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westcoastin

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Hey all,

I have been placed on the waitlist at UTMB and was just wondering if anyone here has been accepted off of the waitlist for the upcoming fall semester.
 

qwertyuiop123

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Hi westcoastin,

I am hoping to apply to UTMB this fall for the MOT program starting in 2013. OT is a new dream for me, and I'm not sure I'll be what they are looking for. I still have some pre-requisites to complete (A&P II, Medical Terminology, Physics, and Sociology). I'm finishing my B.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston at Victoria, which is not a prestigious school to say the least. I also haven't found a place to volunteer yet and fear I might only be able to rack up the 20 hours and possibly not in multiple locations by the suggested October application deadline. I do at least have a fairly high GPA and genuine life experience.

I'm from the Houston area though and would like to stay local, so UTMB is my number one choice. I was just curious if you'd be willing to tell me what your stats are (i.e. GPA, which school you went to, volunteer experience, etc) so I can see if I have any chance of even making their waiting list. I'm having a hard time finding any students discussing the school's program, so I thought I'd try directly asking someone in the process.

Thanks for any help! Truly appreciate it if you're able, but completely understand if you can't. :xf: :)
 

TTUOT

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Hey Qwerty,
I got into UTMB - here are my stats:
Overall GPA:3.43
Pre-Req GPA:3.7ish ( I Thought it was lower, but its actually just above 3.7)
Extra-Curric: Worked as rehab aide at Neuroscience clinic and inpatient rehab hospital
Volunteer: 600 hours at multiple settings
Acceptances: Texas Tech, UTMB
 

jmw1214

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I'm a current 3rd semester student at UTMB. I didn't find out about UTMB until halfway through the admission cycle (which was longer 2 yrs ago), so I only had the 20 hours of "official" OT when I applied and they were all at one site - don't know if that's changed now. However, I had worked for a number of years and had multiple of volunteer work that went along with OT. My GPA is pretty high, but most of it is from 5+ years ago.

My suggestions to those applying are to apply as early as possible! There were something like 250+ applicants for 54 spots last year. One good thing about UTMB is they don't hinge interviews on GPA alone (albeit they require a 3.0 min), so that means chances to let yourself shine - but also that you're competing against way more people.

However, one girl in our class now had been waitlisted and had actually started the OT program at UT-El Paso I think. She was contacted about a week or so before orientation began last August - she packed up and came on down! So there's always hope. :)

Good luck!!!
 
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