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Roberts Wesleyan University offers Early Acceptance Programs (EAP) with several partner institutions. Students applying from these schools may secure a seat in the OTD program as early as their sophomore year in college. 

Current Partner Institutions:

  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • Southeastern University

EAP Details:

  • Eligible candidates who meet the OTD Admissions Criteria at partner institutions are encouraged to apply!
  • Each partner institution has limited spots allotted for each EAP enrollment cycle (September - March). Roberts will select top applicants each academic year. 
  • Those who successfully interview and hold a 3.0 GPA will be offered conditional acceptance to the OTD program.
  • To move from conditional to full acceptance, EAP students must have completed their bachelors degree, observation hours, and subsequent prerequisite work prior to the start of the program.
  • Students will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Occupational Therapy by Roberts after successful completion of the program curriculum
  • Students who are not granted a reserved seat could still be considered for admission in the next EAP cycle or their final year of undergraduate education.

Applying to the EAP program:

  • Students may apply directly to Roberts for free at roberts.edu/applynow.
    • For EAP consideration, students must initially submit:
      • Online application
      • Official transcripts
      • Short-answer essay
      • Academic recommendation
  • Applications open early September and close March 1 of each year.
  • Interviews are offered on a rolling basis. Students will be notified of their EAP Admission status by March 1 or sooner, after the student has completed their interview.


Feel free to schedule an individual appointment with Stephen Robson, Admissions Coordinator, or: Call/Text: 585.454.9265 | Email: OTD@Roberts.edu