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ASOT OTD Program Student Handbook

The Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT), Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Program Student Handbook is the policy and procedure resource specific to this program. This handbook aligns with the Spalding University Student Handbook and Catalog.

Application and Admission into the ASOT OTD Program

Please visit the link provided below which will take you to the ASOT OTD admission requirements web page. The information contained on that web page includes application deadlines, how to apply, admission requirements, and other application-related information.

Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression

All students applying for admission to the ASOT OTD Program and subsequently for progression through the program must be able to meet all course performance outcomes.  The Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression described in the document below must be reviewed by each student upon admission to determine whether reasonable accommodation or modifications are necessary.  If reasonable accommodations are required, the student must request such services from the Dean of Students, per University policy as stated in the University Catalogue of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies on Students with Disabilities.

Spalding University Accessibility Services

Spalding University is committed to ensuring equal access to university programs for students with disabilities. Accessibility Services provides academic assistance and support for students covered by the American Disabilities Act or ADA. The ADA utilizes a three-pronged definition of disability.  For the purpose of coverage under the ADA, a person with a disability is defined as an individual who:

1. Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or
2. Has a record or history of such an impairment; or
3. Is perceived or regarded as having such impairment. 

Accessibility Services is committed to making the learning environment “accessible” for all students who meet one or more of the aforementioned definitions of disability. For any ASOT OTD student who has or suspects he/she may have a learning, emotional, or performance difference that may affect his/her education or safety, please contact the Spalding University Dean of Students or the Director of Accessibility Services. By taking this important step, ASOT OTD program faculty and staff will be equipped with the necessary information to create on- and off-campus learning experiences that support the student's accessibility needs as described in his/her unique letter of accommodation provided by Accessibility Services.

Therefore, any student who, because of a learning challenge or disability, may require special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible to make such accommodations as may be necessary. Students must provide current written verification of the need for such accommodations from the Office of Accessibility Services. You can contact the office at [email protected] 502-873-4169 or Accommodations cannot occur retrospectively. Accommodation letters must be updated annually (each academic year) through the Office of Accessibility.

Estimated Schedule of Costs

The items included within the attached document represent projected costs for students enrolled in the ASOT OTD program. These costs are based on the Spalding University schedule of costs for each academic year or are the estimated cost for items not represented on the University schedule. Please see attached document for details.