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Transfer Guide: Pre-OT

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.

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. 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 email - 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. 

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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 Course Title Credits
PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY:121 Developmental Psychology* 3
PHI:105 Ethics 3
MAT:156 Statistics  - SAU requires a minimum grade of C 3
BIO:157 Principles of Biology 3
HSC:113 Medical Terminology 2
BIO:168 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO:173 Anatomy & Physiology II 4

*Courses which articulate to SAU at the 300 level or above will not count as upper division credit at SAU. 

SAU Contact Person:
Brandi Ahlers, Admissions Transfer Counselor

Updated November 2014