Member 415

5+ Year Member
Sep 8, 2013
15
1
Status
DPT / OTD
Early Decision: Yes - St. Augustine - Austin, TX
Regular Decision: None

#1 choice: USA - Austin


Accepted: USA - Austin!
Interview granted: USA - Austin
Waitlisted: None
Denied: None

Attending: You get my drift...

This was my third time applying and my GPA/GRE were low (2.98/140's)! But I did the one thing that many applicants tend to over look - apply to the right school for me! I've been looking at this forum for years and applicants are still worried about school ranks and looking for validation of whether they'll get accepted with a 3.999 GPA and 169 GRE scores. None of that matters. Figure out what your goals are and decide what schools are your best options. Period. My goal is to get in and get out of school so I can live my life already. Every school that is accredited should prepare you for boards. Do what you gotta do and you'll do well. No one will ever care what school you went to. So apply smart and you'll get in... Even with mediocre grades.
Would you mind PMing me some ideas that you wrote for their statement of purpose? Did you just answer why you wanted to do PT and why St. Augustine? And congrats btw! I have similar stats as you.
 
Jan 18, 2019
5
0
Hey guys i was interviewed at Thomas Jefferson on the 19th of September and i was waitlisted today. Is anybody else waitlisted as well?
 
Oct 5, 2019
6
2
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No

Regular Decision: CSU Fresno, CSU Northridge, CSU Long Beach, Western University of Health Sciences, West Coast University, Azusa Pacific University, Chapman University (both cohorts), Loma Linda University, University of St. Augustine (Spring 2020), UNLV, and South College

#1 Choice: Undecided

Accepted: TBD

Interview granted: TBD

Waitlisted: TBD

Denied: TBD

Attending: TBD
 
Aug 21, 2019
16
4
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
I just got offered an interview at Creighton University in Omaha! Has anyone interviewed there or planning on it?? I would like to know what yall thought and what to expect. Thanks!
 
Oct 8, 2019
5
1
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: High Point, Creighton, UNMC, MUSC, University of Florida

#1 choice: I'm waiting until I attend interviews to make an opinion


Accepted: none yet
Interview granted: High Point, Creighton
Waitlisted: none
Denied: none

Attending: TBD
 
Oct 8, 2019
5
1
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
I just got offered an interview at Creighton University in Omaha! Has anyone interviewed there or planning on it?? I would like to know what yall thought and what to expect. Thanks!
I'm interviewing with Creighton on November 1st!
 
Dec 27, 2017
1
0
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
I'm nervous because:
#1) I'm submitting all my applications so close to the deadlines.
#2) I'm not a skilled formal essay writer.
#3) My numbers are around average for accepted students to the programs I want.
#4) I'm 14 years post-bacc and come from an arts/comedy/media background.

Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: Pacific University / NAU / Puget Sound / UNLV / SDSU / CSULB / George Washington / UTSW / Wash Univ St. Louis / Regis / USC

#1 choice: Pacific University in Oregon
2nd choice: CSULB
3rd choice: Puget Sound
4th choice: NAU

cGPA: 3.61
pGPA: 3.75
GRE: V 167 / Q 158 / A 4.0
Hours: 120 hours outpatient at 2 locations.

Accepted: (waiting)
Interview granted: (waiting)
Waitlisted: (waiting)
Denied: (waiting)

Attending: (waiting)
 
Sep 28, 2019
4
1
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: CSUN, UCSF, West Coast University, USA - San Marcos (residential), NAU, UPS, GFU

#1 choice: I have my top 3 in mind but I have a feeling these may change as the weeks go by

Accepted: TBD
Interview granted: USA - San Marcos [10/22]
Waitlisted: TBD
Denied: TBD

Attending: TBD

Good luck to everyone!!
 
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May 21, 2019
13
1
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: Texas Tech, UNM, RMU,NAU, AT STILL, University of St.Augustine, Belmont U, Regis

#1 choice: Texas Tech


Accepted: TBD
Interview granted: Texas Tech, AT STILL, Belmont. The rest are pending
Waitlisted: TBD
Denied: RMU(Math gre score was a few points lower than minimum requirements)

Attending:

Do you mind telling me your stats? They deferred me and I was really surprised based on their class profile.
 
May 21, 2019
13
1
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: University of Iowa, Des Moines University, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Creighton, Belmont, and Sacred Heart

#1 choice: I really don’t know

Accepted: None yet
Interview granted: Creighton 1/24 :)
Waitlisted: University of Minnesota, deferred at Belmont
Denied: Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin-Milwaukee emailed me and told me they filled their entire class with ED so they weren’t reviewing my application

Attending: TBD
 
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Sep 30, 2019
21
7
Status
Pre-Rehab Sci [General]
Do you mind telling me your stats? They deferred me and I was really surprised based on their class profile.
GPA:3.5
Prereq GPA: 3.8
GRE: 75th percentile Verbal reasoning, 35th percentile Quantitative reasoning, 4.0 Writing
Observation hours:150 outpatient, 40 inpatient, 20 pediatrics
 
Dec 27, 2017
8
2
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: UCSF/SFSU, SDSU, Samuel Merritt, USA in San Marcos, West Coast, UOP, Western U, Chapman, Touro Nevada, A.T. Still

#1 choice: UCSF/SFSU

Accepted: TBD
Interview granted: A.T. Still
Waitlisted: TBD
Denied: TBD

Attending: TBD

Strongest point of my application is many diverse observational experiences 1000+ hours in inpatient acute hospital/SNF and outpatient geriatric ALF/ILF / neuro / orthopedic. I'm a tech at a SNF and float to an outpatient geriatric clinic. GRE is 157V/158Q/5.0

Weakest point is that cGPA, and pGPA are average with increased trend in last 60 units.

After lurking for a while I'm finally posting on SDN. Really hoping to have the wonderful opportunity to attend a DPT program in about a year from now. Still playing the waiting game at the moment. Good luck to everyone. :)
 
Sep 25, 2019
18
3
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
GPA:3.5
Prereq GPA: 3.8
GRE: 75th percentile Verbal reasoning, 35th percentile Quantitative reasoning, 4.0 Writing
Observation hours:150 outpatient, 40 inpatient, 20 pediatrics
Yeah this is quite surprising. My stats are all higher than this and they deferred me too. Would say it’s not all about the numbers but they explicitly state that they base their interview selection on GPA and GRE.
 
Sep 30, 2019
21
7
Status
Pre-Rehab Sci [General]
Yeah this is quite surprising. My stats are all higher than this and they deferred me too. Would say it’s not all about the numbers but they explicitly state that they base their interview selection on GPA and GRE.
I'm sorry :/ Are you a Tennessee resident by chance? On APTA it says that 65% of people they accept are out of state. Maybe that's why?
 
Jan 22, 2019
57
6
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: University of Iowa, Des Moines University, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Creighton, Belmont, and Sacred Heart

#1 choice: I really don’t know

Accepted: None yet
Interview granted: None yet
Waitlisted: University of Minnesota, deferred at Belmont
Denied: Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin-Milwaukee emailed me and told me they filled their entire class with ED so they weren’t reviewing my application

Attending: TBD
How were you denied at UW-Madison? The deadline is not until Nov.1st and they do not give decisions about acceptance until the week of December 16th?
 
Oct 7, 2019
3
0
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: High Point, Creighton, UNMC, MUSC, University of Florida

#1 choice: I'm waiting until I attend interviews to make an opinion


Accepted: none yet
Interview granted: High Point, Creighton
Waitlisted: none
Denied: none

Attending: TBD
When is your interview at High Point?!
 
Jun 7, 2019
30
9
Status
Pre-Rehab Sci [General]
Hey guys i was interviewed at Thomas Jefferson on the 19th of September and i was waitlisted today. Is anybody else waitlisted as well?
I’m waiting to hear back from Thomas Jefferson still although I interviewed on 10/3. How long after your interview did they notify you of their decision? Was it in the morning, afternoon, or evening? I am so anxious rn.
 
Oct 2, 2019
5
0
Status
DPT / OTD
I'm nervous because:
#1) I'm submitting all my applications so close to the deadlines.
#2) I'm not a skilled formal essay writer.
#3) My numbers are around average for accepted students to the programs I want.
#4) I'm 14 years post-bacc and come from an arts/comedy/media background.

Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: Pacific University / NAU / Puget Sound / UNLV / SDSU / CSULB / George Washington / UTSW / Wash Univ St. Louis / Regis / USC

#1 choice: Pacific University in Oregon
2nd choice: CSULB
3rd choice: Puget Sound
4th choice: NAU

cGPA: 3.61
pGPA: 3.75
GRE: V 167 / Q 158 / A 4.0
Hours: 120 hours outpatient at 2 locations.

Accepted: (waiting)
Interview granted: (waiting)
Waitlisted: (waiting)
Denied: (waiting)

Attending: (waiting)
Don't be nervous! Your stats are great and your background gives you an interesting edge that other applicants may not have! Good Luck!
 
Sep 10, 2019
20
5
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: High Point, Creighton, UNMC, MUSC, University of Florida

#1 choice: I'm waiting until I attend interviews to make an opinion


Accepted: none yet
Interview granted: High Point, Creighton
Waitlisted: none
Denied: none

Attending: TBD
How long did it take you to hear from high point?
 
Sep 3, 2019
17
7
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
I'm nervous because:
#1) I'm submitting all my applications so close to the deadlines.
#2) I'm not a skilled formal essay writer.
#3) My numbers are around average for accepted students to the programs I want.
#4) I'm 14 years post-bacc and come from an arts/comedy/media background.

Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: Pacific University / NAU / Puget Sound / UNLV / SDSU / CSULB / George Washington / UTSW / Wash Univ St. Louis / Regis / USC

#1 choice: Pacific University in Oregon
2nd choice: CSULB
3rd choice: Puget Sound
4th choice: NAU

cGPA: 3.61
pGPA: 3.75
GRE: V 167 / Q 158 / A 4.0
Hours: 120 hours outpatient at 2 locations.

Accepted: (waiting)
Interview granted: (waiting)
Waitlisted: (waiting)
Denied: (waiting)

Attending: (waiting)
your stats looking pretty amazing. don't over think it and just send it in. personally, I think you have a very unique background which will make you standout to a lot of other applicants. I would recommend 3 things: 1) get some inpatient setting observation hours (the outpatient and inpatient environment are completely different), 2) don't wait until the regular decision deadline. I know there are a few programs that are rollin admission. the sooner you get in your application, the better. it's a numbers game. 3) with that said, I don't know how many times you've applied but don't give up! if you believe this is your vocation, try, try and try again. it took me a few years until I got in. Also, I HIGHLY recommend doing early decision. the application pool for certain programs are a lot smaller for early decision. therefore, increases your chances of getting in. once again, its a numbers game. I hope this helps! wishing you all the best.
 
Jan 18, 2019
5
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I’m waiting to hear back from Thomas Jefferson still although I interviewed on 10/3. How long after your interview did they notify you of their decision? Was it in the morning, afternoon, or evening? I am so anxious rn.
They replied me back two weeks and one day after the interview. And it was in the evening if i am correct
 
Sep 23, 2019
6
1
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Applied: WJU, Chatham, Marshall University, WVU, Bellarmine, OU, Scranton University, Mount St. Joseph

#1 Choice: Marshall University
Rejections:
Waitlist: TBA
Interviews: TBA
Acceptances:TBA
 
Oct 9, 2019
8
3
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Hey guys! I'm wishing you all luck with this round of applications!

I wanted to ask if anyone has done the interview process at Duke before? I'm really curious about the group interview (or team learning) portion of the day!

Thanks :)
 
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Sep 3, 2019
17
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Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Hey guys! I'm wishing you all luck with this round of applications!

I wanted to ask if anyone has done the interview process at Duke before? I'm really curious about the group interview (or team learning) portion of the day!

Thanks :)
the team learning portion is just to demonstrate how the curriculum will be taught in the first year at Duke. during the demonstration, you'll be put into assigned groups with other candidates invited to the interview day. you'll first take a self assessment test (the test isn't serious. a lot of random fact questions). afterwards, you'll take the same assessment test with your team and together, you'll make one final answer as a group. hope this helps and best of luck
 
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Oct 14, 2019
1
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Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: MUSC, Belmont, Duke, Emory, Central Arkansas, Emory and Henry, Ohio University, Chatham University, University of Toledo

#1 choice: MUSC!

Accepted: tbd
Interview granted: chatham
Waitlisted: Belmont
Denied: tbd

Attending:tbd
 
Oct 9, 2019
8
3
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
the team learning portion is just to demonstrate how the curriculum will be taught in the first year at Duke. during the demonstration, you'll be put into assigned groups with other candidates invited to the interview day. you'll first take a self assessment test (the test isn't serious. a lot of random fact questions). afterwards, you'll take the same assessment test with your team and together, you'll make one final answer as a group. hope this helps and best of luck
Thank you!! I've had some really odd "group interviews" but this sounds a lot more applicable!!
 
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Oct 9, 2019
8
3
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Not a problem. Did you get an interview invitation from Duke?
Yep! It looks like you're already IN?! That is so exciting - congratulations!!!
If you have any additional tips, I'd love to hear about your experiences (feel free to message me, only if you like)

Otherwise, CONGRATS! Way to rock it! :)
 
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Sep 25, 2019
18
3
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: MUSC, Belmont, Duke, Emory, Central Arkansas, Emory and Henry, Ohio University, Chatham University, University of Toledo

#1 choice: MUSC!

Accepted: tbd
Interview granted: chatham
Waitlisted: Belmont
Denied: tbd

Attending:tbd
Congrats! I also got waitlisted at Belmont and applied to MUSC so you give me hope 1:)
 
May 21, 2019
13
1
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
How were you denied at UW-Madison? The deadline is not until Nov.1st and they do not give decisions about acceptance until the week of December 16th?
I missed the pre-req science GPA by 0.01 point. They emailed me and basically said they threw out my entire application due to that. It was really discouraging because if they had looked at my supplemental questions or read my essay, they would have seen that I had explained when I got the C that brought me below that threshold, I was suffering from an undiagnosed mental illness and was being “treated” with medications that made it worse. That was the only C I got in college and since my diagnosis, I haven’t gotten a grade below a B+. I don’t want to make excuses because I know I didn’t meet what they wanted, but it was kind of weird to me that they didn’t take into account any extenuating circumstances.
 
Jan 22, 2019
57
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Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
I missed the pre-req science GPA by 0.01 point. They emailed me and basically said they threw out my entire application due to that. It was really discouraging because if they had looked at my supplemental questions or read my essay, they would have seen that I had explained when I got the C that brought me below that threshold, I was suffering from an undiagnosed mental illness and was being “treated” with medications that made it worse. That was the only C I got in college and since my diagnosis, I haven’t gotten a grade below a B+. I don’t want to make excuses because I know I didn’t meet what they wanted, but it was kind of weird to me that they didn’t take into account any extenuating circumstances.
I am really sorry to hear that. Hopefully you prove them all wrong and get accepted into a great school soon!
 
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Feb 11, 2018
8
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Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: Yes - Samuel Merritt
Regular Decision: Samuel Merritt, CSU Northridge, Wheeling University (formerly Wheeling Jesuit University), St. Augustine; Intended to apply- South College, Franklin Pierce (AZ and NH locations), Univ. of Delaware, George Washington

#1 choice:


Accepted: TBD
Interview granted: St. Augustine, Wheeling
Waitlisted: no info
Denied: ED for Smuel Merritt but I'm put in the regular pool

Attending: TBD


Does anyone have any info on Wheeling University? I know they declared financial exigency this past spring but beyond that, there's not much info (that I can find) on their long term plan to stay open.
 
Jan 22, 2019
57
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Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: Yes - Samuel Merritt
Regular Decision: Samuel Merritt, CSU Northridge, Wheeling University (formerly Wheeling Jesuit University), St. Augustine; Intended to apply- South College, Franklin Pierce (AZ and NH locations), Univ. of Delaware, George Washington

#1 choice:


Accepted: TBD
Interview granted: St. Augustine, Wheeling
Waitlisted: no info
Denied: ED for Smuel Merritt but I'm put in the regular pool

Attending: TBD


Does anyone have any info on Wheeling University? I know they declared financial exigency this past spring but beyond that, there's not much info (that I can find) on their long term plan to stay open.
I believe the community raised the money and they are back on their feet. I do not think they would be offering admission if the latter was the case. Although I do not know for sure. I just have heard things being that I play them in volleyball.
 
Feb 11, 2018
8
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Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
I believe the community raised the money and they are back on their feet. I do not think they would be offering admission if the latter was the case. Although I do not know for sure. I just have heard things being that I play them in volleyball.
thanks! I'm debating if that should be an apprpriate question I ask them when I go their for my interview and if I'm given the chance to ask them anything.
 
Nov 19, 2017
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Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: University of St. Augustine

#1 choice: US of A


Accepted: TBD
Interview granted: TBD
Waitlisted: TBD
Denied: TBD

Attending: TBD
 
Sep 23, 2019
6
1
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Applied: WJU, Chatham, Marshall University, WVU, Bellarmine, OU, Scranton University, Mount St. Joseph

#1 Choice: Marshall University
Rejections:
Waitlist: TBA
Interviews: TBA
Acceptances:TBA

Just received 2 interviews! Chatham University 11/2 & WJU 11/22
 
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Oct 8, 2019
4
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Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: NYU, NYIT, Stony, Hunter, Downstate, Nazareth College of Rochester, University of Scranton, Mercy, LIU, Dominican, Touro, NYMC, Daemen, Messiah, (thinking about applying to Franklin Pierce too)

#1 choice: Stony Brook or Downstate


Accepted: TBA
Interview granted: Dominican 12/10
Waitlisted: TBA
Denied: probably LIU (emailed me during their preliminary screening that my science and math GPA was too low)

Attending: TBA
 
Aug 15, 2019
19
4
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: NYU, NYIT, Stony, Hunter, Downstate, Nazareth College of Rochester, University of Scranton, Mercy, LIU, Dominican, Touro, NYMC, Daemen, Messiah, (thinking about applying to Franklin Pierce too)

#1 choice: Stony Brook or Downstate


Accepted: TBA
Interview granted: Dominican 12/10
Waitlisted: TBA
Denied: probably LIU (emailed me during their preliminary screening that my science and math GPA was too low)

Attending: TBA
Hey! I applied to Nazareth too! Do you know anything about the school/area? I'm from NJ and go to school in PA, so I won't be able to drive up there to visit the campus.
 
Oct 8, 2019
4
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Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Hey! I applied to Nazareth too! Do you know anything about the school/area? I'm from NJ and go to school in PA, so I won't be able to drive up there to visit the campus.
Hey! Sorry, I wish I did. I'm applying to as many schools as I could since my stats are on the lower end :/
 
Jan 4, 2019
17
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Hey! I applied to Nazareth too! Do you know anything about the school/area? I'm from NJ and go to school in PA, so I won't be able to drive up there to visit the campus.
Hey I'm actually from the town that Naz is in! It's a really nice area, living is very affordable. I think the only downside is that it gets very cold and snowy in the winter, although the towns in that area handle the snow very well. If you have any specific questions about the area feel free to message me!
 
Aug 16, 2019
5
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Status
Physical Therapy Student
Early Decision: No
Regular Decision: NYU, NYIT, Stony, Hunter, Downstate, Nazareth College of Rochester, University of Scranton, Mercy, LIU, Dominican, Touro, NYMC, Daemen, Messiah, (thinking about applying to Franklin Pierce too)

#1 choice: Stony Brook or Downstate


Accepted: TBA
Interview granted: Dominican 12/10
Waitlisted: TBA
Denied: probably LIU (emailed me during their preliminary screening that my science and math GPA was too low)

Attending: TBA
Ahh, a fellow New Yorker. I'm applying to all of those schools too. Any reason why Hunter isn't your number 1 choice? I believe the tuition is 50% less compared to other schools. I have an interview at Dominican on November 8th. Good luck. Do you mind sharing your stats?