OTD students

Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Fall 2024 Application Deadlines 

Early Admission: December 1.
After December 1, we will continue to accept applications for admission on a rolling basis.

Regular Application deadline: Rolling. 
We expect to enroll our incoming class by May, 2024. However, we will continue to review applications beyond that date if necessary to enroll the most highly qualified students possible.

Two Options to Submit

  1. Our FREE WNE application 
    WNE Application
    Please select the following options:
    Application: 2024 College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Applied Program: Doctor of Occupational Therapy
    You will be attending: Full-time
    Entry Term: Fall 2024 (PHARM/OTD)

  2. Apply through OTCAS
    OTCAS Application 
    Please select Western New England University

    If you decide to submit your application through OTCAS, keep in mind that all transcripts, including your WNE transcript must be sent directly to OTCAS. The transcript verification process through OTCAS can take up to four weeks. Your application will not be considered complete until your status shows as “verified” in OTCAS. 

You can feel excited about the opportunities that await you at Western New England University!

Students will complete their Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree in less than 3 years in our 8 - semester program.  Students will attend 8 consecutive semesters during fall, spring, and summer. All students completing their doctor of occupational therapy degree at WNE will experience the roles of a reflective practitioner, a transformative leader, and an innovative designer by designing and implementing a Doctoral Experiential (DEx) project. 


In December, 2019, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) granted the WNE OTD Program accreditation for the maximum length of time through academic year 2026/2027, for having achieved full compliance with the academic standards. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is located at 6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD  20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.