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Thanks for visiting our admissions blog! Here we hope to address questions that are frequently asked from applicants and to clarify any aspects of the application and admissions process that may be complicated or confusing. As always, please feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions you may have, or leave questions here in the comment section and we will be sure to answer them. We look forward to hearing from you.


Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh

GRE Requirement Waived for 2021 Admissions Cycle >

by Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh

I am writing today to share an important update to our holistic admission criteria for all students applying to begin one of our graduate degree programs in occupational therapy in 2021. USC understands that graduate program applicants’ ability to complete the GRE examination may have been…

Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh

Scholarships >

by Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh

USC Chan Director of Admissions Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh outlines the scholarships available for applicants of our Entry-Level Master's Degree Program, including: Division Research Assistantships, Division Tuition Scholarships, and Vision Scholarships. Dr. Anvarizadeh notes that the scholarship…

Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh

Application Tips >

by Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh
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USC Chan Director of Admissions Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh offers application tips for prospective students to help you tell your story. Most importantly, "Be bold, be you, fight on!"

Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh

Why Holistic Admissions? >

by Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh

Check out my first video blog in which I outline the changes to our Entry-Level Master's Degree Program admissions criteria that are intended to make our process more holistic. These updates include: the removal of minimums for the GRE, extending the time period for the acceptance of prerequisite…

Dr. Amber Bennett

New Scholarships and Financial Aid Web Page >

by Dr. Amber Bennett

The USC Chan Admissions Team has been working diligently on our new Scholarships and Financial Aid page. On this new web page, which is housed under the Admissions tab, you can find comprehensive information about all the financial resources available to you at USC. You can also apply for our…

Dr. Kristin Nxumalo

New Holistic Admissions Process >

by Dr. Kristin Nxumalo

I’m really excited to share that the Admissions Team has updated our holistic admissions process! A holistic review evaluates applicants based on cognitive and non-cognitive traits, which will ensure that more than one factor will contribute to admissions decisions. To do this, the Admissions Team…

Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh

New Director of Admissions >

by Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh

Hello, I wanted to introduce myself as the new Director of Admissions. I look forward to working with future students in your journey towards an occupational therapy degree.

Dr. Kristin Nxumalo

2019 Entry-Level Master’s Program Applicants >

by Dr. Kristin Nxumalo

Thank you to all of you who submitted an application for our Entry-Level Master’s Program that will begin in June, 2019! The admissions committee is busy reviewing applications and plans to notify all applicants who had a verified and complete OTCAS application prior to the November 30th deadline…

Dr. Kristin Nxumalo

Entry-Level Master’s Program Deadline-November 30th 2018 >

by Dr. Kristin Nxumalo

Today, November 30th is the application deadline for the Entry-Level Master’s Program. The admissions committee is looking forward to reviewing your applications! Please note that an application is not considered complete and ready for review until it has been verified by OTCAS, official GRE…

Dr. Liz Carley

USC Chan Admissions Team Update >

by Dr. Liz Carley

September 26th, 2018 will be my last day as the Director of Admissions of the Chan Division, as my family is relocating out of state. It has been such a pleasure getting to know so many wonderful people, eager to begin or continue their careers in occupational therapy through my role here. Moving…

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