Admission Requirements:

  • Confirmed acceptance to Middle Georgia State University by May 15 th
  • Completion of any required university placement tests and learning support courses
  • Completion of BIOL 1114k (Anatomy and Physiology I) with a letter grade of “C” or better. Completion of an additional 8 credit hours of the required core courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students must earn a letter grade of “C” or better in all required courses. (Total completed credit hours must equal 12 or more.)
  • Students with Academic Renewal status must complete at least 12 credit hours before the AR-GPA is considered.
  • Essential Competencies Policy: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures the qualified applicant with a disability has the opportunity to pursue program admission at public institutions. To determine whether an individual is a qualified applicant for programs or services, the ADA states that applicants must meet essential competency requirements. Essential competencies include critical thinking, communication, interpersonal skills, mobility, visual, hearing, and tactile abilities. The ability to observe, collect data and treat a patient independently, while ensuring patient safety at all times is an expectation of the OTA Program at Middle Georgia State University for all students. A list of essential competencies and explanations is available here.
  • Students may have no more than one unsuccessful attempt in any health science program.

Application Process

The application deadline to the OTA Program is May 15th of the year for which you are applying. To be considered for acceptance, you MUST have been accepted to MGA by this date. It is recommended that your university application and transcripts be sent to MGA by April 1st to avoid any delay in your application status. Acceptance to Middle Georgia State University does not guarantee admission to the OTA Program.

1. apply to Middle Georgia State University

  • You should apply to the university prior to completing the OTA Program application. In order to apply to the university, you must complete the Middle Georgia State University application and the Immunization Form available online at You may also contact the admissions office at 478.934.3103.
  • You must apply to MGA for the semester in which you plan to begin taking courses. If you are not planning on taking your core at MGA or have completed your core at another school, be sure to apply for the fall semester of the year in which you are applying to the OTA Program.
  • You must have official high school transcripts and transcripts from ALL colleges & universities you have attended sent to Middle Georgia State University. These must be official transcripts and must be sent to MGA from the institution(s) you have attended. There is no need to send an additional copy of transcripts directly to the OTA Program.
  • If you are taking courses during spring semester that you want to transfer to MGA, transcripts must be received by the Registrar’s Office no later than May 31st. If those transcripts are not received by May 31st and they contain grades for courses required for admission into the OTA program, those courses may not be considered, which could affect your eligibility and/or acceptance to the OTA Program.
  • Admissions can help you with the MGA application process

NOTE: The OTA program does not accept transfer credits for OTA courses nor does it award credit for work experience. Transfer students should contact Admissions with questions about transferring core courses. Transfer information can also be found here.

2. apply to the OTA Program

  • Complete and submit the application below
    • In order to be considered for acceptance to the OTA Program you must meet all of the admission requirements listed above.
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    • The application is only open from September 15 – May 15. If it is not visible, then the application period is closed.
  • Submit two (2) References.
    • Print the Academic or Professional Reference Form found on this web page.
    • Academic Reference Forms may be completed by a faculty member either at MGA or from another accredited college or university who has taught you in the classroom within the past year. If you have not taken face-to-face classes within the past year, the Professional Reference Form may be completed by a current employer or supervisor with accurate knowledge of your work performance.
    • All reference forms must be signed and emailed to Betsy McDaniel at from the work email of the individual completing the reference. References will not be accepted from student accounts, gmail accounts, or any other platform that does not identify the individual as having the required knowledge of the applicant.
  • Questions concerning the OTA application process should be directed to Angela Brice, SOHNS Administrative Assistant, 478.471.2783 or , or Betsy McDaniel, OTA Program Director, 478.934.7476.

Apply to the OTA Program

Application Opens on September 15 th and Closes on May 15 th