The program accepts applicants for full-time study from the
freshman year. Students are admitted directly into the program
and do not have to reapply for admission to the upper division.
Admission requirements reflect the structure of the program as
a five-year bachelor of science and master of science degree
In order to be eligible for direct acceptance into this program,
students must submit proof of the following criteria:
- Combined SAT scores of at least 1,000 (or ACT score of 21).
- A high school average of at least 85 percent.
- High school rank in the upper half of the class.
Students who do not meet these criteria are encouraged to
apply to the Career Discovery Program and apply to the Occupational Therapy program after successfully completing one full-time semester.
Although D'Youville does not mandate that letters of
recommendation or a letter of intent to study a specific discipline
be included with the application, students applying to O.T.
are strongly advised to include these documents with their
Students must also demonstrate successful completion
of the following high school courses: two years of math,
one year of biology, and one year of chemistry. Physics is
strongly recommended. Students who have not taken high
school chemistry will be considered for admission with the
understanding that a college preparatory chemistry course must
be taken before beginning the curriculum. Students are strongly
encouraged to gain competence in word processing before
entering the program.
Approximately 36 students are admitted to the program each year as freshman. These students are selected from the pool of applicants on the basis of the above criteria. Late applications are processed on a space-available basis.
- Students who have been out of high school for more than five years need not submit SAT scores.
- Selection is based on high school average and class rank.
- Transfer students are accepted on a competitive, space-available
basis in either the first or second year of the B.S./M.S. program.
- A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) is required to apply.
In order to register for any O.T. courses, students must have been
formally accepted into the program.