Application Process

IMPORTANT: Please review the eligibility requirements carefully. All students must be graduation-ready to be eligible for enrollment.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program accepts applications one time a year, starting late summer and closing in early fall. These applications are processed during the fall semester.  Those students who have been selected will begin the program during the following spring semester.

Effective Spring 2020 a wait list will be instituted for those applicants not accepted for enrollment in the Spring 2020 cohort. Those not selected for Spring 2020 will be given an enrollment number and projected semester of entrance. Instructions will be given for maintaining enrollment eligibility.


The application form for the cohort entering Spring 2020 will open at midnight on August 25, 2019, and close at 11:59 pm on October 6, 2019.


All applications are submitted online.  The application itself is very short and includes personal information and a place to upload required documents,

Effective during the Spring 2020 application cycle, all applicants, including those from prior years, must submit a completes Course Verification Form at the time of application. This form must be verified by a Los Rios counselor. Applicants must have all official transcripts from college outside the Los Rios District (ARC, CRC, FLC, SCC) and related course substitution forms on file with the SCC Admissions & Records office prior to meeting with a counselor. Any courses listed on the document “Transfer Your Courses” do not need a course substitution form. Any supporting documents requested are required to be in PDF format only. Students should read instructions carefully. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a program information meeting prior to applying.

Per California education law, when there are more applicants than seats available, participants are accepted by random selection. A complete and qualified application is required to be entered in the random selection.

During the Spring 2020 application cycle, those students who submitted a complete and qualified application in sequential years prior have their name entered to equal the number of year applied.  Only eligible applications received in consecutive years will be eligible for additional entries.

After the Spring 2020 application cycle, qualified new applicants will be randomized and added to the wait list.

Notifications are sent approximately six weeks after the close of the application period. The first 30 students are notified that they have been selected and that they must complete additional requirements by a given due date in order to retain their eligibility for the program.  Five additional students are notified that they are on standby in the event a seat becomes available prior to the beginning of the spring semester. Finally, all remaining applicants will be notified of their enrollment number and projected year of enrollment.  It may not be possible to notify all applicants of their status on the same day.

All correspondence is done via e-mail.  Please do not contact the department asking where your application is in the process.  Based on program staffing, this inquiry greatly delays the overall completion of application review, selection, and notification.  All applicants are asked to comply with this request.

Note:  The program retains the right to over-enroll by no more than 10% of the published 30 applicants accepted, for enrollment management purposes.

Click on Application for further detail information, forms, and instructions.

See Application on the navigation bar above to find the application form. It is only available during the application period.

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