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OTA Application Process

OTA Program Application Dates

  • Applications open: January 15
  • Applications close: April 1
  • Supplemental Packet must be submitted by: April 15

Follow Steps 1-3 below to apply for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program which begins in August at Ridgeland:

Step 1

If you are not currently enrolled as a Holmes student (this semester), click on “Enroll Now” to complete a Holmes Community College online Admissions Application for fall, choosing AA Health Sciences as your major. After applying to the college, you must return to “Enroll Now” and complete the orientation. Please note that successful completion of Step 1 denotes acceptance to the college, not acceptance of application to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.

Step 2

After you have been accepted to the college and know that your ACT score on file with Holmes meets the minimum requirement for the Occupational Therapy Assistant  Program* (click on View More under APPLICATIONS on the HCC website to see the Occupational Therapy Assistant Admissions Requirements).  Click on the college portal, “My Holmes,” and log in. Navigate to the “Academics/Career-Technical” icon at the top of the page and then go to the “Health-Related Applications” on the lower left-hand side of the page to access the OTA (Ridgeland Campus) application. To apply for the OTA Program, click on Occupational Therapy Assistant.  To check the status of your application, click on OTA Application Status.

*Official verification of minimum composite ACT score(s) of 16 if taken on or after October 1989 (or 12 if taken before October 1989) must be on file with Holmes prior to submission of the OTA application (by March 1 ). 

Please note that your OTA application will not submit successfully unless official verification is on file with Holmes that you meet the minimum ACT requirement, regardless of your age.

Also, please note that the actual OTA Application has two parts. Once your online application has been submitted successfully, you will need to print the supplemental packet through your application status link in the My Holmes Portal. The completed supplemental packet must be submitted by e-mail by April 15, to the following address:

Step 3

Submit necessary documentation- official high school transcripts or GED scores and official transcripts from all regionally-accredited colleges attended —- to the following address by April 15:

Office of Admissions
Holmes Community College
PO Box 398
Goodman, MS 39079

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Cade Montague at (601) 605-3337 or at