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DPT 2016-2017 applicants GPA, GRE, HOURS, ESSAY

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  1. sycamores94

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    Hey Guys, happy 4th of July!!

    I was just wondering what you guys think my chances are of getting in at various schools. I have over 900 clinical hours with Athletic Training, and will have over 1500 before graduation. I know that these hours do not count for PT, but they are patient centered care hours. My number one choice is UIC but am worried that my GRE may be a little low for their criteria. I am sorry for posting everything, but would like to hear what others have to say. Any comments will be very helpful. Thanks!

    Undergrad: Indiana State University
    Major: Athletic Training
    cGPA: 3.83
    cGPA (last 60 credits): 3.90+
    pre-req GPA: 3.93
    GRE: 151 V, 156 Q, 4.0 writing
    Observation Hours: 56.5 Outpatient, 22.5 Pediatrics, 20 Inpatient Nursing Home, 275+ Scheduled next semester for Outpatient
    Clubs/Activities: Honor Student (Deans List) (High Honors), Undergraduate PT Club, IATA, NATA, GLATA, ATSA, Alpha Lamba Delta Honor Society, Student Instructor for Orthopedic Diagnosis and Evaluation (next semester)
    Certifications: CPR, Graston (Expected 2016)
    V0lunteer: ISU Fall Donaghy Day, ISU Spring Donaghy Day, March of Dimes, Relay for Life, Public Library Volunteer, Special Needs Bowling Volunteer, ISU Softball Concessions, Terre Haute Children's Museum Volunteer, ISU Special Olympics
    Applying: UIC (preference), Wash University St. Louis, IUPUI, UINDY, Northern Illinois, Midwestern Illinois
     
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  3. Vultige

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    I wouldn't sweat much over the GRE. UIC puts applications through a system which looks into the last 60 hours gpa, prereq+science/math gpa, and GRE. If you make the cut (which you probably will since your gpas are above the gpas of the average accepted individual), then the admission committee will review other aspects of your application (recommendations, observation hours, personal essay). Only about 100 people make the cut, so getting to that point alone gives you pretty good chances of getting accepted being that the class size about 50.

    Good Luck!
     
  4. spongekins

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    I'm taking the GRE rather late (August 15th), will this affect my application to PT schools for 2016-2017?
     
  5. jteitel10

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    Application is almost done, looking to have it sent in by the end of the week. Here is what mine is looking like so far:


    Undergrad:
    Ithaca College
    Major: Clinical Exercise Science
    cGPA: ~3.5 -- taking Chem II in fall 2016 and Physics II in spring 2017
    pre-req GPA: ~3.6 -- taking Chem II in fall 2016 and Physics II in spring 2017
    GRE: 151 V, 153 Q, 4.5 writing
    Observation Hours: 600 Outpatient (General, Elite athletics, youth athletics, aquatics, geriatric), 40 Transitional Care Unit (Acute)
    Clubs/Activities: Deans List, multiple merit scholarships, club rugby, EXOS Performance Specialist Internship
    Certifications: CPR, NSCA-CSCS, ACSM-CPT
    Applying: Shenandoah University, Nova Southeastern University, U Colorado, U Florida, Arcadia, Duke, Northern Arizona University, Pacific University, Sacred Heart, Northeastern
     
  6. sycamores94

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    That is a sigh of relief. I have wanted to go there for a while. I have 3 letters of recommendation that will be from 3 different PT's, with one being a professor in my program. Hopefully I can get in. Thank you!
     
  7. kato3

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    @sycamores94 I also heard that UIC might increase its class size next year, so more opportunities for a lot of us! UIC is one of the top programs on the list as well for me (in-state tuition and other factors). Good luck this cycle! Have you finished your personal statement yet?
     
  8. sycamores94

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    Hey! I have no done any of that yet. I am waiting 2 weeks and am going to go through everything at once. I saw your stats and your GRE is great!
    Hey! I have not done my personal statement and will get it done in a few weeks. Your GRE score is great! Hopefully we will both make the cut.
     
  9. MagDPT

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    University: Stetson University
    Major: Integrative Health Science
    Minor: Public Health Studies
    Last 60 Credit Hours GPA: ~3.85
    Prerequisite GPA: ~3.5
    Cumulative GPA: ~3.6
    GRE: 155V 159Q 4.0AW
    Observation Hours: ~100 in various settings

    Applying to UCF, USF, UF, UM, Nova Southeastern, UNF, FGCU, & University of St. Augustine

    Any tips or advice for these schools or my stats?
     
  10. outofdaloop

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    University: UT Austin
    Major: Exercise Science
    Last 60 credit Hours: 3.8
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.8ish-3.9ish
    Cumulative: 3.62
    GRE: 152V 145Q 4.0AW

    Observation Hours:
    -148 Acute Care Hospital (Geriatrics, Oncology, ICU, Ortho)
    -123 Outpatient (Functional Manual Therapy)
    -66 hours at a private practice out-patient facility. (mostly ortho and some vestibular).
    -16 Nero Clinic
    -16 Ortho outpatient clinic
    -9 Sports Medicine facility.
    -Just got a job at an out patient facility where they have a aquatic therapy! :) plan to put in at least 80 hours before i apply to my last school. (Total: 458 Hours)

    Clubs/Activities:
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    Avid Yogi (40).
    - Volunteered at Chiropractic clinic that had a hydrorox pool for aquatic therapy as well (40.)
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    Member of school's Kinesiology club. (15)
    - Vietnamese Student Association ( even though i'm not vietnamese lol) (70.)
    - Boys and Girls club (20).
    - American Cancer Association (104).
    - Volunteered to create a youth center at my church. (60)
    - Played soccer in my city's soccer association. (90).
    - member of Phi Theta Kappa honor's society. (16)
    - volunteered at my community college's tutoring center as an adminsitrative clerk. (115)
    (Total: 570 Hours)

    Certifications/Honors:
    CPR, Honor Roll (University), The president's list (community college), admission to honor's society, american cancer society excellent service award, and the president's volunteer service award.

    Applying: UNTHSC, TWU, and Texas State.

    I'm from Texas and plan on staying here for PT school, anyone else from Texas? lol Also, any advice to strengthen my application? I would really appreciate it.

    Updated: (4/7)

    Interviews:
    Date of email for interview received: Texas State (11/9), UNTHSC (1/26)
    Date of Interview: Texas State (10/18), UNTHSC (2/3)

    Waitlisted:
    Date waitlisted: TWU (12/14)
    Date off waitlist: TWU (2/10)

    Date waitlisted: UNT (2/21)
    Date off waitlist: UNT (4/3)

    Rejections:

    Texas State (11/7)

    Accepted:

    TWU (2/10)
    UNTHSC (4/3)
     
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  11. beyoutiful_sunshine

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    Hey! Same here, only applying to Texas schools, hopefully it works out!

    Stats:
    University: Sam Houston State University
    Major: Health Science
    Overall GPA: 3.93
    Last 60: 3.9
    Science: 3.98
    Pre-Req: ~ 3.91-4.0

    GRE:
    153 V 160 Q 4.5 A.W

    Honors: President's list, Dean's list, Honors College, National Society of Leadership and Success, Alpha Chi National Honor society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Outstanding Student Award in the English Language Institute

    Extra-Curric: Cultural Ambassador Organization, International Student Organization, Small Group Leader with Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Volunteer with KSBJ, volunteer with SAAFE house, Orientation Leader with the Office of International Programs

    Hours: 170 in outpatient ortho, aquatic and in-patient nursing. Currently doing hours at an in-patient neurological place. Looking to get ~200-250

    International Student from the Republic of Congo

    Applying to:
    Texas State, Angelo State, TWU, UTMB, UNTHSC

    I'm thinking Texas State is going to be my first choice :)
     
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  12. scrawnyguy

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    I don't think Baylor is a long shot at all with those stats. I think my cGPA was a tad bit higher, but you have me by a couple points on the GRE. I don't think they have the stats posted for this year's incoming class but I think the stats for last year were around 3.7 (both cGPA and pGPA) and 315. Their program is slightly different as they are picking people they think will make good PTs so they do look beyond the stats, but unless you totally blow off the essays I can't see any reason why you wouldn't at least get an interview. Unless you totally punt the interview I think would get strong consideration.
     
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  14. outofdaloop

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    Your stats look sweet! I'm also considering applying to Texas State, but am a bit reluctant because of their deadline date. Are you by any chance going to the upcoming UNTHSC campus tour this month? And also do you have any advice on how to prepare for the GRE? I'm really nervous!
     
  15. beyoutiful_sunshine

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    Thank you! You definitely have great stats as well :)
    For Texas State, do you mean you think the deadline is too soon or too early?
    No sadly I won't attend the UNT campus tour. It's a bit of a long drive for me (I'm in Sugar Land). I went to UTMB, TWU and Texas State though and I liked all of them :)

    For the GRE, I studied using the Princeton Review, but from what I've heard any GRE study book you can get your hands on (Kaplan, Magoosh, etc) is as good. And don't stress about getting the latest version, an older edition (as long as it's the new GRE of course) will do! The book will seem big but once you actually open it you'll be surprised how quickly you go through the sections! Then a few days before my exam I went on the ETS website and took the 2 official GRE practice tests and to me it's what prepared me the best because it was EXACTLY like the exam. I also scored about the same on my practice and on my actual exam.

    TL;DR Don't be nervous, prepare for it and best of luck! From your stats I'm going to assume that you're a good student so believe in yourself: YOU GOT THIS!
     
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  16. outofdaloop

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    For Texas State, the deadline is too soon for me personally. I still have to get one more letter of rec and if I don't get it submitted in time before then I might not apply. :I I haven't gone to Texas State or UTMB to visit, but I did go to TWU last month and found it very pleasnt and informative. The staff is very helpful and welcoming too!

    Thank you so much, this really helped!!! :) Best of luck to you and your future PT endeavors, you're a shoe in for sure! Keep up the good work! :)
     
  17. jtb93

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    University: UW-Green Bay
    Major: Human Biology-Exercise Science
    Overall GPA: 3.31
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.3-3.5
    GRE: 144V/152Q/haven't received writing score yet

    Honors: Semester High Honors (final 2 semesters)

    Observation Hours: 40 outpatient, 160 skilled nursing facility (PT aide), 20 pediatrics

    Volunteer: 40+ hours

    Haven't submitted application yet, but plan on doing so next week. Do these stats look acceptance-worthy? I am applying to many schools just in case. I have 4 strong letters of rec. and a strong narrative, so hopefully these will buffer the GPAs. I am also taking the GRE once more before submitting my application.
     
  18. cqn_htx

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    Hi everyone! I was also hoping I could get some feedback on my chances of getting in, particularly because my GPA is more on the low end compared to all the great applicants I've seen!

    Undergrad: Houston Baptist University
    Major: Biology
    cGPA: 3.45
    pGPA: ~3.4
    Last 60 hrs: 3.47
    GRE: 160 Q/156 V/4.0 A.W
    Observation Hours: 130 ortho outpatient (3 different clinics), 90 pediatric outpatient, 40 inpatient acute
    Extra Curriculum: Filipino Student Association Historian, HBU Dragon Boat Team Captain/Manager, HBU Odyssey Student Leader, CASL Round Table Facilitator, Alphed Epsilon Delta
    Research: Microbiology (ID of target bacteria using PCR), presented at HBU Celebration of Scholarship Research Symposium
    Honors: HBU Dean's List, Alpha Chi Honor Society

    Applying to: UTMB (first choice/early decision), TWU, and TSU
    LOR: 2 PT and 1 employer

    I'm really hoping that being able to apply early to my first choice will boost my chances of being accepted. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much! :)
     
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    They do tend to have a preference for UW-L students, however, your GPA is above the average accepted so I'm sure you will have no problem!! The only thing I would recommend would be more hours of observation to make you even more competitive but you probably don't even need them! Good luck!
     
  20. wictorwictor

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    Undergrad: California State University, Long Beach
    Major: Exercise Science
    Cum GPA: 3.2
    Pre req GPA: 2.9 (Retaking a couple courses, Should have 3.2 at the end)
    GRE: V148, Q 149, 4.5 AW : My most recent attempt. previous attempt: V 150, Q 152, AW:3.5 (I was so happy to improve my AW score, however I tanked incredibly with the other two sections. I'm planning to to it once more.)
    Hours: VA hospital, inpatient -60, outpatient 60 ( looking to add about 20 more hours in each the res of the summer.)
    Private Clinic: 12 hours, plan to work a lot more the rest of the summer.
    Recommendation letters: 2 PT, 1 Professor. I'm in progress for obtaining these.

    Applying to most Southern California Schools - CSULB, CSU Northridge, USC, Chapman, Azusa, Western. ect.
     
  21. shiny21

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    Thanks for the feedback! I think my biggest negative is that I don't have military shadowing hours. I've been trying to get in at an army base but it's been difficult since I work full time. Hopefully I can at least get a few hours before applications are due.
     
  22. scrawnyguy

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    I don't think a lack of military shadowing hours is a show stopper. If you were borderline as far as grades and GPA go this might be the case, but I think the strength of your stats alone give you a strong chance. It's getting harder and harder to get military hours and I think the admissions folks understand that. A couple of years back when I was trying to get hours I was originally told that only current military ID card holders (current service members and dependents) could volunteer on post. I was able to work some back channels from my prior service days, but it wasn't easy. Since that time bases have tightened up security even more. At my current job I do some work on posts throughout the state and it's a royal pain every time I need to meet someone on base. Even VAs are starting to clamp down on letting people volunteer in their clinics. I definitely wouldn't let this hold you back from applying.
     
  23. latissimus dorsi

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    Hey fellow hopeful DPTs,
    I just wanted to join in the conversation, see where everyone is in the process, and share my stress with you all! Here are my stats. Any tips to get in /cool programs that my schools offer would be appreciated!

    Undergrad:
    George Washington University
    Major: Bio
    Cum GPA: 3.55
    Pre req GPA: 3.4
    GRE: V157, Q 154, 5.0 AW
    Hours: 80 outpatient ortho, 40 acute inpatient, 30 skilled nursing, 60 outpatient hand therapy, 700 sports performance/fitness/wellness outpatient as a tech
    Recommendation letters: 2 PT, 1 Professor

    Schools that I'm applying to: TTUHSC, UNTHSC, TWU, UTSW, UTMB-Galveston, Texas State University, Angelo State University

    Good luck to you all! I was reading some of the forum before I posted and so many of you have great stats/experience! I'm excited to hear where everyone gets interviews/gets into! I will do my best to answer any questions that you all might have too!
     
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    University: Northern Illinois University
    Major: Health Sciences-Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis
    Overall GPA: 3.7
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.7
    Last 60 credit hours GPA: 3.98
    * GPAs not verified by PTCAS yet, just my calculations*
    GRE First time: 148Q, 154V, 4.0AW
    GRE Second time: 148Q, 149V, 3.0AW
    GRE Third time: 151Q, 150V, 3.5AW
    Hours: 113 outpatient hours & 22 inpatient hours
    Extra-Curric: Pre-Physical Therapy Club: President, University Honors Program, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Student Health Advisory Council, Honors Student Association, Child Health Program
    Recommendation Letters: Physical therapist (that I shadowed), supervisor (from Tour Guide job), biology professor, & military sergeant (from physical fitness class I took)

    Applying: University of Illinois-Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Rosalind Franklin University, Bradley University, Governors State University, Indiana University, Indiana State University, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, University of Toledo, Mayo School of Health Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, & University of Jamestown

    E-Submitted on: 7/24/16
    Verified: Not yet

    My goal is to get into at least 4 schools. My freshmen year of college I attended a different 4 year school w/ a different major and received all Bs, so it hardcore brought down my GPA. Ever since I transferred to NIU, I've gotten straight A's. I'm currently retaking Anatomy this summer, and I plan on retaking Physiology in the Fall. After that, my only bad pre-req grade would be Statistics, which I got a B- in.

    Any thoughts? Do I have a chance this year?
     
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    Hi all! I just submitted my ED application, and PTCAS has my transcript, GRE scores, and payment! Two of my references haven't submitted their recommendation letters yet. If PTCAS is done approving everything will they have to wait on those recs before they send my application out to my school?
     
  27. nd_dpt

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    You'll definitely get invited to interview at Texas State with those stats. They are better than mine were when I interviewed with them last year!
     
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    Your application looks really solid! I am applying to many of the same schools--are you from Sycamore? (just asking from the username) I am currently attending NIU
     
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    Hey! I am from Indiana State University. What are your top schools your looking at?
     
  30. beyoutiful_sunshine

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    Aww really? Thanks that's reassuring! :) :)

    How did the interview go? Also, if you don't mind sharing, where did you apply last cycle and what were the outcomes?
     
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    Updated!

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    Major: Health Sciences-Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis
    Overall GPA: 3.70
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.71
    Last 60 credit hours GPA: 3.98
    GRE First time: 148Q, 154V, 4.0AW
    GRE Second time: 148Q, 149V, 3.0AW
    GRE Third time: 151Q, 150V, 3.5AW
    Hours: 113 outpatient hours & 22 inpatient hours
    Extra-Curric: Pre-Physical Therapy Club: President, University Honors Program, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Student Health Advisory Council, Honors Student Association, Child Health Program
    Recommendation Letters: Physical therapist (that I shadowed), supervisor (from Tour Guide job), biology professor, & military sergeant (from physical fitness class I took)

    Applying: University of Illinois-Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Rosalind Franklin University, Bradley University, Governors State University, Indiana University, Indiana State University, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, University of Toledo, Mayo School of Health Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, & University of Jamestown

    E-Submitted on: 7/24/16
    Verified: 7/28/16

    My goal is to get into at least 4 schools. My freshmen year of college I attended a different 4 year school w/ a different major and received all Bs, so it hardcore brought down my GPA. Ever since I transferred to NIU, I've gotten straight A's. I'm currently retaking Anatomy this summer, and I plan on retaking Physiology in the Fall. After that, my only bad pre-req grade would be Statistics, which I got a B- in.

    Any thoughts? Do I have a chance this year?
     
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    NIU would be nice just because of reasonable tuition and familiarity with the area. University of Kentucky is probably my top choice but I also applied to Wash U, UIndy, & IUPUI.
     
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    The interview was fine! You are with a professor and someone from the community. They ask the typical questions about why you want to go to Texas state, what sets you apart from other students, what do you know about the apta, etc. I applied to Texas state, UTHSCSA, UTSW, TWU, and UTMB. I was rejected from UTHSCSA and UTSW. I was waitlisted at the other 3 but am now going to UTMB this fall. I also know I was around 7 or 8 on TWU's waitlist.
     
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    University: University of Arizona
    Major: Microbiology
    cGPA: 3.73-3.76
    pGPA: 3.53-3.8 (depending on school)
    GRE: 155 v 163 Q 5.0 AW
    Hours: 130 across 3 different settings
    APPLYING:
    Arcadia University (abnormal psychology) - PA 7637,
    Belmont University - NASHVILLE 7589
    California Fresno State (Abnormal Psychology) - CA PTCAS: 7798 UNIVERSITY CODE: 4312
    Chapman University - CA 7669
    Northern Arizona University - AZ 7668
    Midwestern - AZ 7600
    University of Puget Sound - WA 7694
    Northwestern- IL 7756
    Thomas Jefferson University- PA

    Can anyone shed any light how much I have to worry about getting into any of the above schools/making my application stronger? I know i don't have the most observation hours but would 180-200 make my application that much stronger? Top choices would be: NAU (in-state) and UPS; both of which I know are competitive but I feel like I should be able to get into NAU but not so sure about UPS
     
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    Did you end up applying to UW-L via ED?
     
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    Yes! I feel that will help a lot but I'm still paranoid.
     
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    Good luck to you! I applied ED to Madison.
     
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    Thanks you too!
     
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    Did Madison email you to comfirm that they received it? I tried asking UW-L for that confirmation and they just told me to check with PTCAS.
     
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    Yep I got an email from Madison stating they received my application and will be looking over it to make sure I meet all of the requirements.
     
  41. liftthingsupanddown

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    University: University of Iowa
    Major: History/Psych
    cGPA: 3.54 (PTCAS)
    pGPA: 4.0
    GRE: 158 v 150 Q 4.5 AW
    Hours: 300+ (mostly outpatient since I work in an outpatient clinic).

    APPLYING: Belmont (ED), Western Kentucky, Nova Southeastern, Southern (if they get accredited), UT-Memphis, Emory.
     
  42. nd_dpt

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    TWU is going to be difficult getting into with your gpa's. The students accepted last cycle had an average last 60 hours gpa of 3.85 and a math and science gpa of 3.8. They are looking for gre scores to be 155V, 155Q, and 4.5 AW. So you've done well on that aspect of your application. I would apply to more schools as if you can!
     
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  43. AdventurePT

    AdventurePT Pre-PT student, PT hopeful

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    Hi everyone! Thanks all for being so informative!
    I'm getting nervous and would appreciate any extra info or advice.
    My three top schools are Wisconsin-Madison, Duke, and Northern Arizona - any thoughts??


    Here are my stats:

    University: Michigan State University
    Major: Dual degree - Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences
    Overall GPA: 3.87
    Pre-Req: 3.95
    GRE: 160 V / 159 Q / 4.0 A.W

    Honors: Honors College, Academic Scholars Program, Dean's List, Best in Class (Chemistry II Lab), a few small scholarships
    Extra-Curric: OMPT Internship, Sports Performance Clinic Internship, conducted original research, Executive board for a few unrelated clubs

    Hours: 108 outpatient orthopedic manual, 12 inpatient spinal injury, 16 outpatient peds
    (Currently trying to nail down a few more inpatient hours, sports med clinic, and geriatric)
    *I was pretty late in choosing PT (decided last winter that I was going to go for it) so all of my hours are from this summer - hoping this won't be an issue!

    Applying to:
    Wisconsin-Madison, Duke, Northern Arizona, University of Montana, Grand Valley University, University of Colorado, Chatham and Arcadia.
     
  44. Wiscoguy

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    If you don't get in to several of those schools there's something wrong with the system haha. On paper you look pretty damn good.
     
  45. tonydo93

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    You'll have no issues getting into any schools!
     
  46. astarblaze

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    Assuming your application otherwise has no red flags (e.g. bad letters of rec or essays) and you do decently in interviews, I imagine you should get into at least some of those schools. My sense is that U Colorado is pretty competitive. NAU puts a lot of weight on the interview (like 1/3 of their total scoring is from the interview) and is also pretty competitive, so you would need to do okay there, but I would be absolutely shocked if you didn't at least get an interview at NAU.
     
  47. dgt329

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    Undergrad: Santa Clara University
    Major: Chemistry (BA) and Biology (BS)
    cGPA: 3.47
    PTCAS pGPA: 3.58 (~3.7 for schools that take o-chem)
    Last 60 GPA: ~3.8
    GRE: 168Q, 161V, 4.0AW
    Hours: 53 inpatient, 104 outpatient (public hospital), 65 neuro, 40 outpatient (private clinic)
    Letters of Rec: 2 PT's, 1 professor in major (also my PI for research), 1 employer (tutoring center on campus)
    Extracurriculars/work: undergraduate research in chemistry, ultimate frisbee, chemistry club events/preview day speaker, pre-physical therapy club founder and former president, cooked breakfast at a homeless shelter a few times, tutor in several subjects and SAT/ACT math and science, general/organic chemistry TA, respite care worker
    Applying: CSU Fresno, CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge (top choice), UCSF/SFSU, Chapman, Western, NAU, Regis, University of Colorado, UIC, UNLV (top choice)
    Other: a few awards and scholarships including a summer research scholarship
    E-submitted: 8-7-16
    Verified: 8-9-16

    Feeling a little shoddy about my cGPA (lazy freshman year) and 2 C+'s I have in bio classes., but thankfully they don't count for prereqs. Otherwise feeling pretty good!
     
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  48. latissimus dorsi

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    Would you mind sharing your stats? I am applying to lots of the same schools!
     
  49. nd_dpt

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    Not at all!
    cGPA: 3.73
    Prereq: 3.8
    Math and science: 3.85
    Last 60 hours: 4.0
    GRE: 151 V, 150 Q, 4.0 AW
    For observation, I had 300 hours in outpatient ortho and 150 in neuro.
    Good luck! Feel free to ask me any other questions if you have any!
     
  50. fitspo

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    Undergrad: California State University
    Major: Kinesiology
    Cum GPA: 3.7
    Pre req GPA: 3.6 with Physics 1 and 2 still in progress
    GRE: 154 V, 157 Q, 5.0 AW
    Hours: 400 ortho outpatient, 200 pediatric/wellness & prevention outpatient, 50 hours inpatient in-progress
    Applying: Chapman (ED) :eek:

    I didn't really want to specify which school I went to in order to maintain some privacy. Feel free to message me if any of you guys have questions!
     
  51. member 5632997

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    Updated stats!

    UCSC
    Major: MCD Bio
    cGPA: 3.56
    Last 90 units GPA (calculated for UW): 3.73
    GRE: 158V 161Q 5.0AW
    Hours: 57 hours outpatient private practice, 50 SNF, 50 acute rehab, 100 hours outpatient hospital, hours for acute hospital pending*
    Applying: CSU Fresno, CSU Northridge, CSU Longbeach, Chapman, NYIT, NYU, Samuel Merritt, UCSF/SFSU, UNLV, USC, UW, Western

    Hoping to e-submit my app next month. These supplemental questions are killing me.
     

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