1. Read the catalog.  Students enter or re-enter the OTA program under the catalog in effect at the time of admission or re-admission to the program.
  2. Contact an advisor in the OTA Program and Student Services.
  3. Submit an application to the University (if necessary) and to the OTA Program by April 1 for consideration for the fall semester.  Applications are valid for a limited time.
  4. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have official high school transcripts (or GED Certificate) and college transcripts in the Admission Office by the required date.  Transfer credit is awarded only by the Registrar.
  5. Enrollment in the program at all levels is limited.  Completion of pre-admission requirements and courses up to the desired level of admission (advanced standing or transfer) does not mean automatic acceptance into the program.
  6. Applicants who have completed the prerequisites courses and University placement tests/developmental courses and are in good standing in the University are “qualified” and screened by SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ONLY by the OTA Program Admissions Committee.  Applicants in good standing who are currently enrolled in prerequisites are considered only if the program is not filled by applicants who have completed the prerequisites.
  7. The committee ranks “qualified” applicants using the following criteria:
    1. GPA of prerequisite courses (not including developmental courses).
    2. Previous enrollment in the program or another similar program in another institution.
    3. Date of application in case of a tie.
  8. Applicants not accepted must reapply and reenter the applicant pool.
  9. Following completion of the coursework, students will spend 16 weeks in clinical affiliation (OT 260 and OT 262) to gain skills in the practice of occupational therapy.  THESE EXPERIENCES ARE MANDATORY AND WILL REQUIRE OUT OF TOWN TRAVEL AND HOUSING EXPENSES. Upon completion of the clinical affiliations students will return to campus for the OT seminar (OT 250L) to ensure continuity of application all fieldwork will be completed within 20 months following completion of academic preparation.
  10. New Mexico Occupational Therapy Practice Act provides for possible denial of the licensure to persons convicted of a felony.
  11. The New Mexico Occupational Therapy Practice Board cooperates with Human Services - Child Support Division in enforcement of the Parental Responsibility  Act.
  12. Occupational Therapy is a physically demanding career which may expose the practitioner to a variety of illnesses.  It is recommended that admitted students arrange to have the Hepatitis B vaccine.  Such immunization is the student’s responsibility.
  13. Proof of health status tests and immunizations (rubella immunity, MMR vaccination, current TB skin test) as required by clinical agencies are the responsibility of the admitted student.  Current Adult, Infant and Child CPR certification, valid through the entire year, will be required at the beginning of the second year of the program.
  14. Eastern New Mexico University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its programs, activities, or employment.  Persons seeking additional information about the University’s non-discrimination policy should contact the Director of Affirmative Action, ENMU-Roswell, P.O. Box 6000, Roswell, NM 88202-6000.