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    General Admissions & OTCAS Online Observation Hours

    Hello! I just completed 20 online observation hours through ClinEdWeb's program. I'm not sure what to enter in OTCAS where they ask for facility info. Any advice? Thank you in advance :)
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    General Admissions & OTCAS General OTCAS 2023 Admissions Cycle

    EDIT MADE 1/22/23 Hello! I've seen some other general threads from previous cycles so I figured it might be nice to star one for the OTCAS 2022/2023 application cycle. I've applied for entry level OTD programs that start in the Summer/Fall for 2023. Below I've added some prompts so we can...
  3. Liddo

    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS letter of rec

    Hi everyone! 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!!
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Verification Timeline

    Hi Everyone! 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!
  5. otstudent95

    General Admissions & OTCAS Personal statement please HELP URGENT

    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!
  6. otstudent95

    General Admissions & OTCAS Resume for OTCAS

    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...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS Verification 2019-2020 Cycle

    Just submitted OTCAS last night! Exciting stuff. Let's keep an eye on the turnaround rate. Good luck to everyone. :)
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Personal Statement Question

    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.
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Where do we post our observation/shadowing hours on OTCAS?

    Hello! 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...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS GRE CODE Question

    Does anyone know the GRE code to send scores to Nova Southeastern Ft. Lauderdale on OTCAS. It is not listed on their website.
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Question on sending GRE scored to OTCAS.

    Hello all, 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...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS Schools

    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? Anyone know...
  13. cobihaha

    General Admissions & OTCAS Question on listing courses in progress

    Hi everybody! 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...
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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 OTCAS prereq disappeared

    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.
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    General Admissions & OTCAS LOR process

    Hello, 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...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Entering information into OTCAS early?

    Hey everyone! 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...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS UTHSCSA Upload supplemental

    Hello, 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!
  19. 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...
  20. Beachbum92

    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS & being verified

    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?
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS Question

    Hey all! 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.... Thank you!!!!!
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS Academic Update

    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...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS "Awaiting Materials" on OTCAS

    Hello, 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...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS Experiences Section-how does it differ from a CV?

    Hi all, 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...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS Summer 1 vs. Summer 2?

    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...
  26. aspiringOT05

    General Admissions & OTCAS Extra-Curriculars

    Hello Everyone! 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! :)