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  1. T

    General Admissions & OTCAS First Time applying for OT School/My Stats

    This is my first time applying to OTD programs after graduating in December 2020. I am entering the application cycle late summer/early fall of 2021. At most, applying feels like a shot in the dark, but I wanted to at least take a chance at one cycle. I will either be taking a gap year to...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Retake GRE? Helppp

    Just got my GRE results and got 150V 143Q and a 5.0 in the writing section. Debating whether or not to retake the gre because of my quant score I meet the exact minimum score for the quant section for the school I really want to go to (FGCU). The other parts of my application are pretty...
  3. therapist2be

    Program-Specific Info / Q's I am a current American student at Brunel University London. Ask your questions here!

    Hi everyone! I used to come on here all of the time when I was applying to programs but since becoming an OT student I haven't been able to get on regularly. I have been getting questions on this platforms and others about my experience at Brunel. As a forewarning I have to say that overall I...
  4. PositivOT

    Other OT-Related Information Getting OT-related experiences & working to make myself and stronger applicant

    Main Questions: 1) I really don't want to have to take two gap-years, but since I have to retake some classes and take two more pre-reqs, I feel like I have no other choice and would need to apply for the 2020-2021 application cycle. Does anyone have advice on what I should be doing this year...
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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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    Other OT-Related Information What jobs give me relative work experience for OT school that can also pay the bills ($40,000+)?

    I'm currently a Junior Biology major with a minor in Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Chemistry at Texas State University. I plan on taking a leap year after I graduate before I apply to OT school (need to take A&P1+2 and get more observation hours). With that in mind, I was wondering...
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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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    General Admissions & OTCAS What are my chances of OT school??

    University: University of Tampa (currently a junior) Major: Allied Health Overall GPA: 3.37 - might be slightly lower on OTCAS not sure (3.25 on OTCAS?) Pre-Req GPA: 3.3-3.6 (depending on school) Last 60 Credit Hours so far GPA: 3.51 GRE: have not taken it yet (taking it in May and July)...
  9. O

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Lenoir Rhyne 2018

    Making a thread for those who have also applied to Lenoir Rhyne. Please post stats, acceptances, waitlist decisions, etc. We should be hearing this week!! University: Western Carolina University Major: Recreational Therapy Overall GPA: 3.54 Pre-Req GPA: 3.7 GRE: 1st time - V-147, Q-151...
  10. O

    General Admissions & OTCAS Bay Path

    Hi! Has anyone heard from Bay Path for the 2018 OT program?
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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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    Coursework & Fieldwork Occupational Therapy Quick Reference - Great for Clinic and Studying!

    Greetings everyone! I have shared my Etsy shop once before on here quite a while ago but since then I have added a LOT of products that were created specifically for Occupational Therapy students and practitioners! To find my shop go to Etsy and search "OTReference." I LOVE print design and...
  13. L

    General Admissions & OTCAS Observations hrs in Seattle area

    Hey guys! I am trying to be proactive in case I don't get accepted into an MOT program this round! I think my observation hours might be lacking. I have about 100 between two different OT outpatient rehab clinics and only about 10 hrs in pediatrics, with more planned. I am a nursing assistant...
  14. therapist2be

    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...
  15. K

    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!!
  16. O

    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
  17. luminosity

    Other OT-Related Information CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

    Hi everyone! :) I'm currently getting ready to apply this summer/fall and had a quick question about CPR/AED/First Aid Certifcations.. Does anyone know if certification through online/blended courses are accepted or does it have to be in a classroom setting? Thanks in advance!
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OT school help. Personal Statement

    I am currently getting ready to apply to OT grad programs in July when the new cycle opens. I have been trying to do everything I can to be an appealing candidate especially since the program is so competitive. This is my first time applying and I am really nervous about not getting accepted as...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's USC vs. Washington University in St. Louis

    Hey guys, Now that a lot of acceptances have gone out is anyone having a dilemma of choosing between USC and Washington University? I currently live in Los Angeles so moving expenses and finding an apt aren't an issue for me versus if I moved to St. Louis I would incur the cost of moving plus...
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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...
  21. OTwannabe2017

    Program-Specific Info / Q's LIU BS/MS loans

    Hi everybody! I was accepted into LIU's BS/MS OT program and am wondering how loans work since the program starts out as a BS program. Does anybody know how long you are considered an undergraduate student/ does anybody have information regarding loans? My specific concern is that since I will...
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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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    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?
  24. K

    General Admissions & OTCAS Can anyone list the combined BA/MA programs in the US?

    I'm a rising junior in highschool. I'm considering going to a college that offers the BA/ MA combined for occupational therapy. Can anyone list the ones available in the US? I'm having trouble finding them.
  25. K

    General Admissions & OTCAS Does it truly matter where I go to undergrad?

    Hello! I'm planning on applying to colleges soon, however there is no way I can afford to go out of state (I'm in Florida )or to prestigious universities, although I do have the grades to get in. It's just too far and the aid they're willing to offer is not enough. After undergrad, I'm planning...
  26. O

    Employment & Professional Networking Loan Forgivness OTD

    As a student hoping to start occupational therapy school in Fall 2017, I was hoping to get some info on different loan forgiveness options that people have come across. I'd love to hear from those that have actually taken part in the programs and paid off their student loans through these...
  27. K

    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...
  28. O

    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 OT this year or next year

    Hi, I decided to study MOT in June and now taking prereq courses to apply OT school this year. However, I think I am taking too many classes at the same time and not really have good grades for prereq classes:( (around 3.0- 3.3 for prereq) I have two more classes need to take in next semester...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's FGCU OT vs. UF

    Hi, I plan on applying to the MOT program at FGCU and also UF for the upcoming fall 2017 cycle. I have seen posts similar to this one but some are inactive/outdated. FGCU is my top choice right now because I do like the location and it is also considerably less expensive than UF. However, UF is...
  31. epsoftball9

    General Admissions & OTCAS Stats Check! Am I Good Enough?!

    Help people! Super self conscious about my stats :/ University: University of Illinois-Chicago Major: Kinesiology Overall GPA: 3.3 OTCAS Pre-Req GPA: 3.2-3.4 depending on school GRE: 143 Verbal 143 Quantitative 3.5 Writing Extra-Curric: Division 1 softball, Greek National Softball Team, Works...
  32. purplegold86

    General Admissions & OTCAS Are my stats good enough for OT?

    Hello Everyone! I was wondering how my stats compared with other students applying for ot school. I am worried that my GRE scores will be detrimental to acceptance. GPA: 3.74 Pre-Req GPA (thus far): 3.8 (taking 2 more pre-reqs currently) GRE: 151 Math, 147 Verbal, 3.0 writing 40 volunteer...
  33. O

    General Admissions & OTCAS Deferred enrollment - Occupational Therapy

    I'm applying to OT schools currently, and am entering my final year of my undergrad this Fall. I will not be taking a gap year. I am wondering if OT programs allow deferred enrollment? As I will be fully financially responsible for myself, I will need to work and go to school in order to pay...
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    Other OT-Related Information Tuition Reimbursement/Loan Forgiveness for OTs?

    Just being accepted into OT school, I know it's kind of early to be asking about loan forgiveness/tuition reimbursement but I was wondering if anyone has any additional info/input about loan forgiveness for federal loans or just tuition reimbursement in general. I have looked at information...
  35. OT1224

    Other OT-Related Information Accepted Student What to do this summer?

    Hello, I know that there is a thread for this, but I can't find it. I am accepted for an OT school that begins Fall 2016. I have plenty of time this summer to do...stuffs. So far, I have a vacation for few weeks. After that, my only plan is to learn a foreign language (Planning to treat...
  36. Telesphorus

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Clinical vs Research Oriented Programs

    I was wondering if anybody could help me find clinically based OT (masters) programs?
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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...
  38. S

    Coursework & Fieldwork Freshman in undergrad worrying about OT school

    Hi, So I'm a freshman at Boston University, majoring in Behavior and Health, which is a program designed to prepare one for OT school. My first semester went very well, got A's and A-'s in Developmental Psych, Statistics, and Biology, and a 3.85 GPA overall. However, this semester has really...
  39. 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 East Coast OT schools/grades/questions

    Hello, Okay so I am looking for schools on the East Coast for MOT. Preferably Maryland, PA area. I live in Delaware and applied for Wesley College's program which will be the first in Delaware starting Fall 2016. Still waiting to hear back from them. I applied to Jefferson and Philadelphia...