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Effective August 3, 2015 the Application Process will be as follows:
The OTA Program will be accepting applications for the Spring and Fall 2017 semesters with the filing period beginning August 22, 2016 and ending on September 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
The following information should serve as a general guide for completing the application process. For detailed information, all interested students should download the Spring/Fall 2017 Applicant Instructions and the Student Application.
Step 1: Apply to Santa Ana College to obtain a student identification number.
Step 2: Download and complete the OTA application.
Step 3: Obtain official high school transcripts if you do not hold an AA/AS or BA/BS degree from an accredited United States Institution.
Step 4: Ensure satisfactory completion of all prerequisite courses, or their equivalents, with a grade of "C" or better.
Applicants must have completed all prerequisite courses and the grades must be posted to their official transcript before submitting an application
Step 5: Obtain official college transcripts.
DO NOT send your transcripts directly to Admissions & Records and
DO NOT submit unofficial transcripts in your packet.
Be sure that official transcripts for all prerequisite courses are included in the application packet.
Step 6: Demonstrate completion of the Math graduation requirement. Students need to have either completed the Level III Math placement test at Santa Ana College or provide official transcripts demonstrating completion of an Intermediate Algebra course, or higher, with a grade of "C" or better. This requirement does not pertain to students that hold a Bachelor's degree.
Step 7: Deliver your application materials in one sealed envelope to the OTA program by the deadline.
You may deliver your application in person
to room T-209 during appropriate office hours.
You can mail your application to:
Santa Ana College
ATTN: Michelle Parolise; OTA Program Application
1530 West 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Postmarks will not be honored!

NOTE: It is the students responsibility to maintain a current email address with the OTA office as this is our primary method of contact with potential students. The OTA program will not make multiple attempts to reach potential students due to inaccurate contact information being on file. 

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A​pplica​tion Period:
August 22 - September 26, 2016

Application Materials:
Application Instructions 2017.pdf

Application FAQ's:
  • Applications ARE NOT accepted on a first-come, first-served basis! Please feel free to submit your application at any time during the filing period.
  • Students that hold a B.A./B.S. degree may simply write this information in Section II of their application for the Communications and English prerequisites. You do not need to provide the specific courses used to satisfy these two requirements.

Need a Transcript Review?

Counselors: Maria Rios

Jennette Lona

Phone: 714.564-6254

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Phone: 714.564.6242



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