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Discussion in 'Pre-Physical Therapy' started by member 5632997, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Wiscoguy

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    Major: Biology
    cGPA: 3.96
    pre-req GPA: 4.0
    GRE: 155 V 154 Q 4.0 W
    Hours: 112 (45 inpatient, 45 SNF, 22 pediatric/school)
    Applied to: UW- La Crosse (ED)

    Excited and nervous! September can't come soon enough! Good luck to all.
     
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  3. Dinked

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    Undergrad: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Graduate: St. John's University
    Undergraduate Major: Forensic Science/Chemistry
    Graduate Major: Toxicology, With Masters Thesis in Drug detection in hair matrix
    undergrade GPA: 3.204
    graduate GPA: 3.71
    pre-req GPA: 3.83
    GRE: 157 V, 159 Q, 4.0 writing
    Observation Hours: 1000+ Outpatient, 23 Pediatrics, 25 Inpatient Nursing Home (skilled nursing)
    Clubs/Activities: Honor Student (Deans List) (High Honors), Fraternity Secretary, PT Aide, Personal Trainer
    Certifications: CPR, CPT
    Applying: VCU, Shenandoah, Marymount, Uni of Delaware, Radford, ODU, MBU, and a few more
     
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  5. latissimus dorsi

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    I feel you. I have so many essays! You can do it though!
     
  6. latissimus dorsi

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    Do you know if a large number of observation hours/many locations can make up for an average gpa? I am also looking at Twu and have a similar gpa. Also, so they take into consideration where you went for undergrad? Idk if that will help me but hopefully...
     
  7. cqn_htx

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    Yes, I'm definitely applying to more schools, especially after seeing how my stats compare to other people. There's not much I can do for my GPA anymoree, so I'm just hoping my GRE/hours/extra-curriculars are enough to make me stand out!
     
  8. nd_dpt

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    I'm not quite sure. They start off by scoring the academic aspect of your application. You have to get a certain score in order to move on to the next part of the process where they look at the rest of your application including your essays, rec letters, observation, etc. I know for sure that TWU gives priority to people that did their undergrad there. A large amount of students in their upcoming class went to TWU.
     
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  10. Dai

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    *UPDATED*

    Undergrad: University of Houston
    Major: Kinesiology - Exercise Science (Health Professions)
    GPA: 3.7
    GRE: 151 W 152 Q 4.5 Writing
    Hours: 400+ hours worked as a tech in a private practice, 50 hrs volunteered in acute-care inpatient setting.
    Relevant experience: PT tech experience, involved in LAM disease research independent study to assess effects of exercise on women with LAM.
    Extracurriculars: President of pre-health campus organization, building supervisor at campus recreation center, orphanage overseas schoolteacher in India, side-walker at equestrian therapy clinic for disabled children, certified in pediatric/adult first aid and CPR, schoolteacher at local tutoring center where I worked closely with mentally/physically disabled students.

    INTERVIEW OFFERS: Hardin-Simmons, Midwestern University (Declined to interview), University of Incarnate Word, University of St. Augustine

    CURRENTLY WAITLISTED: Hardin-Simmons, Mount St. Mary's

    ACCEPTANCES: University of Incarnate Word!!!
     
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  11. beyoutiful_sunshine

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    Good luck !!

    I've applied to TWU, UTMB, UNT and Angelo State (but I still need to email Angelo State an additional essay).
    I plan on applying to Texas State soon but I'm still finishing up that essay as well.

    To answer your question:
    I e-submitted on 08-10, got verified on 08-22, and just got an email today (08-25) from UTMB inviting me to an interview. I saw two other people here that also got interview invitations pretty quickly so it seems like UTMB is rather quick, which makes sense since they have rolling admissions.

    Do you have a number one choice?
     
  12. PathforwardtoDPT

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    University: UC Santa Barbara
    Major: Global Studies
    Overall GPA: 3.41
    Pre-Req
    GPA: 4.0
    GRE
    : 163 Q, 160 V, 5.0 W (1st attempt)

    Extra-Curric: Pasadena Heritage, Fire Dept, Assisted Living, ROTC, fraternity officer, senior living, local environmental beautification group, local foodbank, Parks and Rec, Boys & Girls Club, American Cancer Society, United Blood Services

    Volunteer: Inpatient Acute Rehab 157 hrs / Outpatient Orthopedic 547 hrs / Pediatric PT 98 hrs / Inpatient Neuro, Vestibular 111 hrs / Outpatient Ortho + Sports Performance Rehab in progress & planned (PT aide work 500-800 hrs)

    Recs: 2 PTs, 1 Work Supervisor, 1 Professor

    Applied: USC, Western University, CSU Fresno, CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, Azusa Pacific University, West Coast University, UNLV, Chapman University

    Acceptances: TBA

    Rejections: TBA

    Interviews: Azusa Pacific University.
     
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  13. PathforwardtoDPT

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    I'm applying to several of the same schools as you. My understanding is that rolling admission programs will respond more quickly. Most programs however seem to respond between Dec to Feb time frame. Give or take a few months before and after.
     
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    Updated!

    University:
    Northern Illinois University
    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

    Interviews: Mayo School of Health Sciences, Rosalind Franklin University, & Des Moines Unviersity (All the rolling admissions schools I applied to)
     
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  15. midwestapp8

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    University: University of Iowa
    Major: Human Physiology BS, Psychology minor
    Overall GPA: 3.65
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.3
    GRE: V 149 Q152 Writing 4.0 (best score of 3 attempts....fml)

    Extra-Curricular: sorority member, volunteer in a surgery center, volunteer at childrens museum, active member of a sorority, President of Pre-PT club, MDA camp counselor, campus alumni association ambassador, dance marathon, personal trainer, currently studying for CSCS certification

    4 LOR: 2 professors in major, PT, PT supervisor

    Physical therapy hours: 125 outpatient specialty clinic, 105 sports medicine clinic, 2500 hours outpatient orthopedic (current rehab aide job), 234 hours inpatient (MICU, respiratory specialty unit, neurology, CVICU as rehab aide)

    Re-applicant from 2015-2016 cycle: applied to Mayo, UIowa, Creighton, DMU, UNMC, UIC. Waitlisted at Mayo, UIowa, Creighton

    Application was sent 8/16 and verified 8/20
    Applied: Creighton, DMU, Mayo Clinic, Midwestern University (Downers Grove), Northwestern, Pacific U, Rosalind Franklin, UIowa, UNMC, Briar Cliff, WashU, Missouri State, Kansas Medical Center

    Interviews: Missouri State (9/17), Mayo Clinic (10/7)
     
  16. Dai

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    Not exactly, but I would like to just stay in Texas if possible! Good luck!!!
     
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    Hello,

    I've been following this network for a while, and just recently this thread, but am just now posting:happy:. This is my third time applying to PT school, so I'm trying to make the best decision on where to apply this time just because it's a lot of money. I would love to hear anyone's opinions or get some advice.

    Here are my stats:

    Undergrad: Winthrop University
    Major: Exercise Science, Business Admin Minor
    GPA: 3.42
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.05-3.3 (depending on what school) (mostly B's :()
    GRE: 147V 152Q 4.0W (took 4 times :mad:)
    Observation Hours: 3000+ (in 4 different settings)
    Extras: Student Athlete (Leadership award), Member of a Sorority (held a position), Honors Society for Major (held a position), CPR certified

    I'm thinking URI, UNE, Umass Lowell, MCPHS, Wingate, Mary Baldwin, maybe The Sages and NYU?

    Any advice would be awesome! Thanks!
     
  18. tonydo93

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    I'm honestly surprised you've been denied for two cycles! I've seen lower stats than yours get in. It must be the pre req GPA that is holding you down the most? What do you think based on the feedback (if any) that you've gotten?

    In either case, best of luck to you this cycle!
     
  19. rundrewrun

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    Do I even stand a ghost of a chance?


    Undergrad: University of Nevada,Reno
    Undergraduate Major: Community Health Science
    cGPA: 3.45 (messed around during my community college years)
    pre-req GPA: 3.93
    GRE: V-152 Q-152 Writing-4
    Observation Hours: 46 Hrs outpatient(sports, occupational) 88hrs Outpatient(geratrics and chronic conditions) starting inpatient at rehabilitation center
    Clubs/Activities: TA for Kinesology, Volunteer at a Elder home daycare
    Applying: U of Washington, Univ of N Vegas, U of Utah, Univ. of Montana, Northern Arizona
    Letters of Recommendation- 2 PTs, 1 professor, 1 supervisor
     
  20. tonydo93

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    Definitely.

    Your cumulative GPA is just a tad below average from what i've seen for most schools, however your pre-req GPA is really high so that will make up a lot of ground. Your GRE scores are around where they should be, and everything else looks like you've got covered.

    Good luck!
     
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  22. TraySee216

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    Update: 11/28/16 (Received rejection e-mail)

    Update: 11/18/16 (Received acceptance call)
    Another update 11/7/16 (I received an interview invite today)
    Posting an update 10/18/16 (I received an acceptance call today)

    Like some others who are posting here, I'm looking for feedback on whether or not I actually stand a chance of getting into a DPT program. I'm a non-trad student looking to make a career change from a completely unrelated field. I'm a bit nervous about my stats, but hoping it's good enough to get in somewhere. Here's my info, let me know what you think. Thanks in advance for the input.

    University: North Carolina A&T (c/o 2005), completed remaining pre-req courses at Delaware County Community College
    Major: Computer Science
    Overall GPA: 3.25 (calculated by PTCAS)
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.45 (calculated by PTCAS)
    GRE: 150 (Verbal), 153 (Quantitative), 3.5 (Writing)

    Extra-Curricular: AAU Basketball Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Various School Outreach programs, Committee Member for Strides Against Breast Cancer

    Observation Hours: 40 hours (outpatient ortho), 10 hours (pediatric), 10 hours (inpatient neuro)

    Applying To:
    Wingate, Winston Salem State, University of South Carolina, Walsh, Nova Southeastern (Tampa), University of North Texas Health Science Center.

    Acceptances: Wingate University, Nova Southeastern (Tampa)

    Rejections: University of North Texas Health Science Center - received e-mail on 11/28/16

    Interviews: Nova Southeastern (Tampa) - phone interview on 11/12/16, acceptance call 11/18/16
     
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    I think your scores look fine! You'd be surprised at how diverse a cohort is! I've heard people from all types of backgrounds and majors are accepted as long as they have the requirements. Most schools like the diversity! I actually work with two Duke PT grads and they say Duke looks at the application as a whole, not just based on your GPA or your GRE scores, same with Wingate and Winston-Salem State! I have friends at both! I also have a friend (too many friends in PT school already haha) that's in her second year in USC's DPT program, and her class only has 19 in it, which is insanely small! But I know a lot of her classmates had pretty high scores, however she doesn't know about everyone, so you never know! Best of luck!!!
     
  24. HPUDPTHopefull

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    Major: Exercise Science

    Overall GPA: 2.98 (calculated by PTCAS)..... yeah. Im pretty mad about not hitting the 3.0 mark.
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.23 (calculated by PTCAS)

    GRE First: 151 (Verbal), 149 (Quantitative), 3.5 (Writing)
    GRE Second: 154 (Verbal), 154 (Quantitative), 3.5 (Writing)

    Extra-Curricular: Worked as a group trainer, exercise specialist, and group exercise instructor at my university wellness clinic. Some volunteering for my school at a local nursing home.

    Observation Hours: 108 Outpatient (2 different clinics)

    Certifications: CPR/AED, NSCA-CSCS

    LOR's: 1 From PT, 1 From in major professor, 1 from my supervisor at the wellness clinic was also a professor of mine.

    Applying To:
    AT Still University of Health Sciences, D'Youville College, High Point University, Mount St Mary's University, Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale, Old Dominion University, Rockhurst University, Shenandoah University, Touro College (both),
    Touro University Nevada, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Jamestown, Western Kentucky University, Wheeling Jesuit University

    E-submitted: 9/02

    Verified: 9/14 (I emailed them about it and it verified like right as I did it IDK if that helped or what but it was taking a long time.)

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    Acceptances: Hopefully all of them! :)

    Rejections: But, for sure a couple since I didn't hit the 3.0 cGPA. (sadface)

    Interviews:


    (I have very low GPA's I know, but I have faith! My last 60 hours are like 3.7+, got deans list my last semester, some very solid LOR's, and from the feedback I have gotten people seem to think my essay is great. Im really hoping to get into high point. It is their first time accepting students, I went down there and the directors were fantastic. Had an amazing vision for the program and I want to be part of that. They are amazing sport PT's, and their biomechanics professor and movement analysis labs are best in the country. Honestly if I get the interview there I know I will nail it they already know my face, I got a feel for what they are looking for, and I am 100% ready.)

    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!
     
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  25. TraySee216

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    Thanks! That's definitely good to hear, and puts me a bit at ease. So I guess all I have to do now is wait, and maybe try to get some more observation hours (the more the better).
     
  26. ralfloran

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    UPDATE BUMP!

    Major:
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    Overall GPA: 3.45
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.4 - 3.6 (depending on PTCAS or other schools)
    GRE: 151 V 159 Q 4 AW

    Extra-Curricular: Gross Anatomy Lab TA

    LOR: 1 from Professor I TAed for, 1 from PT I shadowed

    Observation Hours: 50 outpatient, 14 so far inpatient (will get 50 by the end of October)

    Applying To:
    SUNY UBuffalo, CUNY Hunter, CUNY CSI, D'Youville College, Long Island University, SUNY Downstate

    Interviews: Long Island University (declined), SUNY Downstate

    Acceptances: SUNY Downstate

    Rejections: CUNY Hunter
     
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  27. AstroPT

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    University: Northern Illinois University
    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)

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

    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

    Interviews: Mayo School of Health Sciences (done), Des Moines University (done), Rosalind Franklin University, St. Ambrose University
    Acceptance: None yet
    Rejections: None yet
     
  28. tiggerbackpack

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    My second time applying and hopefully the last. I was really disappointed that I did not get in last year after being told by professors, advisors, and physical therapists that I would get in to at least one. Do you think I have a shot this cycle? Good luck to everyone applying. :)

    University: California State University
    Major: Kinesiology
    Overall GPA: 3.86
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.7-3.8 depending on the school
    GRE First time: 147Q, 150V, 3.5AW
    GRE Second time: 151Q, 153V, 5.0AW
    GRE Third time: 145Q, 156V, 4.0AW
    Hours: 500 outpatient hours and 100 pediatric hours
    Recommendation Letters: 4 total: 1 physical therapist from pediatrics as a student volunteer, 2 physical therapists from the same outpatient clinic (internship that turned into an aide position), and kinesiology major professor

    E-Submitted on: 9/17/16
    Verified: 9/23/16

    Applying: CSULB, CSUN, Chapman, Eastern Washington, NAU, UCSF/SFSU, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Washington, SDSU
    Interviews: None yet
    Acceptance: None yet
    Rejections: None yet
     
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  29. tonydo93

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    How did you not get in with your stats?! That makes absolutely no sense.
     
  30. PathforwardtoDPT

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    Sounds strange... I agree.
     
  31. tiggerbackpack

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    I think it ultimately was because I have average GRE scores and I did not apply to a lot of schools during the last cycle. Hopefully this time round I will get in. :)
     
  32. tonydo93

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    UPDATE - ACCEPTANCE!


    Major:
    Exercise and Rehabilitative Science
    Cum GPA: 3.9
    Pre req GPA: 3.87
    GRE: 149, 149, 3.5 AW
    Hours: 105 TOTAL: 85 hours outpatient (which included ortho, peds, neuro, geriatrics, etc.), 20 hours inpatient acute
    Recommendation letters: 3 total - 1 from PT I connected very well with at outpatient clinic, 1 from my supervisor at my internship, and 1 from my professor/advisor from my school.

    Applied to: UW MADISON (Early Decision)
    Accepted: UW MADISON

    This is a tremendous weight lifted off my shoulders, and I wish the best of luck to everyone this cycle. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me a message.
     
  33. PathforwardtoDPT

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    Congratulations!
     
  34. outofdaloop

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    ***Updated***

    University:
    UT Austin
    Major: Exercise Science
    Last 60 credit Hours: 3.8
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.8ish-3.9ish
    Cumulative: 3.7
    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
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    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: TWU (4/3)

    Rejections:
    Texas State (11/7)

    Accepted:

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

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    Hey, I created a thread for Texas applicants, it's called "2016-2017 Texas Applicants" :)
     
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  36. PathforwardtoDPT

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    University: UC Santa Barbara
    Major: Global Studies
    Overall GPA: 3.41
    Pre-Req
    GPA: 4.0
    GRE
    : 163 Q, 160 V, 5.0 W (1st attempt)

    Extra-Curric: Pasadena Heritage, Fire Dept, Assisted Living, ROTC, fraternity officer, senior living, local environmental beautification group, local foodbank, Parks and Rec, Boys & Girls Club, American Cancer Society, United Blood Services

    Volunteer: Inpatient Acute Rehab 157 hrs / Outpatient Orthopedic 547 hrs / Pediatric PT 98 hrs / Inpatient Neuro, Vestibular 111 hrs / Outpatient Ortho + Sports Performance Rehab in progress & planned (PT aide work)

    Recs: 2 PTs, 1 Work Supervisor, 1 Professor

    Applied: USC, Western University, CSU Fresno, CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, Azusa Pacific University, West Coast University, UNLV, Chapman University

    Acceptances: TBA

    Rejections: TBA

    Interviews: APU
     
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  37. ralfloran

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    How long did it take to verify from the time they received your official transcript ?
     
  38. PathforwardtoDPT

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    PTCAS verified mine in just 2 days. But I submitted mine mid August.
     
  39. astarblaze

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    My application was e-submitted on 9/12 (PTCAS had received all transcripts by this point) and verified on 9/22. I paid with a money order, which took about 4 days for PTCAS to receive, so it was ~6 days between them receiving my money and verifying my app (and 10 days between e-submitting and verification). I imagine the closer we get to Oct 3rd, the longer it will take them to verify apps...
     
  40. outofdaloop

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    It took exactly a week. I read other people's processing time and it seems that they waited a shorter amount of time than I did. I was getting nervous and thought that they might not verify my application and make me go back and correct stuff, but fortunately that didn't happen.
     
  41. MagDPT

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    Anyone applying to schools in Florida?
     
  42. HopefulDPTToBe

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    Hello all!

    University: Eastern Michigan
    Major: Exercise Science
    Cum GPA: 3.7
    Pre req GPA: 3.5
    GRE: 154V, 150Q, 4.5 AW
    Hours: 800ish hours outpatient (Rehab Tech job, plus 2 other settings), 10 hours inpatient acute, 10 SNF
    Recommendation letters: 3 total; PT from internship, professor in ungerdrad, clinical director from internship

    Applied to: Midwestern University, Glendale (8/10)(Early Decision)
    Interview: Midwestern (9/16)
    Accepted: Midwestern (9/23)

    I'm SO excited and relieved to have gotten in, and I'm equally as excited to start the program in May! Midwestern is a phenomenal program, and the location is perfect for my current living situation, and it is a huge relief not to worry about moving.

    If anyone has any questions about how Midwestern's interview went, please feel free to ask! Also, anyone else accepted into the program, let me know! Excited to meet my future classmates :)
     
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  44. DPT1720

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    Hello All!

    Anyone submit there application with a planned date to take the GRE?
     
  45. DPT1720

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    Did they say anything about your GRE scores? I have the about the same scores?
     
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  46. tonydo93

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    Nope they didn't say anything about them. However, my GPAs are extremely high and the rest of my application was really good so the GRE was the only "weak" part to it.
     
  47. chasen214

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    Undergrad: The Ohio State University
    Undergraduate Major: Health Science
    Undergraduate Minor: Communications
    cGPA: 3.61
    pre-req GPA: 3.21 (My freshman year classes killed my GPA)
    Last 60 hours GPA: 3.87
    GRE: V- 156 Q-158 Writing-4
    Observation Hours: ~300 outpatient, 25 inpatient
    Clubs/Activities: Pre-PT/OT club, health sciences club, Team Buckeye Student Riders Pelotonia, Club Swimming at Ohio State, also work 2 jobs one in a PT clinic
    Applied: Duke, Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, Mount St Joseph, UF, Belmont, Tennessee State, Shenandoah, Missouri State, UMd Baltimore
    E-submitted - 8/30
    Verified - 9/6
    Letters of Recommendation- 2 PTs, 1 professor

    Acceptances: Mount St Joseph
    Interviews: Mount St Joseph (11/18), Tennessee State (10/21) - declined, UF visit day (12/2), Shenandoah (12/17) - declined, Missouri State (1/14) - declined
    Rejections: OU
     
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  48. jag114

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    Hey! How long did it take Cincinnati to send you their supplemental app if you've received it? I applied on 10/2 and I'm still waiting for it. Thanks! :)
     
  49. ClayborneCR

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    University: University of Maryland College Park
    Major: Marketing
    Overall GPA: 3.13
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.71
    GRE First time: 148Q, 151V, 4.0AW

    Hours: 100 Outpatient
    Recommendation Letters: 3 One professor, One from my old manager, One from PT



    Applying: George Washington, Chapman, Maryland Eastern Shore, University of Ill Chicago, Northwestern, Marymount, Rosalind Franklin,
    Interviews: Maryland Eastern Shore 9/15
    Acceptance: Maryland Eastern Shore
    Rejections: None yet
     
  50. PREPT2016

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    Here are my stats. I'm wondering if I should apply to more programs. What do you guys/gals think?

    Undergrad:
    UC Davis
    Undergraduate Major: Biological Sciences
    Overall GPA: 3.51
    Prerequisite GPA: 3.72
    GRE: V-158, Q-148, AW-4
    Work Experience: Therapy Technician (~800 hrs), Aqua Aerobics Instructor (~26 hrs)
    PT Observation Hours: Outpatient (~175 hrs), Inpatient (16 hrs)
    Related Experience: Hospital Exercise Aide (~60 hrs), Pediatric Clinic Intern (40 hrs), Orthotics Intern (40hrs)
    Community Service: Adult Education Tutor (~1000), Child Services Volunteer (~48 hrs), Wildlife Caretaker (~90 hrs)
    Applied (Updated): George Fox University, Northern Arizona University, CSU Northridge, Idaho State Univesity.
    Letters of Recommendation- 2 physical therapists, 1 professor, 1 teaching assistant

    Acceptances:
    Interviews:
    Waitlisted:
    CSUN
    Rejections: NAU, GFU
     
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  51. NervousPotentialDPT

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    Major: Kinesiology and Health
    Overall GPA: 3.96
    Prerequisite GPA: 3.98
    GRE: 153Q, 157V, 4.0AW

    Extra-Curric: President of sorority, president and secretary of multicultural clubs, mentor for college, community service committee member for a year, PT tech at outpatient clinic, undergraduate lab assistance for anatomy and physiology department, orientation leader and supervisor for past two summers

    Observation hours: 19 sub-acute rehabilitation, 20 nursing home, 8 home health, 130+ outpatient ortho

    Applied: University of Illinois Chicago, Rosalind Franklin, Midwestern University-Downers Grove, Creighton University, Washington University in St. Louis, Des Moines University

    Interviews: Midwestern University-Downer's Grove (10/12/2016); Des Moines University (10/21/2016); Creighton University (11/11/2016); Rosalind Franklin (11/19/2016)

    Acceptances: TBD

    Rejections:
    TBD
     
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