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Application Process

The OTA Program will be Accepting Applications for the
Spring and Fall 2018 semesters from 
August 28, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. through September 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Step 1: Apply to Santa Ana College to o​btain a student identification number.
Step 2: Download and complete the OTA application.
Step 3: Obtain official high school transcripts if you do not hold an AA/AS or BA/BS degree from an accredited United States Institution.
Step 4: Ensure satisfactory completion of all prerequisite courses, or their equivalents, with a grade of "C" or better. Applicants must have completed all prerequisite courses and the grades must be posted to their official transcript before submitting an application
Step 5: Obtain official college transcripts to be included in the application packet. DO NOT send your transcripts directly to Admissions & Records and DO NOT submit unofficial transcripts in your packet.
Step 6: Demonstrate completion of the Math graduation requirement. Students need to have either completed the Level III Math placement test at Santa Ana College or provide official transcripts demonstrating completion of an Intermediate Algebra course, or higher, with a grade of "C" or better. This requirement does not pertain to students that hold a Bachelor's degree.
Step 7: Deliver your application materials in one sealed envelope to the OTA program by the deadline.
You may deliver your application in person to: 
Room T-209 Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Until September 25, 2017.
You can mail your application to:
Santa Ana College
ATTN: Michelle Parolise; OTA Program Application
1530 West 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Applications must be postmarked by September 26, 2017.
Step 8: This is only for students who have been accepted into the program. Once accepted about 2 months prior to starting the program students will be sent information asking them to complete the following:
  • Background check via CastleBranch
  • Obtain professional liability insurance
  • Provide documentation of various medical immunizations
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Hepatitis B
    • TB Skin Test (1 Step)
    • Completed DTP (Tdap) Series
    • Influenza Shot or Declination​​

NOTE: It is the students responsibility to maintain a current email address with the OTA office as this is our primary method of contact with potential students. The OTA program will not make multiple attempts to reach potential students due to inaccurate contact information being on file. 

Application Materials:
Not Available

Admission Information:

All completed applications that meet the OTA requirements will be entered into an unbiased random selection process (much like a lottery). Information such as GPA, work experience, or observational hours will not be taken into account.

For A Transcript Review:
Counselors​: Maria Rios and Jenette Lona
Phone: 714-564-6254​​
Note: Students that hold a Bachelor's degree from this country have already met the English and Communications prerequisites. 

Financial Aid Questions:
Phone: 714-564-6242


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