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Important Admission Dates



2015-16 Admissions Cycle for Fall 2016 Entry


Early Admission

Early Admission is available to applicants who desire early consideration for admission. While all applicants are invited to apply for early admission, only the most exceptional candidates will be offered admission at this time. Candidates who are invited to interview but are not accepted through this early process may have their admission decision deferred for later consideration.
     • Early Admission Application deadline: October 1, 2015
     • Interview Day: Friday, November 13, 2015 for invited candidates
     • Decisions Announced:  by December 11, 2015
     • Reply Date for Accepted Candidates:  January 5, 2016

Priority Admission

Priority Admission is available to applicants who desire consideration for admission prior to regular admission. It is possible that the entering class may be filled by candidates who apply through Early and Priority Admission. Candidates who are invited to interview but are not accepted through priority admission may have their admission decision deferred for consideration with the regular pool of applicants.
     • Priority Admission Application deadline: December 1, 2015
     • Interview Day: Friday, January 29, 2016 for invited candidates
     • Decisions Announced:  February 12, 2016
     • Reply Date for Accepted Candidates:  February 26, 2016

Regular Admission

     • Regular Admission Application deadline: February 1, 2016
     • Interview Day: Friday, April 1, 2016 for invited candidates
     • Decisions Announced:  April 15, 2016
     • Reply Date for Accepted Candidates:  April 29, 2016

OTCAS Open and Close Dates

July 17, 2015 – Application to the OTD program at Belmont University open through OTCAS for Fall 2016 entry.

February 1, 2016 - OTCAS Final Application Deadline for Belmont University - deadline for applicants to submit all application materials. The OTCAS application must be complete by this date. In addition, official GRE scores must be received by Belmont.

Academic Update

Mid-December – The OTCAS Academic Update opens. You cannot make edits to your coursework section until the AU window is open to you.

Mid-February – The Academic Update closes. You cannot edit your courses after this date. OTCAS will no longer accept AU transcripts. If your AU transcripts will not be available from your college/university's registrar until after mid-February, mail an unofficial grade report directly to Belmont University School of Occupational Therapy. (Do NOT send unofficial transcripts or grade reports to OTCAS).

Prerequisite Completion Deadline

All prerequisite courses must be successfully completed and final official transcripts sent to Belmont University Admissions Office before June 1. Accepted candidates who do not meet this deadline will forfeit their seat in the entering class.

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