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DPT 2020-2021 Cycle Statistics

kingh330

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Hey! I noticed there is not a forum for this cycle. I was wondering if I can get some insight into my stats. Feel free to post yours as well!

University: University of North Texas
Major: Kinesiology
Overall GPA: 3.87
Pre-Req GPA: 3.8
GRE: 143 V 153 Q 3 AW

Extra-Curric: Honor society, pre-pt club

Volunteer: Research participant, serve team member for church, events such as the big event and make a difference

Hours: Over 1500 as an outpatient pt tech. 41 hours in an inpatient rehab hospital.

I'm retaking the GRE soon.

Good luck to everyone!
 
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mvs35tx

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Jun 30, 2020
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University: Texas A&M
Major: Kinesiology
cGPA: 3.86
science GPA: 3.59
GRE: 157 V 157 Q 4 AW

extra curricular: PT Society officer, sorority philanthropy event chair, fish camp counselor
volunteer: special olympic volunteer at various events

hours: 1500+ outpatient tech, 70 inpatient from two rehab hospitals

Applied to: UNTHSC, UTMB, UTSW, UMHB, TTUHSC, USA, UTHSCSA, ASU, TWU, TXST
Interviews: UNTHSC, UTMB, UTSW, UMHB, TTUHSC, USA, UTHSCSA, ASU, TXST
Accepted: UNTHSC, UMHB, USA, TTUHSC

Good luck to everyone this cycle!
 
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PT2024

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Jul 4, 2020
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CUNY Lehman College
Major: Exercise Science-Pre-PT
cGPA: 3.89
pGPA: 3.79
GRE: 150 V 154 Q 3 AW

extra curricular: research assistant, treasurer at student council, club officer, APTA member, NYPTA member, etc
volunteer: Medical Volunteer at NYRR, volunteers at a few organizations

hours: 5000+ SNF sub-acute paid employment
 
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marinara321

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Jun 16, 2020
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Crown College
Majors: Exercise Science and Medical Biology
cGPA: 3.85
pGPA: 3.6-3.8 depending upon program
GRE: 157V 153Q 4.0 AW

Extra curricular: cross country/track teams (captain 1 year), faith & science club treasurer, exercise science executive council, human performance lab manager, tutor, 2 strength and conditioning internships, research with law enforcement officers

Volunteer: Youth group leader, special olympics events

Hours: 45 outpatient (definitely the weakest part of my app)

I'm applying to Midwest schools (Bradley, Mayo, Des Moines, UW LaCrosse, UW Madison) - If anybody else is applying here you should comment! :)
 

Philt85

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Dec 15, 2016
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Stats are great and all, but virtually everyone applying will have similar stats. Focus on what makes you different and what you can bring to the program/profession that sets you apart. I am a non traditional new grad from a top 12 program and if I had decided to apply based on my stats vs people on this message board I would have ran far and fast.
 
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On-the-way-to-DPT

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Stats are great and all, but virtually everyone applying will have similar stats. Focus on what makes you different and what you can bring to the program/profession that sets you apart. I am a non traditional new grad from a top 12 program and if I had decided to apply based on my stats vs people on this message board I would have ran far and fast.

Can you elaborate on what you did to make your application stand out? I'm very torn right now on which schools to apply to based on my current stats as a somewhat non-traditional student as well.
 

samanthaaudrey

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May 26, 2020
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University: California State U, Fullerton
Majors: BS KNES, MS KNES (Motor Control and Biomechanics)
cGPA: 3.89
pGPA: 3.7-3.8
GRE 159 V, 156 Q, 5.0 AW

Hours: 50 inpatient/geriatrics, 150 outpatient ortho clinic, 100 (and more in progress) independent PT performance/sports therapy, plus 3k hours paid employment in orthopedic surgery

Extra curricular: study abroad x2 (through knes dept), 15k hours community service, lab assistant, research assistant, graduate advising assistant, conducting own research for MS program. Also have CPR/BLS, CCMA, EMT, and working on CSCS/PPSC.

Applied to Duke and University of Colorado (Anschutz)
 

Philt85

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Dec 15, 2016
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Can you elaborate on what you did to make your application stand out? I'm very torn right now on which schools to apply to based on my current stats as a somewhat non-traditional student as well.
I dont think it was anything that I did, I just highlighted what made me non-traditional. Look at everyone's stats on here, and then look at like 2-300 more. What makes some of them stand out? Usually I don't see alot. I ran a business, toured in metal bands, and talked about video games in my interview. I am not saying that will work for everyone but doubling down on my weirdness seemed to work for me!
 
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Hey! I noticed there is not a forum for this cycle. I was wondering if I can get some insight into my stats. Feel free to post yours as well!

University: University of North Texas
Major: Kinesiology
Overall GPA: 3.87
Pre-Req GPA: 3.8
GRE: 143 V 153 Q 3 AW

Extra-Curric: Honor society, pre-pt club

Volunteer: Research participant, serve team member for church, events such as the big event and make a difference

Hours: Over 1500 as an outpatient pt tech. 41 hours in an inpatient rehab hospital.

I'm retaking the GRE soon.

Good luck to everyone!
Everything is perfect except GRE :).
 
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ItIsIt

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Feb 3, 2020
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Overall: 3.27
Pre-Req: 3.7~
GRE:
......

Hours: 1000+ acute care hospital, 100+ SNF, 500+ sub-acute; 300+ outpatient: ortho, neuro, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary, sports

Jobs:
PT Tech in acute & sub-acute
Hospitality Aide in SNF

Schools applying to: UNT, UMHB, UTMB, UTHSCSA, UTEP, Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Received invite to interview with UNT this week and UMHB

EC’s: Pre-PT club, Special Olympics, Internship at Cardiac Rehab, TPTA conference, NSCA conference, TACSM conference, Research Assistant for 2 studies

Good luck!
 
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cmd12

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Aug 8, 2020
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Overall: 3.27
Pre-Req: 3.7~
GRE:
1st time: 145 V, 141Q, 2.5 AW
2nd time: 141V, 146Q 3.0 AW
3rd time: Aug 21st

Hours: 1000+ acute care hospital, 100+ SNF, 500+ sub-acute; 300+ outpatient: ortho, neuro, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary, sports

Jobs:
PT Tech in acute & sub-acute
Hospitality Aide in SNF

Schools applying to: UNT, UMHB, UTMB, UTHSCSA, UTEP, Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Received invite to interview with UNT this week

EC’s: Pre-PT club, Special Olympics, Internship at Cardiac Rehab, TPTA conference, NSCA conference, TACSM conference, Research Assistant for 2 studies

Good luck!
when did you apply to UNT?!
 

cmd12

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Aug 8, 2020
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Overall: 2.9
Pre-Req: 3.4
Math/science: 3.3 (A's in micro and all hard sciences)
LAST 90: 3.1
4 LOR: 2 PT 2 employers; 1 PT a clinic owner the other on admissions team
Tech at outpatient ortho and neuro clinic
1200+ hours in outpatient, neuro, and inpatient/acute
Med term cert, BLS cert
GRE: 146 V, 146 Q, 3.5 AW (RETAKING SUNDAY!)
Extra curricular: children's ministry, hurricane harvery relief team, Disaster relief team at church, Volunteer at PT clinics, ACSM member, Covid-19 screener
 
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ssfuturept

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May 14, 2020
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Hi everyone!
Major: Health Sciences
GPA: 3.93
prereq gpa: 3.92-3.94 depending on school
GRE: 149 V 159 Q 4.5 AW
217 observation hours 3 different settings (ortho, neuro, peds)
LOR: 2 PTs, 1 professor, 1 supervisor
Applied to USF, UCF, FGCU, FIU, UM, Nova Ft Lauderdale, and USA Miami Campus
Interview invite offered: USA Miami, FGCU (10/30), UM (10/23), FIU (11/2), UCF (declined)
Acceptances: USA Miami, UM, FGCU, FIU, Nova Ft Lauderdale, USF
Attending: FGCU!
Good luck to everyone!
 
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Noah13br

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Hi everyone,
Major: Biomedical Sciences (Biological Sciences)
cGPA: 3.3
sGPA: 3.0
LOR: 1 professor, 2 PTs
GRE: 153V 154Q 4.5AW

Pre PT club, Vice President of Fraternity
Worked as a physical therapist technician for over a year (~750 observation hours)

I'm applying at the end of this month/beginning of next but don't really know what schools I have a shot at with my stats. Any recommendations?

**Update
Applied to Franklin Pierce (AZ&NH), University of Rhode Island, Midwestern (AZ), St. Augustine, Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale (9/5)
 
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letsdothisptthing

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Jul 2, 2020
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Hi everyone!
Major: Health Sciences
GPA: 3.93
prereq gpa: 3.92-3.94 depending on school
GRE: 149 V 159 Q 4.5 AW
217 observation hours 3 different settings (ortho, neuro, peds)
LOR: 2 PTs, 1 professor, 1 supervisor
Applied to USF, UCF, FGCU, FIU, UM, Nova Ft Lauderdale, and USA Miami Campus
Interview invite offered: USA Miami (8/10)
Acceptances: USA Miami (8/26)
Good luck to everyone!
What start date did you apply to USA for?
 

jhenny805

New Member
Aug 28, 2020
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  1. Physical Therapy Student
Hello Everyone!

University: San Diego State University
Major: Kinesiology
cGPA: 3.51
prereq GPA: 3.4ish (depending on the school)
GRE: 151 V 157 Q 4.5 AW
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 from my rowing coach
extra curricular: men's rowing team (served as team secretary), internship at school's adaptive fitness clinic, pre-PT club member, student assistant for ticket operations at athletic events

volunteer: 2 outpatient, 1 inpatient hospital, 1 outpatient currently as an aide

hours: ~340 outpatient, 60 inpatient

Applying to mostly California/West coast schools. Received my first interview offer 2 days ago from Azusa Pacific, hoping for more to come:thumbup:

Good luck to everyone!
 
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Kweenkza

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May 18, 2019
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Hi everyone,
Major: Biomedical Sciences (Biological Sciences)
cGPA: 3.3
sGPA: 3.0
LOR: 1 professor, 2 PTs
GRE: 153V 154Q 4.5AW

Pre PT club, Vice President of Fraternity
Worked as a physical therapist technician for over a year (~750 observation hours)

I'm applying at the end of this month/beginning of next but don't really know what schools I have a shot at with my stats. Any recommendations?
Pre-PT Grind has a document that has all the schools stats and what not you can look on there and find schools that have stats similar to yours. Look up pre physical therapy gpa data report Pre-PT Grind and it should come up.
 
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RTthefuturePT

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Aug 8, 2020
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Hey guys!

University: Lafayette College
Major: Neuroscience, Aging Studies Minor
cGPA: 3.64
prereq GPA: ~3.3
GRE: 157 V, 158 Q, 5 AW
LOR: 2 PTs, 2 professors, 1 from my hockey coach
extra curricular: neuroscience honors society founder, assistant captain of hockey team, orientation leader, risk management chairman for my sorority, psychology lab teaching assistant, neuroscience research, crisis counselor

hours: 78 general outpatient (2 clinics, 3 PTs), 48 HH

Applying to: Arcadia, Drexel, UCSF, Jefferson, Temple, Columbia
Interview: Jefferson (11/12), Drexel (11/17), Temple (11/20), Columbia (12/7), UCSF (1/9)
Acceptances: Jefferson (11/18), Drexel (12/4)
 
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kippermr

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Nov 22, 2019
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  1. Pre-Physical Therapy
Hello Everyone!

University: San Diego State University
Major: Kinesiology
cGPA: 3.51
prereq GPA: 3.4ish (depending on the school)
GRE: 151 V 157 Q 4.5 AW
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 from my rowing coach
extra curricular: men's rowing team (served as team secretary), internship at school's adaptive fitness clinic, pre-PT club member, student assistant for ticket operations at athletic events

volunteer: 2 outpatient, 1 inpatient hospital, 1 outpatient currently as an aide

hours: ~340 outpatient, 60 inpatient

Applying to mostly California/West coast schools. Received my first interview offer 2 days ago from Azusa Pacific, hoping for more to come:thumbup:

Good luck to everyone!
Is your interview on 9/11? I heard zoom interviews are conducted with another candidate too!
 

lumpiaa

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Dec 7, 2019
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Hey guys!

University: Lafayette College
Major: Neuroscience, Aging Studies Minor
cGPA: 3.64
prereq GPA: ~3.3
GRE: 157 V, 158 Q, 5 AW
LOR: 2 PTs, 2 professors, 1 from my hockey coach
extra curricular: neuroscience honors society founder, assistant captain of hockey team, orientation leader, risk management chairman for my sorority, psychology lab teaching assistant, neuroscience research, crisis counselor

volunteer: 2 outpatient, 1 home health. I'm worried about the lack of settings and hours due to covid, please let me know your thoughts on how this will affect my application!

hours: 78 outpatient, 48 inpatient

Applying to: Arcadia, Drexel, NYU, UCSF, USC, Widener, Jefferson, Temple, Columbia, University of Maryland, USciences
I think having home health on your application is awesome since not many people are able to get that experience. You're ECs are great as well, I wish I did more ECs outside of my major. Unless you did not mention the setting in your post, hopefully you know that home health is not an inpatient setting.
 
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ezdoesit

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Jul 18, 2019
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Good luck everyone!!

University: University of Oregon
Major: Human Physiology, Psychology minor
cGPA: 3.51
prereq GPA: ~3.4
GRE: 154 V, 159 Q, 5 AW
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 PI
extra curricular: Full time Research Laboratory Tech in a spinal cord injury lab, undergraduate researcher w/ poster presentation, fraternity leadership, tour guide for school, trip leader through international affairs department, wellness center volunteer

volunteer/hours: ~150 verified: 30 inpatient, 80 general ortho, 10 vestibular, 30 university health center

Applying to: University Colorado, Northwestern, University Miami, Western, Azusa Pacific, University of Washington, MGH, BU, University of Montana, University of Utah, MCPHS

My grades kinda suck but hopefully my research experience/extracurriculars make up for it. Good luck everyone, I will update when schools respond!
 

berberian

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Sep 5, 2020
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Hi! Good luck to everyone!!

University: San Francisco State
Major: Kinesiology
cGPA: ~3.42
Prereq GPA: ~3.6
GRE: 151 V, 158 Q, 4.5 AW
LOR: 2 PTs, 1 Clinical Supervisor, 1 Professor
Extra Curricular: Personal Trainer for 2 years from various gyms, Fitness coach from 3 Bay Area YMCA clubs, Volunteered for Adaptive Rec Center, Officer for a community service fraternity, Member of the Kinesiology Student Association, Volunteered for SF Food Bank. BLS certified

Observation Hours: 800 from a Sports/Wellness outpatient, 1350 from a Rehab Inpatient hospital, 30 from a SNF, 50 from home health

Applying to: Mainly California schools

grades aren’t the best but hoping my observation hours/settings helps out!
 
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LilCandyCorn

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Hello!! Good luck to everyone applying!! We got this!

University: Washington State University
Major: Kinesiology and a minor in Psych
cGPA: 3.65
Prereq GPA: 3.85
GRE: 155 V, 147 Q, 5 AW
LOR: 2 PTs, 1 employer, 1 professor

Extra Curriculars: Army Veteran and surgical technologist for 8 years. Associate banker for a large bank for 6 years. Played for the WSU women's club soccer team for 2 years. Kinesiology club member. Award winner in the Bruya-Wood Kinesiology Research Conference. BLS certified.

Hours: not as many as I'd want due to COVID haha. 80 hours total between in clinic sports medicine and acute care.

Applied: Eastern Washington, Duke, University of Washington, and Puget Sound.

Interview: Duke! First week in Oct.

Hoping to just get in to any of these schools honestly. Nervous, but hoping my extra curriculars help me stand out.
 

letsdothisptthing

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Jul 2, 2020
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Hello,

cGPA: 3.81
pGPA: 3.6-3.7
GRE: 149V 151Q 4.0AW
Observation hours: 361 hours (did outpatient ortho, pediatrics, and inpatient acute and subacute)
LOR: 2 PT's, 1 prof, 1 supervisor/mentor

Extracurricular: studied abroad, medical mission trip, worked as a patient care technician and PT tech, after school program leader, brand ambassador, social organization, volunteered at homeless shelter, research assistant for 2 labs

Applied: Duke, UTMB, WUSTL, Emory, UTSW, UCSF, USC, Chapman, USA, Northwestern, UIC, NYU, UPitt, Samuel Merritt, UWash

Interviews: Duke, UTMB (declined), UTSW, Emory, UIC, NYU

Acceptance: USA-San Marcos, WUSTL (10/1), Duke (10/16), Chapman (summer) (11/02), UPitt (11/20), NYU (11/24), Emory (12/2), Samuel Merritt (12/18), Northwestern (1/15)

Waitlist: Northwestern (11/17), UIC (12/14), UTSW (12/21), UWash (2/8)

Rejection: UCSF (12/18)
Attending: NORTHWESTERN!
 
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DPTdream1221

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Jun 23, 2020
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Undergrad: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Major: Community Health, Minor Business
Overall GPA: 3.37
Science GPA: 4.0
Pre-Req GPA: 3.8-4.0
school dependent
GRE: V-155 / Q-154 / AW-5.0

Employment:
Assistant Dance Coach for a high school competitive team, Walmart Cashier on and off throughout college breaks, Meijer bakery employee one summer, Choreographer for a different high school dance team
Volunteer:
Volunteer Dance Coach for high school competitive team (before I was hired as the assistant coach), Animal Shelter, Hospital ER, local women’s shelter, election judge
Extracurricular Activities:
Intern to the Director of Hospital Operations (semester hospital internship), Study Abroad (Sydney, Australia), Miss Lake in the Hills scholarship pageant queen, Vitality Dance Team member and recital choreographer, Velocity Dance Team Co-captain and exec board (PR & Social Media), Future Health Care Executives club, Mexican Student Organization, Alpha Chi Omega sorority member & recruitment board
Observation Hours:
635 paid inpatient skilled nursing (verified), 658 paid outpatient clinic (verified), 101 volunteer outpatient neuro rehab clinic (unverified, company merged and staff is now gone)
LORs:
PT/Facility Manager at the outpatient clinic I work at, additional PT I work with there, chemistry II professor at my community college (recent class)

Applied to:
Illinois: Midwestern, UIC, Governors State, Rosalind Franklin, NIU, Northwestern
Out of State: Chatham, Thomas Jefferson, St. Augustine Austin

Accepted: UIC, Rosalind Franklin, Northern Illinois, Midwestern IL, Chatham, Thomas Jefferson, St Augustine Austin, (& declined GovSt interview because I had already been accepted to my top choice)

Waitlisted: Northwestern

Rejections: none

I will be attending UIC!!
If you are as well, I’d love to connect!
 
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jny1720

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Oct 3, 2020
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Hi guys!

Undergrad: Rice University
Major: Kinesiology, Sports Medicine Concentration

cGPA: 3.67
pGPA: ~3.3-3.5 depending on the school
GRE: 160/160/5.0

Employment:
dietetics internship in which I developed a diabetes prevention program with one of my professors (also learned to measure body comp via BODPOD - measured body composition for program participants and Rice Athletics), worked in a managerial role at a small business all throughout undergrad, office assistant, statistics TA, biology TA, anatomy TA

Volunteer:
various PT volunteer positions (~4 total), Houston marathon medical volunteer, homeless shelters, humane society

Extracurriculars:
research on food deserts and food insecurity in Houston, club tennis, coalition on hunger and homelessness (board member), campus Christian ministry, Korean student association

Observation Hours:
313 hours total - 20 acute care in an ER, 41 inpatient rehabilitation hospital, 74 hospital ortho clinic, 22 hospital ortho and neuro clinic, 156 outpatient ortho clinic

LOR:
2 from PTs (both outpatient ortho), 1 from the Anatomy professor that I was a TA for, 1 from the professor that I interned with

Applied to:
TWU (Houston), TTUHSC, UTMB, UTEP, UNTHSC, Angelo State, OUHSC, UTSW, TXST, UTHSCSA

Interviews: TTUHSC (September), UTMB (December), UTSW (October), Angelo State (November), TXST (November)

Rejections: UNTHSC, UTHSCSA

Acceptances:
TWU (10/2), TTUHSC Lubbock (10/22), UT Southwestern (11/2), OUHSC (11/10)

At this point I've decided to decline the rest of my interviews since I've gotten accepted to my top two choices :)

Good luck everyone!
 
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Congrats on TWU that is amazing!! When did you apply for TWU? My advisor was telling me that they are sending out invites in December, so its exciting that they are contacting us sooner!

Thank you! I submitted all of my applications in mid August. However, for TWU I believe my application wasn't sent to the department for review until mid-September because we were waiting on a transcript from a summer class.
 
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mad.dpt

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Good luck, everyone!
Undergrad: Temple University (2018)
Major: Acting

cGPA: 3.81
pGPA: 3.80
GRE: V 154/ Q 153/4.5

Employment:
Career change so 2 years post grad experience working in theatre education full time. Extensive experience in theaters and school districts.

Volunteer:
Outpatient Orthopedic PT

Extracurriculars:
Leadership in: honors Greek life, student tun theatre programming, membership in various others

Observation Hours:
63 completed, 100 planned

LOR:
(1) PT
(2) PT / DPT professor
(3) Biology Professor
(4) Employer
(5) Major Professor

Applied to: Arcadia (both cohorts), Temple, Drexel, Jefferson, University of Delaware, Stockton
Interviews: Temple (10/9), Drexel (11/19), Jefferson (1/14)
Acceptances: Temple (10/19), Drexel (12/4), Jefferson (1/15), Arcadia Hybrid (1/26), Arcadia Residential (2/4)
Attending: Arcadia University~ Residential
 
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Hi everyone! Wishing all of you the best luck with applications and acceptances!

Undergrad: North Greenville University
Major: Health Science with Exercise Science concentration

cGPA: 4.0
pGPA: 4.0
GRE: 156V/160Q/5AW

Employment: Church intern

References:
2 professors
2 PTs
1 professional reference (pastor)

Observation Hours: 250.75 total hours
Private outpatient clinic-76.75 hours
Outpatient, hospital affiliated clinic-98.5 hours
In patient skilled nursing facility-24 hours
In patient rehabilitation hospital-24 hours
In patient hospital acute care- 27.5 hours

Volunteer:
Tutor for science classes for 3 years at my institution. Active Church volunteer. Soup kitchen volunteer in community for over 4 years.

Extracurriculars:
Highschool and collegiate varsity cross country and track athlete. Author of research at institution. Currently working on my Honors thesis and research. Part of Health Science club.

Achievements:
Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Award (2020)
Elite 23 Award for both cross country and track
Dean's list every semester

Certifications: BLS and CPR

Applied: Anderson University, Army Baylor DPT, Baylor DPT, USC, WCU, South College, ETSU

Accepted: South College

Interviews: Army Baylor (Oct. 1)
 

julia.s.h

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Hi all! Looking for some input on my stats and timeline...

Undergrad: Towson University
Major: Exercise Science

cGPA: 3.9
pGPA: 3.88
GRE: 154 V, 150 Q, 4 AW

LOR: 2 professors, 1 PT

Observation: 103 hours in 5 settings, outpatient, inpatient, peds. Had hoped to get a lot more hours this Summer, but the pandemic ruined those plans..

Extracurriculars: D1 college athletics, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Own Your Roar mental health initiative

Applied to: University of Washington, CSU Long Beach, St. Augustine (San Marcos), Northwestern, University of Montana, finishing up Puget Sound application.

My school didn't have a pre-PT program, and I didn't really have anyone to help me through the application process. I submitted most of my apps between September 30th and October 9th. I didn't realize schools sent out interview request or acceptances before the application deadlines, hoping I didn't wait too long! What do you guys think?
 

baby_yoda001

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Hi everyone,
Major: Biomedical Sciences (Biological Sciences)
cGPA: 3.3
sGPA: 3.0
LOR: 1 professor, 2 PTs
GRE: 153V 154Q 4.5AW

Pre PT club, Vice President of Fraternity
Worked as a physical therapist technician for over a year (~750 observation hours)

I'm applying at the end of this month/beginning of next but don't really know what schools I have a shot at with my stats. Any recommendations?

**Update
Applied to Franklin Pierce (AZ&NH), University of Rhode Island, Midwestern (AZ), St. Augustine, Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale (9/5)
Hi! Have you heard back from Franklin Pierce or Midwestern yet?
 

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Major: Biochemistry
GPA: 3.3
Pre Req GPA: 3.7-3.8 (depending on school)
GRE: 149 Verbal, 147 Math, 4.0 Writing

Observation Hours: 2000 hrs

Extra Curriculars: Marching Band (served as section leader, squad leader, class rep, Secretary/Treasurer, and President); Courtside Players (Pep Band); Medical Service Organization; First Aid Service Team; African Student Organization; American Chemical Society.

Volunteer: Humane Society (200 hours), Relay for Life (15 hours), Ridgecrest Retirement Home (30 hours), Steppin Out (12 hours), Baylor Scott and White @ Hillcrest (40 hours)

Applied: UNTHSC, Texas Tech, UTMB, UTSW, UTEP, UIW, Baylor, University of St. Augustine (Austin)

Interviews: UNTHSC (9/11), Texas Tech (10/30), UIW (2/12), Baylor (received 2/11)

Waitlisted: Texas Tech (12/11), Baylor (2/26)

Rejection: UNTHSC (10/21), UTMB (11/3), UTSW (12/8), UTEP (12/11)

Acceptances: University of St. Augustine (1/11), UIW (3/1), Texas Tech (4/5)

Attending: Texas Tech
 
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PTschoolapplicant1

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Hi everyone! Wishing all of you the best luck with applications and acceptances!

Undergrad: North Greenville University
Major: Health Science with Exercise Science concentration

cGPA: 4.0
pGPA: 4.0
GRE: 156V/160Q/5AW

Employment: Church intern

References:
2 professors
2 PTs
1 professional reference (pastor)

Observation Hours: 250.75 total hours
Private outpatient clinic-76.75 hours
Outpatient, hospital affiliated clinic-98.5 hours
In patient skilled nursing facility-24 hours
In patient rehabilitation hospital-24 hours
In patient hospital acute care- 27.5 hours

Volunteer:
Tutor for science classes for 3 years at my institution. Active Church volunteer. Soup kitchen volunteer in community for over 4 years.

Extracurriculars:
Highschool and collegiate varsity cross country and track athlete. Author of research at institution. Currently working on my Honors thesis and research. Part of Health Science club.

Achievements:
Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Award (2020)
Elite 23 Award for both cross country and track
Dean's list every semester

Certifications: BLS and CPR

Applied: Anderson University, Army Baylor DPT, Baylor DPT, USC, WCU, South College, ETSU

Accepted: South College

Interviews: Army Baylor (Oct. 1)
I also applied to South college and finished my interview four days ago. How soon after your interview did you hear back about your acceptance to South? Thanks for your help!
 

emily1098

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University: SUNY Cortland
Major: Exercise Science
Overall GPA: 3.7
Pre-Req GPA: 3.8??
GRE: 150 V 156 Q 4.5 AW

Extra-Curric: NSLS Honor society, Phi Kappa Phi honors society, Captain of Cortland gymnastics team, TA for Anatomy and Physiology lab,

Volunteer: Cortland Community gymnastics coach, youth serve, habitat for humanity, empty bowls, handstand together, Bexar county medical society.

Hours: 100 hrs at an outpatient clinic specializing in spine and neck, 60 hrs with pediatrics, 15 hours of in-home care.

Applied: Angelo state university, University of Texas southwestern, Texas state, University of sciences, UTHSA, SUNY upstate medical center, University of North Texas.

Interview: Angelo State University (11/14), SUNY Upstate (10/9) USciences (10/27), Texas State (11/6), UT Southwestern (11/6), UTHSA (11/25)


Rejections: UNT, Texas State

Accepted: Usciences (11/2), SUNY Upstate (11/19), UTSW (12/29)

Waitlist: UTHSA
 
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emily1098

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Hey guys!

University: Lafayette College
Major: Neuroscience, Aging Studies Minor
cGPA: 3.64
prereq GPA: ~3.3
GRE: 157 V, 158 Q, 5 AW
LOR: 2 PTs, 2 professors, 1 from my hockey coach
extra curricular: neuroscience honors society founder, assistant captain of hockey team, orientation leader, risk management chairman for my sorority, psychology lab teaching assistant, neuroscience research, crisis counselor

volunteer: 2 outpatient, 1 home health. I'm worried about the lack of settings and hours due to covid, please let me know your thoughts on how this will affect my application!

hours: 78 outpatient, 48 HH

Applying to: Arcadia, Drexel, NYU, UCSF, USC, Widener, Jefferson, Temple, Columbia, University of Maryland, USciences
Hi! I also applied to USciences and was wondering if you heard anything from them yet?... ok what are the odds, I just got an interview 3 minutes after I posted this
 
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emily1098

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University: Texas A&M
Major: Kinesiology
cGPA: 3.86
science GPA: 3.59
GRE: 157 V 157 Q 4 AW

extra curricular: PT Society officer, sorority philanthropy event chair, fish camp counselor
volunteer: special olympic volunteer at various events

hours: 1500+ outpatient tech, 70 inpatient from two rehab hospitals

Applied to: UNTHSC, UTMB, UTSW, UMHB, TTUHSC, USA, UTHSCSA, ASU, TWU, TXST
Interviews: UNTHSC, UTMB, UTSW, UMHB, TTUHSC, USA
Accepted: UNTHSC, UMHB, USA

Good luck to everyone this cycle!
how early did you apply to utsw? and how long until they asked for an interview?
 

Jade625

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I also applied to South college and finished my interview four days ago. How soon after your interview did you hear back about your acceptance to South? Thanks for your help!
I did the interview back in July and I received my acceptance in September. I got my application in super early, so I was able to do the interview early.
 

DPTdream1221

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Undergrad: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Major: Community Health, Minor Business
Overall GPA: 3.37
Science GPA: 3.71
Pre-Req GPA: 3.70-4.0 school dependent
GRE: V-155 / Q-154 / AW-5.0

Employment:
Assistant Dance Coach for a high school competitive team, Walmart Cashier on and off throughout college breaks, Meijer bakery employee one summer, Choreographer for a different high school dance team
Volunteer:
Volunteer Dance Coach for high school competitive team (before I was hired as the assistant coach), Animal Shelter, Hospital ER, local women’s shelter, election judge
Extracurricular Activities:
Intern to the Director of Hospital Operations (semester hospital internship), Study Abroad (Sydney, Australia), Miss Lake in the Hills scholarship pageant queen, Vitality Dance Team member and recital choreographer, Velocity Dance Team Co-captain and exec board (PR & Social Media), Future Health Care Executives club, Mexican Student Organization, Alpha Chi Omega sorority member & recruitment board
Observation Hours:
635 paid inpatient skilled nursing (verified), 658 paid outpatient clinic (verified), 101 volunteer outpatient neuro rehab clinic (unverified, company merged and staff is now gone)
LORs:
PT/Facility Manager at the outpatient clinic I work at, additional PT I work with there, chemistry II professor at my community college (recent class)

Applying to:
Illinois: Midwestern, UIC, Governors State, Rosalind Franklin, NIU, Northwestern
Out of State: Chatham, Franklin Pierce AZ, Thomas Jefferson, St. Augustine TX, Washington St. Louis, Wisconsin Madison

Interviews: Thomas Jefferson, Chatham, & Rosalind Franklin

Reaaaaally nervous about this, my overall GPA is so low.

Update: Interview invitations at Thomas Jefferson, Chatham, & Rosalind Franklin

Update 2: Interview invitation at Northern Illinois
 
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LilCandyCorn

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Hello!! Good luck to everyone applying!! We got this!

University: Washington State University
Major: Kinesiology and a minor in Psych
cGPA: 3.65
Prereq GPA: 3.85
GRE: 155 V, 147 Q, 5 AW
LOR: 2 PTs, 1 employer, 1 professor

Extra Curriculars: Army Veteran and surgical technologist for 8 years. Associate banker for a large bank for 6 years. Played for the WSU women's club soccer team for 2 years. Kinesiology club member. Award winner in the Bruya-Wood Kinesiology Research Conference. BLS certified.

Hours: not as many as I'd want due to COVID haha. 80 hours total between in clinic sports medicine and acute care.

Applied: Eastern Washington, Duke, University of Washington, and Puget Sound.

Interview: Duke! First week in Oct.

Hoping to just get in to any of these schools honestly. Nervous, but hoping my extra curriculars help me stand out.

Update
Acceptances: Duke! As of 10/16
 
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