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Hey there, congrats on the acceptance to MCPHS! Did you interview at MGH? I have an interview on 1/30/16
Hello PTpursuit and Glasspuppyj136,
Do you know how many applicants MCPHSU received for this year's class?
 
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Final Update!

University: Monmouth University
Major: Biology
Cumulative undergrad GPA: 3.41
Cumulative post-bac GPA: 3.87
Total: 3.43
Pre-Req GPA: 3.52
GRE: 157 V, 151 Q, 4.0 W

Extra-Curric: --

Licenses: CPR/AED certified, Dental Radiology (I know not relevant to PT but I included it anyway)

Honors: Deans list, Science Achievement, Academic Excellence

Observation hours: 600 total- Mostly outpatient private practice (sports injuries, chronic pain, MVA, WComp, post-op) but also some in pediatrics/school setting and inpatient acute rehab

Applied: Rutgers South, Shenandoah, Seton Hall

Interviews: Shenandoah (1/07) Rutgers South (1/06)

Acceptances: Shenandoah University (1/15), Seton Hall (4/04) {declined}, Rutgers South (05/13) {declined}.

Rejections: --

Attending: Shenandoah University!
 
Mar 30, 2016
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Final Update!

University: Monmouth University
Major: Biology
Cumulative undergrad GPA: 3.41
Cumulative post-bac GPA: 3.87
Total: 3.43
Pre-Req GPA: 3.52
GRE: 157 V, 151 Q, 4.0 W

Extra-Curric: --

Licenses: CPR/AED certified, Dental Radiology (I know not relevant to PT but I included it anyway)

Honors: Deans list, Science Achievement, Academic Excellence

Observation hours: 600 total- Mostly outpatient private practice (sports injuries, chronic pain, MVA, WComp, post-op) but also some in pediatrics/school setting and inpatient acute rehab

Applied: Rutgers South, Shenandoah, Seton Hall

Interviews: Shenandoah (1/07) Rutgers South (1/06)

Acceptances: Shenandoah University (1/15), Seton Hall (4/04) {declined}, Rutgers South (05/13) {declined}.

Rejections: --

Attending: Shenandoah University!
Congratulations! Did Rutgers South call you today or did you just decline today?
 

breprept

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FINAL UPDATE

Major:
Biology, Pre-PT
Cum PTCAS GPA: 3.51
Pre-Req GPA: 3.40-3.51
GRE: 156V 150Q 4.0AW

Extra-Curric: President of club for underrepresented college students (before was secretary for same club), associated students secretary, held positions in academic committees

Volunteer: 156 hrs volunteer at outpatient clinic, 20 inpatient, ~2,000hrs as PT Tech at an outpatient clinic

Applied: USC, MSMU, West Coast, WesternU, Chapman, Pacific University, UCSF, Samuel Merritt, Creighton, CSUN, CSULB

Interviews: UCSF (1/23), Samuel Merritt (1/30, declined), Western University (2/9), West Coast (3/7)

Waitlist: CSUN (1/14), Chapman (1/26), MSMU (2/3),CSULB (2/1), USC (2/29)

Acceptances: UCSF (1/25), Western University (2/10), CSULB (3/29)

Rejections: Pacific University (3/1)

Attending: CSULB!
 

malibu3

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Well, now that I have all my answers I guess I will post ;)

(Based on Ptcas)
School: University of Georgia
GPA: 3.46
PGPA: 3.42
Major: Animal science...was going to be a vet...so I pretty much took the hard route with Organic chemistry and other animal science classes
GRE: 154 on both Qual and Quan, 4.5 writing
Hours: 600+ in 8 different settings, also worked as a pt technican in othro outpatient

Rejections: none
Waitlisted: Georgia State, Mercer, Emory
Accepted: Brenau :)

I'm going to keep waiting probably until end of April, but Brenau is looking pretty good!
UPDATE: GOT INTO GSU AND WILL BE GOING!! :soexcited::soexcited:
 
Jul 20, 2015
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Final Update

Major: Kinesiology-Exercise Science (minor in biology)

Overall GPA: 3.81
Pre-Req GPA: 3.71
Science GPA: 3.75
GRE: 153V|152Q|4.0AW

Extra-Curric: Alternative spring break volunteer (x2), Honors society member, Student research volunteer in exercise physiology, Intramurals captain

Volunteer: 40 inpatient hospital, 115 outpatient (ongoing)

Applied: Sac State, Fresno State, CSULB, Idaho State, UNLV, EWU, and University of Puget Sound

Waitlist: Sac State, Fresno State, CSULB, Idaho State, UNLV

Acceptances: CSULB, Idaho State, UNLV

Rejections: EWU, University of Puget Sound

Moral of the story: Waitlists suck, but don't give up hope!


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katelly

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Final Update

Major: Kinesiology-Exercise Science (minor in biology)

Overall GPA: 3.81
Pre-Req GPA: 3.71
Science GPA: 3.75
GRE: 153V|152Q|4.0AW

Extra-Curric: Alternative spring break volunteer (x2), Honors society member, Student research volunteer in exercise physiology, Intramurals captain

Volunteer: 40 inpatient hospital, 115 outpatient (ongoing)

Applied: Sac State, Fresno State, CSULB, Idaho State, UNLV, EWU, and University of Puget Sound

Waitlist: Sac State, Fresno State, CSULB, Idaho State, UNLV

Acceptances: CSULB, Idaho State, UNLV

Rejections: EWU, University of Puget Sound

Moral of the story: Waitlists suck, but don't give up hope!


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Where are you attending?
 
Feb 1, 2016
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University: Jacksonville State University
Major: Kinesiology
Cumulative undergrad GPA: 3.47
Pre-Req GPA: 3.6
GRE: 150 V, 142 Q, 3.5 W

Extra-Curric:

Honors: President's List, Dean's List, VP of Ambassadors, etc..

Observation hours: 2,000 total (PT Aide)- Outpatient, inpatient, and home health.

Applied: Duke and Elon (LONG shots), East Tennessee State University, and Alabama State University

Interviews: None

Acceptances: Alabama State University

Rejections: Duke and Elon.

Attending: Alabama State University.

I decided to post this for people who have EXTREMELY low GRE scores and a mediocre GPA. When I began applying I figured it would be useless, due to my GRE score. I am happy ASU decided to give me a chance. Good luck to everyone else!
 

DPT342

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Hi, I'm New Here

I was looking to apply to NIU, Northern Illinois University, to their DPT program. However, I was looking on the website and they don't have average scores for their GPA etc.. So i was wondering if any of you guys applied and got accepted to the DPT program what were your scores and stats?

Thank You Greatly Appreciated
 
Jun 30, 2015
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University of Miami.....

Has anyone been in contact with any person in their PT program outside of this guy named Badger??

It's frustrating to get one single opinion on the program from a rep.
 

jtb93

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

Honors: Semester High Honors (final 2 semesters)

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

Volunteer: 40+ hours

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

Affv

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Hi all!
I am starting my junior year at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall and want to know if you guys think I'm on the right track so far.

GPA ~3.4
Pre-req ~3.5 (need to retake Chem II)
Need to take GRE's
Volunteering: ~50 Hrs at VA outpatient Clinic
- About 300 Hrs working as an Aide in an outpatient clinic
- Plan on volunteering inpatient this fall at the VA

Extra curricular: Prior Navy (enlisted), Tutoring underprivileged kids, Volunteer with Red Cross

Plan on applying to Pitt, Chatham, Temple, Regis, CU, Rutgers, George Washington, and Baylor

Please let me know what you guys think,
Thanks!
 
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University: UW-Green Bay
Major: Human Biology-Exercise Science
Overall GPA: 3.31
Pre-Req GPA: 3.3-3.5
GRE: 144V/152Q/haven't received writing score yet

Honors: Semester High Honors (final 2 semesters)

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

Volunteer: 40+ hours

Haven't submitted application yet, but plan on doing so next week. Do these stats look acceptance-worthy? I am applying to many schools just in case. I have 4 strong letters of rec. and a strong narrative, so hopefully these will buffer the GPAs. I am also taking the GRE once more before submitting my application.
It depends on where you apply. Most PT schools prefer in-state, or at least in-region applicants for acceptance. I had a 3.5 overall GPA, 3.3 pre-req GPA, with 154V/153Q/4.0W GRE scores, 1000+ hours ortho outpatient (aide/tech), 75 sports, 15 subacute/skilled nursing facility, 15 acute. I applied to 6 programs, all out of state (including UW-Madison) and I was immediately rejected from 3 (UW-Madison, UNC, UCF) and put on 3 waitlists (MUSC, Regis, UF) 2 of which I am currently still on until a week before classes start in August (Regis, UF)

So my advice: bump your GRE scores up and apply in-state. Hope this helps! Good luck!
 
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I have an interview at University of St. Augustine (St. Augustine, FL campus) on August 5th for the January 2017 classs. Anyone else got invited? or have previously interviewed with them? ANY ADVICE WILL BE SO HELPFUL :)
 

PTpursuit

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I have an interview at University of St. Augustine (St. Augustine, FL campus) on August 5th for the January 2017 classs. Anyone else got invited? or have previously interviewed with them? ANY ADVICE WILL BE SO HELPFUL :)
I interviewed there in November, and was accepted for the class of 2018, but I declined my spot. The interview was super laid back... Probably depends on what professor you get for the interview. You also interview with one other applicant.
 
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Update!

University: University of Houston
Major: Kinesiology-Exercise Science
Overall GPA: 3.39
Pre-Req GPA: 3.23 (PTCAS)
GRE: 147 V, 152 Q, 4.0 AW (highest attempt)

Extra-Curric: 700+ hours in community service (ranging from desk secretary in hospitals to wellness fairs to ALS Association to helping feed homeless individuals), PT/OT officer for Allied Health Professions Society, member of the UH Tennis Club, Metropolitan Volunteer Program Member of the Month, Allied Health Professions Society Member of the Year, Allied Health Professions Society Officer of the Year, Dean's List, President's List

Volunteer: 140 (Orthopedic Outpatient), 14 (Outpatient Sports Medicine), 41 (Inpatient Rehabilitation Department), 25 (Inpatient Floors)

Applied: AT Still University, Creighton University, Des Moines University, George Washington University, Midwestern University-Glendale, Sacred Heart University, Stony Brook University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of North Texas Health Science Center, University of the Incarnate Word

Interviews: University of the Incarnate Word (1/23)

Waitlists: University of the Incarnate Word (2/2)

Acceptances: University of the Incarnate Word (2/12)

Rejections: Des Moines University, Sacred Heart University, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Stony Brook University


For those who are concerned about their "low" GPAs, I just want to let you know that it is possible! This is my first attempt applying to PT school and I got into my top choice school! I want to advise students to do their research on PT programs before applying. Make sure the school's goals align with your goals and will help you become the PT you envision yourself to be. All of this data and information is available on PTCAS :)
thank you:) I have a 3.41 cGPA and 3.38 pGPA (one stupid C in chemistry will never be forgotten). so this was nice to see. Any suggestions for me as I begin the process?
 
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I interviewed there in November, and was accepted for the class of 2018, but I declined my spot. The interview was super laid back... Probably depends on what professor you get for the interview. You also interview with one other applicant.
Thanks! I'm so nervous I hope I get in. I heard so many good things about the school
 
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Major: Health Science, Minor Biology
cGPA: 3.1
GRE: 149V 148Q 4.5 AW
OBSERVATION: 2100 (2000 outpatient as PT Aide, 20 inpatient neuro, 80 various outpatient clinics)
EXTRA CURRICULAR: Collegiate Swimmer, Wrestling Coach, Swimming Coach, Cash Pay Personal Trainer
Applying: Rutgers South, Widener, Marshall, Wheeling Jesuit, Chatham, Alvernia, Seton Hall
 
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thank you:) I have a 3.41 cGPA and 3.38 pGPA (one stupid C in chemistry will never be forgotten). so this was nice to see. Any suggestions for me as I begin the process?
This is going to sound extremely super cliche but just believe in yourself and know that you gave it your all on paper! It's a ton of waiting and anxiety but, you'll make it through. I'm sure with your stats, you should be fine. Good luck!
 
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I'm still technically on 2 wait-lists for Regis and UF, but obviously my hopes aren't high this late in the process.

With the application cycle having already started, I'm going through it again. I am planning on taking the CSCS exam within the next month.
Here are a quick run-through of my stats:

cGPA: 3.5
Pre-Req GPA: 3.33
GRE: 154V/153Q/4.0W (2nd attempt)
Hours: 1000+ ortho outpatient, 75 sports outpatient, 15 subacute, 15 acute

I had plenty of extra-currics throughout college.

What would anyone suggest for me to do, or any tips for this next cycle other than the CSCS? Anything helps, thanks!
 

starrsgirl

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I'm still technically on 2 wait-lists for Regis and UF, but obviously my hopes aren't high this late in the process.

With the application cycle having already started, I'm going through it again. I am planning on taking the CSCS exam within the next month.
Here are a quick run-through of my stats:

cGPA: 3.5
Pre-Req GPA: 3.33
GRE: 154V/153Q/4.0W (2nd attempt)
Hours: 1000+ ortho outpatient, 75 sports outpatient, 15 subacute, 15 acute

I had plenty of extra-currics throughout college.

What would anyone suggest for me to do, or any tips for this next cycle other than the CSCS? Anything helps, thanks!
Retake a pre req class before you reapply. However this might be tricky given deadlines. Did you retake anything over the last year?
 
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I'm still technically on 2 wait-lists for Regis and UF, but obviously my hopes aren't high this late in the process.

With the application cycle having already started, I'm going through it again. I am planning on taking the CSCS exam within the next month.
Here are a quick run-through of my stats:

cGPA: 3.5
Pre-Req GPA: 3.33
GRE: 154V/153Q/4.0W (2nd attempt)
Hours: 1000+ ortho outpatient, 75 sports outpatient, 15 subacute, 15 acute

I had plenty of extra-currics throughout college.

What would anyone suggest for me to do, or any tips for this next cycle other than the CSCS? Anything helps, thanks!
Seconding what starrsgirl said. If you have any chance to retake a prereq or two to push your prereq GPA up, that would be your best bet. Otherwise, make sure you're looking at programs where your cGPA and Pre-Req GPA are at least close to the average accepted GPAs. CSCS might be nice, but may not help you get acceptances, and definitely won't make up for low GPAs
 
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Seconding what starrsgirl said. If you have any chance to retake a prereq or two to push your prereq GPA up, that would be your best bet. Otherwise, make sure you're looking at programs where your cGPA and Pre-Req GPA are at least close to the average accepted GPAs. CSCS might be nice, but may not help you get acceptances, and definitely won't make up for low GPAs
@starrsgirl In response to both of you: No, I have not retaken any classes as I was on 3 waitlists until May, then a program started and therefore down to the remaining 2 waitlists. I was obviously hopeful for those opportunities and didn't think it'd be worth the agony to retake chem 2 if I ended up getting accepted anyway. I did somewhat screw myself over last cycle as I live in GA and didn't apply to a single program in the state (WI, CO, FL (x2), NC, SC). Obviously it is more competitive and difficult to be accepted out of state than in-state unless it is of course a private institute. All of the programs I applied to, I was sitting right at the average stats for accepted students, if not slightly above for a select couple.

Would increasing my GRE scores by a few more points make my application more competitive?
 

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@starrsgirl In response to both of you: No, I have not retaken any classes as I was on 3 waitlists until May, then a program started and therefore down to the remaining 2 waitlists. I was obviously hopeful for those opportunities and didn't think it'd be worth the agony to retake chem 2 if I ended up getting accepted anyway. I did somewhat screw myself over last cycle as I live in GA and didn't apply to a single program in the state (WI, CO, FL (x2), NC, SC). Obviously it is more competitive and difficult to be accepted out of state than in-state unless it is of course a private institute. All of the programs I applied to, I was sitting right at the average stats for accepted students, if not slightly above for a select couple.

Would increasing my GRE scores by a few more points make my application more competitive?
You will get a variety of answers but I don't think your GRE score is a factor here. Your pre req GPA is the only thing that stands out. Do you have more than 1 C? Def look to private schools with no state preference too as you apply.
 
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You will get a variety of answers but I don't think your GRE score is a factor here. Your pre req GPA is the only thing that stands out. Do you have more than 1 C? Def look to private schools with no state preference too as you apply.
No, I only have 1 C, but unfortunately it was in chem 2, which is obviously a pre-req.
But yeah, now that this is my second application, I'll apply to more private even though it'll be a little more costly. Thanks!
 

kellerac

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University: U of Cincinnati
Major: Exercise & Movement Science
Overall GPA: 3.6
Pre-Req GPA: 3.4
GRE: 150Q, 148V, 4 AW (Re-taking tomorrow, feeling much more confident.)

Extra-Curric: Rehab Aide @ UC Medical Center, Health Sciences Club, College of Allied Health Sciences Ambassador, Intramural Sports

Volunteer: Cincy Reds Split-the-Pot Fundraiser, Cincy Children's Inpatient/Outpatient PT/OT, American Heart Association Heart Mini, and more

Applied: nowhere yet.

Any recommendations?
 

kellerac

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Forgot to mention: 500 + obs hours in orthopedic rehab, acute inpatient, pediatric inpatient/ outpatient.
 

tonydo93

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University: U of Cincinnati
Major: Exercise & Movement Science
Overall GPA: 3.6
Pre-Req GPA: 3.4
GRE: 150Q, 148V, 4 AW (Re-taking tomorrow, feeling much more confident.)

Extra-Curric: Rehab Aide @ UC Medical Center, Health Sciences Club, College of Allied Health Sciences Ambassador, Intramural Sports

Volunteer: Cincy Reds Split-the-Pot Fundraiser, Cincy Children's Inpatient/Outpatient PT/OT, American Heart Association Heart Mini, and more

Applied: nowhere yet.

Any recommendations?
Everything is looking good. I would say your best bet is to increase your GRE. Not that it's bad by any means, but considering your GPA is right around the average for most schools. Boosting your GRE would increase your odds a lot.

This is assuming you have a good amount of shadowing hours in 2+ settings, and good references coming in as well!
 
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University: U of Cincinnati
Major: Exercise & Movement Science
Overall GPA: 3.6
Pre-Req GPA: 3.4
GRE: 150Q, 148V, 4 AW (Re-taking tomorrow, feeling much more confident.)

Extra-Curric: Rehab Aide @ UC Medical Center, Health Sciences Club, College of Allied Health Sciences Ambassador, Intramural Sports

Volunteer: Cincy Reds Split-the-Pot Fundraiser, Cincy Children's Inpatient/Outpatient PT/OT, American Heart Association Heart Mini, and more

Applied: nowhere yet.

Any recommendations?
Since you're already re-taking the GRE, I would just suggest applying in-state, or at the very least in region. If you do intend to apply out-of-state, make them for private institutions. Also, make sure whatever institutes that you apply to have average accepted GPA and GRE scores similar to yours. Bets of luck!
 
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University: U of Cincinnati
Major: Exercise & Movement Science
Overall GPA: 3.48
Pre-Req GPA: 3.6
GRE: Planned for August 1st, hoping for around 155 or combined score of around 310.

Extra-Curric: Rehab Aide @ Premier Physical Therapy, Health Sciences Club, Building Supervisor UC Rec Center, Intramural Sports

Volunteer: Cincinnati Children's Inpatient PT/OT, American Heart Association Heart Mini, and more various 1 day volunteer events.

Observation hours: 25 hours in acute care hospital.. Rest of O-hours come from work and volunteering

Applied: nowhere yet.

Any recommendations?
 

NervousPotentialDPT

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University: Iowa State University
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

Submitted: 9/5/16
Verified: 9/11/16

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

Interviews: Des Moines University (10/21/2016)
 
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tonydo93

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University: Iowa State University
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

Applying to: (Haven't submitted yet, but planning to): University of Illinois Chicago, Rosalind Franklin, Midwestern University-Downers Grove, Ohio State, Creighton University, Washington University in St. Louis, Des Moines University

I'm a little nervous about my GRE scores and my number of observation hours/number of settings. Thoughts?
In my opinion you're solid in all areas!
 
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University: Iowa State University
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

Applying to: (Haven't submitted yet, but planning to): University of Illinois Chicago, Rosalind Franklin, Midwestern University-Downers Grove, Ohio State, Creighton University, Washington University in St. Louis, Des Moines University

I'm a little nervous about my GRE scores and my number of observation hours/number of settings. Thoughts?
Have you thought about UNMC as well? (I saw that Omaha was already on your list with Creighton). You look solid across the board to me.
 
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University: Northern Illinois University
Major: Health Sciences-Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis
Overall GPA: 3.7
Pre-Req GPA: 3.7
Last 60 credit hours GPA: 3.98
* GPAs not verified by PTCAS yet, just my calculations*
GRE First time: 148Q, 154V, 4.0AW
GRE Second time: 148Q, 149V, 3.0AW
GRE Third time: 151Q, 150V, 3.5AW
Hours: 113 outpatient hours & 22 inpatient hours
Extra-Curric: Pre-Physical Therapy Club: President, University Honors Program, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Student Health Advisory Council, Honors Student Association, Child Health Program
Recommendation Letters: Physical therapist (that I shadowed), supervisor (from Tour Guide job), biology professor, & military sergeant (from physical fitness class I took)

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

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

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

Any thoughts? Do I have a chance this year?
 
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Didn't think I would be posting this cycle, BUT:

Major: Exercise Science
Minor: French
GPA: 3.53 & 3.53 pre req
GRE: V 155 Q 151 AW 4.0
Hours: 194 across 4 different settings

Extra: Sorority, club soccer team, pre-PT club mentor, volunteer at food bank, honors thesis, Carolina research scholar, graduated with honors

Applied: Armstrong, U Miami, U Florida, MUSC, UNC, Western Carolina, ECU, VCU
Rejected: Armstrong, UNC, ECU, VCU
Waitlisted: U Miami, U Florida, Western Carolina, MUSC
Accepted: Western Carolina, U Florida
Attending: U Florida

Hopefully this gives people on multiple waitlists hope. I didn't hear from Western Carolina until mid June, and Florida just this past week! I had already submitted my application for ED at another school this cycle and retaken the GRE...
 
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UPDATE: INTERVIEW

University
: The Ohio State University
Major: Health Sciences
Minor: Communications
Overall GPA: 3.61
Pre-req GPA: 3.3 (freshman year was rough)
Last 60 Hours GPA: 3.85
GRE: 156V 158Q 4.0AW
Hours: ~300 hours - various settings including sports medicine, geriatrics, neuro, pediatrics, inpatient, outpatient and I have a paid position as a PT aide
Extra: Pre-PT/OT club, health sciences club, club swimming at Ohio State, team buckeye student riders pelotonia rider, buckeyethon dance marathon participant, work two jobs, dean's list

Applying to: Ohio University, Mt. St. Joseph, University of Cincinnati, Duke, University of Florida, USA-Austin, TX, Belmont, Missouri State, Tennessee State, Shenandoah, University of Maryland - Baltimore

Submitted: 8/30
PTCAS Verified: 9/6


Accepted:
Rejected:
Ohio University
Interviews: Mt. St. Joseph (11/18), Tennessee State - declined (10/21), University of Florida Visit Day (12/2)
 
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Didn't think I would be posting this cycle, BUT:

Major: Exercise Science
Minor: French
GPA: 3.53 & 3.53 pre req
GRE: V 155 Q 151 AW 4.0
Hours: 194 across 4 different settings

Extra: Sorority, club soccer team, pre-PT club mentor, volunteer at food bank, honors thesis, Carolina research scholar, graduated with honors

Applied: Armstrong, U Miami, U Florida, MUSC, UNC, Western Carolina, ECU, VCU
Rejected: Armstrong, UNC, ECU, VCU
Waitlisted: U Miami, U Florida, Western Carolina, MUSC
Accepted: Western Carolina, U Florida
Attending: U Florida

Hopefully this gives people on multiple waitlists hope. I didn't hear from Western Carolina until mid June, and Florida just this past week! I had already submitted my application for ED at another school this cycle and retaken the GRE...
Any info regarding U Miami?

When do you start classes at UFlorida?
 
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University: University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Major: Biology-Biomedical
Overall GPA: 3.71
Pre-Req GPA: 3.75
GRE First time: 150Q, 150V, 3.5AW
GRE Second time: 152Q, 148V, 3.5AW
Hours: 50 Pediatric , 400+ orthopedic
Extra-Curric: Pre-Physical Therapy Club: President and vice president,Varsity Hockey Player at University, Big Brothers Big Sisters program,Special Olympics, work at physical therapy clinic
Applying to UW- LAX.

What do you think my chances are?
 
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University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
Major: Exercise Science
cGPA: 3.78
pGPA:3.69
GRE: V155 Q155 4.5
Hours: 150 out 30 in
Extra: Pre-Pt Club, Mentor for persons with disabilities, work 2 jobs, volunteer work in Ecuador, youth sports coach and volunteer, graduated with highest honors
Applied: UW-Madison (ED)
 

tonydo93

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Pre-Physical Therapy
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
Major: Exercise Science
cGPA: 3.78
pGPA:3.69
GRE: V155 Q155 4.5
Hours: 150 out 30 in
Extra: Pre-Pt Club, Mentor for persons with disabilities, work 2 jobs, volunteer work in Ecuador, youth sports coach and volunteer, graduated with highest honors
Applied: UW-Madison (ED)
I applied there ED as well. Best of luck to you!
 

tonydo93

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University: University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Major:
Biology-Biomedical
Overall GPA: 3.71
Pre-Req GPA: 3.75
GRE First time: 150Q, 150V, 3.5AW
GRE Second time: 152Q, 148V, 3.5AW
Hours: 50 Pediatric , 400+ orthopedic
Extra-Curric: Pre-Physical Therapy Club: President and vice president,Varsity Hockey Player at University, Big Brothers Big Sisters program,Special Olympics, work at physical therapy clinic
Applying to UW- LAX.

What do you think my chances are?
I would suggest applying early decision if you aren't already! You'd have a good shot. I heard they fill up a lot of their class with ED, and then the remaining seats during regular admissions becomes very competitive.
 

astarblaze

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Overall GPA: 3.6
(Undergrad: 3.4, Last 60/Post bacc: 4.0)
Pre-Req GPA: 4.0
GRE: 169, 169, 4.5

Hours: 373 total- 150 outpatient (2 clinics), 140 SNF, 68 Acute Peds, 15 Acute Hospital (Have leads and trying to get a few hours in one or more of school/home health/sub acute rehab/hippotherapy before submitting)

Extras: Nontrad, 5 years working in research and administration for nonprofits/tech start-ups focusing on disadvantaged populations (kids w cancer, folks experiencing homelessness, etc), academic tutor, Gen Chem 2 TA/grader, lots of activity and leadership in outdoors club in college

Applying: NAU (in-state), Univ of Utah, TWU, UNLV, Univ of Puget Sound, Pacific U, Drexel, EWU
Also considering applying to: UCSF, Samuel Merritt, U Colorado, Regis, BU, MGH IHP, U Illinois Chicago, U Montana, Mayo, UMES

Trying to narrow down the list and make sure I have at least some schools I have a decent chance of getting accepted to. My cum GPA is a little below average for some of these programs; hoping other stats make up for it. If anyone has knowledge of how any of these specific schools weigh different parts of the app and how this would affect my chances, I would love your feedback!
 
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Skyris

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Undergrad: Dartmouth College
Postbacc/prereqs: NAU, random CCs
Major: Anthropology

Overall GPA: 3.6
(Undergrad: 3.4, Last 60/Post bacc: 4.0)
Pre-Req GPA: 4.0
GRE: 169, 169, 4.5

Hours: 373 total- 150 outpatient (2 clinics), 140 SNF, 68 Acute Peds, 15 Acute Hospital (Have leads and trying to get a few hours in one or more of school/home health/sub acute rehab/hippotherapy before submitting)

Extras: Nontrad, 5 years working in research and administration for nonprofits/tech start-ups focusing on disadvantaged populations (kids w cancer, folks experiencing homelessness, etc), academic tutor, Gen Chem 2 TA/grader, lots of activity and leadership in outdoors club in college

Applying: NAU (in-state), Univ of Utah, TWU, UNLV, Univ of Puget Sound, Pacific U, Drexel, EWU
Also considering applying to: UCSF, Samuel Merritt, U Colorado, Regis, BU, MGH IHP, U Illinois Chicago, U Montana, Mayo, UMES

Trying to narrow down the list and make sure I have at least some schools I have a decent chance of getting accepted to. My cum GPA is a little below average for some of these programs; hoping other stats make up for it. If anyone has knowledge of how any of these specific schools weigh different parts of the app and how this would affect my chances, I would love your feedback!
I'd be astounded if you don't get accepted to NAU applying as an in-state student with those stats.

Btw, I think I recall UNLV having a bit on their website about them looking down on CC coursework. I'm also a nontrad with CC prereq's and that kind of deterred me from applying there.