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Transfer Assistance Guide

EICC: Clinton, Muscatine & Scott Community College St. Ambrose University - Master of Occupational Therapy   This Guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. Use this guide with an EICC A.A. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Additional information about this major can be found here. 

Note:  This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICC.  For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor.    Dual Admission Program:  As soon as you have been accepted to Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community College, you may participate in the St. Ambrose Dual Admission program by completing a SAU application and indicating your intended date to transfer. Through Dual Admission you will receive SAU advising support while earning your associate's degree, plus you can attend SAU home athletic events and Galvin Fine Arts performances, plus use the Physical Education Center and career development services at no cost.  Students who apply for the Dual Admission program prior to completing 30 credits toward an associate's degree are eligible for a special $1,000 scholarship when beginning fulltime studies at St. Ambrose.  Click here for information on Dual Admission   

Transfer:   Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status, provided the student has earned at minimum a 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA).  Note:  It is recommended that as you select courses for your associate's degree, general education coursework should include a philosophy course.  SAU also has a Health/Physical Education graduation requirement which can be met by completing PEH:109 Personal Wellness.    Provide documentation - on official letterhead and signed by a registered occupational therapist or sent directly from their e-mail - of 50 hours of volunteer OT experience completed within the past 5 years in at least two different OT settings.  Applicants may receive some credit from employment in an occupational therapy setting with approval from the MOT program.   Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis. Click here for Course Equivalencies. SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech and math courses.  

Foreign Language:  SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.  

  EICC courses that will fulfill prerequisites for SAU Master of Occupational Therapy:
EICC Crse Title Credits SAU Crse
PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSYC 105
PSY:121 Developmental Psychology 3 PSYC 305*
PHI:105 Ethics 3 PHIL 207
MAT:156 Statistics  - SAU requires a minimum grade of C 3 STATS 213
BIO:157 Principles of Biology 3 BIO 101
HSC:113 Medical Terminology 2 HS250 (1 cr at SAU)
BIO:168 BIO:173 Anatomy & Physiology I  AND Anatomy & Physiology II 4 4 BIOL 202 + 204
 
 Courses which articulate to SAU at the 300 level or above will not count as upper division credit at SAU. +Bio 168 and 173 must be transferred together. 
 

 SAU Contact Person:   Brandi Ahlers, Admissions Transfer Counselor  563/333-6310 AhlersBrandiJ@sau.edu