General admissions timeline

Mid-July – OTCAS and VCU Graduate Admissions open for the next Admissions Cycle. Both OTCAS and the VCU Supplemental Information Application undergo yearly maintenance in June and early July, so please wait until mid-July to start your application. See the OTCAS website for opening date.

November 1 – The last date to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to ensure scores are received for review by the Dec 1st application deadline. 

November 1 – Early Decision Admission Deadline

Mid-November- January 15 – Notification of Admission Decisions for Early Decision Applicants (If all prerequisites have been completed prior to the Fall semester Early Decision applicants are notified before December 1. If the Graduate Admissions Committee is awaiting verification of Fall grades notification of Early Decision acceptance will take place from late December to mid-January)

December 1 – Regular Admission Deadline. OTCAS, VCU Supplemental Information Application and application fee (paid to VCU Graduate Admissions) must be submitted.

January 15 - mid-April – Regular Admission Offers of Acceptance

Third or Fourth Friday in March and First or Second Friday in April 1:00-4:30 PM (exact dates to be determined): Open Houses for Accepted Applicants

Late May/First week of June – Orientation and classes start

June - August – Summer semester of OCCT 580: Introduction to the Profession of Occupational Therapy and OCCT 589: Advanced Functional Anatomy