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Admissions Information for August 1st, 2019 Application Deadline

EMU OT Scholarships

The EMU OT Scholarship information can be found here.

Group Information Sessions

Portfolio Application deadline is August 1, 2019

A $35 Administration Fee will also need to be submitted with the portfolio. This can be paid through check or money order made out to the EMU Occupational Therapy Program.

After a review of portfolios, selected applicants will be notified and will begin classes in Winter 2020.

Each applicant to EMU's program MUST submit a portfolio of information.

Information sessions are designed to help you understand what content must be included in your portfolio and what criteria you must meet in order to be selected as a student.  You can attend information session in two ways:  

1. Register for a group information session (times listed below.)

2. Closely review the webinar at the link below.

Potential applicants are required to attend an information session prior to scheduling an individual appointment with the occupational therapy intent advisor. Students who complete their information session via webinar must watch the entire webinar in order to make an appointment.

After attending an Information Session follow the Required Content Guidelines for Portfolio for detailed information about application requirements and required pre-requisite courses.

Group Information Sessions will be held on the following days. Please RSVP to Sharon Holt, OT Intent Advisor at OT_Intent_advising@emich.edu to reserve your spot at a Group information session. For directions to Rackham Hall or the Halle Library as well as available parking lots please refer to the campus map.  

  • Wednesday May 29, 2019 12-1:30pm Rm 224 Rackham Hall
  • Wednesday June 19, 2019  12-1:30-pm Rm 224 Rackham Hall
  • Wednesday July 17, 2019  12-1:30pm Rm 300 Halle Library (note different room number)
  • Wednesday August 28, 2019  5:30-7:00pm  Rm 224 Rackham Hall

Watch the August 1, 2019 application webinar here. 

For all group and webinar sessions please have the following handouts available to you:  

Please submit Portfolios and Administration Fee to:

Eastern Michigan University
School of Health Sciences
313 Marshall Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197


For questions about the Admissions Portfolio contact Sharon Holt, OT Intent Advisor at OT_intent_advising@emich.edu or call 734.487.3398.



Beginning in 2020 the EMU Occupational Therapy Program will be utilizing the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application System (OTCAS).  

The OTCAS application deadline will be June 10th, 2020. 

Pre-admission coursework, observation/volunteer hours, GRE, references, and the application form will remain the same with only small updates to integrate with the OTCAS system. 

Further information and a new webinar outlining the process will be coming soon.


The Occupational Therapy Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096