Promotion to Professional Sequence

Promotion to Professional Sequence is the process by which OT intended majors apply for admission to the professional sequence of the program. Students must be admitted to take professional sequence courses in occupational therapy.

Who Should Apply for Promotion to Professional Sequence?

  • UB students enrolled as OT intended majors who wish to continue in the five-year BS/MS program and will have completed all required prerequisite courses by the end of the spring semester. 

When Should I Apply for Promotion to Professional Sequence?

Students are expected to submit their applications by Jan. 15 of the year in which they plan to begin the professional sequence. If Jan. 15 is a holiday or falls on a weekend, the application will be due the next business day.

How Do I Apply for Promotion to Professional Sequence?

  • Complete this application, which opens at the end of the fall semester. You may submit the application after the final grades for the fall semester are completed. 
  • Students who plan to include transfer courses on their application form must make sure that the courses have been evaluated and articulated with UB. If a given transfer course has not been articulated with UB and you plan to use such a course in your application form, you must follow the procedure on the Transfer Articulation and University Requirements at UB System (TAURUS) to obtain articulation.
  • As soon as they are available, official transcripts of all spring grades from prerequisite courses taken outside of UB must be mailed to:

    MaryAnn Venezia
    Occupational Therapy Professional Program
    Department of Rehabilitation Science
    501 Kimball Tower
    University at Buffalo
    Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

What Happens After Application?

  • Students who submit an application to the Promotion to Professional Sequence in occupational therapy will receive a confirmation email from the program indicating that their application has been received.
  • These forms are reviewed by the OT Professional Program Admissions Committee. Promotion to the professional sequence of the program is competitive based on the strength of the application including (but not limited to) grades in prerequisite courses, volunteer reference and personal statement.
  • Students are notified of the admission committee’s decision by the end of March. 

Questions About Applying?

Review our list of frequently asked questions.

For questions regarding the PPS application process contact
MaryAnn Venezia, program coordinator, at (716) 829-6742 or

For questions regarding the PPS form, contact Jaclyn Levesque at for assistance completing the application.