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dpt.dancer

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Jun 30, 2020
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  1. Pre-Physical Therapy
Hello,

Can anyone please provide insight into my chances of acceptance? I appreciate it!

Stats:
-Major: Kinesiology
-cGPA: 3.45
-Last 60 GPA: 3.67
-Prereq science GPA: 2.7
-Prereq GPA: ~3.3

Experience:
~1200+ hrs land/aquatic outpatient clinic
80 hrs sports ortho outpatient clinic
100 hrs general ortho outpatient clinic

Graduated 2018, took a gap year and traveled the world solo plus gained experience as an aide (hence 1200 hrs).
I realize that what's hurting my stats is my prerequisite science GPA. I still have not taken 2 science courses so that can be raised after I apply.

My first 3 semesters of college hurt my GPA so much, and at one point it was even 2.7. After I failed a class, my transcript shows a positive trend line and I was recognized with President's list and Dean's list.

Also, I will apply as a disadvantaged student. I am a first generation immigrant and college graduate, single mother, abusive father (will speak lightly on this if at all), went to high school where most people got pregnant or dropped due to drug abuse.

Please let me know your thoughts! Thank uuuu x1000!
 

wiseOldPT

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You are correct that the prereq science GPA is the weak link. You need to convince adcoms thats you will be able to deal with a heavy science load. Were all your science prereqs taken early in college before the upward trend, or do you also show an upward trend with them? Definitely take the rest of your science prereqs to boost your GPA and show that you can handle them now. Be explicit in your app that you had an upward trend and can now handle high level science. You may want to consider retaking some of the courses you did the worst in to boost your GPA (if they take grade replacements). Biggest thing is just to research your schools- if they say they have minimum GPAs, don't waste your time/money applying there! Schools who claim holisitic review will be a better bet.
 
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reems112

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  1. Pre-Physical Therapy
You are correct that the prereq science GPA is the weak link. You need to convince adcoms thats you will be able to deal with a heavy science load. Were all your science prereqs taken early in college before the upward trend, or do you also show an upward trend with them? Definitely take the rest of your science prereqs to boost your GPA and show that you can handle them now. Be explicit in your app that you had an upward trend and can now handle high level science. You may want to consider retaking some of the courses you did the worst in to boost your GPA (if they take grade replacements). Biggest thing is just to research your schools- if they say they have minimum GPAs, don't waste your time/money applying there! Schools who claim holisitic review will be a better bet.
Hey! Do you know of schools on the east coast or just schools in general that will look at the application holistically?
 
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dpt.dancer

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Jun 30, 2020
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  1. Pre-Physical Therapy
You are correct that the prereq science GPA is the weak link. You need to convince adcoms thats you will be able to deal with a heavy science load. Were all your science prereqs taken early in college before the upward trend, or do you also show an upward trend with them? Definitely take the rest of your science prereqs to boost your GPA and show that you can handle them now. Be explicit in your app that you had an upward trend and can now handle high level science. You may want to consider retaking some of the courses you did the worst in to boost your GPA (if they take grade replacements). Biggest thing is just to research your schools- if they say they have minimum GPAs, don't waste your time/money applying there! Schools who claim holisitic review will be a better bet.
Thanks for your input--I appreciate it! Some of my science prereqs were taken early in college, but others show an upward trend. I will definitely take your advice with placing an emphasis that I am capable of succeeding in their rigorous programs. I've been researching so much it feels like my head is about to explode (but I think that's normal with this application process? haha). Thanks again!
 

ya1

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Stats:
-Major: Kinesiology
-cGPA: 3.45
-Last 60 GPA: 3.67
-Prereq science GPA: 2.7
-Prereq GPA: ~3.3

Your stats are competitive unless a school looks specifically on science GPA (many schools do not as far as I know?).

Experience:
~1200+ hrs land/aquatic outpatient clinic
80 hrs sports ortho outpatient clinic
100 hrs general ortho outpatient clinic

Plenty of hours in slightly different setting. If you have time and chance, try to get 20-40h in inpatient.
 
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Hello,

Can anyone please provide insight into my chances of acceptance? I appreciate it!

Stats:
-Major: Kinesiology
-cGPA: 3.45
-Last 60 GPA: 3.67
-Prereq science GPA: 2.7
-Prereq GPA: ~3.3

Experience:
~1200+ hrs land/aquatic outpatient clinic
80 hrs sports ortho outpatient clinic
100 hrs general ortho outpatient clinic

Graduated 2018, took a gap year and traveled the world solo plus gained experience as an aide (hence 1200 hrs).
I realize that what's hurting my stats is my prerequisite science GPA. I still have not taken 2 science courses so that can be raised after I apply.

My first 3 semesters of college hurt my GPA so much, and at one point it was even 2.7. After I failed a class, my transcript shows a positive trend line and I was recognized with President's list and Dean's list.

Also, I will apply as a disadvantaged student. I am a first generation immigrant and college graduate, single mother, abusive father (will speak lightly on this if at all), went to high school where most people got pregnant or dropped due to drug abuse.

Please let me know your thoughts! Thank uuuu x1000!

HELL YEAH! if you can choose the right schools to apply and network you BUTT off. I have seen and heard of students with low stats getting in. You get this, I believe in you.

BEST!
 

Galain

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Dec 14, 2015
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Hello,

Can anyone please provide insight into my chances of acceptance? I appreciate it!

Stats:
-Major: Kinesiology
-cGPA: 3.45
-Last 60 GPA: 3.67
-Prereq science GPA: 2.7
-Prereq GPA: ~3.3

Experience:
~1200+ hrs land/aquatic outpatient clinic
80 hrs sports ortho outpatient clinic
100 hrs general ortho outpatient clinic

Graduated 2018, took a gap year and traveled the world solo plus gained experience as an aide (hence 1200 hrs).
I realize that what's hurting my stats is my prerequisite science GPA. I still have not taken 2 science courses so that can be raised after I apply.

My first 3 semesters of college hurt my GPA so much, and at one point it was even 2.7. After I failed a class, my transcript shows a positive trend line and I was recognized with President's list and Dean's list.

Also, I will apply as a disadvantaged student. I am a first generation immigrant and college graduate, single mother, abusive father (will speak lightly on this if at all), went to high school where most people got pregnant or dropped due to drug abuse.

Please let me know your thoughts! Thank uuuu x1000!


You'll want to retake classes to boost your science GPA.
 

dpt.dancer

Full Member
Jun 30, 2020
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  1. Pre-Physical Therapy
Stats:
-Major: Kinesiology
-cGPA: 3.45
-Last 60 GPA: 3.67
-Prereq science GPA: 2.7
-Prereq GPA: ~3.3

Your stats are competitive unless a school looks specifically on science GPA (many schools do not as far as I know?).

Experience:
~1200+ hrs land/aquatic outpatient clinic
80 hrs sports ortho outpatient clinic
100 hrs general ortho outpatient clinic

Plenty of hours in slightly different setting. If you have time and chance, try to get 20-40h in inpatient.
Thanks so much for your advice!
 

dpt.dancer

Full Member
Jun 30, 2020
24
7
36
  1. Pre-Physical Therapy
HELL YEAH! if you can choose the right schools to apply and network you BUTT off. I have seen and heard of students with low stats getting in. You get this, I believe in you.

BEST!
Aw thanks so much for your positive energy! I'm applying to a lot of schools out of state so I'm not sure how to network aside from contacting the programs. I'll look into it more--thanks!
 

FutureDPT_MN2015

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I was accepted with much lower stats than you! The only stat that was higher was science GPA, but not by much (3.1). Your experience is amazing. But as someone said, I would definitely recommend trying to get some acute care experience if you can (hard right now, I know). I think someone also mentioned this as well, but holistic reviews of applications will also really work in your favor because you can leverage your experience and desire for a lower GPA.

I also took some time off after undergrad and had to dig myself out of a hole in order to even feel confident enough to apply to a program. I think you definitely have a shot! Write some great essays, get killer letters of recommendation, and show admissions committees why you deserve to be there! I’m rooting for you!!
 

dpt.dancer

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Jun 30, 2020
24
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36
  1. Pre-Physical Therapy
I was accepted with much lower stats than you! The only stat that was higher was science GPA, but not by much (3.1). Your experience is amazing. But as someone said, I would definitely recommend trying to get some acute care experience if you can (hard right now, I know). I think someone also mentioned this as well, but holistic reviews of applications will also really work in your favor because you can leverage your experience and desire for a lower GPA.

I also took some time off after undergrad and had to dig myself out of a hole in order to even feel confident enough to apply to a program. I think you definitely have a shot! Write some great essays, get killer letters of recommendation, and show admissions committees why you deserve to be there! I’m rooting for you!!
Thanks so much for your reply! You're very encouraging and inspirational--I appreciate your input. Would it be alright if I messaged you for advice regarding the experiences section on my application?
 
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