Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

In addition to the standard college admission process, students are accepted into the Occupational Therapy program based on a ranking point system. In order to be considered for admission into the program, the student must:

  • Submit the completed application for admission or eform and all required admission documentation by July 15.
  • Must submit copies of all college transcripts with program application.
  • Complete all prerequisite course requirements.
  • Furnish two letters of reference from medical and/or teaching professionals.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Have completed a minimum of 10 hours observation in the occupational therapy field, or interview of two (2) OT practitioners in different fields following the COVID-19 ADDENDUM.

After program acceptance, the student must submit a completed physical examination which includes the complete Hepatitis B series, all college transcripts included Del Mar College and a current card of completion in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers which must be maintained throughout the program. Upon enrollment, the student must pass a background check and drug screen test, at student's expense, for security clearance and continued enrollment in the program.

Further information will be provided for accepted applicants during the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program orientation.

Contact the program director for further information at (361) 698-1845.


  • ENGL 1301 Composition I
  • BIOL 2404 Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
  • HPRS 1006 and HPRS 1004 or HPRS 1106 and HPRS 1204*

*Available as online course(s)

Point System

After all admission criteria have been satisfied, a point system will be utilized for selection. The students will be ranked by points accumulated and the top 20 ranked students will be selected for the Occupational Therapy Assistant class. The 21st through 25th students will be alternates.

Former Education

  • Degree earned from a regionally accredited institution (5 pts)

Cumulative GPA

Points earned equals GPA multiplied by 5 (maximum possible 20 pts)

  • HPRS 1006 or 1106 Medical Terminology
  • HPRS 1004 or 1204 Basic Health Professional Skills (Both = 5 for A scale)


Completed with a grade of: A = 5, B = 3, C = 2

  • ENGL 1301 Composition I (5 max)
  • BIOL 2404 Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology I (10 max)
    • Or BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (5 max)
    • and BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (5 max)
      • Must complete both A&P 1 and 2

Program Curriculum

Completed with a grade of: A = 5, B=3, C=2
  • PSYC 2301 General Psychology (5 max)
  • PSYC 2314 Human Growth and Development (5 max)
  • Humanities/Visual Performing Arts (5 max)
  • SPCH Speech Elective (5 max)

Work Experience

  • OT Aide 6 months full time or 12 months part time (2 points, other 1 point)

Residency Status

  • South Texas Resident (1 point)

Page last updated June 14, 2022.

Contact Information

Department of Allied Health
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2820
(361) 698-2811 fax

Windward Campus, HS2-128
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405