OTA Dismissal Policies

Dismissal may occur for the following reasons:

  • The student in an Occupational Therapy Assistant program exceeds greater than 18 hours of theory absence, exceeds 16 hours of Lab absence, exceeds 2 days of Level 1 fieldwork absence in a term, exceeds 3 days of absence in a Level II fieldwork, or Level II fieldwork and fails to provide sufficient or acceptable documentation for the absences.
  • The student has multiple tardies or early outs or is a no-show, no-call at a facility.
  • The student commits an ethical violation in, or related to, the fieldwork facility.
  • The student who does not complete all fieldwork requirements within a maximum of 1 Ā½ times beyond the normal length of the program will be dismissed and required to reapply for admission and repeat the Occupational Therapy Assistant program as a new student.
  • The student commits an unsafe practice in the fieldwork facility.
  • The student fails a fourth (4th) course.
  • The student that is previously dismissed due to four (4) course failures, and re-enrolls into the Occupational Therapy Assistant program and fails a 2nd course
  • The student does not remediate a failed course in 3 attempts within 21 days or before the start of the next term, whichever is shorter. The student must take one attempt per week or the attempt is forfeited.
  • The student does not remediate a failed term exit exam after 3 attempts or before the start of the next term.
  • The student does not pass the Program Exit Exam with a minimum required score of 80%, and is unable to obtain 80% through remediation via the remediation policy. Only one (1) remediation attempt is permitted for the program exit exam. Should a student fail the remediation attempt for the program exit exam they must repeat the OTA 2060-Phase II Review course, which may require dismissalĀ  from the program, before repeating the course.
  • The student does not complete a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of community service by the end of the program.