occupational therapy school

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    General Admissions & OTCAS Help! Interview and 'group problem solving activity' for OTA program I applied to.

    I have this coming up on Monday and I'm terrified. Anyone have any tips? I'm kind of super confused and curious as to what the group problem solving activity would be like. As anyone experienced anything like this? What was it like? Also if anyone wants to share any questions they were asked...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's VCU OT 2019

    Hello everyone! After combing through many of the other threads in search of information about this year's VCU application cycle (and coming up empty handed) I decided to start one myself! Has anyone heard back yet? According to the admissions timeline on the website, regular decision...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's UAB 2019 OT INTERVIEW

    Hello, I was wondering if anybody knows anything or has any information regarding UAB's OT school interview. I have been trying to look up information but have not found anything. Any information would greatly be appreciated!
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    General Admissions & OTCAS What are my chances of getting into O.T. school?

    I will be applying to OT school this month and was hoping to get some feedback on what people who have already applied and been accepted (or not) thought of my chances. Here's some background. Cumulative GPA: 3.44 Pre-Req GPA: 3.6 or 3.75 (depending on what the school requires for pre req's)...
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    Other OT-Related Information How to be mentally and emotionally prepare for PT/OT school?

    I am currently a Junior right now. Now I am a little afraid of grad school and how you will intensely study for 2-3 years. Right now, I am not too confident about performing well in grad school, PT or OT. Over the past few semesters, I have been trying to become a better student with no prevail...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Submit early or retake GRE

    Hey guys, So I will be applying to several OT programs in the next month or so. The dilemma I'm having is on whether or not to retake the GRE. I took it last week and didn't score as high as I expected. My questions is, should I just use my current scores and submit my applications early as I...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Application Strength ? With Poll!

    Just curious to see how many schools you all have applied to! I applied to both doctorate and masters (had aid in paying for application fees). Total cost after transcripts, GRE scores, and application fees was about $1,050.
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    General Admissions & OTCAS I want to go to Columbia for OT school. Just finished second year of undergrad.

    Hi! I have wanted to be an OT since I was 16. Occasionally I waver between OT and Clinical Psych but ultimately I know OT is the best option for me. I have been working hard to maintain an excellent GPA and participate in relevant extracurriculars. Here are my stats so far Overall GPA: 3.71...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Chicago State University MOT help

    Hi! Are there any students who attend chicago state university or has graduated from their program? It's hard to find information that wasn't 4 years ago, and I would like to know what your experience was like? I haven't found much of anything except a couple nasty reviews. Any info would help!
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's St Augustine Austin MOT

    Has anyone heard back from st Augustine Austin? I haven't heard a thing from them and the status of my application still says under review.
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Occupational Therapy Abroad Observation Hours

    Unfortunately I did not get into graduate school this year... I wanted to do something different with my year off. I was considering doing a program abroad for OT potential students- observe OT in a different country. I was wondering could I put these on my resume and include it in my total...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Need help asap

    I've gotten denied from 3 schools (Thomas Jefferson, Philadelphia University, and Stockton) and am still waiting to hear back from Seton Hall. My GPA is a 3.338. My GRE is a combined score of Verbal 153, Math 146 (i took it twice and that's the highest score) and 4.0 for writing. My letters...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS anyone with not so great GPAs get into OT schools?

    Hello! So basic story is that my undergraduate GPA is embarrassingly low (2.4 at the time of graduation). I was at a large and competitive public university majoring in biology. Going into undergrad I was thinking about med school so I tried (and failed) classes that I thought would be useful. I...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Pacific University - White Coat Ceremony

    Just out of curiosity - does Pacific University in Oregon (entry-level OTD program) have a white coat ceremony? I know that some OTD/MS do this
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    Other OT-Related Information Anyone familiar with Loma Linda university-occupational therapy-familiar with the place? Cost of liv

    MPR123 New Hi anyone familiar with LLU and the area? I got accepted and want to know the living expenses and how are students paying for the program?
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Allen College MOT Fall 2017 Class

    Hey guys! I have accepted a spot at Allen College and I wanted to see who else has! I'm really excited and also looking for a possible roomie. It's me and my puppy (lab collie mix, hes perfect). Renting a house is dirt cheap ($500/mo) for two bedrooms.
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Allen College Unitypoint Health MOT

    Hey everyone! So I have accepted a spot at Allen College for their MOT program :) I HIGHLY recommend applying they are a fantastic group of people. They don't just look at your gpa they look at you as a whole person. Anyone else going there that has been accepted?! University: University of...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS What Are My Chances/Recommended Programs

    New to SDN. I'm a junior at UIC. Rehab Science major, Pre-OT, minor in disability Studies, honors student graduating a year early. GPA: 3.89 Pre-req GPA so far: 4.0 Taking GRE soon. Experience: Pre OT Club, 100 hours in ped clinic. 108 hours so far at a therapeutic pre-school w/ OT, PT...
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    Other OT-Related Information Working While in OT School

    So my family support is nonexistent since I came out and I am not 110% sure if I could handle school and working. I want to focus on my studies, but I don't want to be up to my ears in loans after graduating. Advice?
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Program Ranking: does it really matter?

    Hi everyone! Does the graduate school one attends for their MSOT or DOT really matter? (in terms of future job placement) Programs are so expensive. Applications aside, planning out interviews and paying for deposits has become extremely costly. I'm torn between picking a lower ranked...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS How long does it take to get verified?

    Hello! I just e-submitted my application on OTCAS yesterday and was just wondering if anyone knows typically how long it takes to get verified. Also, being that I submitted fairly early for this cycle, does it make a difference? I applied to USC's early decision and was wondering if anyone knew...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OTA to OT or Back to school?

    Hello everyone, I have not posted here yet but have been following the boards for quite some time. I need guidance from people with experience in the OT industry. I am 25 years old and graduated from college with a 3.01 on the dot with a BS in Biology. Unfortunately, this is not competitive in...
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    Companies that offer tuition reimbursement for OT school?

    Hello, So I just finished up my Freshman year at Boston University, where I'm majoring in Behavior and Health, a program designed to prepare students for OT school. I'm hoping to intern/volunteer this summer at an Applied Behavioral Analysis center in my home state. However, my main goal is to...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Decision Help! Bay Path vs. Salem State vs. SUNY Downstate

    Hello Everyone, I am currently trying to decide between Bay Path University, Salem State University and SUNY Downstate MOT programs. I am having a hard time choosing, so if anyone has any advice on either program that would be great. Thanks! Some of the questions I am inquiring about as well...
  25. TNick92

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Waiting for OT School response! :)

    I applied for Chicago State University's OT program. I already had my interview back in February and I am anxiously waiting back for the news! Is there anyone else waiting back for a response or does anyone care to share their application process experience? I'm wondering should I give them a...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS PRE-OT: Gap Year & Experience HELP!

    Hello! I am new to this thread/forum, but what I have read has been incredibly helpful already so I decided to join! I graduated with a kinesiology degree in August 2015. I thought I would NEVER go back to school. Well that has changed! I started working with children and adults with...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Long Island University Brooklyn

    Has anyone heard back from Long Island University Brooklyn? A few weeks ago I got an email saying I was accepted to the program, then the next day I got a second email stating that the first email was a mistake, and that I was actually not accepted. :( (I got Steve Harvey-ed). They told me that...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's St. Augustine Austin Interview

    I have an interview coming up with St. Augustine in Austin, TX and was wondering if anyone could give me some tips. What sort of questions will be asked and what sort of topics will be covered for the written portion? I've been doing a lot of research on my own to prepare but wanted some insight...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Chances for OT school?? Recent grad

    Hi everyone so here's my prospects so far: University: University of Hawaii at Manoa Major: Psychology Overall GPA: 3.5 Pre-Req GPA: 3.2 Major GPA: 3.5 GRE: Haven't taken it yet. Plan to this April Extra-Curric: Currently working as a Nurse Aide through a home care company - Also working at a...