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NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Grand Valley State University

Program: Occupational Therapy (Grand Rapids campus and Weekend/hybrid)

Occupational Therapists work with clients having physical or mental disabilities, to enhance their independence in day-to-day functional activities.

Professional Program Admission Criteria

Phase I

  1. Deadline January 15th
  2. Academic achievement: Students must have a 3.0 GPA in preprofessional courses and in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  3. Recommendations letters (two), including a registered occupational therapist and a professor who can comment on your academic performance. Letters must be submitted on university forms
  4. Documented volunteer experience for a minimum of 50 hours, under the supervision of an occupational therapist
  5. Completion of the Achievement Summary Form
  6. Bachelor's degree required
  7. Official transcripts
  8. Graduate application
  9. UC Contact Phone: 231-995-1785

Phase II

  1. On-site writing sample
  2. Group interview
  3. Interview with faculty

At GVSU, the Occupational Therapy Program is a six-year program culminating in the completion of a Master's Degree. Upon successful completion of the requirements for an undergraduate degree, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree with a major generally in the science or psychology area. Students may choose any undergraduate degree and major as long as the requirements for OT are met. Occupational Therapy certification, however, is not available until completion of the Master's Degree requirements.

GVSU Occupational Therapy Program | OT Application Process | GVSU OT Transfer Guide

Basic Requirements

The following courses will complete requirements for an Associate in Arts degree, and most of the general education requirements from GVSU. Students are strongly encouraged to stay in contact with a GVSU advisor for any program updates.

NOTE: Both a Global Perspective and a U.S. Diversity course are required to receive a bachelor's degree from GVSU. NMC courses that transfer as Global Perspective or US Diversity can be chosen from Humanities or Social Science and wil double count. For example, ANT 113 will count as both a Social Science and a Global Perspective class. Refer to GVSU's general education guide:

Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED."

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition




GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 263, ENG 271, FRN 202, GRM 202, HST 228, HST 235, HUM 116, PHL 121, PHL 122, SPN 202.

GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 212, HST 213, HST 225, MUS 111.

Select a total of 6 credits representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities »


Natural Science


BIO 227 Anatomy and Physiology I


BIO 228 Anatomy and Physiology II


Select a course, not BIO, from Group 1 Natural Science list »


Social Science


PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology


PSY 211 Developmental Psychology


PSY 250 Abnormal Psychology


GVSU Global Perspectives requirement (select one course here or one course under Humanities): ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132, PLS 211.

GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement (select one course here or one course under Humanities): SOC 201, SOC 220.

Select a total of 6 credits representing 2 departments from Group 1 Social Science list »




MTH 131 Intro to Probability and Statistics


Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2018

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