Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) PC-OTD Program

  • When does the PC-OTD Program begin?

    Students matriculate into the program at the end of August each year.

  • When is the application deadline?

    The PC-OTD Program operates on a rolling admissions process. The application cycle begins in late July and prospective students are evaluated and interviewed until the class is full.

  • When should I apply to the program?

    It is highly recommended that you submit application materials early in the admissions cycle to ensure timely consideration of your application. Prospective students who are identified as strong candidates for the program will be invited to interview for a seat in the cohort. Students who successfully complete the interview process will be admitted to the program until the cohort is full. A wait list will be established after all seats in the cohort have been filled.

  • Do I need to complete all of my prerequisite requirements before I apply?

    No, you do not need to complete all of your prerequisite requirements prior to submitting your application. The PC-OTD Program is able to offer students conditional acceptance based on the understanding that the student will complete any remaining prerequisite requirements prior to matriculation into the program. The admissions coordinator will audit student files prior to matriculation and notify students of any outstanding requirements.

  • What makes an applicant competitive?

    The PC-OTD Program uses a holistic admissions process. Prospective students are considered through a multi-faceted evaluation process, to include academic ability, understanding of the profession, work and volunteer experience, leadership roles, interviews, references, and community service activities.

  • Do I need to take GRE?


  • Are classes in the PC-OTD Program online or in-person?

    Classes take place Monday through Friday in-person, on campus.

  • What is the average class size?

    Each cohort will contain a maximum of 30-35 students. Labs will be divided into 15 students per 1 instructor to enhance student learning.

  • What is the student to faculty ratio?


  • Does PC offer graduate housing?

    PC does not offer on-campus housing for graduate students; however, there are houses and apartments available in the area for rent. Most students who wish to live in Clinton are able to find housing.