GPA's, GRE's, XTRA's, ACCEPTANCES

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  1. madj1322

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    UPDATE: ACCEPTANCE

    Undergrad: FIU
    Major: Recreational Therapy
    Overall GPA: 3.50
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.91 (4.0 upper division)
    GRE Scores: Q156 V164 AW4.5
    Hours: 55 outpatient neuro, 45 outpatient ortho/sports, 50 pediatric, 30 acute
    Additional/Work: 1 year working as a certified rec therapist, 560-hour inpatient rehab RT internship, 10+ years in real estate sales
    Honors: summa cum laude (FIU), dean's list
    LOR: 2 PTs, 2 professors in major

    Applying to: FIU, UM, UCF, USF, UF
    Acceptances: FIU (12/1), UF (1/18)
    Rejections: N/A
    Interviews: UCF (11/17), FIU (11/28), UM (2/3) declined
    Attending: UF :soexcited:

     
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  3. DPooT

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    ACCEPTANCE!!

    University
    : San Diego State University
    Major: Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy
    Overall GPA: 3.67
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.80
    GRE: 149 Verbal, 151 Quant, 4.0 AWA
    Observation hours: 1600 outpatient ortho, 20 acute care

    Certifications: BLS and Adult, Child, and Infant CPR & AED

    Extra-Curricular: Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Miracle Babies' Ambassador, Numerous community service events, Physical Therapy Aide, Physical therapy outpatient/inpatient volunteer, Feeding food to homeless in downtown SD, Student volunteer at SDSU Adaptive Fitness Clinic, Dean's List 4 semesters

    Applied: CSUN, CSULB, Fresno, Sac State, Western U, West Coast, Chapman (both Summer and Fall), Mount st. Mary's, NAU, UNLV, Rocky Mountain University, Gannon University Erie, Gannon University Ruskin, University of Miami, Drexel University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Brenau University, Dominican College of Blauvelt, University of New England

    Interviews: University of New England (11/3 - Declined), Drexel (11/17), Dominican College of Blauvelt (12/5 - Declined), Gannon University Ruskin (1/13 - Declined), Rocky Mountain University (1/13 - Declined), University of Miami (1/19 - Declined), Brenau University (1/19 - Declined), West Coast (1/26 - Declined), Fresno (1/27), Sac State (2/3), Western U (2/7 - Declined),

    Waitlist: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (11/6), Drexel (12/15), CSULB (1/15 - High tier), CSUN (1/19)

    Acceptances: Gannon University Erie (1/8), Chapman University - Summer (1/10):soexcited:

    Rejections: NAU (12/13)
     
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  4. BabeRuthless

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    Has anyone that interviewed at WVU heard back? They said they'd let us know soon but I haven't heard a thing.
     
  5. mlb_25

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    Interviews/Waitlist update

    Major:
    Exercise Science, May 2015
    Overall GPA: 3.10
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.67-3.9
    GRE: 155 V, 157 Q, 4.0 AW

    Observation Hours: 140 outpatient ortho, 34 inpatient acute and rehab hospital, 25 home health, 24 outpatient peds

    Work/Extracurriculars/Awards: 1000+ hours as medical scribe for orthopedic surgeon, waitress for 4+ years, certified trainer at restaurant, 4 year DII XC and Indoor/Outdoor track athlete, captain for 3 years, conference all-academic honor roll x6, SAAC, National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic team leader, volunteer with outreach program at ortho office, President’s list x1, Dean’s list x2, intramurals, adult soccer league

    Applying: CU Denver, Cincinnati, Rutgers South, U Indy, U of Minnesota, Northern Illinois University, Bradley, Montana, Rosalind Franklin, Washington University in St. Louis, Regis, Wisconsin - Madison,

    Interviews: Rutgers South (11/10), Northern Illinois (11/11), U Indy (11/17), Rosalind Franklin (11/18), Regis (1/29), Montana (2/3)

    Acceptances: Northern Illinois (12/15), Rutgers South (12/22),
    Waitlist: Minnesota (11/21), U Indy (11/21), Bradley (12/4), Wash U (12/8), Rosalind Franklin (1/23)
    Rejections:
    UW Madison (12/18), CU Denver (12/27)
     
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  6. mjp1795

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    *FINAL UPDATE AND ATTENDING*

    University
    : California State University, Long Beach
    Major: BS in Kinesiology: Exercise Science
    Overall GPA: 3.85
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.76
    GRE: 156 Q, 149 V, 4.5 AW

    Extra-Curric: Southern California Special Olympics Volunteer, Orange County Food Bank Volunteer

    Observation: Aide at Outpatient Facility (Adult Day Health Care, Child Development Program, Aquatics): 1780 hours, Aide at Private Outpatient Clinic: 230 hours, Volunteer at Skilled Nursing Facility: 150 hours

    LOR: 1 outpatient physical therapist, 1 inpatient physical therapist, 1 major professor

    Applied: Chapman, WesternU, CSULB, CSUN, CSU Fresno, CSU Sacramento, UNLV, NAU, Rocky Mountain, Regis, Mount St. Mary’s
    Acceptances: Mount St. Mary’s (12/12- declined), Chapman-Summer (1/5)
    Interviews: Rocky Mountain (12/1) WesternU (1/18- declined), UNLV (1/19- declined), Regis (1/26- declined), NAU (1/26- declined), CSU Fresno (1/27- declined), CSU Sacramento (2/3- declined)
    Waitlist: Rocky Mountain (12/5), CSULB- High Tier (1/15), CSUN #51 (1/19)
    Rejections: N/A

    ATTENDING:
    Chapman University- Summer
     
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  7. don'tgiveupever

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    Hey yall,

    When I first checked this thread back in November 2017, while applying to PT programs, I was absolutely horrified. After reading post after post of people getting into DPT programs with 3.6-3.9 GPAs, I almost gave up in the middle of my applications. It was very demoralizing but I am glad to have stuck with my decision to keep applying. I want to share my experience with others who may have similar GPAs to mine and have seriously doubted their "chances" to get in. This was my first time applying to PT school and I was absolutely shocked by the results. If you have a low GPA but PT is really your dream, don't give up without at least trying it once.

    College: Rochester
    Major: Publich Health
    Overall GPA: 3.19
    Pre-Req GPA:3.31
    GRE: 156 Q, 156 V, 4.5 AW

    Extra-Curric: Varsity athlete in 2 different sports during undergrad.

    Observation: Volunteer at hospital (inpatient) for the 2 years, volunteered at 2 different outpatient PT settings. Total Hours: Inpatient + Outpatient: ~700

    References: 3 physical therapists, 1 professor. (I obtained a reference letter from the supervisor of PT rehab at the hospital I volunteered at. I believed it helped my application a lot.)

    Applied: Due to my low GPA, I applied to as many programs (22) as I could. To name a few: LIU, Mercy, Stony Brook, CSI, NYMC, NYIT, Sage, West Coast, Widener, Temple, Alvernia, Nova, Augusta, Campbell, Murphy Deming, Concordia, Arkansas, Washington University, etc.

    Interviews: Augusta University (accepted), Mercy College: (accepted), Stony Brook (accepted), Campbell University (declined)

    Waitlist: none

    Rejections: Concordia, NYMC, NYIT, CSI, Murphy Deming

    Acceptances: Augusta University
     
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  8. Vumike1322

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    Undergrad College: Cal Poly Pomona
    Masters College: CSULB
    Major: Kinesiology
    Overall GPA: 3.26
    Pre-Req GPA:3.3
    Masters GPA: 3.4 (although it doesn't matter much)
    GRE: 152 Q, 146 V, 4.5 AW

    Extra-Curric: Social Chair of Kinesiology and Health Promotion CLub

    Observation: Volunteer at hospital (inpatient) for the 120 hours, volunteered at 2 different outpatient PT settings, worked at a neurological PT place, Worked at Orthro. Total Hours: Inpatient + Outpatient: ~1000

    References: 3 physical therapists, 1 professor. (2 physical therapist owned the clinic [one was an assistant professor at USC DPT])

    Applied: Due to my low GPA, I applied to as many programs (20) as I could: USC, CSUN, CSULB, MT ST Marys, AT STILL, CSU Sac, Chapman, Creigton, MCPHS, Wheeling Jesuit, Hampton, CSU Fresno, Northern Arizona, NOVA Southeastern-Tampa, Samuel Merritt, UCSF, West Coast, Western, APU, Franklin Pierce. [I was trying to really stay in California but looked at a few out of state. My advice: if you look at a few out of state schools, look at the percentages they accept out of state vs in state.]

    Interviews: Wheeling Jesuit Phone interview (accepted), MCPHS: (accepted), NOVA University (declined)

    Waitlist: CSULB

    Rejections: Samuel Merritt, Western, Franklin Pierce, AT Still, CSU Sac, CSUN, Creignton, Chapman, Hampton

    Acceptances: Wheeling Jesuit, MCPHS
     
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  9. DSS63

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    University: Indiana University Kokomo
    Major: Biological and Physical Sciences
    Overall GPA: 3.62 (PTCAS Calculated)
    Math and Science GPA: 3.53
    GRE: 152 Verbal 158 Analytical 3.5 Writing

    Extra-Curric: Pre-Professional Club President, Health Sciences Club Vice-President, Part of Research Lab, Individual Researcher

    Volunteer: 4hr/week at hospital and misc. with club

    Observation: 120 outpatient hours, 40 inpatient nursing home hours

    Interviews: Trine University (11/3) IU School of Rehabilitation Sciences(IUPUI) (12/1) University of Indianapolis, Indiana State (Declined)
    Acceptances: University of Indianapolis
    Wait-list: IUPUI, Trine
    Rejections:
     
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  10. IL2021

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    University: University of Iowa
    Major: Human Physiology (major), Spanish (minor), Psychology (minor)
    Overall GPA: 3.44
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.3
    GRE: 158 Q, 152 V, 4.0 W

    Extra-Curricular:
    - Kappa Kappa Gamma: Education Chair, Marshal Chair, Standards Committee, Leadership convention chapter representative
    - University of Iowa Dance Marathon: participant, family representative
    - Pre-PT club

    Volunteer:
    - 90 hours volunteering at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic in Center for Disabilities and Development
    - 120 observation hours in a variety of settings: pediatric clinic, sports medicine clinic, hospital inpatient, and nursing home.
    - Volunteer as PT Tech

    LOR: 2 PT, 1 professor, 1 employer/supervisor

    Applied: Bellarmine, Creighton, Des Moines University, Duke, Duquesne University, George Washington University, MUSC, Midwestern - Downers Grove, Rosalind Franklin, UIC, University of Missouri, Wash U St. Louis
    - Application verified on 9/25

    Interviews: George Washington (11/11), Des Moines University (12/15), Bellarmine University (2/9)

    Acceptances :

    Waitlist: Creighton, Wash U St. Louis, MUSC, Des Moines University, Duquesne University

    Rejections: UIC
     
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  11. bananas43

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    University: junior at University of Northern Iowa
    Major: Movement & Exercise Science (major), Biology (minor)
    Overall GPA: 3.7
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.4
    GRE: 159 Q, 156 V, 5.0 W

    Extra-Curricular:
    - Pre-PT club, I expect to be elected as an officer in May for the next school year
    - Teacher Assistant for A&P I&II labs
    - Honors Program, so I will graduate with an honors designation
    - Selected for the Presidential Scholarship at UNI
    - Co-founded a group that did a service project in which we fundraised and did a book drive for elementary students in a nearby low-income school district

    Notable:
    - Completed a large-scale biomechanics project doing a kinematic analysis over dysfunctional gait
    - Will be completing a thesis with a professor next school year

    Work:
    - 2 jobs as a therapy aide - I currently have 379 hours and that will increase by the time I submit my application:
    1. Hospital that has outpatient (including pediatric) and inpatient (acute and subacute/neurological) settings
    2. Private practice outpatient clinic

    LOR: 1 PT, 1 PT/boss from hospital aide job, 1 professor from major, and 1 professor that I TA for

    Will probably apply to: University of Iowa, St. Ambrose University, Des Moines University, Bradley University, Washington University (in St. Louis), Mayo Clinic, Creighton University, University of Missouri, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Hi everybody! I am currently a junior, so I'll be applying for PT school this summer. I'm hoping to receive some feedback about my credentials and what I could do to improve them. The main reason for my concern is because I think my pre-req GPA is low. If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them. Additionally, if anyone knows how my application my look to some of the specific schools I listed that would be very appreciated.
     
  12. wdpt98123

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    Your gpas and especially your GRE scores are good enough to get you into good schools. You just have to really show your true/unique motivations in your essays and have letters of rec from people who really like you and trust that you'll make a good PT.
    I'm sitting on two acceptances, a few waitlists, and more schools to respond back to me so far.
    My gpas were 3.18 cum, 3.25 pre reqs, and 154Q/152V/4W.
    You've got the grade. Now you have to really show your unique qualities to tell them why they should choose you over other folks who have similar/higher gpa/gre through your essays and letter of recs. This is where your relations with your letters of rec providers become very important.
    I recommend having back up schools that have lower GPA average though. Most of that is listed in PTCAS program directory.
    Also, finish you senior year strong. Don't slack.
    Good luck!
     
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  13. nimeria

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    About how long did Wash U take to get back to you after your review date?
     
  14. Mcfly2295

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    Major:
    Biology
    Overall GPA: 3.5
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.3-3.4 (depending)
    GRE: N/A

    Extra-Curricular: 4 year member varsity mens soccer, worked as a PT tech, worked as an ophthalmic technician.
    Honors:
    AD Honor Roll multiple occasions

    Observation: 660 hours Outpatient 2 different settings. (orthopaedic, aquatic, sports, paediatric)
    Letters of Recommendation:
    1 PT, 3 Professors (A&P prof, Organic Chemistry prof, African American History prof)

    Applying to: Usciences Philadelphia, Wayne State U, Thomas Jefferson, Daemen College, Nazareth College of Rochester, Sacred Heart University, The Sage Colleges, Gannon (ruskin)

    Acceptances: Nazareth (declined), AIC (declined), Wayne State

    Rejections: N/A

    Interviews: Nazareth (11/20), USci Philly (12/12)- declined, Wayne State (1/5), Thomas Jefferson - Waitlist, SHU (1/20),

    Attending: Wayne State University!!
     
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  15. IL2021

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    Only a few days!
     
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  17. Addie VA girl

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    Hi! I'm applying to next years cycle of PTCAS. I'm taking this year to work as a rehab aide and study/take my GREs. I have similar stats as you and Franklin Pierce (NH) is one of the top schools I'm interested in. Since you already received an acceptance to this school, do you have any advice on applying there? Thanks for any help.
     
  18. wdpt98123

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    Hello

    I was told by my Marymount u interview that my personal statement was really good. It really depends on what kinda prompt you get to best fit your personality and experiences you can write, but make sure you write down your true passion and motivation to be a PT. I have a lot of passion to become one even if I have zero experience consulting a PT for personal injuries/needs. And it’s not like I’m really good at writing nor have the best vocab to woo the readers but I overflowed the essay with all of me and what I could add to the program and the profession should I be admitted.

    I also knew all of my letters of rec providers really well and I think it’s important that they really like you and trust that you will make a PT.

    Especially since both my gpa and my GRE scores aren’t at all that competitive, I can only imagine that I’ve gotten acceptances and waitlists through my essays and letters of rec.

    I also e-submitted with necessary/sufficient materials sent to schools and ptcas as of mid July, and the cycle opens beginning of July or late June. Every admin folks of schools will tell you to APPLY EARLY. I think that also has helped me.

    Best of luck!

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

    Update
    University:Univeristy of washington Seattle (UW)
    Major: Biology (physiology)

    Overall GPA:3.18 at university and 3.75(3.5+4.0) from 2 courses at north seattle community college.

    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.25, no re-takes but grades ranged from 2.4-4.0

    GRE: Q154/V152/W4

    Extra-Curric: Men's club vball throughout 4 years of university, and assistant coach for men's/women's vball club at uw after graduation -> current

    Volunteer: 140+ hours at uwmc in/out patient, and 35+ hours at orthopedics out patient

    Applied: Emory/Henry C, FAMU, Hampton U, Husson U, Marymount U, Touro Nevada, UW seattle, Franklin Pierce U NH/AZ, and Duquesne U

    Waitlist: Tourno U Nevada(11/18), Marymount U(12/12), Duquesne U(1/22)

    Acceptances: Franklin Pierce U NH (1/9), Marymount U (1/16 off of waitlist, declined 1/23)

    Rejections:

    Interviews: Marymount(12/2), Emory/Henry(1/13-declined)
     
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  19. Aot007

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    When did you apply to AIC?
     
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    I was offered a seat and accepted on Tuesday!
     
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    **UPDATE** :)!
    Undergrad: University of Florida
    Major: Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
    Overall GPA: 3.62
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.60-3.85 (depending on school)
    Last 60 credits: 3.79
    GRE: Verbal: 150, Quantitative: 158, Writing: 4.5
    Hours: 700+ multiple settings
    Rec Letters: 2 from PTs, 1 from Professor, 1 from supervisor/co-director

    Applied: UF, Emory, UCF, FIU
    Interviews: UCF (12/14), Emory (1/15)
    Acceptances: UCF (12/21), Emory (1/24)
    Rejections: N/A
     
  22. Mcfly2295

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    Congrats! They've got me sweatin lol
     
  24. amlope03

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    ACCEPTANCE UPDATE :):):):)

    University: University of Louisville
    Major: Exercise Science
    Overall GPA: 3.93
    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.73
    GRE: V 152, Q 154, 4.0 AWA

    EC: three different internships (research, one pt-related, wellness coaching), variety of jobs (physical therapy technician, healthy living coach at YMCA, federal work-study student, alley coordinator at Red Lobster), few volunteer experiences (IRONMAN, Habitat for Humanity, American Heart Association, Louisville Grows, Our Revolution, Student Outreach Uniting Louisville)
    Observations: INPATIENT: SNF, sub-acute; OUTPATIENT: general orthopedic,industrial/occupational,wellness/prevention/fitness = 4 sites (~860 hours total)
    Achievements: 8 variousawards/honors/scholarships
    LORs: 2 physical therapists, 1 major professor, 1 science professor

    Applying: Bellarmine University, Chatham University, Youngstown State University, Marshall University, Mount St. JosephUniversity, Western Kentucky University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Kentucky
    Interviews: Bellarmine University (11/3)Chatham University (11/11) Mount St. Joseph University (11/17) Marshall University (1/4) Western Kentucky University (2/9)
    Acceptances: Chatham University (11/22) Mount St. Joseph University (11/28) Youngstown State University (12/6) Marshall University (1/27)
    Hold: Bellarmine University (11/10)
    Rejections: N/A
     
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  25. btjack22

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    Major: Exercise Science
    Overall GPA: 3.51
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.45 (2 pre-reqs in progress)
    GRE: 159V 158Q 4.0W

    Extra-Curric: 1 varsity year track/xc, track and field club, Exercise Science Club, Southeast ACSM presenter 2017, Journal publication

    Observation Hours:
    • 52 outpatient clinic
    • 29 outpatient rehab hospital
    • 10 inpatient acute care hospital
    • 11 inpatient SNF
    Volunteer: Habitat for Humanity, school health services

    Applying to: Augusta University, Armstrong State University, Mercer University, Wingate University

    Acceptances: Wingate (11/1), Augusta (12/6)

    Rejections: Armstrong 1/10, Mercer 1/29

    Interviews: Mercer 11/18, Augusta 10/27

    Attending: Augusta!
     
  26. Pavi09

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    Where are you attending?
     
  27. amlope03

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    Haven't decided yet.
     
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    University:UPITT
    Major: psychology
    Cum gpa : 3.3 - ptcas 3.2 (upward trend)
    Prereq GPA : ~3.2-3.45 with retakes
    Gre: 158V 152Q 4.5W

    Extra curric: sorority for 3 years with leadership position, lots of volunteering for st Jude/children’s miracle network and pitt make a difference day, yoga club, Rehab science club,microbiology technician

    Observation hours: 1000+ inpatient (rehab tech currently) 55 outpatient volunteer in 3 settings (sports med, pediatrics, geriatrics)

    LOR: 2 PTs 2 academic

    I’m applying this upcoming cycle and wondering if anyone has insight into where to apply/ if I have a good chance of acceptance Also if anyone has insight into whether or not early decision would be a smart move versus applying regular admission to a variety of programs....I’ve seen lots of mixed results on this forum so it’s hard to tell whether or not I would be considered relatively competitive!
     
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  29. penguins_

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    Undergrad
    : Virginia Tech
    Major: Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise / Psychology
    Overall GPA: 3.71
    Science/Math GPA: 3.46
    GRE Scores: Q156 V152 AW4.0
    Hours: 186 outpatient (volunteer), 40 inpatient (volunteer)
    Additional: Dean's Honor List, pre-PT club, leadership in pre-health honor society and Japanese Cultural Association, layout designer for school art magazine, member of the marching band for two years, work at the Writing Center
    LOR: 2 PTs, 1 research professor

    Applying to: GW, Shenandoah, Radford, UMD-Baltimore, Drexel, VCU, Pittsburgh

    Acceptances: GW, Shenandoah, Radford, Drexel, VCU, Pittsburgh

    Waitlist: UMD-Baltimore

    Rejections: None

    Interviews: GW, Shenandoah, Radford, UMD-Baltimore, Drexel

    Attending: Either GW or Drexel! (still making the decision, if you have any advice, let me know!)
     
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  30. PassionateDPT21

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    So, you turned down VCU and Shenandoah? So lucky! Curious why you didn't go with either of those schools? Congrats to your success and how long do you have until you need to make a decision?
     
  31. penguins_

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    I just didn't feel the vibe there. They were great schools but I could see myself at GW/Drexel! Even though they are the cheaper options, I don't want to go there and feel like I don't fit.

    Thank you!
     
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  32. hopeful_deacon_dpt

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    Acceptance and Interview Updates!

    University:
    Wake Forest University
    Major: Health and Exercise Science (with Psychology minor)
    Overall GPA: 3.60
    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.50 depending on the program
    GRE: 155V 156Q 5.0AW

    Extra-Curricular:
    varsity cheerleader (freshman and sophomore year), tour guide all four years, student athlete tutor, annual committee member for dance marathon for cancer research, various leadership positions within sorority, worked as a PT tech over the summer

    Honors: HES Honors student (includes being a research assistant for a clinical research study and writing an honors thesis), Dean's List 3 out of the past 6 semesters with 2 being both semesters of Junior year

    Observation: 260 hours (190 outpatient orthopedics, 70 SNF/Extended-care facility)

    Letters of Recommendation:
    HES professor/academic advisor/HES Honors advisor, HES professor/HES Honors advisor, PT (from outpatient orthopedics), PTA (from outpatient orthopedics)

    Applied to:
    VCU, Radford, ODU, Lynchburg, Duke, Elon, High Point, USC, MUSC, Belmont, Emory

    Accepted: High Point (11/15), Radford (11/21), ODU (1/30)
    Waitlisted: MUSC (12/12)
    Rejected: N/A
    Interviews: High Point (10/27), Radford (11/17), Emory (1/12), Belmont (2/16), Elon (3/2)
     
  33. gsnts725

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    ACCEPTANCE UPDATE!

    University:
    Rutgers University-Newark
    Major: Journalism & Media Studies
    Overall GPA: 3.64
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.6
    GRE: 1st attempt: 155V 149Q 3.5AW 2nd attempt: 151V 154Q 3.5AW


    Extra-Curricular:
    Rutgers radio station, Rutgers student newspaper, Journalism internships, volunteered for a multiple sclerosis bike event and job at a warehouse for the last 3 years.

    Honors:
    Dean's List multiple times, Graduated Cum Laude.

    Observation: 205 hours (147 outpatient orthopedics, 58 SNF/Extended-care facility)

    Letters of Recommendation:
    2 PT's (one from the ortho facility, one from the SNF/Extended-care facility), Biology Professor, My manager from my current job.

    Applying to:
    Rutgers North, Seton Hall, University of Scranton, UCF, URI, NYIT, Stockton University, Stony Brook University, Marist

    Acceptances: URI (1/9/18) Rutgers North (1/30/18) Stockton (1/31/18)

    Wait Lists: N/A

    Rejections: NYIT (12/5/17) UCF (1/18/18)

    Interviews: Rutgers (12/6/17), URI (1/4/18), Stony Brook (1/19/18)

    Attending: RUTGERS NORTH!!!!
     
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  34. FutureDPTClass2021

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    I'm going to GW!! I interviewed at Drexel and I am choosing to go to GW because I felt that the professors were overall much nicer and more approachable. The curriculum was also very attractive to me. I would consider what you want in a curriculum, the area you want to be in, and how much you are willing to pay. DC is more expensive to live in, but you should go with your gut instinct and what you felt when you visited both schools!
     
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  35. dpt628570

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    FIRST ACCEPTANCE!

    University:
    University California of Irvine
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Overall GPA: 3.2
    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.1 - 3.45 (depending on school)
    GRE: 154V 157Q 3.5AW

    Extra-Curricular:
    Alpha Phi Omega, 4 Years Badminton Club

    Honors: Dean's List (1 Quarter haha)

    Observation: 127 SNF volunteer

    Letters of Recommendation:
    2 Physical Therapist, Anatomy Professor
    Applied to: Lynchburg, Azusa Pacific, Wheeling, Marymount, Hampton, West Coast, UNE, South College

    Accepted: Wheeling (1/30)
    Waitlisted:
    Marymount (66th-88th on the waitlist; lowest tier)
    Rejected: West Coast (Did not meet the 3.0 requirement, had 2.97), UNE (Still waiting but pretty sure I got rejected because I did not meet the 3.0 math/science GPA)
    Interviews: Marymount (12/2), Wheeling (1/26)

    I am literally crying tears of joy because my GPA is low and I did not have many observational hours or extracurricular as others.
     
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  36. jpark116

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    Update:
    University: CUNY Brooklyn College

    Major: Psychology

    Cumulative GPA: 3.31 (PTCAS) 3.1 (Official Cumulative GPA)

    Last 60 Credit GPA: 3.95

    Pre-Req GPA: 3.81-3.95

    GRE: Q - 150 V - 157 A.W. - 5.0

    Observation Hours: 1000+ Outpatient orthopedic PT and 52 hours SNF

    Extracurricular: Licensed EMT and First Aid, 2 national poster presentation publications, and proctor for ACS research symposium.

    Applied: Mercy College, Stony Brook University, University of Delaware, Chatham University, SUNY Downstate, and University of Rhode Island

    Interviews: Mercy College, Stony Brook University, Chatham University, URI (Declined Interview), and SUNY Downstate (Declined Interview)

    Rejections/Waitlist: N/A

    Acceptances: Stony Brook University, Mercy College, Chatham University

    Attending: Stony Brook University!
     
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  37. shancribs

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    ACCEPTANCE UPDATE!
    University: Washington State University
    Major: Kinesiology
    Overall GPA: 3.65
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.1 – 3.3 depending on the school (retook a class I got a D in and got an A so depends if they replace or average)
    GRE: 153 V, 154 Q, 4.0 Writing

    Hours: 716 Outpatient, 22 SNF
    Work Experience: Current PT Aide, lots of prior customer service
    Volunteer: SNF and some community service stuff throughout my undergrad
    Extra: Pre-PT Club, Kinesiology Club, CPR/First Aid, President’s Honor Roll all semesters

    Recommendation Letter
    1. 2 PT’s
    2. Biology Professor

    Applications submitted & verified: 9/20 & 9/22

    Applying: AT Still, Elon U, Franklin Pierce U (AZ), Indiana State U, Marymount U, Methodist U, Shenandoah U, South College, U of Mary, Wingate U, Plymouth State U, Gannon U Ruskin, Gannon U Erie, U of St Augustine (Austin TX)
    Interviews: South College, Methodist U (12/2), Shenandoah University (12/15), Indiana State University (1/11), Gannon U Ruskin (1/14), University of Mary (2/16), University of St. Augustine Austin (4/15, declined)
    Interview Waitlist: Elon University (12/18)
    Alternate list: Shenandoah (12/18)
    Waitlists: South College (10/16), Methodist U (12/15)
    Rejections: Marymount U (11/10)
    Acceptances: Methodist University (1/30), Indiana State University (2/14)

    ATTENDING: Indiana State University!! :)
     
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  38. WannaB_DPT

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    Hi! I was wondering when you applied to ODU and how they let you know you were accepted (phone call, email, etc)? I applied there in October and am really hoping to hear from them soon!
     
  39. Parker25

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    Congratulations on attending Stony Brook University. Just wanted to ask about the Mercy College interview. Was it in person or over the phone. And if you remember what they asked. Thanks!
     
  40. hopeful_deacon_dpt

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    Hey there! They received my application on October 2nd and I was notified first by email and then received a phone call 2 hours later! Best of luck, I'm hoping you hear good news soon!!
     
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  41. jpark116

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    The mercy interview is in person and it is a group interview, two faculty and three interviewees. There's usually 4 or 5 questions then a teamwork based question. They randomize the order for answering questions so you won't have to worry about not knowing what to say or always being first or last. I don't remember all of them but they were pretty standard interview questions. Why do you think you'd be successful at mercy? What are some struggles in the field of pt now? Why pt instead of another health care field? I don't remember the other two. My teamwork question was think of three strategies that will help you succeed in a dpt program. During the teamwork question the three of you interviewees will discuss the question and try to find good answers. During this portion it's important that you show good leadership skills, as well as the ability to follow. You want to let people finish talking but you also want to show you have input and what you say matters. That's all I really got, be yourself, be confident you got an interview, and you're gonna do great.
     
  42. mlb_25

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    Major: Exercise Science, May 2015
    Overall GPA: 3.10
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.67-3.9
    GRE: 155 V, 157 Q, 4.0 AW

    Observation Hours: 140 outpatient ortho, 34 inpatient acute and rehab hospital, 25 home health, 24 outpatient peds

    Work/Extracurriculars/Awards: 1000+ hours as medical scribe for orthopedic surgeon, waitress for 4+ years, certified trainer at restaurant, 4 year DII XC and Indoor/Outdoor track athlete, captain for 3 years, conference all-academic honor roll x6, SAAC, National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic team leader, volunteer with outreach program at ortho office, President’s list x1, Dean’s list x2, intramurals, adult soccer league

    Applying: CU Denver, Cincinnati, Rutgers South, U Indy, U of Minnesota, Northern Illinois University, Bradley, Montana, Rosalind Franklin, Washington University in St. Louis, Regis, Wisconsin - Madison

    Interviews: Rutgers South (11/10), Northern Illinois (11/11), U Indy (11/17), Rosalind Franklin (11/18), Regis (1/29), Montana (2/3)

    Acceptances: Northern Illinois (12/15), Rutgers South (12/22), Minnesota (1/29), U Indy (1/30)
    Waitlist: Minnesota (11/21), U Indy (11/21), Bradley (12/4), Wash U (12/8), Rosalind Franklin (1/23)
    Rejections: UW Madison (12/18), CU Denver (12/27)
     
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  43. Teapo 79

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    I have my interview on 3/2. Can you provide any insight into the schedule?
     
  44. PTstudent18

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    School: Virginia Tech
    Major:
    Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
    Overall GPA: 3.81
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.68
    GRE: 149 V, 153 Q, 4.5 AW

    Observation Hours: 50 inpatient (SNF and hospital), 110 outpatient ortho, 45 outpatient pediatrics

    Work/Extracurriculars/Awards: pre-health fraternity, social sorority, student athletic trainer, volunteer at a summer school for children with special needs, hospice volunteer, teaching assistant, Dean's List every semester

    Applying: UMD-Baltimore, Shenandoah, George Washington, Drexel, Thomas Jefferson, ODU, Marymount

    Interviews: UMD-Baltimore, Shenandoah, George Washington, Drexel, Thomas Jefferson, Marymount (declined the interview)

    Acceptances: UMD-Baltimore, Shenandoah, George Washington, Drexel, ODU
    Rejections:Thomas Jefferson
    ATTENDING: Shenandoah!!!
     
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  45. 11DPT

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    ***ACCEPTANCE UPDATE***

    University:
    VCU
    Major: Biology
    Minor: Chemistry
    Overall GPA: 3.71
    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.95
    GRE: 150 Verbal, 158 Quant, 3.5 Writing
    -Deans list for all but one semester
    -Member of VCU Honor's College
    -CPR/AED/First aid certified
    -X ray certified

    Observation Hours:
    • 8 hours of pediatrics outpatient
    • 12 hours of home health
    • 900+ hours from working as a PT tech
    Extra-Curricular:
    Crew club, running club

    Employment:
    Physical Therapy Technician (present), Organic Chemistry Supplemental Instruction Leader, Lifeguard at VCU gym, Lifeguard/Pool Manager at community pool, Genetics Lab Preceptor (received academic credit)

    Letter of Recommendations:
    2 from PT’s, 1 from professor (genetics lab)

    Applied to:
    VCU (ED--> deferred to regular decision), ODU, Radford, Mary Baldwin University/Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, Shenandoah University, Marymount University, Lynchburg College, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Scranton, Emory & Henry College

    Interviews: MBU/MDCHS (10/27), Radford (11/17), Marymount University (declined), Shenandoah University (declined), Emory & Henry College (declined), Thomas Jefferson (declined)

    Denied: N/A

    Waitlisted: N/A

    Accepted: MBU/MDCHS (11/2), Radford (11/21), ODU (12/18), Lynchburg College (1/9), VCU (1/31)

    Attending: VCU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :soexcited::soexcited::soexcited::soexcited::soexcited::soexcited::soexcited:
     
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  46. kero96

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    School: Brooklyn college
    Major:
    exercise science
    Overall GPA: 3.72
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.58
    GRE: 149 V, 149 Q, 3.5 AW

    Observation Hours: 100 inpatient ( hospital), 100 outpatient , 50 nursing home

    Work/Extracurriculars/Awards: sub para with NYDOE , internship with NYPD, different college clubs, deans list

    Letter of Recommendations:

    1 from PT , 1 from Anatomy professor

    Applying: Hunter college, SUNY downstate , LIU, stony brook, Touro Manhattan , Daemen College

    Interviews: Hunter college (accepted) , SUNY downstate (declined ) , LIU ( will decline ), stony brook (decline )
    Acceptances: hunter college
    Rejections: nun
    ATTENDING: hunter college !!!
     
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  47. PassionateDPT21

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    University: George Mason University
    Major: Kinesiology, Psychology Minor
    Overall GPA: 3.98
    PreReq GPA: 4.0
    GRE: 1) V150/Q150/W3.5
    2) V147/Q154/W4.0

    APPLIED: UF, UNF, FIU, University of South Carolina, Western Carolina, Methodist, Duke, Gannon-Erie, Drexel, Chatham, Walsh, Marymount, Shenandoah, George Washington

    INTERVIEWED: Drexel (10/27), GWU (11/11), UNF (Skype 11/15), Walsh (11/17- declined), Chatham (11/18), Methodist (12/1), Marymount (12/2), Shenandoah (12/15), FIU (1/27- declined)

    REJECTED: Marymount (12/6)

    WAITLISTED: Chatham, UNF, Shenandoah, USC (12/16)

    *DUKE* "still under consideration"
    *GWU- still haven't heard back

    ACCEPTED: Gannon (10/28), DREXEL (11/14), Methodist (12/15), UNF (1/23), USC (1/1) :corny:
     
  48. future47

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    Update: ACCEPTEDDDDDDDD
    University
    : William Paterson University
    Major: BS - Biology
    Overall GPA: 3.43
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.32
    Science GPA: 3.40
    GRE: 152V 153 Q 4.0 AW

    Volunteer: 200+ outpatient, 50+ inpatient (hospital), 100+ outpatient pediatrics

    Work: 2 outpatient clinics

    Applied:
    Dominican College
    Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus
    Mercy College
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus)
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Stratford/South)
    Seton Hall University
    SUNY Downstate

    (submitted: 9/1, verified: 9/15)

    Recommendation Letters: 3 PT's and a former professor. (4 total)

    Acceptances: RUTGERS North!!!! (Top choice school)

    Attending: Rutgers North :)

    Rejections: Rutgers South,

    Waitlist: Dominican, Mercy College
     
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  49. gsnts725

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    I'll see you there! :highfive:
     
  50. sp13579

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    Congrats!! When did you hear from Rutgers North?
     
  51. Arsenal04

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    Exercise Science Major
    Cumulative GPA - 3.56 but I took college classes in High school so Actual GPA is 3.69
    Science GPA - 3.46
    Pre rec - 3.6
    GRE 150 V 153 Q 3.0 A
    Hours - 2400 Out patient as an tech
    - 120hr internship Outpatient
    - 28 hr inpatient inpatient (two different settings Long term care and hospital)
    Extra - Varcity D2 mens soccer player (got soccer awards dont know if it matters) , Soccer and academic scholarship, Deans list every semester except last one, low income family minority(heard it helps) , CPR and first aid, Bi-Lingual
    I know my GRE is low but hopefully my other stats can carry me.
    Applied - Regis, Elon, Pacific, Rocky Mountain, Rosefranklin
    interview - Rocky Mountain, Rosalind Franklin, Regis , Elon 2/2 (will now be declining regardless of offer)
    Rejections - Rocky Mountain, Rosalind Franklin, Pacific
    Acceptance - Regis 2/5
    After months of continued stress I finally got into a school and even better my top school. Thank you all who post on this site it helped so much and to all who are still waiting wish you all the best
     
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  52. douglasman114

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