Inter-Faculty Transfers

Interfaculty Transfers

The Occupational Therapy (OT) or the  Physical Therapy (PT) Program at McGill consists of a 3-year 90-credit undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science (Rehabilitation Science) major in Occupational Therapy [B.Sc. (Rehab. Sc.) major in OT], or a Bachelor of Science (Rehabilitation Science) major in Physical Therapy [B.Sc. (Rehab. Sc.) major in PT]. The Program continues with a M.Sc. (Applied) in the same discipline leading to professional licensure in Canada.  Students who graduate from the B.Sc. (Rehab. Sc.),  degree with the required cGPA of 3.0 or better will be considered for acceptance into the same discipline of the M.Sc.(A).  program that commences in the summer following graduation.

 

Applications to be addressed to McGill Enrolment Services:


•      Non-university applicants who have completed a Health Sciences (DEC) or its equivalent, and who have met all the pre-requisite requirements.

•      Transfer students from other universities who have met all the pre-requisite requirements.

•      Students who have completed fewer than 24 McGill course credits.

•      Students who have or will be graduating, including students who expect to graduate in the summer or fall, and wish to complete the BSc Rehabilitation Science, major in OT  or major in PT degree.

 

Applications to be addressed to the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy:


Application Deadline: April 1st

You can proceed with your application if you:

 •      Are a non-graduating student who is currently completing another McGill undergraduate degree.

•       Have completed or will have completed a minimum of 24 McGill credits prior to September of the entering year;

•       Have completed or will have completed all the pre-requisite course requirements prior to September of the entering year;

•       Have completed or will have completed the CASPer testing for Undergraduate Rehabilitation Sciences prior to the CASPer deadline.  Please note the final testing dates available for 2018 transfer requests are in February 2018.  Further information concerning CASPer may be found below.

NB: Please make sure that you register for the following year’s courses in your current McGill program. If you are accepted into the B.Sc. (Rehab Sc) program you will be able to undertake add/drop procedures and have space available for you in the required courses. Complementary courses are selected and registered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 NB: If you are accepted, you will enter our program [undergraduate  BSc (Rehab Sc)], as a U1 student.  Transfer credits will be reviewed post admissions. A maximum of 30 transfer credits are permitted.  Progression through the curriculum is by year. Since the curriculum is sequential, the order of the courses is set and only offered in that year of the program.  Ie You must complete all courses in  U1 to proceed to U2  etc.  Students are also not permitted to mix courses from different years in the same year.   Therefore the time required to complete the BSC (Rehab Sc), degree remains at 3 years.

Process:

Complete the Minerva application form available as of March 1st.

Complete the CASPer testing for Undergraduate Rehabilitation Sciences prior to the CASPer deadline.  Please note the final testing dates available for 2018 transfer requests are in February 2018.  Further information concerning CASPer may be found below.

The admissions process is highly competitive, and there are limited places available for transfer students.  Applicants should have a minimum cGPA of 3.3/4.0 at the time of application. The selection of transfer applicants is based on academic achievement, particularly in science-related courses both at the pre-university (pre-requisite) and university level, as well as suitability to the profession. Decisions are also based on space availability within the program.

Applicants may be contacted for an interview with member(s) of the faculty.  All applicants will be notified during the summer months on whether or not they are accepted into the program.

All of the above documents must be submitted no later than April 1st.

Your application will be processed only if your file is complete.

Late submission of documents or non-receipt of documents by the specified date may invalidate your application.



      

CASPer:
 

What is Casper?

CASPer is an individual online test that assesses for non-academic competencies and interpersonal characteristics that are important for successful students and graduates of our programs; it complements the other elements in our applicant selection process. The competencies and characteristics include:

• professionalism 
• communication
• collaboration
• ethics
• empathy

The CASPer test is comprised of 12 video or text-based scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of 3 probing questions within a total of 5 minutes; each response is graded by a different rater.

How do I register for CASPer?

Applicants must manually register on takecasper.com, have their identification validated, and reserve a test time that matches their choice of program(s) and application cycle.   Please see this document for more information.  Note that the same CASPer requirements apply to interfaculty transfers and new undergraduate students.

When are the CASPer Testing Dates?

Applicants can register for any testing designed for Canadian Nursing School, Social Work, Physical & Occupational Therapy (undergraduate) level admissions. The scheduled testing times for 2018 undergraduate entry are as follows:

November 19, 4:00pm - ENGLISH

January 24, 5:00pm - ENGLISH

February 11, 12:00pm & 3:00pm - ENGLISH

February 20, 8:00pm - FRENCH

February 22, 5:00pm & 8:00pm - ENGLISH

February 27, 5:00pm - ENGLISH

Note that CASPer testing for other programs, including the Qualifying Year to the MScA (PT), differ from the BScA (Rehab) test. If you wish to apply for the QY and BSc Rehab, you will need to register for both types of tests.

Can I have access to my test results?

No.  Unfortunately, the results of CASPer are never disclosed to the person being tested.

What are the technical requirements?

See takecasper.com/aboutcasper/#technicalrequirements


In order to take CASPer, you are responsible for securing access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements. 
After signing up for the test, you will be able to check your system requirements on the CASPer website before your test date.​

How can I prepare for CASPer?

Because it is a test of your personal characteristics and non-academic competencies, no studying is required for CASPer.
 You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the test structure and technical requirements by exploring the sample CASPer content at www.takeCASPer.com, and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test. 

Applicants should have:
a) motivation to become a health professional
b) knowledge of the field
c) good communication skills
d) good interpersonal relationship skills
e) initiative
f) an interest in community involvement
g) creativity and originality
h) intellectual and cultural interests
i) capacity for self-development
j) interest in life-long learning 

Can I take CASPer in English or French?

Applicants to a SPOT program requiring CASPer can take the assessment in either English or French.
The language does not need to be the same as the one you used to submit your application, or the one you prefer for interviews.
Note that other universities or programs may require you to take CASPer in a specific language; consult the relevant institutions directly for more information before selecting your test language

Can I have access to my CASPer test results?

No.  Unfortunately, the results of CASPer are never disclosed to the person being tested.

What is the fee for CASPer?

See takecasper.com/test-dates/#testfees for details

Are accommodations available for applicants with disabilities?

Yes.  Follow the procedure to submit a formal request to accommodate applicants with disabilities at takecasper.com/aboutcasper/#accommodations
Requests and documentation must be provided at least 3 weeks in advance of the testing date.

Technical problems or other questions regarding CASPer?

 

Use the support button on takecasper.com  or email support [at] takecasper.com