Apply to the OTA Program

Applications for Fall 2018 are Open.  

Steps to Apply to the OTA Program:

Applying to the Middle Georgia State University Occupational Therapy Assistant program is a two- part process.

  1. You must apply to Middle Georgia State University and be a current student for the fall semester that you plan to begin the OTA Program.
  2. You must apply to the OTA Program. Acceptance to MGA does not guarantee acceptance into the OTA Program.

A. First, apply to Middle Georgia State University

  1. You should apply to the university prior to completing the OTA Program application. In order to apply to the university, you must complete the Middle Georgia State University application and the Immunization Form available online at www.mga.edu/admissions.  You may also contact the admissions office at 478.934.3103.
  2. You must apply to MGA for the semester in which you plan to begin taking courses. If you are not planning on taking your core at MGA or have completed your core at another school, be sure to apply for the fall semester 1) of the year in which you are applying to the OTA Program.
  3. You must have official high school transcripts and transcripts from ALL colleges & universities you have attended sent to Middle Georgia State University. These must be official transcripts and must be sent to MGA from the institution(s) you have attended. There is no need to send an additional copy of transcripts directly to the OTA Program. Transcripts should be sent to the following address:

    Middle Georgia State University
    Office of Admissions
    1100 Second Street, SE
    Cochran, GA  31014

  4. If you are taking courses during spring semester that you want to transfer to MGA, transcripts must be received by the Registrar’s Office no later than May 31st. If those transcripts are not received by May 31st and they contain grades for courses required for admission into the OTA program, those courses will not be considered, which could affect your eligibility and/or acceptance to the OTA Program.
  5. Contact the admissions office at 478.934.3103 to find out the deadline for admission to MGA.

    The application deadline to the OTA Program is May 15th of the year for which you are applying. To be considered for acceptance, you MUST have been accepted to MGA by this date. It is recommended that your university application and transcripts be sent to MGA by April 1st to avoid any delay in your application status. Acceptance to Middle Georgia State University does not guarantee acceptance to the OTA Program.

B. Second, apply to the OTA Program

  1. In order to be considered for acceptance to the OTA Program you must:
    1. Be a current student at MGA for the fall semester of the year in which you are applying (if you have not taken classes at MGA recently, please check your status with the Registrar),
    2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
    3. Have completed BIOL 1114K (Anatomy and Physiology I) with a grade of “C” or better.
    4. Have completed all learning support courses.
  2. Submit two (2) References.
    • Print the Academic or Professional Reference Form found on this webpage.
    • Academic Reference Forms may be completed by a faculty member either at MGA or from another accredited college or university who has taught you in the classroom within the past year.  If you have not taken face-to-face classes within the past year, the Professional Reference Form may be completed by a current employer or supervisor with accurate knowledge of your work performance.
    • All reference forms must be signed and emailed to from the work email of the individual completing the reference.  References will not be accepted from student accounts, gmail accounts, or any other platform that does not identify the individual as having the required knowledge of the applicant.
  3. Any questions concerning the OTA application process should be directed to Jamie Loyd, OTA Administrative Assistant, 478.934.3057 , or Betsy McDaniel, OTA Program Director, 478.934.3402 .
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