Selection & Interview Process
The following selection process will be used to determine admission into the Fall 2024 OTA program.
- All applicants that meet the admission requirements will receive an interview.
- Applicants will receive points on courses that have been completed or are in progress.
- Applications will be scored based on the OTA Program Application Scoring Rubric
- Applicants will be notified via the email address provided on the application regarding interview selection. Applicants that receive an interview will be assigned an interview time slot.
- If you have a change in your email address, please send the updated information, including your first and last name to email@example.com.
Nashville State OTA Program Application Scoring Rubric to Receive Interview
|Category||Criteria||Max Points||Earned Points|
|Grade Point Average||Grade Point Average (GPA) based on all classes taken at NSCC and transferred undergraduate courses including learning support classes. (Ex. GPA of 3.8 x 10 = 38 points)||40|
|Pre-requisite course completion at the time of application submission. Courses must have a grade of "C" or better.||
|Total 65 points|
- Only students who are interviewed will be considered for admission.
- Applicants are evaluated on professional appearance, creativity and problem solving, maturity, role as a group member, relating to others, communication skills, and responses to interviewer questions.
- In addition to the interview, all applicants are required to prepare a writing sample on-site. Students will be given 15 minutes to complete their writing sample.
- Scoring for interview:
- Interview: 45 points
- Writing Sample: 5 points
- Total: 50 points
- Scores will be ranked from highest to lowest and applicants with the top 30 scores will be selected for program admission.
- The total composition admission for program selection consists of scores from the:
- Writing Sample
- General Education Course Completion
Note: The Program Faculty reserve the right to require an additional, personal interview with an applicant if the interview process does not provide the interviewers with sufficient information to rate the student.