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MSOT Early Acceptance Plan

Current Milligan undergraduate students may be eligible for the Early Acceptance Plan (EAP). You may apply as early as your Junior year.

  • Locks in tuition rate for the year you apply/are accepted
  • Take 1 course in your senior year if you apply as a junior (lighten your load during grad school)
  • Any major eligible (prerequisites are required, suggested majors increase chance of acceptance)

Requirements & Process

  • Be finishing your bachelor’s degree at Milligan University.
  • Complete the prerequisite requirements for admission
  • Bachelor’s degrees can be in a variety of academic areas, some of which include exercise science, human relations, development, sociology, biology, and psychology
  • Complete the EAP process described below (EAP students do NOT have to complete the application in OTCAS, also a cost savings)
  • Complete and document a minimum of 40 hours observing occupational therapists in a variety of clinical settings

What We Look For

  • GPA of at least a 3.0 or higher (average accepted is 3.6); transfer students must have a 3.3 GPA (unless you have a completed semester from Milligan)
  • Good diversity in observation hours and more than 40 is a plus (average accepted is 100)
  • Good letters of reference

How to Apply

  1. By Oct 1 (juniors and seniors), complete and submit the EAP application»
  2. Request transcripts from all colleges attended (including Milligan)
  3. Submit 2 references using the online form
  4. Complete and submit observation hours form by mailing the form or submitting with your EAP application
  5. Submit a page listing your professional and personal honors with your EAP application


Contact Stacy Shankle to learn more about Milligan OT and the EAP program.

Stacy Shankle
Admissions Recruiter for Healthcare Programs