Admission to the OTA program is selective and limited to assure that the number of students enrolled in the program is proportionate to the available instructional and clinical resources.

Step 1: Apply to Cayuga as a new, degree-seeking student

Step 2: Apply to Cayuga’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program

We are no longer accepting applications for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program for the Fall 2017 semester.

The next semester to apply for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the Fulton Campus will be the Fall 2018 semester. The postmarked deadline for your application and supporting materials (see below) is March 1, 2018. Applications will be available October 2, 2017. Refer to program requirements and deadlines for more information.

You are encouraged to first enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences / Math & Science A.S. program, which provides you with the opportunity to complete prerequisites and select required courses for the OTA degree.


  • Must complete and submit a Cayuga Admission Application and an OTA program application, including official transcripts.
  • Applications received by the March 1 deadline will take priority. Applications will continue to be reviewed after March 1 until the program is full.
  • Two professional references are required by the March 1 deadline.
  • Applicants not accepted must reapply to be considered for admission the following year.