Accreditation Visits Scheduled for Fall 2021

As required by the United States Department of Education, this serves as notice to the public of upcoming accreditation visits and an opportunity for written third-party comment. Written comment concerning accreditation qualifications for the institutions or programs listed below (i.e., determining whether a program appears to be in compliance with Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education [ACOTE®] accreditation standards or ACOTE accreditation policy) may be submitted no later than 20 days prior to the program’s scheduled on-site evaluation addressed to: Director of Accreditation, AOTA, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852-4929. The comment letter should be sent by e-mail attachment to

Per ACOTE’s Policy on Third-Party Comment, AOTA accreditation staff will acknowledge receipt of the third-party comment and will copy the letter of comment to the relevant program director and on-site evaluation team. The individual making the third-party comment may request in writing to remain anonymous. AOTA staff will redact personal information contained within the document prior to forwarding the comment to the program director and the on-site evaluation team.

The following programs are scheduled for on-site evaluations in fall 2021. All programs will be evaluated under the 2018 ACOTE Accreditation Standards.

August 30-September 1, 2021:

  • Baker College of Muskegon (OTA), Muskegon, Michigan

September 13, 2021:

  • Colorado State University (OTM), Fort Collins, Colorado

September 13-15, 2021:

  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (OTA), Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Wingate University (OTD), Wingate, North Carolina – initial on-site evaluation

September 20, 2021:

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (OTA), Piscataway, New Jersey

September 20-22, 2021:

  • Chatham University (OTD), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – initial on-site evaluation
  • Widener University (OTD), Chester, Pennsylvania – initial on-site evaluation

September 27-29, 2021:

  • Towson University (OTD), Towson, Maryland – initial on-site evaluation
  • Zane State College (OTA), Zanesville, Ohio

October 4-6, 2021:

  • College of Saint Mary (OTD), Omaha, Nebraska – initial on-site evaluation
  • University of North Dakota (OTD), Grand Forks, North Dakota and University of North Dakota at Casper College (OTD), Casper, Wyoming – initial on-site evaluation

October 18-20, 2021:

  • Anoka Technical College (OTA), Anoka, Minnesota
  • College of St. Scholastica (OTM), Duluth, Minnesota
  • Medical University of South Carolina (OTD), Charleston, South Carolina – initial on-site evaluation
  • North Shore Community College (OTA), Danvers, Massachusetts

October 25-27, 2021:

  • Hawkeye Community College (OTA), Waterloo, Iowa
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (OTD), Providence, Rhode Island – initial on-site evaluation
  • Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (OTM), Brooklyn, New York

November 1-3, 2021:

  • Tufts University (OTD), Medford, Massachusetts – initial on-site evaluation
  • University of Michigan-Flint (OTD), Flint, Michigan – initial on-site evaluation
  • University of New Mexico (OTM), Albuquerque, New Mexico

November 8-10, 2021:

  • Platt College-Anaheim (OTA), Anaheim, California – initial on-site evaluation
  • University of Findlay (OTD), Findlay, Ohio – initial on-site evaluation
  • University of Kansas Medical Center (OTD), Kansas City, Kansas – initial on-site evaluation