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

  1. future47

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    I had to contact them, called them directly and asked. It's doubtful that there will be movement off the waitlist for Mercy since I also saw that they opened a Mercy FB page of 2021 and it has 32 members enrolled. Crossing my fingers for you!
     
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    Hi ! I applied to andrews and just got another email today saying they were in the second phase of holding my application? im not quite sure what that means! have you heard anything?!
     
  4. PT_Student_123

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    Final Update!


    Majors: B.S. General Biology, University of California: San Diego


    Prereq, Overall GPA, and Last 60 Units: pGPA: ~3.7-3.8, cGPA: 2.96, last 60 units: 3.8 GRE: 159Q, 149V, 5.0AW


    Observation: 695 Outpatient Hours, 250 Inpatient Hours


    Submitted to PTCAS: 8/1/17


    Applying: Shenandoah University, AT Still University, CSU Northridge, East Tennessee State University, Emory & Henry College, Governors State University, MGHIHP, Regis University, Bellarmine University, South College, Tennessee State University, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, University of Mary, High Point University, William Carey University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, University of Saint Augustine San Marcos


    Acceptance: AT Still University (10/9), MGH IHP (12/20), USA San Marcos (2/6)


    Interview Invites: South College (Waitlisted 9/4), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Waitlisted 10/5), AT Still University (Accepted 10/6), Emory and Henry College (received invite on 10/23 for 11/18 interview - Declined), MGH IHP Open House Invitation (received invite on 11/1 for 12/2 - Attending [live stream]), University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (received invite on 11/20 for 12/1 interview - Declined,) Shenandoah University (received invite on 11/21 for 12/15 interview - Declined), Bellarmine University (Received Invite to Interview on 12/14 for 2/9/18 - Declined)


    Rejection: Governors State University (11/17), Regis University (12/15), CSU Northridge, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, University of Mary, High Point University, William Carey University


    Final Decision: AT Still University !!! :soexcited::soexcited::soexcited:
     
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  5. carolinagirl44

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    I’ve been watching this thread for years and I’m excited to finally post my stats!

    University: UNC
    Major: Exercise and sport science
    Overall GPA: 3.08
    Masters GPA: 3.82
    Pre-Req GPA: varies but in the 3.5-3.6 range
    GRE: 152 Verbal, 155 Math, 3.5 Writing

    Extra-Curric: meals on wheels, work with special needs community

    Honors: Dean’s list a few times

    Obsevation: 265 hours (198 inpatient, 43 outpatient, 24 home health)

    LOR: 2 PTs and 1 professor (Graduate program director)

    Applied: Duke, ECU, GWU, Methodist, UNC, WCU, Wingate, WSSU, Campbell, High Point

    Interviews: Campbell, Methodist, GWU(declined)

    Waitlisted: Methodist

    Rejections: Duke, ECU, UNC, WCU, High Point

    Accepted: Campbell, Methodist, Wingate, WSSU
     
  6. JazzKid26

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    Attending: UC San Francisco / San Francisco State :soexcited::love:

    University
    : UCLA
    Major: Biochemistry
    Minor: LGBT Studies
    Overall GPA: 3.38
    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.5
    GRE: 162V, 162Q, 5.0AW

    Extra-Curric: College Marching Band (4 years), Student leader in a pro-bono primary care clinic in Mexico (2 years), Volunteer in various health orgs, Study Abroad in Spain (3 months), Server at a Chain Restaurant (1 year)

    Observation: PT Aide at an outpatient private practice (400 hours), Volunteer in inpatient hospital (50 hours), Volunteer in outpatient hospital clinic (80 hours)

    LOR: 2 PTs (from PT aide experience) , 2 professors (LGBT studies + Microbio; the latter sent directly to 1 school), 1 employer (general manager of restaurant)

    Applied: 9 Schools applied Aug-Sep. USC, UCSF/SFSU, Samuel Merritt, CSU Fresno, CSU Northridge, Northwestern, New York Medical College, Temple, Columbia

    Acceptances: New York Medical College (Nov), Columbia (Nov), Temple (Dec), UCSF/SFSU (Feb), USC (Feb)

    Waitlist: Samuel Merritt University (Jan), UCSF/SFSU (Jan)

    Rejections: CSU Fresno (Dec), CSU Northridge (Jan), Northwestern (Dec)

    Interviews: New York Medical College (Oct), Temple (Nov), Columbia (Nov), UCSF/SFSU (Jan)

    Coming into this application process, I knew my main crux was going to be my "average" GPA. Wasn't low, wasn't high, and included multiple C's. And so I made sure to flesh out every other facet of my application (personal statement, additional essay responses, experiences, GRE, a diverse set of LORs), so that admissions committees could get a fuller picture of what I had to offer as a PT student. Fortunately, things worked out strongly in my favor and I could not feel more blessed. In just a few months I am going to start school at my dream PT program at UCSF/SFSU! I'm beyond stoked! If anyone wants feedback or general help on any part of your application, feel free to message me, I'll do what I can to help you. This forum helped me immensely, so I want to pay it forward =]
     
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  7. klr2zu

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    When were accepted off the waitlist from Methodist? That’s my top choice and I’m currently on the waitlist.

     
  8. carolinagirl44

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    I was accepted January 2nd and declined January 8th.
    Best of luck!
     
  9. FutureDPTClass2021

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    I was just accepted to Boston University off the waitlist! however, I've already put my deposit down at George Washington University. BU has always been the school I dreamed of going to, but now I'm not so sure. Anyone who is attending or has visited either school, do you have any input?
     
  10. Octopussional

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    University: University of California, Riverside

    Major: Biological Sciences, Medical Biology Track

    Undergraduate GPA: 3.04

    Overall GPA: 3.20

    Prereq GPA: ~3.60

    Last 60 GPA: 4.0

    GRE: 155 V, 157 Q, 4.0 A (Plan on retaking with confidence that I will do better)

    Licenses: AHA BLS, Pharmacy Technician

    Experiences: 1800 hours as a patient transporter in a hospital. 2000 as a patient care technician mainly on the orthopedics unit but occasionally floating to other units. 500 as a pharmacy technician in retail. 400 as a clinical care volunteer (similar to CNAs but volunteer) in med-surg, SICU, pulmonary renal, radiology, orthopedics, and general surgery. 240 hours shadowing a physician and taking vitals.

    Would like your opinion on if I have a chance of getting into PT school before devoting time and effort into researching and applying for schools. I am aware that I don't have any observation hours or know any physical therapists to write my letters as of right now. Just wanted to see my chances before I begin. Lets assume that I meet the minimum amount of observation hours for most schools, what do you think my chances are? Advice on how to improve and what schools to look would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  11. future47

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    Update: ACCEPTANCE
    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, Mercy College


    Attending: Rutgers North :)

    Rejections: Rutgers South,

    Waitlist: Dominican

    Just declined an acceptance to Mercy College! Hopefully it helps someone on here. Like I said before I really enjoyed their program and the layout of everything being a weekend only program.
     
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  12. aer4

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    Congrats! I was wondering if you officially declined the LIU spot? Im trying to get off their waitlist!
     
  13. future47

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    I declined the spot last Wednesday officially
     
  14. rahschultk1

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    Has anyone heard from Bellarmine? I interviewed on February 9th and was curious if anyone else who interviewed on that day has heard anything.
     
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  15. IL2021

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    I interviewed on February 9th too and I haven't heard anything back yet
     
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    Congrats on the acceptances! When did you hear back from Winston Salem? I received an e-mail in January saying I made it to the next phase and they would be sending out final decisions before the end of February, but haven't heard anything final yet.
     
  17. carolinagirl44

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    Thank you! I received a call from Dr. White on Friday the 23rd. I have two weeks to accept and send a seat deposit.
     
  18. bc0167

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    None of my PTCAS apps have a Pre-Req GPA. Is it because I am taking my last Pre-req now in College? Or am I just overlooking it?
     
  19. drs17

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    Your app won’t have it, you have to calculate it yourself based on the ptcas grading scale
     
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  20. MLBPT

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    Decision Update!!!

    Major
    : Exercise Science
    Overall GPA: 3.62
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.8-3.9
    GRE: 154V, 150Q, 4.0W

    Extra-Curric/Employment: Strength & conditioning intern @ private facility x 2, certified EMT, athletic trainer aide, study abroad, peer health educator, peer mentor, camp counselor, Baseball coach, missions work, bass guitarist, Campus ministry E-board, intramural softball,

    LOR: 2 professors, 1 supervisor, 1 PT. My LOR's and personal statement are def the strengths in my app.

    Volunteer: 80 total hours at three out-patient clinics

    Applied to: Chatham U (10/2), Rosalind Franklin (10/5), UMES (10/5), Columbia U (10/24), UF (10/31), Mercer University (10/31),

    Interviews: Chatham U (11/11), Columbia U (12/1), Mercer (1/20), Rosalind Franklin (declined), UMES (declined)

    Acceptances: Chatham(11/23) Mercer U (2/22)

    Rejections: UF, Columbia

    ATTENDING: Mercer!!!
     
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  21. DrLaffDPTVA

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    UPDATE: GRE SCORES IN Including AW
    University: Arizona State University
    Major: Communication (Minor: Tourism - Cert: International Business)
    ptCAS GPA - I calculated right around a 2.97
    ASU GPA - 3.03
    Post Bac GPA - 3.59 (41 credits done - 15 pending, possibly another 7-8 to take in the future depending on how this cycle goes)
    pGPA (2 pending for st. Augustine) - 3.67
    Last 45-60 (undergrad) - 3.10-3.15
    (All stats geared towards st. Augustine)

    GRE - Q152 V163 W:4.5
    LORs - 3 PTs 1 A&P Professor

    Extra Curric. - Worked as a personal trainer for 2.5 years, competed in men's physique shows (not that it matters), currently working for the Phoenix Veteran's Administration Mental Health Call Center, 45 hours of volunteer work at Honor Health (local hospital)

    Observation Hours: 750 outpatient (I worked as a tech part-time for almost a year), 20 inpatient rehab, 16 in/out patient (at the phoenix VA PT clinic)

    As of right now, I'm only applying to St. Augustine (Miami) while I finish up my pre-reqs for the rest of the programs to which I'll be applying (Touro NV and Bayshore, MGHIHP, UofF, and a few more depending on my final stats, and what happens with st. Augustine)

    My hope is that somebody will give me an interview based on my letters, GRE, Pre-reqs, and most importantly personal statement. My main goal for PT is to be able to help veterans. Most of my friends have served (I didn't), and I believe I understand that demographic, and I truly enjoy working with them everyday. If you guys wouldn't mind, Please give me an honest assessment of what you think of my chances.
     
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  22. beckywiththegoodhair

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    University: Loyola University Chicago
    Major: Biology
    Overall GPA: 3.01 --> 2.59 undergrad GPA + 4.00 post bacc GPA (54 credits)
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.6 - 3.89
    GRE: 151V, 151Q, 4.5AW

    Extra-Curric: Filipino cultural org (4 years w/ multiple positions on board), graphic design intern, women's intercollegiate football team (7 years; captain then coach), Enabling the Future (branch co-founder), various race/marathon volunteer, relay for life, nursing home activity aide, student center student supervisor

    Observation: PT tech - outpatient ortho (2500 hours), PT tech - inpatient hospital (2500 hours), shadow - SNF (40 hours), shadow - sports clinic (50 hours), volunteer - inpatient and outpatient peds (200 hours)

    LOR: 2 PTs (one's a supervisor) , 1 professors (post bacc physics), 1 OT

    Applied: Emory & Henry, Regis, Mount St. Joseph, Rosalind Franklin, High Point University, South College

    Interviews: Emory & Henry (Nov), South College (Nov), Mount St. Joseph (Jan)

    Waitlist: Emory & Henry, Regis

    Rejections: High Point, South College

    Acceptances: Mount St. Joseph University :)

    Posting for some low stat encouragement!
     
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  23. aer4

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    UPDATES!!!

    Undergrad: University of Maryland
    Post Baccalaureate: Hofstra University
    Major: Psychology
    Overall GPA: 3.58
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.80
    GRE Scores: Q152 V148 AW3.5
    Hours: 800+ outpatient, 50 inpatient
    Additional: Dean's List, member of Delta Phi Epsilon, sorority committees, research assistant, teaching assistant
    LOR: 3 PTs (+2 letters of confirmation of hours/recommendations), 1 chemistry professor

    Applying to:
    Arcadia, Hunter, LIU, MUSC, NYU, Rutgers (north and south), Seton Hall, Stony Brook, SUNY Downstate, Touro, UCONN, Delaware, UMD
    Acceptances: Touro Bay Shore (11/20), NYU (12/21), Rutgers North (1/4), NYIT (3/5), Stony Brook (3/27)
    Rejections: MUSC (12/13), Rutgers South (12/21), Hunter, Delaware, UMD, Arcadia, UConn (3/21)
    Interviews: Stony Brook (11/10), NYIT (11/19), NYU (12/1), Rutgers North (12/8), Hunter (12/15), LIU (1/26), SUNY Downstate (1/18--declined)
    Waitlists: Stony Brook (12/13), NYIT (11/28), LIU

    so far I declined my seat at touro, NYIT, Stony Brook and Rutgers
     
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  24. TangerineBerry

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    I'm so excited to be posting here after such a gruesome wait! I got waitlisted at all 5 schools that I applied to and was starting to doubt that I would get into a program this year. Good luck to everyone else this cycle!!

    University
    : UC Berkeley
    Major: Nutritional Sciences
    Overall GPA: 3.63
    GRE: 156V, 157Q, 4.5AW

    Extra-Curric: Myopia research (2 years), Dragon Boat (4 years, 1 year as coach), SURF Research Fellow, Undergrad student instructor for Physiology lab, Lab Assistant at Science Hall (2 years)

    Observation: PT Aide at an outpatient practice (~2000 hours, Current), Volunteer in Children's Hospital inpatient pediatric rehab (28 hours), Volunteer in outpatient Sports Medicine (21 hours), Volunteer at SNF (45 hours), Volunteer at outpatient practice (84 hours)

    LOR: 1 PT, 1 Professor (myopia research), 1 employer

    Applied: USC, Chapman, Samuel Merritt, CSULB, Northridge
    Waitlisted: USC (2/16), Chapman (2/2), Samuel Merritt (#38, 1/16), CSULB (High Tier, 1/15), Northridge (#84, 1/19)
    Accepted: USC (3/6)!!:soexcited:
     
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  25. L_0682

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    How did you feel about South College? I have heard mixed reviews. What was their interview process like?
     
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  26. DrLaffDPTVA

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    Your stats are basically the same as mine, thank you so much for the encouragement! It really does help a lot, I am going to be applying for st. Augustine's flex program, and then for like 12 other programs, and it seems like I will get in somewhere. Congrats on your acceptance!
     
  27. kroc

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    ACCEPTANCE UPDATE!
    School: University of Virginia
    Major: Kinesiology
    Cum GPA: 3.05
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.26-3.4
    GRE: 152V 162Q 4.0AW
    Hours: 350 hours individuals with disabilities, 30 hours hospital, 102 hours sports medicine, 1300+ hours outpatient
    LOR: 2 PTs (both work supervisors), 1 Prof, 1 non-PT employer

    Submitted: Late August/early September

    Applied: Chatham University, University of Puget Sound, University of Pittsburgh, Brenau University, Rocky Mountain University of the Health Sciences, Regis University, Methodist University, Marymount University
    Rejections: Rocky Mountain University of the Health Sciences, Regis University, Marymount University, never heard from Brenau so I'm assuming rejection
    Interviews: Methodist University (12/2)
    Waitlist: Methodist University, University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University
    Acceptances: Methodist University (3/9)
    Attending: Methodist University!!!! :)
     
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  28. beckywiththegoodhair

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    All the current students I've talked to really like the program. I thought the program was alright. I think it's still pretty expensive to be an online program, but you don't have to pay for room/board. The interview is 5 questions. You get 20 seconds per question to prep and 4 minutes to answer. The standard questions: strengths, weaknesses, cheating classmate, etc.
     
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  29. beckywiththegoodhair

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    Thank you! Let me know if you have any questions. I applied for St. Augustine's residency program before. Kinda thankful I didn't get in that program because it's sooo expensive compared to others. Make sure you look into that before applying!
     
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  30. amlope03

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    Last & Final 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 (Jeffersonville Halloween Downtown, IRONMAN Louisville, 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) University of Kentucky (3/12)
    Hold/Wait List: Bellarmine University (11/10) University of Pittsburgh (1/31)
    Rejections: N/A

    Attending: University of Kentucky! :soexcited:(go cards lol)
     
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    Final Update!!!

    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), Duke University (3/12)
    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)

    **Attending: DUKE UNIVERSITY!!!:soexcited:
     
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  32. NCC1701D

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    Undergrad: University of Washington
    Major: German/International Studies
    Graduate: University of Pittsburgh
    Program: History and Philosophy of Science
    Overall GPA: 3.83
    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.95
    GRE: V 168, Q 159, AW 5.0
    LOR: 2 PTs, 2 science professors, dissertation advisor
    Observation Hours: 168 outpatient, 28 inpatient
    EC:3 years teaching experience as grad student (both as TA and independently), USAPL referee, volunteering at PT clinic

    Applied: University of Kentucky
    Interview: University of Kentucky (3/2)
    Rejection: University of Kentucky (3/12)

    :(
     
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    Those are impressive stats! Did you only applied to one school...?
     
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    Thanks. Yeah I only applied to Kentucky. I know its risky to apply to only one school, but I thought I had a good shot. Plan B is to try again next year, but apply to more schools. Until then, I'll see if I can get some more inpatient observation hours, and maybe a PT tech job at one of the clinics I volunteered at. One or two more extra curriculars would probably help too. Other than that, I'm not really sure what else I can do to improve my application. I'm pretty sure I didn't bomb the interview.
     
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    If Kentucky is the school you want to get into make sure you call them and ask why you didn't get accepted. It could be as simple as you didn't apply early enough but express how interested you are and even ask if there's anything you can do or if you can keep in contact with them to continue building a relationship with them and letting them know what you are doing to improve! I know it's discouraging but your stats are great so keep up the good work!
     
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  36. amlope03

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    One of the most important factors for UK, other than stats, is residency status. They want to either make sure you are from Kentucky or have a strong commitment to the state. This is mostly due to the fact that we have a lack of PTs who actually practice here.
     
  37. scsd6

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    I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. I would have applied to more schools, but did not know that I was eligible to graduate early. As a result, my application was fairly rushed. (I was verified on PTCAS 2 days before app deadline)

    Here are my stats:

    Undergrad: Oregon State University
    Major: Kinesiology
    Overall GPA: 4.0
    Pre-Req GPA: 4.0
    GRE: Didn't take/not required by program
    LOR: 2 PTs I shadowed/worked for
    Observation: 370 outpatient ortho @ 2 clinics, 10 inpatient hospital, 3 SNF (one day, haha)
    EC's: PTAH club, work as pt tech, intramural softball & football, MS walk volunteer, FMS assessment demonstrator for local CC and high school sports teams (worked with PTs)

    Applied: Pacific University
    Interview: Pacific University (2/20)
    Waitlist: Pacific University (Tier 2)

    :(
     
  38. NCC1701D

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    Thanks for the advice y'all.

    I'm not from here originally, but I am a resident.
     
  39. amlope03

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    Very interesting. I'm honestly not sure why you didn't get in then.
     
  40. dpt4

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    How long have you been a resident? and i would def. contact them in May and ask to meet with them to go over your application and see where they thought you needed to improve.
     
  41. NCC1701D

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    I've been a resident for I little over a year and a half. In any case I'll contact them, and if I find out anything, I'll post over in the Kentucky thread.
     
  42. MNSG16

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    Post-Grad: Masters of Medical Sciences at University of Kentucky
    GPA: 3.9
    Undergrad: University of Utah
    Major:Biology
    Overall GPA: 3.3
    Prerequisite GPA: 3.84
    GRE: V 157 Q 146 AW 4
    LOR: 1 PT 3 Professors (from 3 DPT staff at UK from 3 DPT classes I took through my Masters)
    Observation: 150 Outpatient 50 Inpatient
    EC's: Graduate TA for Undergrad Anatomy and Physiology, Masters Thesis Research, Job editing Thieme Dissector(Professor I worked with at UK was an author of the dissector), Girls on the Run 5K and Ragnar Relay series Volunteer... etc.

    Applied: Creighton, Regis, Bellarmine, Western Kentucky, University of Kentucky
    Interviews: Creighton(10/27), University of Kentucky(3/2)
    Rejections: Regis, Bellarmine
    Waitlist: Western Kentucky, University of Kentucky waitlist #10 (3/12)
    Acceptances: Creighton

    I am happy that I got into Creighton, but I was really upset about not getting into UK as it was my #1 choice. I am a resident of KY now and I have taken 3 of the classes along with their DPT's and received A's in all of those classes and got letters from those professors. I thought there was no better way to prove I could do their school than actually doing it, so I was super bummed to be put on the waitlist:( My husband is starting medical school at UK this fall and I really don't want to have to be separated for 3 years. If anyone has any insight onto how many people UK usually accepts off their waitlist and what my chances are please share!
     
  43. Affv

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    Final Update

    Rehabilitation Science
    CGPA: 3.35
    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 (declined) , UNE (3/16)

    Attending: UNE :)
     
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  44. DPTTELl

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    Congrats! Have you joined the Facebook group for class 2021?
     
  45. Ddubbpt

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    I'm beyond excited to be posting in here. After losing hope for this cycle, I finally received an acceptance.

    University
    : Arizona State University
    Major: Human Nutrition
    Overall GPA: 3.42
    GRE: 150 V, 149 Q, 3.5 AW

    Observation: PT Tech at outpatient practice (800hrs), Shadow inpatient hospital (10hrs), Shadow home health (10hrs)

    LOR: 2 PTs, 1 Professor (Anatomy)

    Applied: NAU, Midwestern (AZ), AT Still, Franklin Pierce (AZ)
    Waitlisted: NAU #63, Midwestern (Interview), Franklin Pierce (AZ)
    Accepted: Franklin Pierce (AZ) (3/29)
     
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  46. aer4

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    Final Post!

    Undergrad: University of Maryland
    Post Baccalaureate: Hofstra University
    Major: Psychology
    Overall GPA: 3.58
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.80
    GRE Scores: Q152 V148 AW3.5
    Hours: 800+ outpatient, 50 inpatient
    Additional: Dean's List, member of Delta Phi Epsilon, sorority committees, research assistant, teaching assistant
    LOR: 3 PTs (+2 letters of confirmation of hours/recommendations), 1 chemistry professor

    Applying to:
    Arcadia, Hunter, LIU, MUSC, NYU, Rutgers (north and south), Seton Hall, Stony Brook, SUNY Downstate, Touro, UCONN, Delaware, UMD
    Acceptances: Touro Bay Shore (11/20), NYU (12/21), Rutgers North (1/4), NYIT (3/5), Stony Brook (3/27)
    Rejections: MUSC (12/13), Rutgers South (12/21), Hunter, Delaware, UMD, Arcadia, UConn (3/21)
    Interviews: Stony Brook (11/10), NYIT (11/19), NYU (12/1), Rutgers North (12/8), Hunter (12/15), LIU (1/26), SUNY Downstate (1/18--declined)
    Waitlists: Stony Brook (12/13), NYIT (11/28), LIU

    so far I declined my seat at touro, NYIT, Stony Brook and Rutgers

    ATTENDING NYU!
     
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  47. idkwhattowritehere

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    Undergrad: University of Alabama
    Major: Exercise Science
    Overall GPA: 3.81
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.75
    GRE Scores: Q156 V157 W4.0
    Hours: 130 outpatient, 20 inpatient
    Additional: Dean's List, Delta Zeta Sorority, member of Phi Eta Sigma, Pre-PT society
    LOR: 1 PT, 2 professors

    Applying to:
    UIC, Northwestern, University of Washington, George Washington, Emory, UTHSC, South Alabama, Midwestern University
    Acceptances: UTHSC, George Washington, UIC, Emory
    Rejections: Northwestern, University of Washington
    Interviews: UTHSC, Emory, George Washington, Midwestern (did not attend), South Alabama (did not attend)
    Waitlists: UIC, Emory

    ATTENDING EMORY UNIVERSITY!!!!
     
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  48. Shawn1309

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    Undergrad: University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Major: Exercise Physiology
    Overall GPA: 3.22
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.15
    GRE Scores: Q148 V148 W3.5
    Hours: 1,000+ outpatient as an PT aide
    LOR: 1 PT, 2 professors

    Applying to: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Plymouth State University, University of New England
    Acceptances: None
    Rejections: UML, Plymouth, UNE

    Obviously my application wasn't strong and I wasn't expecting much. This upcoming cycle I am going to take the GRE again after taking a prep course and I have 2 pre-req's lined up to retake in the summer. My last semester should raise my overall to at least a 3.3 as well. Freshman and sophomore year were rough, finishing my last 2 semesters with a 3.8+ though. Going to try to get some inpatient hours as well. Next cycle i'm going to apply early and to a lot more university's such as Franklin Pierce (NH), Simmons College, MCPHS, St augustine (Florida). If anyone's got any tips let me know. Thanks and good luck!
     
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  49. DPTTELl

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    Were you able to interview at any of these schools?
    I would say defiently work on your GRE and maybe retake some of your prerequisites to improve your GPA.
     
  50. dpt4

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    before retaking classes- look to see if schools actually take the average or your best grade. if majority of your schools you are applying to take the average really look to see if thats going to help you. for example, if you got a B and you retake the class and get an A.. and they average it.. you arnt really helping yourself as far as them calculating. However, if they take the best score then go for it. I just know financially, i had to really sit down and research whether or not retaking a class was going to be beneficial to me or would i rather spend that money applying to possibly a different school ect..
     
  51. Istoriaphile

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    Nice work fellow Bear.
     
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