Students can be admitted to the pre-OT track directly from high school, so you should plan to apply during the fall of your senior year. To apply for pre-OT for the fall 2016 semester, you should complete an application for admission from Drake University's Office of Admission. In order to be considered for pre-OT, you must list pre-OT as your primary major on the application along with a secondary major in case you are not admitted to the program. There are no official GPA or test score requirements for the pre-OT track, although applicants are required to submit test scores from either the ACT or SAT. Competitive applicants take a rigorous and challenging curriculum throughout high school and demonstrate leadership and involvement both inside and outside the classroom.
It is important to remember that completing the pre-OT track does not guarantee admission into the professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program. The pre-OT track includes several benefits that will help to enhance their application to the professional program. These benefits include