St. Catherine University Reviews of Associates in Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • 20 Reviews
  • Saint Paul (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $40,984
0% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
70% of 20 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Associates in Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Brittany Gibson
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2022
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"I am currently enrolled and have been planning this process for quite some time. I chose to switch schools several months ago after completing my prerequisites at a local college. During this transition, I had many questions but was provided with help from an admissions counselor Maggie Billhorn. She was exceptional. Even months away from starting classes, she checked in every week and kept me up to date on anything I needed or didn’t need to worry about! Now that I am finally into my classes, the canvas is easy to navigate, and so far, the instructors are very detailed and quick to reply! I was a little nervous about this new journey, but I feel like I have found a home with St. Kates, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of this semester has in store!"
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2022
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"I have never been so disappointed in a group of educators. They do not advocate for their students. If anything goes wrong they are quick to throw their hands up and take the easy way out instead of protecting their students. Thankful for local certified instructors at fieldwork who taught me everything I know and ended up landing a very successful job. This experience haunts me and I’m so embarrassed to say I went to school here. Also very disappointed that this is a religious school but yet the program did not keep its word as well as show compassion to their students. Others In cohort had the exact same experience which we reflect on often."
Danielle Preston
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2022
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"Jasmine was great to work with! I felt that I never really had to be worried about the process of applying and getting started at St. Kate's. I always enjoyed our weekly calls to check in and make sure we were still on track. I will say the last-minute change in the curriculum was somewhat frustrating, but I'm sure with rolling admissions there is never really a great time."
Peyvand Bakhtiani
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2022
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"Before I applied into the OTA program, I was so stressed out because I didnt know if that major really fit me or if I needed to take additional classes to get into the OTA program. When Jasmine Faleatua called and talked to me more about the program, that's when I 100% wanted to get into the program. She called me once every week to make sure I have all my forms ready, and on top of my things. I appreciate all of her help and she made the registration so easy for me."
Amber Paschal
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2022
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"I’m a 34 year old Mother of two boys with a full time Federal job. My dream job is working with SPED children one on one. St Catherine’s made it possible for me to be able to go back to school. I was nervous at first but the staff went above and beyond to help me succeed. Jasmine F. was amazing and is one of the most helpful, knowledgeable, kind, creative, and supportive staff members I worked with. She was always on top of everything that needed to be done to in process so there was never a problem. Even if she didn’t have an answer for me (for financial aid or other departments) she immediately know who I could contact to get an answer and would provide that information to me. Jasmine and her Supervisor Scott are the only reason I’m able to chase my dream job. They worked with me through financial issues providing creative/realistic options that allowed me to attend. I’m so grateful and feel so lucky to be able to work with this University and it’s staff. They are really focused on helping the students succeed at every level, going above and beyond to help students, and providing a rigorous and quality education that prepares one for their career. The staff really shows up for the mission and values of St. Catherine’s University and it shows. 10 out of 10 would recommend!!"
Elizabeth Miller
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2021
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"Dealing with Craig Carlson was a great 1st experience in dealing with your school. He was incredibly patient, helpful, prompt at returning my calls, answered all of my questions thoroughly. There is so much paperwork and it’s quite overwhelming and I assure you if Craig wasn’t so outstanding, my comments would be very different."
Angelica Hernandez
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2021
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"James Warren was such an amazing mentor in my registration process. I have never felt that I mattered more because of how much attention he pays to his students. He makes sure you succeed in anything you needed and he would keep you in track of everything you needed done.I just can't put into words how amazing this guy is and I've never met the guy, it was just how he treated me as an individual and a student of St.catherines that makes me feel this way."
Bailey Tooke
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2021
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"I am very thankful to the St. Catherine Staff for going above and beyond to help me be a successful student. Jasmine Faletua helped me with every question I had, stayed on track with everything needed in my application, kept me informed of my application status, and she has such a welcoming personality. Chanel Shell helped me get everything done regarding my G.I. bill. Travis Hightower is passionate about being an academic advisor and I look forward to his guidance. My teachers have all been extremely helpful in answering my questions regarding assignments. Overall my experience has been nothing short of excellent since arriving."
Anne Pappas
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2021
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"I love St.Catherine University. I enjoy the high quality instruction I have been learning from my professors. The classes are well rounded and will help me remember to reflect on giving my patients the best care possible once I start my career as an OTA."
Marie Jules
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2021
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"My admission counselor was amazing. Scott Grimes, informed me with every detail and coach me step by step until the end. He made the process smooth and easy to understand. I would recommend him to anyone who is interested in the OTA program. So far, I'm extremely happy to be part of the program."
sopuru njoku
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2021
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"Zach Sallouha is the most helpful human. he is helpful and kind, he made sure to call and follow up every step of the way.i have never seen a person so dedicated to his job like Zach ................................................................................................................"
Sabrina Washington
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2021
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"So far I’ve had an amazing experience with this school. Ms. Nia Slaughter has been great with getting me in and prepared for the OTA program! Great communication through emails and phone calls and definitely try to get every information to me as possible! I love that!"
Kerri Keeler
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2021
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"I just started summer of 2021. So far I love online learning, and my professors had made it really easy to understand what is expected of me. I was nervous about communication, but so far I have not had any communication challenges. My admission experience was wonderful, and I fortunately got to work with Jasmine. She was very informative and really explained the process well and kept me on track. I am excited to see where my education at St. Catherine's takes me."
Angela Matthews
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2021
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"Jannon Wray was my Admissions Advisor, and did a phenomenal job at assisting me on getting ready and into St Catherine’s University!! I am so beyond Thankful that I had her to help guide me thru the process! She was patient and so very helpful! If she didn’t know the answer to my questions, she immediately found out and contacted me back, to let me know! She stayed in contact throughout the entire time too! I am attending St Kate’s now and am excited to be taking my courses towards becoming an COTA! So far my experience has been awesome!!"
Whitney Gray
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2021
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"Great feedback and conversation between staff and student. Helpful with questions needing to be answered. I was impressed with the connection and time the staff takes to make sure you are set to go for classes and financially understand where you stand. Great school & I’m looking forward to Obtaining my degree"
OTA 2020 student
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2020
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"Not only have we yet to hear about graduation ceremony or if we’re getting one at all, but there has been a complete lack of communication throughout this entire program. The professors and advisors paint a pretty picture and when you go in for questions, they are no help at all. Very confusing to get anything done when it comes to level II fieldwork. Not to mention the price of this school is beyond expensive. Please don’t waste your time or money."
OTAS graduating class of 2019
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2019
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"I can attest to all the reviews on here for the online OTA program with the lack of support, miscommunication (or lack of communication), the nonsensical academic advisors that cannot actually help with anything (who I swear just read from a script, much like tellamarketers), the outrageous tuition fees, the ridiculous in-person lab requirements, and the field placement chaos. It clearly states in their policy that we are to be placed no latter than 6 weeks prior to our start of interning, yet they didn’t place me until 2 weeks before I was to start. Then they told us that we are NOT to contact our placement sites, but then they told us (hush hush, mind you) to do what we can to locate placement sites to help out the placement site coordinators. I wish I had read the reviews before starting at this university because it was a certified waste of time and waste of money. Don’t do it if you have the chance. By the time I realized how ridiculous this program and university was, it was too late to withdraw. I have a bachelors in health science (aka premed), and yet they made me take classes I had already completed. Waste. Waste. Waste."
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2019
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"Please be aware of this school. It is very expensive and offers little in return. Professor support is lacking and there were times, I was graded on material that was not even taught yet. Self-learning through YouTube is how I spent most of my time. I have a B.S. degree and thoroughly love the field of occupational therapy, when entering this school my excitement was quickly doused and soon realized a love of the field and the love of learning did not fuel this school. It works off the model of how to make the most money with the least amount of work. There are a few professors that were in it for the right reasons. I was in too far to quit, so I am writing this review to hopefully save someone else the time and money that I now cannot. I strongly urge you to look at all options and, if possible, avoid St. Catherine's. If looking for a degree in OT, look for a school that leads by example for the love of the field and one that wants to produce the best OT practitioners out there! It is still a wonderful field and to ensure you are able to be the very best and highly educated in your craft do not participate in St. Catherine's scam."
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2018
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"I urge potential students to do thorough research if interested in gaining acceptance into this program. I have two degrees, one of them post graduate. With the exception of making me retake Anatomy & Physiology which I understand, they were gonna make me retake freshman English and Reading! With a BS degree. I realized this was a scam & said thanks but no thanks. Please beware."
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2018
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"Be aware if you plan to attend this university's Online Occupational Therapy Assistant AA. Very little support outside of a few professors. Their were several tech issues. My "success coach" did not follow the lines of being exemplary with support, etc. I did very well with my courses until the OTA semester began, which lasted seven weeks. Unheard of regarding how long a semester should be. Several projects surrounded by pertinent information that one needed to carry into an OTA position, including two mid-terms and two finals. Several students in my on-ground labs complained, as well. One student mentioned that she thought this program was horrible and stated that in her final evaluation of OTA semester 1. An example was I attempted to open a lab manual to bring to Lab II, and could not open it until I complained, and then the day after the assignment was due it opened.There were some professors who I admired, but be aware of entering this university's OTA AA. I thought I had done proper research, but I now feel like I was scammed. I was supposed to graduate in 2019, but I am no longer at this university. FYI - I have two BS degrees. One in Computer Science and the other in Business Management from two other institutions."