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Discussion in 'Pre-Physical Therapy' started by PREMEDWOAHS, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. 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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  3. DPTbound101

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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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  4. 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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  5. Ptking2105

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

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    Why did you choose University of Colorado over USC?
     
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. cooperscastle

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    Can you elaborate? Are you a current DPT student?
     
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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: 3.70
    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.
     
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Affv

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    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
     
  16. dpt4

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    How was your experience at MCPHS?!
     
  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. PTSteve4.5

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    Thanks! I interviewed 9/27 and heard back about 3 weeks later.
     
  22. 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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  23. 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.
     
  25. 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, Gannon(Ruskin)-denied
    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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  26. 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.
     
  27. 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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  28. scsd6

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    Have you decided on where you will be attending?
     
  29. 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!
     
  30. dpthopeful17!

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    See you there!!
     
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  31. Norm_MacDonald_Fan

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    University:
    Eastern Washington University
    Majors: Biology
    Overall GPA: 3.56
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.50-3.73
    GRE: 157 Verbal, 162 Quant, 4.0 Writing

    Observation Hours: 40 SNF, 16 Acute inpatient, 70 Occupational Orthopedic, 50 Free-standing Outpatient

    Experiences: 3 years working retail, High School speech and debate coach, Provided Humanitarian medical aid in Costa Rica, Cadaver Lab TA, Undergraduate Toxicology Research, Co-authored presentation at SETAC world congress.

    LORs: 2PT, Professor in major, employer

    Applied to:
    ASU, AT Still, Rosalind Franklin, Shenandoah, TWU, TSU, UNLV, UMHB, UTSA, UTEP, UTMBG, UTSMBD, UW, WCU, Texas Tech, Touro Nevada

    Interviews: Texas Tech 10/6, UTMB 11/3, UMHB 11/9, UNLV 1/26, GFU 1/27, RFU (declined), AT Still (declined), Texas State 12/4 (Declined), WCU (declined), UTSMBD (declined), UTSA (declined)

    Waitlisted: TWU

    Rejected: UTEP

    Acceptances: Touro Nevada, UTMB, UMHB, UNLV, Texas Tech-Odessa, GFU

    Attending: UNLV!

    E-Submit:
    8/10/17
     
  32. hopeful_deacon_dpt

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    FINAL DECISION!!!! Good luck to those still waiting to hear back/making decisions!!!

    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 4 out of the past 7 semesters with 3 being both semesters of Junior year and this fall

    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), Emory (2/8)
    Waitlisted: MUSC (12/12)
    Rejected: N/A
    Interviews: High Point (10/27), Radford (11/17), Emory (1/12), Belmont (2/16 - declined), Elon (3/2 - declined)
    Attending: EMORY UNIVERSITY!!!!! :soexcited::banana::clap:
     
  33. seminole0

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    Final Update!

    School: Florida State
    Major: Exercise Science
    Minor: Chemistry
    Cum GPA: 3.5
    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.3-3.5 depending on school
    GRE: 156Q 153V 4.0W

    Extra-Curricular: Research Assistant at University's college of human science, National Honor Society member

    Volunteer: 50 geriatric

    Observation Hours: 800 outpatient orthopedic, neurological (worked as PT aide)

    LoR's: Ex. testing and Rx professor & 2 PTs
    Applied To: NSU, UCF, UF, FIU, URI, WCU, UMES

    Acceptances: UMES, FIU

    Rejections: UCF, UF, WCU

    Waitlisted: URI

    Going to: FIU! :)
     
  34. future47

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    Update: ACCEPTEDDDDDDDD x2!!!
    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) LIU Brooklyn!


    Attending: Rutgers North :)

    Rejections: Rutgers South,

    Waitlist: Dominican, Mercy College

    I will be foregoing my seat at LIU so hopefully that helps someone out here who is on the LIU waitlist! Loved their program but it's just too far and I want to save money by commuting from home!
     
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  35. Snovella

    Snovella FutureDPT87

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    Update! Will be attending UNE this fall.

    Major:
    BS in Nutrition Science
    Overall GPA: 3.49
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.8
    GRE: 150V 147Q 3.5AW

    Honors: National Honors Society, Dean's list one time and president's list 7 times during my BS.
    Certifications: CPR, Personal Trainer and Pharmacy Technician.

    Observation: 120 Outpatient in 3 different settings
    Letters of Recommendation: 1 DPT, 1 Professor, Employer.

    I applied late October 24th.

    Applied to: Regis, UCF, UF, NEU, FIU, Thomas Jefferson, Nova Southeastern University (Ft Lauderdale) and USF.
    Interviews: UNE, Thomas Jefferson
    Acceptances: UNE (attending)
    Rejections: UCF, USF, Regis
     
  36. dpt216

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    Yaaay, congrats on UNE!!
     
  37. Snovella

    Snovella FutureDPT87

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    Thank you :)
     
  38. sp13579

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    Congrats! Did you get the call today?
     
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  39. aquaholicPT

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    Congratulations!!!
     
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  40. future47

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    They only sent an email last friday, no call
     
  41. jt128

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    Do you know where you will be attending? Just curious :)
     
  42. Ptking2105

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    Have you heard anything from Gannon PA?
     
  43. nimeria

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    First time posting :)
    University: University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou)
    Major: Health Sciences
    Overall GPA: 3.53
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.1 - 3.92, depending on how re-taken classes are calculated
    GRE: 145Q, 164V, 6.0 AWA

    Extra-Curricular: mentor for underprivileged youth (1 year), therapeutic horsemanship volunteer (2+ years), adult day center volunteer (1 year), completed a health professions internship abroad

    Honors: Tau Sigma (transfer student honor society), Phi Theta Kappa (community college honor society), Dean’s List 2x

    Certifications: Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety

    Observation: 70 hours (10 hours pediatrics, 35 hours outpatient orthopedic, 25 hours inpatient acute abroad)

    Letters of Recommendation: chemistry professor, therapeutic horsemanship supervisor, adult day center supervisor

    Applied to: Washington University in St. Louis, Rockhurst, Mizzou
    Rejections: n/a
    Waitlisted: Wash U (2/9)
    Interviews: Rockhurst (declined), Mizzou (2/17)
    Acceptances: :happy:Mizzou!!!:happy: (2/20)

    I am just so happy to finally know that I will be going to grad school this summer!! I was extremely worried that my GRE Quant score, along with my PTCAS pre-req GPA, would keep me from being accepted anywhere.

    If you're like me and re-took more than one of your pre-reqs at a community college, I definitely suggest looking into programs that do not use PTCAS. Mizzou's system (thankfully) replaced my old grades with my new ones, giving me the 3.92 pre req GPA which helped my application out so much.

    Good luck everyone!!
     
  44. dgeazy

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    ACCEPTANCE UPDATE

    University: Ole Miss

    Major: Exercise Science

    Overall GPA: 3.69

    Pre-Req GPA: 3.75

    GRE: V 155 Q 145 AW 3.5

    Extra-Curric: Assisted PhD student candidate with data collection in research project.
    2 semesters of research project within Exercise Psychology Lab
    Honors College
    Phi Theta Kappa Member
    Phi Theta Kappa Officer

    Awards: Undergraduate award in exercise science, Chancellor's Honor Roll, Various scholarships


    Observation: 152 hours
    Inpatient, Outpatient, Neuro and Vestibular, Pediatrics, Private practice (general, neuro, and sports)

    Rec's: 2 PT's, 1Assistant Professor

    Volunteer: Volunteer at 5K event for organ donation awareness, Read Across America event for youth literacy awareness, Halloween event for local elementary schools, Special Olympics events

    Applications:Univ. Tennessee Chattanooga, UMMC, Belmont, USF, UAB, South Alabama, TX state


    Waitlist: UT Chatt, UAB,
    Rejections: TX State, USF
    Interviews: Belmont (deferred), UMMC (rejected)

    ACCEPTED: SOUTH ALABAMA

    i honestly thought i wouldn’t get it in this cycle but everything worked out for the best. always remember to trust the process!
     
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  45. jjdpt2020

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    University:Arizona State University
    Major:Kinesiology
    Overall GPA: 3.52
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.2
    GRE:156 Verbal, 158 Math, 4.0 Writing

    Extra-Curric: undergraduate research with professor, dance teacher, part of sun devil ski club, dean's list 6 times

    Volunteer: Night to Shine, Research lab (for professor)

    Obsevation: 155 hours (135 in outpatient ortho and 20 acute care hours)

    LoR: 1 PT (did with internship), 1 professor (research professor), and boss for teaching dance

    Applied: URI, NAU, Chapman

    Interviews: URI (1/4/18), NAU (1/26/18)

    Waitlisted: URI and Chapman

    Rejections: None

    Accepted: NAU Flagstaff campus (2/3/18)

    Truly believed I would be taking a year off to strengthen my application! But very happy to be attending NAU flagstaff.
     
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  46. PTlife2015

    2+ Year Member

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    What is the interview process like at Mizzou? Also how are the facilities? I grew up near columbia and I am planning to apply there next year, but I really haven’t heard much about the interview or the program in general.
     
  47. shancribs

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    I accepted both, but I will be attending Indiana State U!
     
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  48. shancribs

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    I haven't heard anything besides that first phone call that they received my app. I also applied and interviewed at Gannon FL and still haven't heard anything over a month later.
     
  49. Ptking2105

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    They said they would be sending out the last round of acceptances here in late February. I only applied to the Erie campus and was invited to an information session, but it was canceled due to weather and have not heard anything since. I'm getting impatient.
     
  50. shancribs

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    Ahh that's stressful. The Ruskin campus said 2-3 weeks and the interview was over 4 weeks ago.
     
  51. digii

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    Congratulations on your acceptance! Do you remember when you sent your application into Mercy College? I still haven't heard back with any kind of decision.
     

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