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 the Promotion to Professional Sequence Form below.  The form opens on the Monday students return from Thanksgiving break. 
  • Also provided is a link with detailed information on How to Complete the Promotion to Professional Sequence Form.  Please review this carefully as you are completing the form.
  • Additionally, there are links for the Technical Standards form and the UB Curriculum form.    
  • The Technical Standards form must be completed by all applicants.  Please read it carefully, select the one statement that best applies to you, sign and date the form.
  • The UB Curriculum form is to be completed by those students who entered the University at Buffalo in the Fall of 2016 and afterward.  Students who entered the University at Buffalo before Fall 2016 should complete the General Education Course requirements form which is part of the Promotion to the Professional Sequence form.
  • The Technical Standards and the UB Curriculum forms must be returned to Jaclyn Levesque.  You may return them in person, by mail (see address below), or the forms may be scanned as a PDF file and emailed to Jaclyn Levesque, jl388@buffalo.edu.
  • If you mail the forms, send them to:     Jaclyn Levesque, Rehabilitation Science Department, 513 Kimball Tower, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214-3079.

What Happens After Application?

  • Students who submit the Occupational Therapy Promotion to Professional Sequence Form will receive a confirmation email from the program indicating that their application has been received.
  • All 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, personal statement, and the evaluation from the volunteer hours form.
  • Students are notified of the admission committee’s decision by the end of March. 

Questions About Applying?

For questions regarding the PPS application process contact
MaryAnn Venezia, program coordinator, at  venezia3@buffalo.edu.

For questions regarding the PPS form, and additional forms, contact Jaclyn Levesque, Admissions Coordinator at jl388@buffalo.edu .