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For those who got into a program: How many times did you apply?

Discussion in 'Pre-Physical Therapy' started by dpfdpt, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. dpfdpt

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    Just curious to see how many ppl here got in on their first try. I've heard it takes an avg of 3 times, but I'm doing my best to get in on my first try.
     
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  3. DPTTELl

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    I got in on my first round of applications. I applied to 7 schools 3 schools were in state 4 out of state.
    I got 2 acceptances and I was put on 2 waitlists.
     
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  4. FlyingGnome

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    I also got in on my first set of applications. I applied to 13 schools. 4 of them were in state and the rest were out of state.
    I was initially accepted into 9, waitlisted by 2 and rejected by two.
    My GRE's weren't so great and my GPA was just slightly above the average for the programs I applied to.
    Just make sure that you're a good match for the schools you're applying to (academic and extracurricular wise).
     
  5. Bruh?!

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    If ya don’t mind me asking, what programs that accepted and waitlisted you ?
     
  6. amlope03

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    I got in on my first try. Applied to 8 schools, accepted to 5, waitlisted at 2, and withdrew from 1.

    In retrospect, I wish I would have only applied to 3-5 schools (my stats were pretty competitive though).
     
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  7. kdubz7w7

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    One and done. First try, accepted into the only school I applied to. I had other schools I was considering applying to, but my first choice accepted me before it came to that.
     
  8. GrandeFasciaeLatae

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    Got in my first try. Accepted to 3 out of 3. Of all my undergrad classmates and other friends that I knew were applying in the same cycle as me, I would say about 70% of them also got in their first try. However, maybe a quarter of them were wait-listed first and then accepted.
     
  9. dpfdpt

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    awesome, congrats! which schools did you get into if you don't mind telling
     
  10. jjdpt2020

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    I also ended up getting in on my first try! Applied to 7 interviewed at 2 and accepted to 2! So it is possible to get in on the first try!
     
  11. GrandeFasciaeLatae

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    Temple, Drexel, and Thomas Jefferson
     
  12. anyutka2009

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    Any idea if re-applying to PT school the 2nd time around will negatively impact you?
    I'm deciding if I should try this year with 1 year to go with undergrad, but might be not the strongest application and then seeing how that goes and re-applying the following year if I don't get in anywhere...
     
  13. amlope03

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    I heard that it actually looks better, if anything.
     
  14. dpfdpt

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    I heard it looks better/you have a higher chance if you apply again
     
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  15. OfficerFig

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    It took me two tries, and I retook nearly all of my pre reqs in between!
     
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    How about being on a waitlist? Do your chances increase the 2nd time on applying or just stay the same, as if you are applying for the first time ?
     
  17. anyutka2009

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    thank you!
     
  18. JMarcusDPT

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    I also got in to 7/7 schools on my first try. I ended up going to Columbia, and it was the first try for most of my classmates as well.
     
  19. Aeh91

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    second time. Finally got waitlisted at two schools and just got accepted to both. dont give up
     
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  20. One Punch Man

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    Your determination is admirable.
     
  21. carolinagirl44

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    Twice!

    The first time I applied I got 1 waitlist and a few rejections. But the second time I applied (2 years later) I got 5 acceptances!
     
  22. CareerSwitcheroo

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    Just curious if you know what the reasoning is behind that.
     
  23. hawkesome

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    I got in my first try. Applied to one school (early decision)
     
  24. Smile72696

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    Stats?
     
  25. hawkesome

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    cGPA 3.81ish, sGPA 3.74ish, GRE 155/155/4.0
     
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  26. rangers28

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    2nd time. Only applied to 2 schools the first time and applied late in the application cycle. 2nd year applied to 12 programs: waitlisted to 3, accepted to 1.
     
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  27. dpfdpt

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    It shows persistence and proves you really really want to go to PT school.
     
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  28. lincoln24

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    I applied last cycle to 5 schools. Accepted to one without an interview. Interviewed at 2 and accepted into 1.
     
  29. amlope03

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    One and done
     

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