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    General Admissions & OTCAS Difficulties finding OT observation/volunteer hours in NYC?

    Hi guys, I'm in the process of applying to OT grad school. I feel like my application is very weak right now since I don't have volunteering experience. I've been having difficulty finding a place to allow me to volunteer or observe, I'm guessing due to the pandemic and all. I'm currently in...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OT School Acceptance for Fall 2021-2022

    Hey guys! I am just wondering if anyone has heard back from any schools for OT? I applied to both Seton Hall and Kean University and I have not heard back from anyone yet. Would love to hear from some fellow applicants to see if they have gotten accepted yet, thanks and good luck!!!!!
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Florida OT 2020-2021 Cycle

    Hi everyone! Wanted to start a thread to share our stats/share advice for those of us who are applying to Florida schools :giggle: :) University: Florida International University Major: Health Services Administration Overall GPA: 3.6 (I initially went the PT route and struggled through the...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's North Central College MOT Interview

    Hello everyone! I was hoping someone on here could give me some information on their experiences with North Central College, any current students or anyone who has interviewed with them. I was invited to an interview in March and I would love some tips, advice, or guidance in preparation for...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's FGCU OT 2019

    Hey everyone! I wanted to connect with others who have also applied to FGCU. It is one of my top choices and I'm getting anxious since I know they give interview invites pretty soon. Hopefully, we can keep each other updated. I have already submitted my app, the deadline is today and I heard...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Should I go into OT?

    Hi everyone! I am currently looking into going into OT. I was a Bio major and was actually thinking of going into research but I decided the jobs outlooks on that wasn't the best. Since I have just decided to go into OT, I haven't taken any of the pre reqs in college. I have been out of school...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Waitlisted Hofstra Fall 2019

    Hi everyone! I was waitlisted at Hofstra after an interview & my stats are good. I was wondering if anyone knows of a student who got off the waitlist in the past and what are my chances getting off the waitlist? I know it's still early.
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Interview Questions

    Hello! With interviews occurring and upcoming, I thought it would be cool if we could post possible interview questions and unique answers we have had or expect?
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Two Questions: References & Verification

    Hello, I just sent an email to OTCAS asking these questions however since they have already closed for the weekend I figured I might have better luck getting some answers quickly here : ) 1) Does an application have to be verified by the due date to be considered as entered on time? Does it...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS GRE Scores

    Hey everyone, So i took the GRE for the 2nd time today and my score did not improve. I feel discouraged because I studied so much and I got near the same score once again. I don't feel like I should take it for a 3rd time, seems excessive but should I worry? My scores a 287 with a 4 in writing...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS How can I strengthen my application?

    Hello everyone! I recently took the GRE and I am wondering if I should take it again. I have my unofficial GRE scores (159V/153Q) and I am still waiting for my AWA. I am applying for this upcoming cycle and I was hoping for some wisdom about the GRE and anything else to strengthen my...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Schools that only look at your last 45-60 credits

    I know this has been posted about before, but I really struggled to find a uniform list of schools that only look at your last 45-60 units. The schools I've listed below, though there aren't many, are based off of tedious research. I'm hoping that this thread will help at least one person out...
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    Other OT-Related Information UTMB, UTHSCSA Acceptances

    Hey Everyone! I will be applying to OT school this summer and my top two choices are UTMB and UTHSCSA. I was wondering if those of you that have been accepted can share their stats. I just want to see how competitive I am and what else I can do to be a better candidate. Thank you!!
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    Other OT-Related Information Florida International University FALL 2018 Program

    Hi guys! I applied to FIU but I have yet to hear back, I am guessing I did not get in because I read that they conducted interviews this year but I never got called for one. However, I wanted to know if people have received their letters of acceptance yet? Trying to see if there is still hope!
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Western New England University OTD 2018

    My application for OTD is under secondary review by WNE as I was on their reserve list. I am curious to know if anyone knows whether they mail out their admission decisions or if they e-mail them.
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Barry University Fall 2018

    Hi! Is anyone here attending Barry U for the Fall 2018 program?
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Bay Path University Fall 2018 Applicants

    I applied early August and this is my top choice! Just wanted to see who else is in the same boat! -When did you guys apply? -Local or coming from out of state? -Is this your top choice school too? In case anyone was wondering, they should have decisions made once March comes!
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS Inquiry*Upcoming Application Cycle

    Hi guys! This summer I plan to apply to OT programs when the new cycle opens. This being said, I have a few questions: 1. What carries over to the next cycle if I begin entering information onto the application now? What does not carry over? 2. I completed a B.S. at a University but am...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS How to be a competitive applicant? (College freshman shooting for Grand Valley)

    I'm very new to this forum so I apologize if I'm using it incorrectly. I'm currently a freshman psychology major at Michigan State and I really want to be an OT. My top school is Grand Valley. However, I know how competitive OT school is and I want to start preparing as soon as possible. I think...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OT 2017-2018

    I know there are a handful of posts about this already up, but I wanted to start a new one so people could update, compare, and of course support each other! Feel free to add to the thread. Undergraduate University: Roanoke College Degree: Health and Exercise Science Cumulative GPA (not...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Jefferson College of Health Sciences application

    Hello! I was recently looking at possibly applying to Jefferson College of Health Sciences Master of Science in OT program. One of the requirements for their application is a completion of an essay no more than 1000 words describing your personal story. While I know a personal statement is...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Retaking Anatomy/Physiology?

    Hello! I'm a reapplicant for the upcoming year. I originally got lower grades in A&P, but I retook the first semester and got an A. My second semester of it is a B-, and now I'm debating on whether or not I should retake that (AKA spend the time and money). A little about me/my application...
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    Other OT-Related Information AOTA Virtual Fair

    Hey just in case anyone here is interested, AOTA is hosting a virtual education fair where you'll be able to chat with someone from a bunch of different program about the school and admissions. AOTA informed me about this through email and I already registered. You can look through the list to...
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    Chance me! Ot school advice

    Hello everyone I am applying for the 2018 cycle very soon and I am looking for advice on schools to apply to or on improving my application.
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    Other OT-Related Information OT Personal Statment

    Hi, I will be applying to OT schools for the first time and I'm having a hard time with my personal statement.. I'd want someone other than family/friends/colleagues to take a look at what I have so far. Any help will be appreciated!!
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Getting into a good program with low GRE scores but good resume?

    So we all know how sucky the GRE is. I just can't seem to get that nice 50th percentile score that I'd really like to apply with! I am just worried that my scores will impact my chances of getting into schools like Pitt? I currently have a 3.7 overall GPA and a 3.9 prereq GPA. I have two...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Student Conduct on Application?

    Update: even though the incident is on file on student conduct I still didn't get disciplined by the University so I guess I'm good
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's How are my chances of getting into NYU?

    Major: Public Health Minor Psych Overall GPA:3.58 Pre-req GPA: 3.66 (Planning on retaking 1 class that if i get an A in will bring it up to 3.76) 75 Hours at hospital's general OT department, 120 hours at the hand therapy clinic of the hospital for special surgery, 100 hours at a pediatric...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Observation Hours

    I was wondering about people who have multiple observation hours how they record them. Are we supposed to get each individual hour signed off or could we just write 40 hours and have the OT sign off on it? If i do over hundreds of hours i was wondering if I need each hour signed off...
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    Wanted:PT, OT, and SLP student participation! Rehab Students!

    Please complete this 3 minute survey by copying clicking in the blue link below. I am doing research on the PT, OT, and SLP application process and finding the most useful tools that helped you get in. This will help many future hopeful therapy students in the future so please take a few...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's MOT University of Saint Augustine Interview

    Hey everyone! I have an interview for the MOT program at USA at the Florida campus coming up and I was wondering If anyone could give me any insight on what to expect. Any previous questions asked would be amazing! Also I was wondering if there is an essay? Thanks!!
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Need advice on which programs to apply to (MOT)

    Hello everyone, I posted a thread a few months ago in regards to my low cumulative GPA (3.1) and my chances to be accepted into an OT program. I have since decided to mainly apply to schools that take the last 45-60 credits gpa rather than cumulative. By the time I graduate this summer I should...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Looking for any advice before applying. (low gpa)

    Hello all, I've been reading tips and stats from this forum for quite a while but have never posted. Now that I will be done with my undergrad in July, I am asking for any and all advice. I know my Cumulative GPA is extremely low (freshman yr) but im hoping that other parts of my application...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Rejected from all OT programs I applied to! What should i do??

    Hi everyone, I just heard from the last of the schools I applied to through OTCAS. I applied to 11 schools: Chatham, Sacred Heart, Thomas Jefferson, Touro, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, West Coast University in LA, Stony Brook, MCPHS, University of ST. Augustine for the Health...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Pacific University Interview Writing Sample

    I have an interview Feb 4th for Pacific and I was hoping to find out what exactly the writing sample entails/what to expect from the interview from those that have perhaps gone through the process at Pacific? Very much appreciated!
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Florida OT Schools & GRE/Stats

    Hey! I am applying for the 2017 Fall/Summer cycle and just wanted to share my stats and get stats from other applicants or current students. School: FIU Major: Psychology Undergrad GPA: 3.68 Pre Req: about 3.6 (depending on the school & courses) GRE: V 148, Q 152, AW - 3.5 Volunteer: 175hrs OT...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS UNE OT fall 2016

    I was just admitted to the University of New England's MSOT program for fall 2016! Is anyone else going there this summer?
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Interviews

    What are some common interview questions you've come across in applying to OT programs? It would be helpful to brainstorm sample questions together :)
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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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    General Admissions & OTCAS Going into college soon, not sure if my path is worth the risk..

    Hello! I am currently a junior at a Florida highschool. I don't currently have my GPA handy, but my average of all my classes is a 96, which is fairly consistent. I've always been a great student (have been apart of Johns Hopkins for years, for accepted into Princeton programs as a freshman...