Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) 4+2 Direct Admission

All majors and minors are welcome to apply for direct admission. Students are encouraged to pursue degree options that support their interests. Direct admission students earn their undergraduate degree, then earn a Master of Occupational Therapy.   

Students with direct admission must meet all MOT progression standards at the time of application to the graduate level, and earn their undergraduate degree prior to beginning the MOT program mid-May.   

Recommended High School Coursework (grade of ‘C’ or better)

Application Process

  1. Apply to Carroll University
  2. List Occupational Therapy as your first choice program and your intended Bachelor's degree as your second choice major. Doing so will allow you to automatically be considered for direct admission.
  3. Submit the following items to complete the application process:
    • Official high school transcripts through the sixth semester
    • Senior class schedule (recommended)
  4. Indicate Early Action or Regular Decision on your application (see explanations below)
    • Be sure to provide your preferred email address for direct admission notifications.
    • Notification of general acceptance takes approximately 1-3 weeks and is done on a rolling basis throughout the year. Students accepted to Carroll who list OT as their major are automatically considered for MOT direct admission.

Occupational Therapy Early Action (EA) – Highly Suggested

Occupational Therapy Regular Decision (RD)

Accept Your Direct Admission Seat

Submit your intent to enroll and deposit to confirm your direct admission seat.
Review and submit the Direct Admission Intent to Enroll Form, which will include Progression Standards.
Candidates offered direct admission after May 1 have 10 business days from the time of acceptance to submit their intent to enroll and $400 deposit


November 1
Early action offers begin for those accepted to the university. Additional offers will be made on a monthly basis.

March 1
Deadline for accepted early action students to confirm their direct admission seat.
Regular decision offers begin (space permitting).

March – August
Additional direct admission acceptance notifications offers continue as space permits.

Carroll University students with direct admission status must satisfy all MOT program prerequisite requirements and earn their bachelor’s degree prior to advancing into year one of the graduate program.

Progression Standards

Please refer to the Carroll University catalog for more information regarding progression standards for this program.

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