New Program Slots

ACOTE policy III.A.1., “The Application Review” states that “ACOTE will accept and review a maximum of 12 Candidacy Applications from new or transitioning programs during a given cycle. The assignment of due dates for Candidacy Applications will be based on the receipt date of the Letter of Intent. After the 12-program cap is reached, programs will be subject to the next available review cycle and planned student admission must be delayed accordingly.”

For accredited programs transitioning to a higher degree level, up to 6 transitioning programs may be added to a Candidacy Application submission cycle beyond the 12-program cap (per ACOTE policy IV.B.4. “Transitioning Education Levels”). Please contact accred@aota.org to determine slot availability. 

ACOTE requires that a qualified program director must be hired full-time and on-site 1 year prior to the submission of the Candidacy Application. A qualified academic fieldwork coordinator must be hired full-time and on-site 6 months prior to the submission of the Candidacy Application.

Currently, the remaining slots for Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer start dates in 2022-2026 are: