Apply to Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS)

Step two: involves applying to the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OT CAS). To complete this step, you must complete the OT CAS general application and select James Madison University’s Master of Occupational Therapy Program. Remember to complete this step before the due date.

Who needs to complete this step?

All applicants must complete this step.

Before you visit OT-CAS, organize what you need to complete this step

  • Your contact information and information about your experiences
  • OT-CAS Personal Statement
  • Contact information for three people who will complete evaluations (references) for you
  • PDF of your JMU Graduate School Application
  • Documentation of OT Exposure
    • JMU Exposure to Occupational Therapy Verification Form
    • Virtual Shadowing

How to complete this step:

  • First, go to the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OT-CAS) website.
  • Next, hit the “create an account” button and follow the instructions on the OT-CAS website.  
  • Then complete the General OT-CAS Application: this information is accessible to all programs in OTCAS by.
    • Enter/upload all required information in the My Application page and pay the fee.
    • Complete the OTCAS personal statement and evaluations (references).
  • Then, complete the Program Specific Component: Select James Madison University Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program and enter or upload the following information into the JMU program-specific “Documents” section. 
  • PDF of your JMU Graduate School Application
  • Contact information for three people willing to complete evaluations (references) in support of your application
  • OT Exposure information: submit documentation of Virtual OT Shadowing and/or the JMU Exposure to OT Verification Form

Important Information

Your application must be verified by OTCAS by January 10, 2024. Visit OTCAS for more information about verification.


If you need assistance navigating the OT CAS site or completing the general OTCAS application, contact OT CAS directly.
If you have questions about JMU-specific requirements, email the JMU OT Program directly.

Remember to complete the remaining steps and remember, all four steps need to be completed on or before the due dates.

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