Selecting Your OT Programs

Click “Manage My Programs” to select which schools you would like OTCAS to make your application available to. You can add as many programs as you like as long as their individual deadlines have not passed.


Check the Program’s Deadline Requirements

Consult each program’s Program Material page for an overview of a program’s important dates and instructions. REMEMBER: Submitting alone does not complete your application; processed transcripts are also required. Once your application is completed, it can take up to FOUR WEEKS to be verified.

Determine Your Eligibility

Research the program’s requirements and/or prerequisites and determine if you are eligible to be considered. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, contact the program directly. OTCAS does not verify prerequisites and requirements. As long as your OTCAS application is completed correctly we will forward your application to your selected programs, regardless of whether or not you are eligible for admission.


1. Click “Manage My Programs” on the left-hand side of the Application Dashboard to add schools to apply to.

2. Select the “Full Programs List” tab to search for an OT program. You can filter the list by school name, state, start term, and/or deadline, or you can scroll through the entire list.

3. Select the blue plus symbol PLUS BUTTON to the left of a program’s name to add this school to your program list. Select the UNDO BUTTON button to the right of the school entry to remove it. Please note that the application requires you to have at least ONE program selected at all times. If you wish to remove a program and you only have one selected, you will need to add a second program before the UNDO BUTTON option will appear for the first.

4. Once you have selected a program, it will appear on the “My Program Selections” tab AND under the “Program Materials” section of the application. You will be required to complete the “Program Materials” section before you can submit to this program. Please see the “Program Materials” section of our instructions for information on how to complete this section.

5. Before submitting, LOOK OVER YOUR PROGRAM LIST CAREFULLY. THEN CHECK IT AGAIN. You may edit your programs list until you Submit and pay for your application.

WARNING: Once you submit your application, you are committed to applying to the programs you have selected and NO programs can be removed. OTCAS can NOT give a refund if a selection was made in error, nor can we transfer the payment to another designation.

6. After you submit, you can continue to add programs to apply to, as long as their deadline dates have not passed.