Application Process for Spring 2021
OTA Program will be accepting applications for Spring 2021 from
8/24/2020 to 9/25/2020
SPRING semester - a randomization selection process (lottery).
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.
Step 2: Download and complete the OTA application. Incomplete application will not be reviewed and will be returned. (See Sample Application below)
Step 3: Obtain official high school transcripts (for applicants without an AA/AS or BA/BS degree awarded from an accredited United States Institution). Please note an official high school transcript may be necessary for official AP score.
Step 4: Ensure satisfactory completion of all prerequisite courses, or their equivalents, with a grade of "C" or better. A letter grade of "C-" is not acceptable. Applicants
must have completed all prerequisite courses and the grades must be
posted to their official transcript before submitting an application.
a. Applicants with AP Exams taken in lieu of a prerequisite course must have a
score of 3, 4, or 5 on the AP test. Submit a copy of the official AP Score
Report with the application. Official score on an official high school transcript
will be accepted.
Step 5: Obtain official college transcripts from every college attended and include them in the application packet. DO NOT send the transcripts directly to Admissions & Records and DO NOT submit unofficial transcripts in your packet. Transcripts must be in sealed envelope from the college.
Step 6: Mail the application materials in one sealed envelope (9" x 12") to the OTA program by the deadline.
Santa Ana College
ATTN: Dawn McKenna-Sallade; OTA Program Application
1530 West 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Sample Application WITHOUT Bachelor's Degree.pdf
Sample Application WITH Bachelor's Degree.pdf
Step 7: 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
- Provide CPR (BLS for Healthcare Providers) certification from American Heart Association
- Obtain professional liability insurance
- Provide documentation of various medical immunizations:
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
TB Skin Test (1 Step)
Completed DTP Series or Tdap Booster
- Report of Medical Screening
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.