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

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  1. gsnts725

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    I'll see you there! :highfive:
     
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    Congrats!! When did you hear from Rutgers North?
     
  4. 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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    **FINAL UPDATE**

    University: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    Major: Kinesiology (exercise science concentration)
    Overall GPA: 3.53
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.52
    GRE: 1st attempt: 151 V, 156 Q, 4.5 AW
    2nd attempt: 158 V, 161 Q, 4.0 AW

    Extra-Curric: Poly Fit Club, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, intramural volleyball/basketball, dean's list

    Volunteer: SLO Marathon, Eye Cycle, Cal Poly Corporation Wellness Program

    Observation Hours: 50 hrs acute care inpatient @ hospital, 30 hrs pediatric outpatient setting, 6 hrs skilled nursing facility inpatient, ~250 hrs outpatient orthopedic

    LoR's: 1 PT director @ hospital, 1 PT @ outpatient clinic, 1 KINE professor (I had the option to choose a biomechanics teacher, but choose this professor b/c I felt she would write the best LoR, attesting to my character and ability to succeed in further education).

    Applied: In State: Samuel Merritt, SFSU/UCSF, USC, Chapman, CSUN, CSULB.
    Out of State: University of Washington, University of Utah, University of Colorado (denver), Regis University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Rosalind Franklin University, Duke University

    **Not too sure on exact dates of application/verification b/c I sent them in as I completed them (rolling 1st, then others). I sent in a few at the end of July, and the rest throughout August.**

    Interviews: Rosalind Franklin University (9/15), Regis (1/26 - had to decline), UCSF (1/26), University of Colorado (1/27)

    Acceptances: Rosalind Franklin University (9/21), USC (12/13), University of Colorado!! (Attending)

    Waitlists: CSUN, CSULB, Chapman (Fall)

    Rejections: University of Utah, Samuel Merritt, UIC, UCSF (1/29)

    Haven't heard back from UW or Duke, but I'm not considering them anymore. This forum has been a great source of information!! Good luck to everyone!!
     
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    I have an interview coming up with LIU! Can you tell me anything about how it was? can you remember anything they asked you?
     
  8. ltnguyen22

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    Congratulations!! Did Colorado notify you by mail or email?
     
  9. 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 - declined), Rutgers South (12/22), Minnesota (1/29), U Indy (1/30 - declined)
    Waitlist: Minnesota (11/21)*, U Indy (11/21)*, Bradley (12/4), Wash U (12/8), Rosalind Franklin (1/23), Montana (2/5), Regis (2/5)
    Rejections:
    UW Madison (12/18), CU Denver (12/27)
     
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  10. penguins_

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    ATTENDING UPDATE!

    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: GW!
     
  11. future47

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    I heard back on Tuesday the 30th! Good luck!
     
  12. FutureDPTClass2021

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    has anyone who interviewed at NYU 1/20 heard back yet?
     
  13. Pre_DPT

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    email
     
  14. dpthopeful17!

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    FINAL UPDATE!!!

    Majors:
    Biology and Athletic Training (completing both in 3 years)
    Prereq and Overall GPA: 3.98
    GRE: 151Q, 157V, 4.5W
    Observation:200 in outpatient, SNF, inpatient, sports, and women's health; 400 hours in athletic training room (I know this doesn't count for PT school)

    Xtras: Special Olympics, RA, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, anatomy lab TA, worked all through school, Sunday school teacher, Lions Club, school tour assistant, Health Occupations Group~200 hours

    Applying: AT Still, Midwestern Glendale, Loma Linda, Chapman, Fresno State, Sac State, UNLV, Touro, Regis, Montana, Mount Saint Mary's

    Interview Invites: Midwestern (declined), Loma Linda, AT Still, Fresno State (declined), Sac State (declined), Montana (declined)

    Acceptances: AT Still, Loma Linda, UNLV!!!!!

    Rejections:
    None

    Attending: UNLV
     
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  15. lydiles

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    Majors: Exercise Science/Physical Education
    Prereq and Overall GPA: 3.67 pre-requ; 3.9 total
    GRE: 157Q, 157V, 5.0 W
    Observation: 430 hours in outpatient

    Applying: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Briar Cliff University, University of South Dakota, Creighton University

    Interview Invites: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Briar Cliff University (declined) , University of South Dakota (declined), Creighton University (declined)

    Acceptances: University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Rejections: None

    Attending: University of Nebraska Medical Center
     
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  17. ltnguyen22

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    Sigh.. guess I have to continue playing the waiting game!
     
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  18. SR_DPT

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    **ACCEPTANCE UPDATE**

    University
    : Cal State Fullerton
    Major: Kinesiology
    Overall GPA: 3.7
    Pre-Req GPA: 4.0
    Post Bachelors GPA: 3.9

    Volunteer: 500+ hours in outpatient orthopedic and 150+ pediatric

    Applied (submitted apps in July): Western U, Chapman, Azusa Pacific 19’, CSULB, SDSU, & CSUN

    Acceptance & Attending: SDSU!!!

    Rejections: CSULB (wrong biology)

    Interviews: Western U (accepted but declined)
     
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  19. penguins_

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    I'm going to GW too!! :D
     
  20. GPAyyyyyyyy

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    Majors: Exercise Science (Florida State University)
    Prereq and Overall GPA: 3.21 pre-requ; 3.24 total
    GRE: 161Q, 157V, 6.0 W
    Observation: 100 hours in 3 different settings
    Extra Curric: CEO of 501c3 non-profit, many volunteer hours for non-profits, local Florida camps.

    Applying: University of Florida, FGCU, FIU

    Interview Invites: FIU, FGCU

    Acceptances: FGCU, FIU

    Rejections:

    Attending: FGCU

    Hopefully some inspiration for those with terrible GPA's. Just study for the GRE until your eyes bleed.
     
  21. maybeDPT?

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    University of North Texas
    Overall: 3.51
    Prerequisite GPA: 3.75-3.9
    Last 60 hours : 3.9
    GRE: 150 V 148 Q 4.0 W

    Observation hours: 2700 in outpatient, 40 in inpatient

    Extracurriculars: 4000 service hours as a missionary in Chihuahua, Mexico. 400 service hours as Sunday School Teacher in my church. Fluent Spanish speaker, Eagle Scout, Deans and Presidents List.

    Applied: UNT, Texas Tech, Texas State, TWU, Incarnate Word, Central Florida
    Interviews: Texas Tech, Texas State, Incarnate Word
    Rejections: UNT, Central Florida
    Waitlist: Texas Tech, Texas State, TWU
    Acceptances: Incarnate Word( will not be attending due to tuition, so yes I am putting my faith in the waitlists haha)
     
  22. FutureDPTClass2021

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    yay see you there!!!
     
  23. dpt216

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    Update: Acceptance!

    Undergrad: University of Florida
    Major: Economics
    Overall GPA: 3.59
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.6-3.85 depending on the program
    GRE: 158V, 159Q, 4.5W
    LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 healthcare professional
    Extra-curriculars: Intramural Tennis, Gardening Club, Sorority, Hospital Volunteering
    Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List, President's List, Sorority Academic Award, Economics Honor Society, Academic Honor Society
    Observation Hours: 170 total; 102 inpatient geriatric, 68 outpatient orthopedic and pediatric

    Applied: Lynchburg, UNF, UCF, Marymount, UNE, URI, Duke, South Carolina
    Acceptances: Lynchburg (12/5), University of South Carolina (12/6), Marymount (12/6), URI (1/9), UNE (2/8)
    Waitlisted: UNF (12/4), UNE (12/18)
    Rejections:
    Interviews: UNF (11/14), UCF (11/17), Marymount (12/2), UNE (12/8), URI (1/4)
     
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    Finally heard back from all my schools, so finally posting one of these!

    Undergrad: Sonoma State University
    Degree: BS in Kinesiology & minor in Biology
    Cgpa: 3.98
    Prereq gpa:4.0
    Gre: Verbal 156/73% Quant 155/59% Writing 4.0/60%

    Volunteer hrs = about 700hrs total

    Outpatient was 400 hrs in 2 peds settings(private therapy summer camp and a school based peds clinic), and 80 hrs in a nuero clinic connected to a hospital
    Inpatient was 125hrs in an ER hospital and 84hrs in a SNF

    Extracurriculars:
    Was apart of the Kinesiology club and biology club during undergrad, assisted in my schools physio lab on 2 research projects and went abroad during my year off and volunteered in a refugee soup kitchen for a month and a half.

    Applied: University of Southern California(USC), UCSF/SFSU, Samuel Merritt, Regis University, University of Puget Sound, CSU Fresno, University of Delaware, Arcadia University, Drexel University, Boston University, Thomas Jefferson University, and UNE

    Interviews: Drexel, Thomas Jefferson, U Delaware, UNE (declined), Fresno State (declined), Regis University (declined), and USCF/SFSU

    Acceptances: Drexel University (with Dean’s Scholarship), Thomas Jefferson (with scholarship), U Delaware, USC, Arcadia University (with merit scholarship), Samuel Merritt, Boston University (with Sargent Scholarship), UCSF/SFSU, and University of Puget Sound

    Rejections: NA
    Waitlist:NA

    Never in a million years did I think I’d be accepted to every program I applied to/interviewed for! I’m honestly shocked.

    ATTENDING: Drexel University (with the scholarship it makes Drexel my cheapest choice, and curriculum/faculty wise it was my favorite because there are a lot of peds opportunities, so it worked out well) My hardest decisions were deciding between Drexel, Delaware and UCSF, but I’m happy with my choice and can’t wait to be a Drexel Dragon! :soexcited:
     
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  25. maybeDPT?

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    Update: Acceptance!

    University of North Texas
    Overall: 3.51
    Prerequisite GPA: 3.75-3.9
    Last 60 hours : 3.9
    GRE: 150 V 148 Q 4.0 W

    Observation hours: 2700 in outpatient, 40 in inpatient

    Extracurriculars: 4000 service hours as a missionary in Chihuahua, Mexico. 400 service hours as Sunday School Teacher in my church. Fluent Spanish speaker, Eagle Scout, Deans and Presidents List.

    Applied: UNT, Texas Tech, Texas State, TWU, Incarnate Word, Central Florida
    Interviews: Texas Tech, Texas State, Incarnate Word
    Rejections: UNT, Central Florida
    Waitlist: Texas Tech, Texas State, TWU
    Acceptances: Incarnate Word, TWU. Definitely taking TWU
     
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  26. Ptking2105

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    Did you end up sending in the deposit for Wheeling?
     
  27. futureptstudent0811

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    Why did you choose University of Colorado over USC?
     
  28. crys_dpt

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    University: Cal State University Long Beach
    Major: Kinesiology- Exercise Science
    Overall GPA: 3.67
    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.6-3.8
    GRE: 1st- 148V 156Q 4.0AW
    2nd- 153V 157Q 3.5AW

    Extra-Curricular:
    Delta Gamma Fraternity(Director of Activities, Vice President of Foundation), Internship in Ireland (2 months), Veterans Affairs Volunteer in Blind Rehab Center (and founder of program), Blind Children Center Volunteer, Muscle Research Lab Assistant, LA Kings Hockey Team Exercise Tester/Researcher, private skills coach for soccer goalkeepers, Assistant Coach for Poway Soccer Club Clinics, Front Desk at Rush Cycle (indoor cycling), Player on indoor adult soccer team

    Observation:
    over 2,000 hours at outpatient clinic (volunteered for a few months, worked as aide for ~2.5 years), 37 hours inpatient at VA hospital, 37 outpatient at VA hospital, 15 hours pelvic floor therapy

    LOR:
    Exercise Physiology professor, PT (director at my work), DPT (Pelvic Floor Specialist that I shadowed) DPT (close friend and mentor)

    E-submitted:
    9/27
    Verified by PTCAS: 10/03

    Applied: Northern Arizona University, UCSF/SFSU, Sacramento State, Northwestern, University of Colorado, Pacific University, Regis University, University of Washington, Simmons University, Boston University, Northeastern University, Chapman University

    Interviews: UCSF/SFSU (1/26-1/27), Sac State (2/3~declined), Regis University (1/29~declined), University of Colorado (1/26 or 1/27), University of Pacific (declined)

    Acceptances: Northwestern, Boston University, Simmons College

    Waitlisted: Chapman

    Rejections:
    NAU, UCSF/SFSU, University of Colorado


    Still haven’t heard from University of Washington but I think I’m just choosing between Northwestern and Boston University!!! If anyone has an insight on either, please let me know! I visited Northwestern and loved it but I’m not sure what BU is like.

    Goood luck to everybody!! So happy this process is almost done but so thankful for all the people I’ve met along the way!
     
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  29. amlope03

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    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 various awards/honors/scholarships
    LORs: 2 physical therapists, 1 major professor, 1 science professor

    Applying: Bellarmine University, Chatham University, Youngstown State University, Marshall University, Mount St. Joseph University, 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-declined), University of Kentucky (3/2)
    Acceptances: Chatham University (11/22-declined) Mount St. Joseph University (11/28-declined) Youngstown State University (12/6) Marshall University (1/27)
    Hold/Wait List: Bellarmine University (11/10) University of Pittsburgh (1/31)
    Rejections: N/A
     
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  30. dpt2021_

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    Majors: Exercise Science (University of South Carolina)
    Prereq and Overall GPA: 3.7 prereq, 3.89 overall
    GRE: 156Q, 156V, 4.0 W
    Observation: 20 hours acute care, 6 hours in a school, 164 hours outpatient
    Extra Curric: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Capstone Scholar, study abroad in Australia, sorority member, sorority recruitment counselor, volunteer at animal shelter

    Applying: MUSC, South Carolina, Mercer, Armstrong State, Nova Southeastern

    Interviews: Mercer (11/18), Armstrong State (12/9)

    Acceptances: Mercer, South Carolina

    Waitlist: MUSC

    Rejections: Armstrong State

    Attending: Mercer
     
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    You don’t wanna go here. If you want to be a good clinician and learn from professors who actually care about your success, rather than deal with catty drama from those looking to tear you down, go anywhere else.
     
  32. cooperscastle

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    Can you elaborate? Are you a current DPT student?
     
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  33. bananas43

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    University: junior at University of Northern Iowa
    Major: Movement & Exercise Science (major), Biology (minor)
    Overall GPA: 3.70
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.49
    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, Nebraska Medical Center, University of Missouri, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Hampton University, Belmont University, and Tennessee State University

    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.
     
  34. ThatKidKate

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    I wouldn't necessarily say your pre-req GPA is low, but definitely average. Your GRE, cGPA, and hours are all strong so I wouldn't worry about it. You still have another year of undergrad so focus on getting all A's and maybe retake a pre-req you got a lower grade in, but to be honest, I think you will be fine and get into most of the schools you're applying to! Good luck!
     
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  35. ejg1995

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    I have pretty comparable stats to yours and also applied to about the same amount of schools. My advice to you is if you are trying to save money don't apply to that many - you will probably get into most of them! The application fees start adding up really quick and with sending GRE's you could end up spending $1000+. I would over research every school and make sure you REALLY want to apply there. It gets pricey and overwhelming real quick...
     
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  36. dpt216

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    Update: Acceptance!

    Undergrad: University of Florida
    Major: Economics
    Overall GPA: 3.59
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.6-3.85 depending on the program
    GRE: 158V, 159Q, 4.5W
    LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 healthcare professional
    Extra-curriculars: Intramural Tennis, Gardening Club, Sorority, HospitalVolunteering
    Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List, President's List, Sorority Academic Award, Economics Honor Society, Academic Honor Society
    Observation Hours: 170 total; 102 inpatient geriatric, 68 outpatient orthopedic and pediatric

    Applied: Lynchburg, UNF, UCF, Marymount, UNE, URI, Duke, South Carolina
    Acceptances: Lynchburg (12/5), University of South Carolina (12/6), Marymount (12/6), URI (1/9), UNE (2/8), UCF (2/14)
    Waitlisted: UNF (12/4), UNE (12/18), UCF (2/9)
    Rejections:
    Interviews: UNF (11/14), UCF (11/17), Marymount (12/2), UNE (12/8), URI (1/4)
     
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  37. Affv

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    Waitlist Update

    Rehabilitation Science
    CGPA: 3.3
    Pre-req 3.2-3.4 depending on school
    GRE: 157V 153Q 3.5V
    Observation Hours: 800 out-pt rehab aide, 50 VA Hospital Inpatient
    Extra-Curric: US Navy 4 Years Enlisted, Tutoring, Neuromuscular research lab - intern

    Applied: UNE, Temple, NYIT, NYMC, MCPHS, GW, Thomas Jefferson, UM-B, Stony Brook, D'Youville, Methodist
    Interviews: MCPHS (10/18), Temple (11/10), NYIT (Declined), GW(Declined), Methodist (Declined) UNE (3/2)
    Rejections: Thomas Jefferson, UM-B, NYMC, Stonybrook
    Waitlist: Temple (1/12), D'Youville (2/14)
    Acceptances: MCPHS
     
  38. dpt4

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    How was your experience at MCPHS?!
     
  39. knr32

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    ** UPDATE!! **

    School
    : Temple University (Grad Fall 2017)
    Major: Kinesiology- Pre Physical Therapy
    cGPA: 3.64
    Science/Math GPA: 3.49
    GRE: 148 Verbal, 151 Quant, 4.5 AWA
    Observation hours: 70 outpatient vestibular

    Certifications: CPR & AED

    Extra-Curricular: Deans list multiple times, 3+ years Pre-PT club- volunteered at multiple Philadelphia community events, volunteer at Temple University's Pro-Bono Clinic, full time job all 4 years, volunteer tutoring in math, AED member

    Apply: Temple University, Thomas Jefferson, USciences, Widener, Arcadia, UoScranton, MUSC, UF, USF, UIC, Oklahoma U, Marquette, Touro College- Manhattan

    Interviews: Widener University (1/5), USciences (1/11), Temple (2/7)

    Waitlist: Thomas Jefferson Interview (10/23), MUSC (12/12), Temple University Interview (1/12)

    Acceptances: USciences (1/17), Widener (1/19), Temple (2/9):soexcited:

    Rejections: Marquette (12/1), UIC (12/13), USF (1/25), UF (2/15)
     
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  40. PTSteve4.5

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    Undergrad: UC San Diego
    Major: Cognitive Science
    Overall GPA: 3.55
    Science/Math GPA: 3.60
    GRE Scores: Q161 V162 AW4.5
    Hours: 32 outpatient ortho (volunteer), 40 inpatient SNF (volunteer), 40 outpatient ortho (volunteer)
    Additional: Provost Honors, Research Assistant in 3 different Research Labs (1 paid & 2 volunteer), Triathlon Swim Coach, Hospital Clinical Care Extender, Ambassador of Triathlon Club,
    LOR: 2 PTs, 1 Research Professor, 1 Science Professor

    Applying to: Azusa Pacific, Cal State Fresno, Chapman, Western Health, Midwestern (Arizona), Northern Arizona, Pacific (Oregon), UNLV, Rocky Mountain, Regis, U of Colorado, U of Washington

    Acceptances: Azusa Pacific, Cal State Fresno, Chapman, UNLV, Rocky Mountain

    Waitlist: None

    Rejections: NAU, Pacific University

    Interviews: Azusa Pacific, Cal State Fresno, UNLV, Rocky Mountain, Western Health (declined), Midwestern (Arizona) (declined), Regis (declined), U of Colorado (declined)

    Attending: UNLV!! :soexcited:
     
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  41. lgsarafi

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    Hi I'm currently in my senior year at FGCU with similar grades to you as well. What do you think stood out with you' application to be not only competitive but get accepted
     
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  42. HNP2014

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    Congratulations! When did you interview with APU & how long did it take for them to get back to you?
     
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  43. PTSteve4.5

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    Thanks! I interviewed 9/27 and heard back about 3 weeks later.
     
  44. Zjack14

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    University: Sam Houston

    Major: kinesiology/Biology minor

    Overall GPA: 3.19
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.23
    GRE: 155/155/3.5

    Extra-Curric:
    SHSU rugby
    Restaurant manager (full time/ 5yrs)
    Caretaker (part time/3 yrs)

    Volunteer:
    500 hours outpatient Ortho
    20 hours inpatient neurological

    Applied: Incarnate Word, Marymount, UTEP, Regis, Duquesne, hampton, Creighton

    Rejections: Regis, Duquesne, hampton

    Interviews: Incarnate Word, Marymount

    Waitlist: UTEP, Marymount

    Accepted: Incarnate Word

    Just wanted to give some hope to those out there with some less than stellar stats. I definitely felt like the interview, essays, and letters of recommendation worked heavily in my favor.
     
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  45. lgsarafi

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    Thank you for that. We have similar stats as I played basketball during Undergrad. I will have separated from Active Duty AF after 6 years as I am beginning to place applications. Do you think military service will have any weight as schools look through applications? Thanks
     
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    did you follow up via email or phone call with marymount. im curious as to what i can work on for next cycle s well.
     
  47. LameisJameis

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    FINAL UPDATE

    University: UF
    Major: APK
    Overall GPA: 3.52
    Pre-req GPA: 3.2ish (depending on the program)
    GRE: 152Q 148V 4

    Extracurriculars: Undergrad PT club, Various exercise science clubs, Gator Pals (tutor/educate elementary kids the importance of living a healthy lifestyle), Dance Marathon, Gators Going Green (sustainability club)

    Volunteer Hours: Inpatient (30+), Outpatient (140+)... my neuro hours fell within both settings as well

    Employment: Various part-time jobs throughout undergrad (valet, cabana boy, etc), worked as an exercise tech part-time the summer of applying for PT schools, currently completing a full-time internship (minimum 520 hours) as an exercise tech at the same place I worked at over the summer (HIGHLY RECOMMEND WORKING AS A TECH IF YOU CAN BEFORE PT SCHOOL)

    Applied: UF, UCF, South Alabama, FGCU, FIU, FAMU, Gannon-Ruskin, Nova (hybrid), USA (St. Augustine), ADU (Orlando)
    Interview: Nova-denied, USA, ADU
    Waitlist: ADU (Accepted 2/1)
    Denied: UF, UCF, South Alabama, FIU
    Accepted: FAMU(accepted), ADU (denied), St. Augustine (denied)

    I just interviewed with USA, so depending on how that went I will be deciding between USA and FAMU. I am leaning FAMU because it is closer to home and half the cost of USA, but I really like how USA places an emphasis on manual therapy and preparing the best clinicians as opposed to other programs that are research-based...but that 120K+ cost of attendance (yikes)

    I have not heard anything from FGCU or Gannon so I am assuming rejections...

    I was very discouraged through the entire process with having a low pre-req GPA and GRE scores, but that first acceptance made it all worth it! The only regret I have is applying to too many programs out of nervousness because I did not pay attention to the program start dates and assumed they all started in the fall, but ADU and Nova started one day and one week after I would graduate from UF in the summer and jumping into PT school that quick is not something I was comfortable with. I also did not finish my applications until October which also probably hurt me.

    Also, PT programs DO NOT care where you completed your degree/pre-reqs. I struggled with my pre-reqs at UF because they made the classes way harder than they needed to be, so do not feel you are at a disadvantage if you take your classes at a JUCO (I kind of wish I would've my GPA would have been a lot higher and I might have gotten into my top choices...but everything happens for a reason!)

    TLDR; DO YOUR RESEARCH and APPLY EARLY

    Good luck everyone!
     
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  48. wdpt98123

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    I didn't do any follow up emails. At the end of the interview, they told us to not contact them to ask for positions on the waitlist or anything, they also said we'd be put on the bottom of the wait list if we contacted them. That whole interview process was cool, but what they told us in the end kinda made me shy away from the program. Any C's of pending prereqs taken had to be re-taken upon "conditional" acceptance to Marymount. It sounds like they're trying to make their program more competitive.
     
  49. sheflieswithherownwings

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    Non-trad student here!

    Undergrad: BA in literature and theatre, 2007

    My cumulative GPA was 3.55, but I think it makes more sense to break it into my undergrad GPA (3.36) and my postbac GPA (4.00). I took the vast majority of my prereqs (50+ credit hours) as a postbac in the last couple of years.

    GRE: 168 Verbal, 161 Quant, 4.5 Writing

    Hours: 2000+ as an aide at an outpatient ortho clinic. An additional 40-ish shadowing hours spread between SNF, outpatient peds, and school PT.

    I have a wide (and weird) variety of work and volunteer/extracurricular experience, including teaching, lots of outdoors stuff, and marketing.

    Letters of rec: 2 PTs (one of whom is my supervisor, the other of whom is another PT working at the clinic I work at), exercise physiology prof, and a volunteer supervisor.

    Applied: 13 programs! Pacific University, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington, Eastern Washington University, Idaho State University, University of Montana, University of Colorado, Regis University, University of Utah, Rocky Mountain University, University of New Mexico, Northern Arizona University, University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Interviewed at: Pacific, CU, Regis, Utah, RMU, UNLV

    Declined interview invitations at: UNM, Montana

    Rejected: NAU (prob due to my cumulative GPA -- I hear they have a very high GPA cut-off for out-of-state students. Wish I'd known before I applied!)

    Waitlist: UPS

    Accepted: EWU, Utah, RMU, Pacific, UNLV ($3k scholarship), CU, Regis ($20k scholarship), ISU, UW

    I went into the process with no idea how competitive my application would or wouldn't be, really intimidated by the acceptance percentages I'd seen, so I hope this info helps someone! I don't think I needed to apply to 13 programs, and boy was the process stressful (I wrote 15 essays!) and expensive. Knowing what I know now, I would definitely have been pickier to begin with. For what it's worth, I don't think I submitted any application more than a couple days before the deadline (deadlines for these programs spanned from 10/2 to 12/15). I've heard folks say applying closer to the deadline can hurt your application, but I did not find that to be true to my experience.

    Edited 2/20 to include my last acceptance. :)
     
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  50. scsd6

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    Have you decided on where you will be attending?
     
  51. sheflieswithherownwings

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    I put down a deposit at Pacific! I was strongly considering Regis and CU, but I live in the Portland area and the reasons to leave just aren't strong enough (I love it here, and especially as an older student, I'm happy to continue putting down roots in the region). I haven't officially declined at Regis yet, though (their deadline is the 23rd), just in case I have a major change of heart in the next little bit. The decision-making process has been pretty agonizing, but I've been really thankful to have great options to have to choose between!
     
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    Yes, I’m a current DPT student at MCPHS
     

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