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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Getting Started
Entry-Level Doctorate (OTD)
of Occupational Therapy
Updated April 2, 2024

We are excited to welcome you to the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy! Please carefully review the important information below.

Additionally, be sure to review important information about Housing, Finances, and other topics under Chan Division and USC Essentials (see Overview), to prepare for your arrival at USC.

September 3–6, 2024

Please see the drop-down below for the full week’s schedule.

Housing Panel

Current students will help answer your questions about the various housing options around campus, moving to Los Angeles from out of the area, using public transportation, and any other questions you may have! Note that this session will be recorded. Please see the details below:

USC OT Housing Panel
Wednesday, April 10th
5:00-6:00pm Pacific Time
Zoom link: usc.zoom.us/j/96389590851

Post-admission and orientation

Essential administration tasks / resources

Orientation and academic schedule

Student Membership in AOTA and OTAC

Additional post-admission and orientation for international students

Trojan International

Immigration Status Verification (ISV)


Registration for Fall courses


Library guides and resources

Health and safety

Health clearance and insurance

USC OT Faculty Practice

Emergency procedures

Other resources

Financial Aid


Connecting with classmates


Admissions experience survey