Membership Eligibility

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1. Election of new members shall include those who have demonstrated superior scholarship. Those who are eligible shall rank not lower than the highest 35% of their class in scholarship, shall have a GPA of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0 since entering the occupational therapy program and shall have completed the number of credit hours used by the institution to designate one full academic term equivalency in an entry-level baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate program in occupational therapy.

2. An eligible student need not apply for membership in the semester in which she/he becomes eligible, but may apply at any time until the beginning of the final academic semester/quarter prior to beginning fieldwork. A student must have at least one entire semester remaining after initiation before leaving for a fieldwork placement.

3. A piece of scholarly written work, completed while enrolled in the occupational therapy program, shall be submitted as evidence of the applicant's ability. The applicant shall also submit a short essay (250 words) stating why she/he wishes to join PTE. Uniform review criteria shall be established as PTE policy.

4. Alpha Iota typically contacts eligible students in the fall semester of thier second year of the OTD program.  Applications are reviewed by Alpha Iota members and new members are initiated late in the fall semester.


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