Why Choose St. Andrew’s University?
- Enter as a freshman and gain direct admission into the OTA program
- Enjoy small classes, labs and seminars where you receive personalized attention from faculty
- Faculty bring real life clinical experience into your classes to help you reach your career goals and aspirations
- Enhance your critical thinking skills with a liberal arts education. The curriculum is designed to combine coursework in the arts, humanities and sciences in addition to
your occupational therapy professional studies.
- Studies show that teamwork across clinical specialties improves patient outcomes. The unique nature of the program includes rich interprofessional experiences so that you
can expand your intellectual skills and stand out as an expert clinician in the field.
- Students who live in residence halls tend to perform better academically and are more engaged on campus.
- Join a dynamic pre-professional degree program that has diverse career opportunities and high career placement rates
Admission requirements reflect the structure of the program as a four-year bachelor of science. Students who have demonstrated successful completion of the following courses in high school tend to be most successful with completing the rigorous academic requirements of an occupational therapy academic program:
• 2 yrs of math
In addition, recommended admission requirements include
• SAT scores (combined) at least 1080 (ACT score 18
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at SAU requires a separate application to the Professional Phase of the BSOTA Program.
A student MUST successfully complete all foundational courses, after which, the applicant is eligible for application and admission to the professional phase of the BSOTA Program, which contains the clinical courses offered during the third and fourth years of this degree.
Students must meet minimum application requirements and complete an “Intent to Apply” by declaring Pre-OTA status during the first semesters of the foundational phase
Pre-OTA Status – Foundational Phase (First 2 Years)
Core OTA Program – Professional Phase (Last 2 Years)
Estimated Program Costs and Fees
|Current Cost||BSOTA Program
2020 – 2022
2022 – 2024
|Tuition||56, 088.90||59, 504.70|
|Books||2, 131.50||2, 261.32|
|Fees||2, 030||2, 153.63|
|OTA program additional Fee (Core only)||1, 000|
|Room & Board* – freshman, sophomores’, juniors required (includes double room standard residence hall, 23 meals/week, fees)||20, 909||10,927.27*|
|Science Laboratory Fee, per course $49||100||150|
|Student Health Insurance* (Adjusted Annually for Cost)||4, 250||4, 250|
Illustration based on a 3% increase annually, however fees are subject to change.
*Off-campus, transfer and commuter students may apply for exemptions/room and board credit
Specific BSOTA Program Costs
Criminal Background Check, Drug Screen, Immunization Tracker – $105
Physical – $100
OTA Program Uniform – $150
Name Tag – $5
Drug screen recheck as required by specific sites – $40
Background recheck as required by specific sites – $25
Student OTA Membership – $75/year
CPR/BLS Certification – $75
Professional Liability Insurance (per school year) – $20
Financial Assistance & Scholarships
The institution provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate academic and co-curricular merit and financial need to assist them and their families in meeting the cost of attendance. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid early in their Institutional choice process by calling 910-277-5778 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of all institutional financial assistance programs is to help academically qualified students benefit from the educational programs. Most financial assistance is determined by a combination of the student’s academic and co- curricular records and financial need. Students who demonstrate exceptional academic or athletic ability may qualify for certain academic or athletic scholarships and grants regardless of demonstrated financial need. Financial assistance can be a combination of institutional funds, state & federal funds, grants, scholarships, work-study, and other loans.
Comprehensive Scholarship awards are available for all incoming students. Examples of scholarship awards include:
- In State & Out of State Academic Scholarships
- Graduate School Alumnae Scholarships
- Transfer Student Scholarships
- Pre-OTA (for students assigned to the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 core only)
- Equestrian Competitive Scholarships
- Equestrian Club Scholarships
- Honors Scholarship
- Athletic Scholarships
- Therapeutic Horsmanship
Click here for a comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities or speak to your admissions counselor regarding financial assistance.