I have four letter of recs but I didn’t realize that you can’t rearrange the order of the letters. Some schools state that they would only read the first three letters but what if my most important letter is the 4th one? Can I pick which letters to showcase somehow? Thank you!!
For those of you who have already gotten your OTCAS application verified, how long did that process take? I submitted my apps a few days ago and know its going to be a bit, but just didn't know what everyone else timelines looked like. TIA!
I need to submit my applications in the next few days and I am having the hardest time cutting down my personal statement. I'm currently at 8,358 characters and the OTCAS character limit is 7,500 characters. If anyone can PLEASE help me and take a look at it I would appreciate it so much!
Hi! I'm having a difficult time organizing my resume to submit to some of the programs that I am applying to. Would anyone be willing to PM their resume so I can get an idea of what is an acceptable format to apply for OT school? Or if anyone can provide feedback on my resume that would be...
I feel silly asking this but should I include my name on the top of my personal statement for OTCAS? Also, should I write "Personal Statement" on it or just leave it without a title? I can't seem to find any formatting information about this paper on the OTCAS website or online anywhere.
I am looking to post my observation/shadowing hours on OTCAS. Does this go under Experiences as a Volunteer experience?
Also, I have worked in many healthcare settings in administration. Do these experiences go under Experiences as Employment or Healthcare Experience?
Thank you for any...
I'm taking the GRE this Thursday. I know ETS allows you to send 4 scores for free right after taking the GRE. Can I give ETS the OTCAS code for 3 schools I plan on applying to even though the rest of my application to that school isn't finished. I'm just confused on if the school...
While looking through OTCAS for my schools that I am applying to, some of the schools that I want to apply to are missing.
These schools include Stony Brook and Nova (Tampa). Both of these schools state that they are on OTCAS and I am confused why their application is not up?
I'm currently in the final stages of finishing my OTCAS application but I have a question regarding listing courses in progress. I'm missing pre-reqs for three of the schools I'm applying to (SJSU, St. Augustine and Colorado State University) with the plan of taking them over the...
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.
Hi. So I'm freaking out a little bit. I recently logged into OTCAS and saw that two of my schools didn't have checkmarks next to them. When I searched further, I saw that my statistics course was missing from them. Has this happened to anyone? Should I call them? I really don't know what to do.
could someone help me out with this. So my first schools Im applying, OTCAS doesn't open until July. When asking for LOR from OTs and Profs, how do I ask them to submit/what to do with it when they are done? Do they have to wait until July to submit, therefore should I be asking them...
I apply to OT programs this summer. Last year, in August (2016) I decided to create a OTCAS account just because I wanted to see what it was like (I always worry so far ahead). Now that the time is finally and quickly approaching to get ready to send in applications, I was...
I cannot seem to locate where to upload my supplemental application. The instructions say cover letter under documents tab for OTCAS but I have personal statement and Observation hours.....any help is appreciated!
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.
Pre-Req GPA (thus far): 3.8 (taking 2 more pre-reqs currently)
GRE: 151 Math, 147 Verbal, 3.0 writing
can gradute schools still look at your application even if you're not verified yet?
For instance, you completed your application and submitted it and now you're waiting for it to become verified. Can the graduate schools you applied to look at your application?
I want to start my apps, hours documentation and letters of rec before the school I am applying to opens the cycle....is this possible?? I am not seeing how to do this on the OTCAS site....
Is anyone else having trouble with academic update? Every time I try to uncheck the "Planned/In Progress" box and save it, it says "A system error occurred, Please contact system administrator." I already emailed OTCAS because their phone line was too busy, but I just wondering if anyone else...
I recently submitted my application and under the "program status" section it says that they are "Awaiting Materials" which include one letter of recommendation, and one official transcript from an institution where I am still taking classes. Will they still verify my application without...
This may seem like a silly question but what exactly is the point of the experiences section of OTCAS? It seems to me like a lot of the content you would include in a CV that you provide to the schools. If schools require a CV, should your experiences section include different...
Hi! I'm working on completing my OTCAS application, and I'm a little confused about which summer section I should put for when I attended one of the colleges I went to. I started there summer 2014 and graduated summer 2015, but the college doesn't specify which summer section my classes were...
Quick question on the OTCAS application;
Is it necessary to type in all the extra curricular activities? I have them set up on my resume already, but should I plug them in again?
Thank you in advance! :)