Step One

Apply to the Graduate School

You must first apply to The Graduate School. Applications for The Graduate School will open July 21, 2022 and close at 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2022. No applications submitted after the December 1 deadline has passed will be reviewed.
The MOT Program offers an early decision option for applicants who consider JMU to be their top choice and who have completed all admission requirements. Application timelines for Early Admission and Regular Admission are listed below.

  • Early Admission: Due by 11:59 pm on August 19, 2022
  • Regular Admission: Due by 11:59 pm on December 1, 2022

Follow these instructions to apply to The Graduate School.
Submit your application and the $60 application fee to the JMU Graduate School. If you cannot afford this fee, you may apply for a graduate application fee waiver. For additional information about JMU’s Graduate School application process, visit their website

  • After completing the Graduate School application, download this document and save it as a PDF file.  You need to upload this to your OTCAS application in Step 2.

See the next step for information regarding how to submit your evaluations (letters of recommendation), unofficial transcripts, personal statement, and Exposure to OT Practice (observation hours/OT online shadowing experiences) directly to OTCAS, as noted in the step below. DO NOT submit these documents in the JMU Graduate School application.