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

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  1. 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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  3. 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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    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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    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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  7. dpt628570

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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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  10. 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.
     
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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)

    :(
     
  12. NCC1701D

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    Thanks for the advice y'all.

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

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    Very interesting. I'm honestly not sure why you didn't get in then.
     
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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.
     
  15. 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.
     
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  17. 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!
     
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    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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    Congrats! Have you joined the Facebook group for class 2021?
     
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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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  21. 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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  22. 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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    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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  24. 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.
     
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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..
     
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    Nice work fellow Bear.
     
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  27. WannaB_DPT

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    Final Update!!

    University: Virginia Tech
    Major: Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise

    Overall GPA:3.40

    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.25 no re-takes

    GRE: Q152/V156/W4

    Extra-Curricular: Sorority, Medical volunteer, Work full-time (Dining hall, waitress, and bartender), Student athletic trainer during Freshman/Sophomore years, currently working as an inpatient/outpatient Rehab Tech

    Volunteer: 1200 outpatient in 4 different clinics, 500 acute care in 2 different hospitals

    Certifications: Basic Life Support/AED First Aid, and NIHSS - 1st Cert

    Applied: Rocky Mountain University, Marymount, George Washington University, ODU, VCU, Murphy Deming, Lynchburg

    Waitlist: Marymount (12/12), Lynchburg (3/1), ODU (3/1), GW (3/21)

    Acceptances: ODU!!! Pulled off of the wait list on 4/4

    Rejections: Rocky Mountain University, VCU

    Interviews: Marymount(12/2), George Washington (12/1)

    Attending: ODU!!!!

    Wishing the best of luck to anyone else who is still waiting to receive an acceptance!
     
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  28. DrLaffDPTVA

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    best advice I can give you is look at the pre-reqs for the schools you want to apply and make sure they take count only the retakes, and retake all of them, EVEN if you got a B, you want to try to get your pGPA above 3.4 (at the very least). From there, prepare for your interviews, have a strong origins story and motivation...a USP (unique selling point). PT is not out of reach for you, and you are passionate so you NEED to make sure you get that across in a genuine and authentic way. My stats are pretty bad as well, but according to the advisors at st. Augustine, I'm decently competitive, and I have an interview next week. It's good that you are communicating with your advisors, because they will recognize you and look forward to seeing you at your interview. DON'T lose hope, and remember your 'why'!
     
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    I looked at this thread a ton when I was applying in the 2017-2018 cycle so I wanted to post my stats for all those getting ready for the next cycle, especially since they weren't the best!

    University: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Major: Kinesiology / Molecular and Cellular Biology (Certificate in Neuroscience) Dual Degree
    Overall GPA: 3.23
    Pre-Req GPA: didn't calculate but really wasn't great because of the biology degree
    GRE: V157 Q161 W4.5
    Hours: 115 total (26 in neurologic, 24 in pediatric, 21 in ortho/ integumentary, and 44 in acute care)
    LOR: 3 (1 from a PT I had a great relationship with, 1 from my PI who happens to be on faculty at NU PT school, 1 from a professor I did research under)
    EC: various volunteering positions, year of research in kinesiology, summer of research in biology personal assistant job (assisted students with activities of daily living) for one year at time of application, Pre-Physical Therapy Club member for 3 years and secretary for 1 year, XC/ Track Club member for 2 years, various random summer jobs

    I loved Northwestern when I visited, and since I had connections there and could consider living at home I decided to apply early decision there because I thought it would give me the best odds considering my low GPA. I got accepted in September and can't wait to start, I hope this gives people with lower GPAs hope!
     
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    Congrats on your acceptance! Where else did you apply to?
     
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    Thank you! I only applied to Northwestern because I applied early decision, so I could only apply to one and it was binding once I was accepted.
     
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    Major: Health Science
    GPA: 3.94
    GRE: 1st- 144V, 150Q, 4.0W
    2nd- 148V, 152Q, 3.5W
    LOR: 2 PTs, 1 professor
    Observation Hours: 600 outpatient peds, 30 outpatient ortho, 25 inpatient hospital

    Applied: UF, UNF, UCF, USF, FIU, FGCU, University of St. Augustine (Flex)
    Interviews: UNF (11/14), St. Augustine (11/18), UCF (12/13), FGCU (12/22-declined)
    Acceptances: UNF (12/4), St. Augustine (12/4), USF (1/18), UCF (3/26)
    Waitlists: UCF (2/9), UF (3/8)
    Rejections:

    Attending: UCF!!
     
  33. DrLaffDPTVA

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    Were you offered an interview??
     
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    Did you hear anything from Marshall??
     
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    How long did it take to hear back from wheeling after interview??
     
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    I will be applying in next year's cycle (2018-19) and I was hoping for some opinions on my chances of acceptance or any advice anyone may have! Thank you!

    University
    : Dartmouth College (graduating this spring)
    Major: Biology & Environmental Studies double major
    Overall GPA: 3.27 (still have 1 term left plus some pre-reqs to finish--could go up to 3.33-3.35)
    Pre-Req. GPA: Ranges from 3.33 to 3.5 (still have to take both Physics classes, Anatomy, and a psych class)
    GRE: Taking in June, estimating scores around 155 for V&Q and 4.0-4.5W

    Extra-Curric: Ecology research lab (on frogs) for 2 years; environmental science summer research internship; 4 summers work experience as a horseback riding trail guide; 4 years DI varsity cross-country/track; member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA); Athlete Bible Study; animal shelter volunteer (10+ years)

    Observation: Outpatient: Orthopedics - 30 hours, Balance/Vestibular/Neuro - 25 hrs (expecting at least 15 hrs more), Women's Health - 10 hours (expecting 20 hrs more); Looking for an inpatient shadowing opportunity for the summer (expecting an additional 40-60 hrs by time of application in late July); Overall: 150-165 hrs at time of application

    LOR: Planning on 2 PTs and 1 Bio professor

    Planning to Apply to: UCSF, Sac State, Rocky Mountain University (in UT), Regis, George Fox, University of the Pacific, Touro (NV), Midwestern, Pacific University (OR), Montana

    On a side note, I am planning on taking both Physics and Anatomy through UNE Online (with labs). Will this be an issue when it comes to applying or will most schools not look down on taking these courses online? Taking these courses in-person (at a community college or university) and being able to apply this cycle isn't really an option (I live in a relatively rural area).

    Are there any other schools on the West Coast that anyone would recommend applying to with these stats where I would have a better chance of getting in? Thanks!
     
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  37. DrLaffDPTVA

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    You can apply to University of St. Augustine (San Marcos Campus), Azusa Pacific University they would definitely fit those stats. As far as taking your classes online, I haven't really had any issues with the programs I had researched except 2 programs (both in Florida) that don't accept online courses with labs. Keep up the great work, and you will get into a program. Your stats absolutely smoke mine, and I only applied to University of St. Augustine (Miami) and got accepted a week after my interview. Keep up your grind, gain as much experience as possible and make sure you can communicate your motivation for wanting to be a PT and you will be fine. Let me know if you have any questions at all!
     
  38. mlb_25

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    Just a heads up with Montana, unless you're a resident for 1 year before school starts (Aug 2019), it is almost impossible to obtain in-state residency during the program. Not sure what your budget for school is like, but OOS tuition is about 40K a year. It's a really great program though and an amazing place to be!

    As far as Regis, their admissions counselor told me they place "considerable importance" on GRE scores and the prereq GPA. They also have 6 or so highly recommended courses they look at on your application. I think those stats are more important for getting offered an interview, but when interview time came they placed a large emphasis on looking for applicants who did a lot of community based service and being a leader in the community. Those are the only two I applied to on your list but if you have questions about either feel free to message me!
     
  39. Bri-18

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    Thank you for getting back to me! I'm very happy to hear that online classes with labs aren't difficult to apply with. I will definitely look into both other schools.

    Yes, Montana is so expensive, I'm really not 100% sure I want to even try and apply there. Thank you for the advice on Regis, I am definitely trying to score as high as I possibly can on the GRE. By the time I take it I'll have studied for almost 3 months.
     
  40. chemphysicsinstructor

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    Re-taking a class is not a bad thing. If anyone asks why, be prepared with a simple, honest response. Such a response shows how you have matured.
     
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    I am glad to hear that online classes are beneficial. If more students take online classes, it will help build up the reputation that online classes can be of high quality and rigor.
     
  42. messi6

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    Hey! I was just wondering if you know why you got rejected by USC?
    I hope you don't mind answering to that question.
    Thanks!
     
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    Hey! I was wondering if you got called for an interview at any other schools?
     
  44. DPTstud6

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    School: University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Major: Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science
    Cum GPA: 3.51
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.21
    Last 60 Credits: ~3.8
    GRE: 148V 149Q 3AW
    Hours: 5000+ hours in outpatient facilities (Work and Volunteer), 8 Hours Inpatient, 50 hours in school setting with disabled children, 45 Hours Workmans Comp., 500 Hours Redcord Therapy
    LOR: 3 PTs, and one teacher
    Extra Curricular: NASM CPT, Variety of Volunteering Settings, Psi Beta Honors Society for Psychology, Golden Key National Honors Society, Certified Kennedy Decompression Technician

    Submitted: Late July

    Applied: Duke, Arcadia, U Pitt, Chatham U, Lynchburg, Wingate, Elon, UDel, Pacific U, Thomas Jefferson U
    Interviews: Chatham U
    Waitlists: Chatham U, Lynchburg, Wingate, U Pitt
    Rejections: Arcadia, Duke, Elon, UDel, Pacific, TJU
    Acceptances: Chatham U

    Attending: CHATHAM UNIVERSITY!!!
     
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  45. deacon1834

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    Hi there, hoping to get some feedback and/or advice about my chances of getting into the listed programs below considering my stats. I am going into my senior year of undergrad and I plan to apply to PT programs this July (2018-2019 round). Thank you in advance for any responses or suggestions!

    Undergrad: Wake Forest University
    Major: Health and Exercise Science (Counseling and Psychology minors)
    Overall GPA: 3.6
    Pre-req GPA: 3.5-3.7 depending on program
    GRE Scores: 152V, 148Q; AW 4.0
    Observation Hours: 300+ in a variety of settings (170 geriatrics, 30 sports, 45 pediatrics, 40 inpatient, 60 in orthopedics)
    Extracurriculars: good deal of leadership positions and community service activities; ODK National Leadership Honor Society, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, and Dean's List (all 6 semesters)
    LOR: 1 Physical Therapist, 1 Professor (major), 1 Professor (character LOR)

    Planning to Apply to: Belmont, Bellarmine, Elon, MUSC, Samford, Augusta University, Western Kentucky, UK, Duke, and Emory
     
  46. DPTstud6

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    My buddy graduated from WF and was accepted to Duke and UDelaware for this upcoming class (Chose UD). He did great on his GRE's with scores in the 160's and around a 3.8 GPA. I think if you can get your GRE scores up you should get several acceptances. Good luck!
     
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    Hello, I'm applying in this upcoming 2018-2019 cycle and I figured why not post.

    University: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Kansas Resident)
    Major: Nutrition Sciences (Pre-PT); minor: Psychology
    Overall GPA: 3.92 (at UNL, idk my PTCAS one yet)
    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.9 (don't know PTCAS yet)
    GRE: 160V, 160Q, will get writing soon hopefully

    Extra-Curric: Volunteer Young Life leader (2 camp trips, 2 fall road trips, tons of stuff throughout the school year, 3.5 years total), Summer Staff at a YL camp, Dean's List, Work as a PT tech (~600 hours currently), shadowing (11 hours at pediatric out-patient clinic, 24 hours in hospital in-patient setting)

    Applying: Wichita State University, Kansas University Medical Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northern Arizona University, Mayo

    Acceptances:

    Rejections:

    Interviews:

    I know my grades, GRE, and PT experience are all good, I just hope my lack of variety in the EC doesn't hurt too much, but I don't think it should. Good luck to everyone applying this upcoming cycle!
     
  48. destinedDPT

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    Applying for the first time this upcoming cycle. Can anybody let me know how my application looks like? This cycle I do NOT have both Gen Biology I and II, so if you know any schools in the East coast that do not require the classes let me know so I can broaden my range. Thanks in advance.

    University: Lehman College (NYC resident)
    Major: Exercise Science Pre-PT (graduating this summer semester)
    Overall GPA: 3.79 (3 non pre-req classes left in progress)
    Pre-Req GPA: ~3.7 (only one lowest grade of B in physics II)
    GRE: 1st attempt 297 combined (146, 151 4.0)

    Extra-Curric: Personal training in weight loss program, Dean's List, Presidential Scholar, PT aide at outpatient setting <600 hours, volunteer at inpatient setting 300 hours

    LOR: One from PT and one from chemistry professor

    Applying: Hunter College, College of Staten Island, Downstate SUNY, Rochester, Rutgers North
     
  49. tfoor13

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    Any recommendations anyone has or any input would be great. Obviously I don't plan on getting into all of these great schools but let me know what you guys think!

    Undergrad
    : University of Florida
    Major: Biology and Psychology
    Overall GPA: 3.69
    Pre-req GPA: 3.5-3.7 depending on program
    GRE Scores: 158V, 156Q; AW 5.0
    Observation Hours: 150 in 3 settings
    Extracurriculars: worked 2 jobs through all 4 years of college, taught english classes to foreign students coming to study in US, did research in a brain institute, volunteered in the ER and NICU 100+ hours, played intramural soccer and other sports
    LOR: 1 Physical Therapist, 1 Professor APK, 1 Director of Honors Program/boss

    Planning to Apply to: Duke, Emory, Wash U, Northwestern, Colombia, U.Pitt, NYU
     
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  50. amlope03

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    I'd leave out UK unless you're a Kentucky resident.
     
  51. ACPTWannabe

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    Hello Everybody! I'm getting ready to apply for the third time. I applied first in the 2014-2015 cycle and then again this cycle, the 2017-2018 cycle. The reason for the gap is I struggled to find a job after moving home following graduation and then had to have ACL/Meniscus surgery that all set me back financially. I obviously haven't gotten in either of the first two times I applied, but am still on the waitlst for the 2017-2018 cycle at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. I am working on several different things to improve my application this time. Here are my stats:
    Undergrad: Appalachian State University (GO APPS)
    Major: Exercise Science with a Medical Humanities Minor
    Overall GPA: 3.43
    Prereq GPA: 3.5-3.7 (currently depending on the program) I am currently retaking Anatomy & Physiology I and plan to retake II and Physics I this fall.
    GRE Scores: V162, Q152, AW 4.5
    Observation Hours: 1200 hours (1140 in out patient clinic that see ortho, neuro, wound care, and geriatric, 30 in in-patient, 30 in aquatics) Planned 384 more hours in rehabiliation hospital.
    Extracurriculars: 2 different jobs, Health Professions Club (several leadership roles), Exercise Science Club, Governing Board for Residence Hall first two years, SEP at UNC-Chapel Hill Participate, Research in Exercise Science Lab for 3 years, Journal Club, 60 hours at on-campus therapy clinic (not counted above because it was overseen by Athletic Trainers), and volunteering during the summer in PT clinic. Currently working full-time, retaking classes, and volunteering at a rehabilitation hospital.
    LOR: 3 PTs, 1 Professor
    Planning to Apply: Duke (longshot), George Washington University, ECU, UNC-Chapel Hil, Emory(Dual PT/MPH), Western Carolina, and Winston-Salem State University
     
  52. bzpt123

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    Hi everybody, I will be applying for the 2018-19 cycle, for the first time, as an international student. Hoping to get some suggestions and/or recommendations from you guys about the prospects or likeliness of getting into the universities I have thought about applying to, based on my stats. Thank you!
    Undergrad: Bachelor of Physical Therapy, International graduate.
    Overall GPA: Don't know the US equivalent yet. Applied for WES evaluation for US equivalency. But had a distinction in terms of Indian Grading system
    GRE Scores: V148, Q157 AW 4
    TOEFL: Test Date-July 21
    Observation Hours: 3500+, (in a variety of clinical settings; both in-patient as well as outpatient, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Paediatrics and Gynaecology, NICU, PICU, Cardiothoracic, Geriatrics at a multispeciality government hospital)
    Extras: Did a Post-Grad Diploma in Health Care Administration in Canada (CGPA-3.6), Awarded with Merit certificates for academic excellence in all four years of bachelors, Gold Medal by Indian Association of Physiotherapists for highest cumulative merit, Graduate with Distinction for HCA(Canada), volunteered at a LTC home in Toronto for 2 months(100+ hours), employed as physical therapy aide in Brampton for a month(100+ hours).
    LOR: 2 PTs, 2 Professors
    Certifications: First and CPR-C (Canadian Redcross), Member of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, Certified Yoga Trainer
    Planning to apply: Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, Emory, Boston, M.G.H Institute, Georgia State University, Rutgers(both), George Washington, UW-Madison
     

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