.
Competitive applicants are selected for inter views based on a holistic evaluation
of their application and supporting documents (cumulative GPA, prerequisite GPA, volunteer/work
experience in occupational therapy, recommendation letters, and student essay).
Application Submission Checklist
1. Online Merlin Application
2. Application Fee
3. Official Transcripts
4. Letters of Recommendation - Two required
5. Observation Experience (submitted through online Merlin Application)
Immunizations and CPR
Verification of required immunizations and CPR certification must be submitted prior
to matriculation in professional curriculum. CPR certification must be maintained
throughout the professional program. The CPR certification must be in CPR/AED for
the Professional Rescuer (Infant, Child and Adult). Once you are admitted into the
program, immunizations will be maintained by the Office of Institutional Health.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions
and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at