California Applicants DPT 2017-2018

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  1. SR_DPT

    SR_DPT

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    Hello everyone! I thought I would create a "California Applicant" thread for 2017-2018 cycle. Feel free to post your stats, interview invitations, acceptances, and rejections, so that way we all aren't in the dark. Good luck to everyone and I look forward to hearing from other California applicants.


    University: Cal State Fullerton
    Major: Kinesiology
    Overall GPA: 3.7
    Pre-Req GPA: 4.0
    Post Bachelors GPA: 3.9


    Volunteer: 500+ hours in outpatient orthopedic and 150+ pediatric

    Applied: Western U, Chapman, Azusa Pacific, CSULB, & CSUN


    Acceptances:


    Rejections:


    Interviews:
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2017
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  3. mrdpt9000

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    No GRE?
     
  4. SR_DPT

    SR_DPT

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    Feel free to post GRE or anything else you would like to share.
     
  5. mjp1795

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    University: California State University, Long Beach
    Major: BS in Kinesiology: Exercise Science
    Overall GPA: 3.84
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.76
    GRE: 156 Q, 149 V, 4.5 AW

    Extra-Curric: Southern California Special Olympics Volunteer, Orange County Food Bank Volunteer

    Observation: Aide at Outpatient Facility (Adult Day Health Care, Child Development Program, Aquatics): 1780 hours, Aide at Private Outpatient Clinic: 230 hours, Volunteer at Skilled Nursing Facility: 150 hours

    LOR: 1 outpatient physical therapist, 1 inpatient physical therapist, 1 major professor

    Applied: Chapman, Western, CSULB, CSUN, CSU Fresno, CSU Sacramento, UNLV, NAU, Rocky Mountain, Regis, Mount St. Mary's
    Acceptances:
    Rejections:
    Interviews:
     
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  6. JazzKid26

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    Ah yes! I am glad someone started this. Good luck to everyone!

    University
    : UCLA
    Major: Biochemistry
    Minor: LGBT Studies
    Overall GPA: 3.4
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.4-3.6
    GRE: 162V, 162Q, 5.0AW

    Extra-Curric: College Marching Band (4 years), Student leader in a pro-bono primary care clinic in Mexico (2 years), Volunteer for a Filipino health organization (2 years), Studied Spanish Abroad in Spain (3 months), Server at a Chain Restaurant (1 year)

    Observation: PT Aide at an outpatient private practice (400 hours), Volunteer in inpatient hospital (50 hours), Volunteer in outpatient hospital clinic (80 hours)

    LOR: 2 PTs (worked under both as a PT aide) , 2 professors (LGBT studies + Microbio; the latter directly sent to 1 school), 1 employer (general manager of restaurant)

    Applied: 9 Schools. USC, UCSF/SFSU, Samuel Merritt, Cal Fresno, Northridge, Northwestern, New York Medical College, Temple, Columbia
    Acceptances: N/A
    Rejections: N/A
    Interviews: New York Medical College (Oct), Temple (Nov), Columbia (Nov)
     
  7. Hinges

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    University: American Military University
    Major: BS with Honors in Sports and Health Science: Exercise Science
    Overall GPA: 3.65-3.75
    Pre-Req GPA: 4.00
    GRE: Not taking it, stationed in Japan so it is hard to fit it into my schedule.

    Extra-Curric: United States Air Force: Nepal and Hurricane Sandy Humanitarian, Air Force Sergeants Association, Japan River Clean Up, Japan Special Olympics Volunteer, Life Rolls On, Meals On Wheels, Coast Guard Remembrance Run, Enlisted Four, Fayetteville Road Clean Up, Personnel Training Leader (Air Force), Keesler Special Olympics Assistant, Personal Trainer 7 years, Worked at Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron 2.5 years, NASM/NCSF/NESTA Certificaitons.

    Observation: 200 Hours in Outpatient (acute/chronic/neurological settings)

    Achievements: Air Force Infodom Award, NCO of the Quarter, Air Force Airman of the Quarter, Associates in Electronics System Technology (Air Force), 43rd Air Lift Award, Distinguish Graduate from Tech School, BMT Graduation, Dean's List (5x)

    LOR: 2 outpatient Physical Therapists, 1 Captain from the Air Force, 1 MSgt from the Air Force

    Applied: Loma Linda University, Thomas Jefferson University, Pacific University, Toledo, University of Evansville, University of South Florida, Gannon University (Irie and Ruskin), Utica College, Saint Francis University, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Daemon College, Arkansas University, University of Scantron, American International College,

    Acceptances:
    Rejections:
    Interviews: Loma Linda University (9/6), Thomas Jefferson University (10/5)
     
  8. rectumwarts

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    I had an interview the 29th for LLU. Odd hearing them saying that was the first day of interviews since they had one the 6th it seems.
     
  9. Hinges

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    Sorry, my interview was actually on the 13th. I wasn't the first either, the other days were taken up before me. However, my situation was totally different from yours and I had to do a Skype interview since I am stationed in Japan. Maybe face to face interviews started the 29th? How did your interview go?
     
  10. are071284

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    Hello everyone! Good luck in this process :)

    University
    : San Jose State University
    Major: BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Sciences
    Overall GPA: 3.369
    Pre-Req GPA: depends on the school (3.2-3.4)
    GRE: V 150, Q 147 AW 3.5

    Extra-Curriculars: Currently work as a trainer/PT aide at an outpatient clinic, President of the Pre-PT Club, Head Intern in Biomechanics Lab, Worked on a research project in Biomech. Lab working with schools gymnastics team, Volunteered at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto for one year, Volunteered at an outpatient clinic in San Diego over the summer, Volunteered at an outpatient clinic in Los Gatos for a semester, Volunteered in an Emergency Department at a hospital in San Diego
    Observation Hours: 400+ in outpatient (neuro/pediatrics/womens health/cancer/ortho/geriatrics/sports), 91 inpatient (TBI, neuro)

    Achievements: Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

    LORs: 1 outpatient PT, 1 inpatient PT, 2 major professors (biomechanics & clinical ex. phys)

    Applied: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Touro College (Bayshore/Manhattan), Arkansas State University, Columbia University, NYIT, Creighton University, Western University of Health Sciences, USC, Chapman University, & Regis University

    Acceptances
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    Rejections
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    Interview/Open House Invites
    : Creighton University 1/19, Arkansas State University (multiple dates avail.)
     
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  11. Abudara

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    I have very similar stats, also went to SJSU and majored in Kin with an emphasis in rehab sciences

    BS in Kinesiology
    cGpa 3.42 (ptcas calculated)
    pGPA 3.15 to 3.4 depending on the school

    GRE: 151 Verbal, 156 quant, 3.5 AW

    LoRs: 2 PTs I aide for (should be strong letters) and former ex phys professor

    Hours: 30 inpatient (SNF), 1200 as outpatient PT aide, 20 hours in outpatient vestibular rehabilitation. 3 settings total

    Extracurriculars: Research assistant volunteer in a sports psych research study, volunteer coach for children in underserved communities, admin in on campus bodybuilding group.

    Applied to: CSU Sacramento and CSU Northridge, Mt St Mary's, University of St. Augustine

    schools outside of CA: Touro Nevada, Midwestern Glendale, AT Still, Franklin Pierce AZ

    No rejections, interviews or acceptances yet.
     
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  12. mrdpt9000

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    University: California State University, Fullerton
    Major: Kinesiology
    PTCAS Overall GPA: 3.32
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.60-3.75
    GRE: 149V 156Q 4.0 AWA (Before-Sept. 15 schools) | 155V 159Q 4.0 AWA (After-Sept 15 schools)

    Letters of Recommendation: 1 licensed PT from orthopedic, 1 licensed PT from VA, 1 professor from Biology department

    Observation Hours: Outpatient: Orthopedic (405 hours) | Inpatient: Veterans Affair Subacute (77 hours), Skilled Nursing Facility (25 hours)

    Extra-Curricular: Medical Office Front Desk (1 year), Server for catering company (February 2017-present)

    Volunteer: Hospital Help Desk (1 month)

    Applied: CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, CSU Fresno, CSU Sacramento, Loma Linda, Mount St. Mary's, UNLV, West Coast, Western University, Chapman

    Soon to be applied: USC, SDSU

    Interviews: TBD

    Rejections: TBD

    Acceptances: TBD
     
  13. SR_DPT

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    Seems like everyone applied to CSUN on this thread, which is my top choice!
     
  14. University: CSULB
    Major: Kinesiology
    Overall GPA: 3.25
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.24
    GRE: 150 V, 154 Q, 4.5 Writing


    Volunteer: 400 outpatient orthopedic clinic, 40 outpatient VA general orthopedic, 40 inpatient VA SCI, stroke, geriatric, etc.

    Extra Curricular: Service Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. Hundreds of hours doing community service ranging from helping those who are homeless in skidrow, to marathons. A few to name, Midnight mission, HANDS on International, Life Rolls On, LA Food Bank.

    Applied: Mount St. Mary's


    Acceptances: Mount St. Mary's!


    Rejections: N/A


    Interviews: N/A
     
  15. mrdpt9000

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    What?! Congrats!!!! Sorry, I'm shocked cause they sent your acceptance out so early. May I ask when they sent it out to you? Also were you ED? Thanks!
     
  16. mrdpt9000

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    I went to their DPT informational session and apparently, they rank you according to your GPA and GRE scores. They do NOT look at the other requirements.
     
  17. SR_DPT

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    The admissions coordinator told me they look at everything. This is the break down she gave me at the informational session.
    30% of application: Undergrad GPA
    30% of application: Pre Rec GPA
    20% of application: GRE
    20% of application: LOR & Hours
     
  18. SR_DPT

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    Congrats on your acceptance! So happy for you!
     
  19. mrdpt9000

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    Sorry, you are correct. I guess what I meant to say was that the essays as well as the hours (it's either you complete the minimum or you don't) do not matter as much. Were you at the most recent informational session (few weeks ago)?
     
  20. SR_DPT

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    Oh that makes sense now. Lol. I was not. I live like 2 hours away from northridge so I wanted to go before PTCAS opened up, so I believe i went to the session in late may if not early June. Is CSUN your top choice also?
     
  21. PT_Student_123

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    Majors: B.S. General Biology, University of California: San Diego
    Prereq, Overall GPA, and Last 60 Units: pGPA: ~3.7-3.8, cGPA: 2.96, last 60 units: 3.8
    GRE: 159Q, 149V, 5.0AW
    Observation: 695 Outpatient Hours, 250 Inpatient Hours
    Submitted to PTCAS: 8/1/17

    Applying: Shenandoah University, AT Still University, CSU Northridge, East Tennessee State University, Emory & Henry College, Governors State University, MGHIHP, Regis University, Bellarmine University, South College, Tennessee State University, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, University of Mary, High Point University, William Carey University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Univeristy of Saint Augustine San Marcos

    Acceptance: AT Still University (10/9)

    Interview Invites: South College (Waitlisted 9/4/17), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Waitlisted 10/5), AT Still University (Accepted 10/9)

    Rejection: TBD
     
  22. mrdpt9000

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    Ic! I would say that it's my top 5. CSULB and SDSU are my top 2, 1a and 1b.
     
  23. SR_DPT

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    Those are both really great schools. It’s unfortunate that they don’t send out their acceptance letters till January & February. The waiting game is terrible.
     
  24. mrdpt9000

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    Seeing your stats, I honestly think you have a great chance of getting into CSUN!!! Good luck man!
     
  25. mrdpt9000

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    Anyone (not ED) hear back from any CA schools (acceptance, rejections, waitlist, or interviews)? I know LLU sent out interview invites as early as last month, but just wondering if anyone's heard from other schools?
     

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