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Registration information for Occupational Therapy Students

Occupational therapy doctorate students will register according to their class regardless of the total credits completed. Students will register at the following days/times:

  • Current O2 students will register on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 am
  • Current O1 students will register on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7 am

It is your responsibility to track your degree progress and follow the registration policies and procedures. Prior to registration you should review your curriculum guide and degree audit to determine the courses you need to complete during the spring semester. If you have questions or concerns, please contact

OTD 253 Special Topics

OTD 253: Special Topics is a required occupational therapy course that must be taken in the fall or spring semester of the second professional (O2) year. O2 students who did not enroll in a fall 2023 section must enroll in a spring 2024 section. When a section is full, it is full; permission will NOT be granted to override the seat capacity in any section. 

To search for OTD 253 section:

  • Access Self Service from the myDrake Student Home page under Commonly Used Applications
  • Select "Registration and Schedules" on the Registration card
  • Select the appropriate term
  • Type and select 'Occupational Therapy Doctorate' in the "Subject" field and enter "253" in the "Course Number" field
  • Select "Search"
  • Results should provide a list of all OTD 253 sections offered in the specific term
  • Review course capacity, class meeting days and times, etc. to be sure seats remain open in the preferred section
  • Select the "Add" button to the right of the preferred section and click "Submit" at the bottom of the page
  • The class will update to a green 'Registered' status if it was successfully added to your schedule

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