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Thought we could start a new thread just for this cycle

University:
Major:
Overall GPA:
Pre-Req GPA:
GRE:

Acceptances:

Rejections:

Interviews:
 
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Has anyone heard from schools with rolling admission yet? Like Toledo or ATSU? If so can you share your stats?
 
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University: small school '16 & community college
Major: psych
Overall GPA: 3.86 | Pre-Req GPA: ~ 3.9-4 | GRE: V157 Q156 A4.5
otcas verified 9/10

OT volunteer/observation: ~750 hrs / 11 settings
Rehab Institute of Chicago (RIC) units: stroke IP, orthotics IP, peds IP & OP, TBI IP, research OP
other: hand, equine, school, SNF, home health


work: SNF programs assistant (400), home care aide - 2 seniors PD & stroke (1500), retail (1400)
internships: RIC- TBI rehab (100)
volunteer: RIC- adaptive rock climbing & basketball (75), animal shelter (200), tutor (50), Misericordia leader (50)
extracurricular: pres./founder pre-OT club (80), RIC pt ambassador (50)
research: r.a. UIC dpt. dev. disabilities (35), RIC- shadow OT study arm rehab post-stroke (20) -> OT r.a. wheelchair accessibility/airline boarding (50)
honors/certifications: academic scholarships,
CPR/BLS/First Aid/IRB, etc

applying: Midwestern IL, Rush(received GRE late), UW Milwaukee, UW Madison, Carrol U., Wash U. St. Louis, U Indiana, Huntington
rejected:
interviews: Huntington 10/23, Midwestern IL 10/27, U Indiana 12/5 (declined), Rush 12/21 (declined)
waitlist:
accepted: Huntington 10/29, Midwestern IL 11/2, UW-Madison 11/10, Wash U 11/18, Indiana State 2/4, Carroll 2/19, UW Milwaukee
attending: Midwestern IL!!!!
 
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University: small private school community college
Major: Psych
Overall GPA: 3.86 | Pre-Req GPA: ~ 3.9-4
GRE: V157 Q156 A4.5

OT Volunteer/Observation: 700 hrs / 11 settings
Rehab Institute of Chicago(RIC) - Neuro/Stroke Inpatient , Pediatrics Inpatient, Orthotic/Prostetics Inpatient, Pediatrics Outpatient, TBI Intern (listed below), Research (listed below),
Other locations - Hand Therapy Outpatient, Hippotherapy, School Outpatient, SNF Inpatient & Home Health Outpatient

Work: Resident Programs Assistant SNF (400 hrs), Senior 2 Home Care Aide (1250 hrs), Retail Sales (1350 hrs)
Internships: RIC - TBI rehab unit (100 hrs)
Volunteer: RIC Adaptive Rock Climbing & RIC's Wheel Chair Basketball Team Assistant(75), Animal Shelter (200 hrs), club K-8 tutor & Misericordia Group Leader (100hrs)
Extracurriculars: Pres./Founder U. Pre-OT club, RIC Patient Ambassador(40 hrs), Mentioned craft (jeweller)
Research Experience: Research Assistant UIC Dpt. Disabilities (35 hrs), RIC- OT Research Observe arm rehab post-stroke (20 hrs) --> OT Research Assistant wheel chair/airline travel ( 50 hrs)
Honors. Awards, etc: Chancellor's Scholarship, Transfer Pres. Scholarship, Deans List, Honors Program
Professional Certifications: Home Care Aide, CPR/BLS/First Aid, Acute Stroke Training, IRB
____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Applying: Rush, Midwestern IL, UIC, UW Milwaukee, UW Concordia, UW Madison, Carrol U., Wash U. St. Louis, IU Indianapolis, Indiana State
Accepted:
Rejected:
Interviews:
Waitlist:
Attending:
Your stats are amazing!
 
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Major: kinesiology/ Bio minor
Overall GPA: OTCAS 3.52
Pre-Req GPA: didn't calculate but had a few B's
GRE: Too embarrassing to mention

Acceptances: MWU-Il, Usciences, WUSL, UTMB, Howard, St Kate's, Springfield

Waitlist: U of Toledo

Rejections: Belmont

Interviews: MWU-AZ campus(declined); Creighton(declined); Brenau(declined); UTHSCSA (decided not to do video)
 
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Mar 10, 2015
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Undergrad: Public, 4 year university in Mississippi
Undergrad Major: Physical Ed/Social Studies Ed - 2009
Overall OTCAS GPA: 3.3
Pre-Rec GPA: 3.67
GRE: 154 Verbal, 150 Math 4.0 Writing
OT Observation Hours: 70 Total (Hand, Outpatient, Inpatient Neuro, Home Health)
Work Experience: 5 1/2 years as a Physical Ed/History Teacher/Football/Basketball Coach
Applied: LSU-New Orleans
Interview: LSU-New Orleans
Accepted: LSU-New Orleans
Attending: LSU-New Orleans

Lots of work went into this process. I am very excited and relieved. Good luck to everyone applying. I am praying for everyone.
 
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Undergrad: Public, 4 year university in Mississippi
Undergrad Major: Physical Ed/Social Studies Ed - 2009
Overall OTCAS GPA: 3.3
Pre-Rec GPA: 3.67
GRE: 154 Verbal, 150 Math 4.0 Writing
OT Observation Hours: 70 Total (Hand, Outpatient, Inpatient Neuro, Home Health)
Work Experience: 5 1/2 years as a Physical Ed/History Teacher/Football/Basketball Coach
Applied: LSU-New Orleans
Interview: LSU-New Orleans
Accepted: LSU-New Orleans
Attending: LSU-New Orleans

Lots of work went into this process. I am very excited and relieved. Good luck to everyone applying. I am praying for everyone.
Congratulations!!!!
 

preotaz

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Sep 23, 2015
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Pre-Occupational Therapy
University: University in Arizona
Major: Health Science
Overall GPA: 3.75
Pre-Req GPA: 3.9-4.0
GRE: not yet taken

Applying: MWU AZ, ATSU, University of Toledo, NAU, MGH, Washington University, University of Washington, Pacific University, St. Catherine University, Creighton University

Acceptances: University of Toledo, ATSU

Rejections:

Interviews: MWU AZ, ATSU, Creighton (declined), MGH, NAU
 
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University: University in Arizona
Major: Health Science
Overall GPA: 3.75
Pre-Req GPA: 3.9-4.0
GRE: not yet taken

Applying: MWU AZ, ATSU, University of Toledo, NAU, MGH, Washington University, University of Washington, Pacific University

Acceptances:

Rejections:

Interviews: MWU AZ
When is your interview?! Mine is on the 29th of Oct. I applied to Toledo too. I keep hitting the refresh button. It says complete awaiting decision.
 

preotaz

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When is your interview?! Mine is on the 29th of Oct. I applied to Toledo too. I keep hitting the refresh button. It says complete awaiting decision.
Mine is the 29th as well! I haven't heard anything from Toledo either..
 
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Mine is the 29th as well! I haven't heard anything from Toledo either..
That's awesome! I'll be the nervous girl sweating and shaking. Haha. Im really hoping I hear good news from Toledo before then though. It's my #1 choice and I'm in Texas so would really rather not fly out to Az if I don't have to.
 
Jun 26, 2014
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University: Stony Brook University
Major: Psychology
Overall GPA: 3.44
Pre-Req GPA: 3.6
GRE: Q: 152 V: 161 AW: 5.0

Applied:
New York- Columbia, NYU, Downstate, LIU
Out of State- Temple, MUSC, UNC, BU, MGH, Rush

Acceptances: N/A

Rejections: N/A

Interviews: BU!
 
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University: Stony Brook University
Major: Psychology
Overall GPA: 3.44
Pre-Req GPA: 3.6
GRE: Q: 152 V: 161 AW: 5.0

Applied: In New York- Columbia, NYU, Downstate, Hofstra, LIU Out of State- Temple, VCU, MUSC, UNC, BU, MGH

Acceptances: N/A

Rejections: N/A

Interviews: N/A

Am I shooting for the stars here???
I think you'll be great. But you know that Hofstra's not accredited right? The are still in the first phase of applying for accreditation....
 
Jun 23, 2014
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College: St. Joseph's College, NY
Major: Speech Communications (Speech language pathology concentration)
Overall GPA: 3.3
Prereq gpa: 3.4-3.6 depending on the program.
GRE: none
Letters: 1 from OT, 1 from A&P professor, and 1 professional
Personal statement: Excellent ( I had 3 schools and many people read it and received great feedback)

Observation hours: over 250 in a hospital and school.
Volunteer hours: 40 at a hospital, 60 at a hippotherapy center
Extras: CPR certification, Aphasia training certification, Speech Pathology internship (70 hours), 1 semester of child development research with NYU, gymnastics coach and camp counselor for 5 years.

Applied in state (NY): Sage, Stonybrook, NYIT, Hofstra, and thinking about applying to NYU.

Applied out of state: Shenandoah, U of the Sciences, Stockton (long shot because I'm missing 3 prereqs)

Acceptances:
Interviews:
Rejections:
 
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Major: Nutrition & Exercise + Psychology Minor
Overall GPA: 3.52
Pre-Req GPA: between a 3.8 -4.0 depending on the program
GRE: 156 Q, 157 V, 4.5 AW

Submitted on: 09/10
Verified on: 09/29
Observation Experience : 108 hours at a private pediatric OT facility, 70 hours at a geriatric rehabilitation center in a retirement home

Applying: VCU, Belmont, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, Rush University, Illinois @ Chicago, Oklahoma, MGH Institute, Stony Brook

Interviews: Belmont (11/13), Rush University (11/21), Stony Brook (12/17), Jefferson College of Health Sciences (2/05), MGH (2/05 offered - declined)

Acceptances: Belmont (11/23), Rush (11/25), Stony Brook (12/22), VCU (2/25), Oklahoma (3/01)

Waitlisted: Winston Salem (2/24)

Rejections: TBD
 
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University: Texas State
Major: Psychology
Overall GPA: 3.7
PreReq GPA: 3.5-3.8
GRE: Q: 151 V: 151 A: still waiting for official results
Observation Experience: ~150 hours between 3 settings (2 ortho outpatient and 1 private pediatric clinic) plus non-related volunteer work

Applying: TWU, Abilene, UTEP, CSU, SJSU, LLU, CSUDH, Stanbridge, West Coast, Nova Southeastern (willing to move pretty much anywhere lol)
Acceptances:
Interviews:
Rejections:

Thinking about retaking me GRE since my scores are pretty much the bare minimum for most schools. I don't even meet USC's minimum :(
 
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University: University in Arizona
Major: Health Science
Overall GPA: 3.75
Pre-Req GPA: 3.9-4.0
GRE: not yet taken

Applying: MWU AZ, ATSU, University of Toledo, NAU, MGH, Washington University, University of Washington, Pacific University

Acceptances:

Rejections:

Interviews: MWU AZ, ATSU
University: University in Arizona
Major: Health Science
Overall GPA: 3.75
Pre-Req GPA: 3.9-4.0
GRE: not yet taken

Applying: MWU AZ, ATSU, University of Toledo, NAU, MGH, Washington University, University of Washington, Pacific University

Acceptances:

Rejections:

Interviews: MWU AZ, ATSU
how long after the email confirmation that they were passing your application on to the screening committee did you hear from ATSU?
 

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I have an interview with ATSU on Oct 23rd! It was about 2 weeks for them to contact me for an interview after the secondary application was submitted. My stats are:

Major: Kinesiology
GPA: 3.74
Prerequisite GPA: 3.9
Volunteer Hours: 160
Work experience: Rehabilitation Aide
 
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I have an interview with ATSU on Oct 23rd! It was about 2 weeks for them to contact me for an interview after the secondary application was submitted. My stats are:

Major: Kinesiology
GPA: 3.74
Prerequisite GPA: 3.9
Volunteer Hours: 160
Work experience: Rehabilitation Aide
Congratulations and good luck! Where else did you apply?
 

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Sep 23, 2015
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I have an interview with ATSU on Oct 23rd! It was about 2 weeks for them to contact me for an interview after the secondary application was submitted. My stats are:

Major: Kinesiology
GPA: 3.74
Prerequisite GPA: 3.9
Volunteer Hours: 160
Work experience: Rehabilitation Aide
I have an interview on the 23rd too! Good luck!!
 
Sep 15, 2015
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I haven’t submitted my OTCAS app for verification yet. I plan to do so within the next few weeks. I’m nervous about my GRE scores, but I know that I have strong LORs (1 from OT, 1 from Gero Prof., 1 from Psych Prof./Advisor) and a decent personal statement, so hopefully that will help me out.

University: Western Oregon University
Major/Minor: Psychology/Gerontology
Overall GPA: 4.0
Pre-Req GPA: 4.0
GRE: 154 V, 155 Q, 4.0 A (First time taking it :()

OT experience (~270 total):
  • 90 hrs inpatient geriatric rehabilitation (+ some acute) @ SNF
  • 93 hrs outpatient hand & upper extremity @ hospital
  • 60+ hrs school district
  • 20+ hrs mental health (w/ ages 12 – 25)
  • 8 hrs neuro (focus on stroke & concussion) @ clinic
Volunteer:
  • Assisted a regional representative of the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon by promoting networking and educational events, advocating for involvement among occupational therapists, and helping to create awareness of the role of occupational therapy (20 hrs)
  • Volunteer caregiver at an adult foster home (30 hrs)
  • Volunteer @ Shangri-La Corporations. I developed and led activities and social experiences to increase the self-confidence and social health of individuals with mental illness and disabilities for a non-profit organization (96 hrs)
Research:
  • Primary investigator of two separate research studies for different psychology courses
  • Received certification for NIH training: Protecting Human Research Participants
Work Experience:
  • Previous positions include being a hostess/busser, storekeeper, and tutor
  • I’m going to start my own business on Etsy very soon! :D
Awards/Certifications/Extras:
  • I earned my B.S. degree at the age of 19 with a 4.o GPA. (I have a year off now, yay!)
  • I’ve grown up helping to care for my uncle who is mentally challenged and blind
  • Recipient of 8 scholarships
  • AHA Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED certification
  • Inducted Presidential Member of National Society of Leadership and Success; Leadership Training Certification
Applied: TWU, MUSC, WSSU, U. Pittsburgh, UIC, Husson, Colorado State, Temple

Acceptances: N/A

Rejections: N/A

Interviews: N/A

I'll post again once I hear back from all of the schools I'm applying to. Best of luck to everyone else applying! I’m sure you’re all as stressed out/anxious as I am. I feel that most of the schools I'm applying to are "reach" schools for me. If anyone has any input about my chances, I'd greatly appreciate it if you shared! Thanks :)
 
Oct 9, 2014
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University: Texas State
Major: Psychology
Overall GPA: 3.7
PreReq GPA: 3.5-3.8
GRE: Q: 151 V: 151 A: still waiting for official results
Observation Experience: ~150 hours between 3 settings (2 ortho outpatient and 1 private pediatric clinic) plus non-related volunteer work

Applying: TWU, Abilene, UTEP, CSU, SJSU, LLU, CSUDH, Stanbridge, West Coast, Nova Southeastern (willing to move pretty much anywhere lol)
Acceptances:
Interviews:
Rejections:

Thinking about retaking me GRE since my scores are pretty much the bare minimum for most schools. I don't even meet USC's minimum :(
don't worry, i feel like gpa is waited more. plus you're above 300 which is what majority are looking for. im not a fan of the test, but it being a bell curve they use it to weed out people at the high end and low end of the spectrum. as a whole, you are slightly above the average and i think programs kinda of view something like a 302 and 306 as basically the same (at least thats what an admissions counselor told me). your gpa and pre-req gpa stand out
 
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University: small private school & community college
Major: Psych
Overall GPA: 3.86 | Pre-Req GPA: ~ 3.9-4
GRE: V157 Q156 A4.5
otcas verified 9/10

OT volunteer/observation: ~750 hrs / 11 settings
Rehab Institute of Chicago (RIC) units - neuro/stroke IP, orthotics IP, pediatrics IP & OP, TBI IP, research OP
Other - hand, hippotherapy, school, SNF, home health

work: SNF programs assistant ( 400 ), home care aide - 2 seniors PD & stroke ( 1300 ), retail sales ( 1400 )
internships: RIC- TBI rehab unit ( 100 )
volunteer: RIC- adaptive rock climbing & basketball team assistant ( 75 ), animal shelter ( 200 ), tutor ( 50 ), Misericordia group leader ( 50 )
extracurricular: pres./founder pre-OT club ( 80 ), RIC patient ambassador ( 50 ), mentioned craft (jeweller)
research: research assistant UIC dpt. dev. disabilities ( 35 ), RIC- shadow OT study on arm rehab post-stroke ( 20 ) -> OT research assistant wheel chair accessibility/airline boarding ( 50 )
honors/awards: chancellor & transfer pres. scholarships, deans list, honors program
certifications: home care aide, CPR/BLS/First Aid, IRB, acute stroke training

applying: Rush, Midwestern IL, UIC, UW Milwaukee, UW Concordia, UW Madison, Carrol U., Wash U. St. Louis, U Indiana, Indiana State, Huntington
accepted:
rejected:
interviews: Huntington 9/24, Midwestern IL 9/25
waitlist:
attending:
How do you feel about your interviews? Were you grouped with other students or was it one on one? I have my MWU IL interview coming up and I'm just curious on the setting they use to interview.
 

preotaz

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Sep 23, 2015
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That's awesome! I'll be the nervous girl sweating and shaking. Haha. Im really hoping I hear good news from Toledo before then though. It's my #1 choice and I'm in Texas so would really rather not fly out to Az if I don't have to.
Have you heard anything from Toledo yet?? I'm getting so anxious!
 
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How do you feel about your interviews? Were you grouped with other students or was it one on one? I have my MWU IL interview coming up and I'm just curious on the setting they use to interview.
Oh sorry! I totally wasn't clear. That was when I received the invitation, my interviews are later October
 
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University: Rowan University graduated 2014
Major: Health and Exercise Science with concentration in health promotion
Overall GPA: 3.46
Pre-Req GPA: Not sure, A's and B's
GRE: Quant: 141 Qual: 146 Writing: 3 (not so great)
Observation hours: 80+ hours in outpatient, hospital, children's outpatient and hand therapy

Applied: West Coast University, Salus Univeristy, University of the Sciences Phila, Alvernia University, Midwestern University AZ and IL campuses, Chatham University

Acceptances: West Coast University (email 9/30)

Rejections: N/A

Interviews: Salus University (9/17) West Coast (9/18) Midwestern AZ campus (scheduled 10/28)
 
Jul 20, 2015
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University: University of Washington (graduated Summer 2015)
Major: Early Childhood and Family Studies
Overall GPA: 3.9
Pre-Req GPA: Not sure - ~3.8-3.9
GRE: Quant: 156 Verbal: 158 AW: 5.0
Observation hours: 40 hours industrial rehab, 80+ hours outpatient peds, 25+ hours SNF, 22 hours peds home visiting

Applied: UW, UPS, Eastern Washington, Colorado State, USC

Acceptances:

Rejections:

Interviews:
 
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Oct 12, 2015
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California
University: UC Berkeley
Major: History
Overall GPA: 3.7
Pre-Req GPA: 4.0

GRE: 160 Verbal // 153 Quant // 5.5 AW

Applying:

• University of Southern California
• San Jose State University
• University of Washington
• University of Illinois at Chicago

OT Volunteer:

• 96 hours in skilled nursing facility
• 21 hours in a hand therapy clinic

Extracurricular:

• 86 hours spent volunteering in a yoga/massage program working with individuals with cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis

Acceptances: USC (will be attending)

Rejections: UIC, UW, SJSU never even got back to me

Interviews: Not required
 
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These forums are SO helpful and I wanted to post my own info since I'm a little different - my undergrad is from an art school...

University: Massachusetts College of Art and Design - graduated in 2010
Major: 3D Fine Arts: Sculpture
Overall GPA: 3.5
Pre-Req GPA: 3.95
GRE: didn't take it :)

OT Observation Hours: 168 hours in 2 different pediatric settings
Volunteer Hours: 24o hours working in an orphanage in Ghana

Applied: University of New England (UNE)

Acceptances: University of New England!!!!!:soexcited:

Waitlisted: UNE :sorry:

Rejections: N/A

Interviews: UNE 10/30

Good Luck everyone!
 
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These forums are SO helpful and I wanted to post my own info since I'm a little different - my undergrad is from an art school...

University: Massachusetts College of Art and Design - graduated in 2010
Major: 3D Fine Arts: Sculpture
Overall GPA: 3.5
Pre-Req GPA: 3.95
GRE: didn't take them :)

OT Observation Hours: 168 hours in 2 different pediatric settings
Volunteer Hours: 24o hours working in an orphanage in Ghana

Applied: University of New England (UNE)

Acceptances: TBD

Rejections: TBD

Interviews: UNE 10/30

Good Luck everyone!

Hey there! Congrats on your interview! When was your OTCAS app verified?

Thanks!
 
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Pre-Occupational Therapy
University: Rowan University graduated 2014
Major: Health and Exercise Science with concentration in health promotion
Overall GPA: 3.46
Pre-Req GPA: Not sure, A's and B's
GRE: Quant: 141 Qual: 146 Writing: 3 (not so great)
Observation hours: 80+ hours in outpatient, hospital, children's outpatient and hand therapy

Applied: West Coast University, Salus Univeristy, University of the Sciences Phila, Alvernia University, Midwestern University AZ and IL campuses, Chatham University

Acceptances: West Coast University (email 9/30)

Rejections: N/A

Interviews: Salus University (9/17) West Coast (9/18) Midwestern AZ campus (scheduled 10/28)
Wow, congrats on the acceptance and all of the interviews! When did you submit your application?
 
Feb 3, 2015
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Wow, congrats on the acceptance and all of the interviews! When did you submit your application?
Thank you! I was verified in the middle of August. It's my second time applying so I made sure to get it in super early.
 
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Thank you! I was verified in the middle of August. It's my second time applying so I made sure to get it in super early.
Ahh, well good luck! How many programs did you apply to last time? And how many this time? I'm panicking and trying to apply for way too many lol.
 
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Ahh, well good luck! How many programs did you apply to last time? And how many this time? I'm panicking and trying to apply for way too many lol.
Last time I applied to A LOT, probably over 10. I was the same way, panicked and applied to wherever. This time I think I applied to about 7. I tried to only apply to schools that were more realistic for me this time and I had the exact requirements they wanted. I have been getting better responses. Was thinking about applying to a few more but I might not now. Good luck to you as well! Is it your first time applying?
 
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Hey there! Congrats on your interview! When was your OTCAS app verified?

Thanks!
I submitted my application August 3rd and it was verified August 4th. My letters of rec didn't roll in until the end of August though.
 
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Last time I applied to A LOT, probably over 10. I was the same way, panicked and applied to wherever. This time I think I applied to about 7. I tried to only apply to schools that were more realistic for me this time and I had the exact requirements they wanted. I have been getting better responses. Was thinking about applying to a few more but I might not now. Good luck to you as well! Is it your first time applying?
This is my first time applying. I'm applying to a lot of schools as well, either 11 or 12. I just got my first invitation for an interview this morning so i'm pretty excited! Good luck this time around!
 
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I just submitted my OTCAS application for verification on Oct 11 but I applied to:

Nova Southeastern University
University of St. Augustine
Adventist University of Health Sciences
Florida International University.
University of Florida

My stats: (pretty average if you ask me)
University:University of Connecticut
Major: Allied Health Sciences
Minor: Psychology
Overall GPA: 3.510
Pre-Req GPA:3.720

GRE: 294 (I know this is horrible...I plan to retake it...Those dang standardized tests)
OT Observation: Total 216 hours combined from an outpatient hand therapy setting, hospital and elementary school.

Volunteer & Work: Intern at the American Red Cross, Volunteer for Operation Military Kids, Note-taker for Center of Students with Disabilities, CPR Certified, Completed 200 hour holistic Power Yoga Teacher Training, Worked at multiple fitness facilities, currently employed for Whole Foods Market and babysitter since who knows how long.

Acceptances: N/A

Rejections:N/A

Interviews: N/A

Anybody have any advice? I'm only applying to programs in Florida to be closer to family. I am going to Nova's Backstage Pass event on Nov 10 and hopefully will get some more updates on applications.
 
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Thank you! I was verified in the middle of August. It's my second time applying so I made sure to get it in super early.
Just curious, did you ever ask the schools the first time around why you weren't accepted? Did you apply to really well known programs? Your stats seem pretty normal to the average students applying so it sounds surprising that out of 10 schools you didn't get in.
 
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Just curious, did you ever ask the schools the first time around why you weren't accepted? Did you apply to really well known programs? Your stats seem pretty normal to the average students applying so it sounds surprising that out of 10 schools you didn't get in.
I live outside philly, so I applied to a lot of schools in philly and the few in New Jersey. They are pretty competitive. I did ask a few schools but I never really got answers. I think my gre scores had a lot to do with some schools. I also had a C+ in anatomy and physiology 2 and retook that this year giving me all As and Bs for prereqs. So I feel like I applied to the wrong schools maybe? I expanded more this year


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