With over 650 applicants and only 120 available seats, admission into our program is very competitive. We receive several hundred very competitive applications each year and it is unfortunate that we have to ultimately refuse so many of them.
Due to the volume of applications and the comprehensive, academically challenging nature of the OT program, all applicants meeting the application requirements are first ranked based upon the admission GPA. We then review the entire application and select applicants who present a history of academic success and strong supporting documents.
However, while an applicant may demonstrate a competitive GPA, meeting the admission GPA in a particular year does NOT guarantee admission. All aspects of the application are reviewed to ensure a proper fit with the program and the OT profession.
Successful applicants present applications with extremely strong supporting documents that demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of the profession and a compelling desire to be an Occupational Therapist based on their personal, academic and/or professional backgrounds. This should be most clearly defined in the Letter of Intent and supported by reference letters.
Due to the very competitive nature of admission it is strongly recommended that serious applicants apply to more than one OT school in Canada.