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Final update

Undergrad: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Major: Exercise Physiology
Overall GPA: 3.31
Pre-Req GPA: 3.22-3.3 depending on school
Post-Bac GPA: 3.7
GRE Scores: Q 148 V 147 AW 4.0 (Best of 2)
Hours: 1,500+ outpatient as an PT aide on Air Force Base
LOR: 1 PT, Owner of Air Force Base PT clinic, 2 professors

Applied: Baylor U Hybrid, South College, UNE, U of Mary, Franklin Pierce (NH), Western U, High Point U, Wheeling Jesuit, Dominican College, Plymouth State, Husson U, MCPHS, West Coast U, University of St. Augustine, D'Youville College, RMUoHP

Acceptances: Plymouth State University (2/1), Wheeling Jesuit University (Declined), Franklin Pierce University (4/16)

Interviews: Wheeling Jesuit 11/9, Dominican College 12/7, University of Mary (Declined), High Point U (Declined), UNE (Declined), Plymouth State (2/1), Marist College (Declined), MCPHS (declined), South College (Declined)

Rejections: Baylor University, RMUoHP, Dominican
College, Western U, West Coast U, D’Youville

Waitlist: Wheeling Jesuit (#19), Franklin Pierce


Thank you guys for all the help in my last 2 years of applying
 
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I would try to bump up your GPA more. You can get in with your GPA, but it depends on the school. I got in with a lower GPA, but I applied to schools that liked a more holistic application. Do awesome on the GRE, that will help. Also, you need some inpatient hours and not just outpatient. The more variety of experience, the better. Schools I’ve noticed cared more about the multiple fields I observed rather than the amount of hours I had.
Do you mind if I ask what schools you applied to? I have a very strong knowledge of holistic health. I'll definitely try to get outpatient hours and bump up my gpa!
 
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A little update about my stats and some hope for those out there with a lower GPA!

University: University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign
Major: Kinesiology
Overall GPA: 3.44
Pre-Req GPA: 3.1-3.6ish depending on the school
GRE: 307 (157 Math, 150 Verbal, 4.0 Writing)

Extra-Curric: Pre-Physical Therapy club, Kinesiology Student Association, Research Assistant for Kines. Dept., exec board of sorority, kines class TA, employed at the ice arena as an instructor

Volunteer: 50 hours Pediatric outpatient, 150 hours outpatient, 50 hours inpatient

Acceptances: MGH IHP

Rejections: Des Moines University, Rosalind Franklin, Midwestern, Governors State

Waitlisted: MGH IHP, University of Indianapolis

Interviews: Rosalind Franklin

Waiting: Hampton University
 
Nov 29, 2018
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Undergrad: California State University, Northridge
Major: Communications
Overall GPA: 3.6
Pre-Req GPA: 4.0
Post-Bac GPA: 3.95
GRE Scores: Q-156 V-162 AW-4.5
Hours: 2,000+ outpatient working as a PT aide
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 employer

Applied: USC, CSUN, Chapman, West Coast University, Mayo Clinic, Baylor University Hybrid

Interviews: Mayo Clinic (Declined), Baylor U Hybrid, West Coast U

Acceptances: USC, CSUN, Chapman, West Coast U

Rejections: Baylor Hybrid

Waitlist: CSUN (#31)

Attending: CSUN
 
Aug 30, 2018
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Undergrad: College of Charleston
Major: Exercise Science
Overall GPA: 3.5
Pre-Req GPA: 3.0-3.2
GRE: Verbal 152, Math 155, Writing 4.0
LOR: 2 PT, 1 professor, 1 employer

Extra Curricular (during undergrad): Sorority member, club soccer, club soccer president 1 year, assistant manager of a froyo store, intramural sports

Volunteer: 50 hours in various outpatient clinics, 2+ years full time job as rehab aide and administrative assistant for rehab department in a skilled nursing facility.

Interviews: NYU, GWU, Emory & Henry (declined)

Waitlists: NYU, GWU, MUSC, UW, Elon (to interview but declined)

Rejections: Thomas Jefferson, High Point, Marymount. Still haven’t heard from Mary Baldwin.

Acceptances: University of Lynchburg, Touro NY

Attending: University of Lynchburg unless I get in off one of my waitlisted schools.
 
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Please let me know your thoughts about my chances to get accepted in either Southern California or Las Vegas?

I am planning to apply for this upcoming cycle:

Undergrad and Grad: California State University, Northridge
Major Bachelor: Political Science
Major Masters: Political Science
Bachelor GPA: 3.67
Masters GPA: 3.76
Pre-Req GPA and Science:
4.0
Overall GPA: 3.8ish
GRE Scores: Q-149 V-160 AW-3.5
Hours: 200 outpatient, Planning to do 60 -100 inpatient
LOR: 1 PT, 2 professors,


Planning to Apply: CSUN, Chapman, West Coast University, Mount Saint Mary, UNLV, Touro (NV), Azuza Pacific, Western University, Long Beach

I understand my quant score is not very great- I was having an off day. Unfortunately, I can't re-do the GRE for this period, as I might be very busy finishing my observation hours. But, please let me know what do you think of my chances to get accepted to any of these schools?
 
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Undergrad: California State University, Northridge
Major: Communications
Overall GPA: 3.6
Pre-Req GPA: 4.0
Post-Bac GPA: 3.95
GRE Scores: Q-156 V-162 AW-4.5
Hours: 2,000+ outpatient working as a PT aide
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 employer

Applied: USC, CSUN, Chapman, West Coast University, Mayo Clinic, Baylor University Hybrid

Interviews: Mayo Clinic (Declined), Baylor U Hybrid, West Coast U

Acceptances: USC, CSUN, Chapman, West Coast U

Rejections: Baylor Hybrid

Waitlist: CSUN (#31)

Attending: CSUN
Have you rejected your acceptance to West Coast already since you're attending CSUN?
 

drkobebryant

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Currently a Junior in undergrad
Major:
Exercise Science
Minor: Integrative Health
Overall GPA: 3.4281
Pre-Req GPA: 3.2

Volunteer/Observation hours: Over 400 hours as pt aide from 3 outpatient clinics,

Extra Curriculars/Experiences: Strength&Conditioning internship, PT internship, Pre-Health Club, Holistic Health Club Vice President, Habitat for Humanity, Nursing Club, Emerging Leaders, Gaming Club, Anime Club, CPR/First Aid certified, Deans list, Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society, Lambda Phi Chi fraternity, Varsity football, track, lacrosse, United States Powerlifting Association Member, Infinity MMA, Ocean Cleanup Crew.

can someone please tell me if these are good enough to get into school. I'm obviously not applying with this gpa bc im a junior but am I at least on a good standing?
I don't think Gaming Club, Anime Club is beneficial to your resume... I'd also remove your high school ECs... eliminate all the useless fluff because you're clearly trying to pad your resume'.

Also this thread is a "What are my chances" threat so it's more geared to students in the application process. I would focus my energy on studying for the GRE because that's the number 1 reason why students don't get accepted. Study for GRE now if you want to be on time for applications.
 
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Has anyone heard from University of St. Augustine (St. Augustine Campus) for the Fall 2019 start date? I applied late and haven't heard anything yet, I know slots can fill up fast and I am praying I did not miss my chance.
 
Feb 6, 2019
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Undergrad: California State University, Northridge
Major: Communications
Overall GPA: 3.6
Pre-Req GPA: 4.0
Post-Bac GPA: 3.95
GRE Scores: Q-156 V-162 AW-4.5
Hours: 2,000+ outpatient working as a PT aide
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor, 1 employer

Applied: USC, CSUN, Chapman, West Coast University, Mayo Clinic, Baylor University Hybrid

Interviews: Mayo Clinic (Declined), Baylor U Hybrid, West Coast U

Acceptances: USC, CSUN, Chapman, West Coast U

Rejections: Baylor Hybrid

Waitlist: CSUN (#31)

Attending: CSUN
Very surprised to see Baylor hybrid as a rejection. Did they give indication why? If you don't mind me asking
 
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Excited to say I have been accepted into my first program as of yesterday. I know there are many posts like this, but hoping to show that you don't need to work "traditional" pre-PT jobs to still gain acceptance

Undergrad: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (graduating in May)
Major: Kinesiology
Overall GPA: 3.65
Pre-Req GPA: 3.1-3.3 (depending on school) I know this was really low, and probs what made many schools say no
GRE Scores: Q-151 V-152 AW-4.5
Hours: 145, inpatient pediatrics, outpatient rural, outpatient orthopedics, school-based
LOR: 1 PT, 1 professor/director of research lab, and a professor who also directed the U of M marching band
Extra curriculars: 2,000 hours due to marching band and athletic bands (think this really helped), one semester of research experience, personal training internship for field work, worked as a PCA for a year, worked as a waitress for 2 summers during undergrad
Applied: U of MN, St. Scholastica, St. Kates, U South Dakota, U Mary (ND), UJamestown (ND), WI-LaCrosse, Rosalind Franklin
Interviews: Rosalind Franklin, UMary, UJamestown --> most schools didn't require an interview
Rejections: Rosalind Franklin, U South Dakota, WI-LaCrosse
Waitlist: U of MN, St. Scholastica, St. Kates, U Mary
Acceptances: U Jamestown:):) Will be attending unless I get pulled off the waitlist at St. Scholastica (1st choice)
Honestly, I applied this cycle pretty blind, with a low prerec GPA, and wasn't sure my chances of getting in. I spent lots of time perfecting my essays, and I think my enormous amount of extracurricular hours via marching band on top of a full course load really helped my application. I also did better at schools that interviewed, so I think being able to make my case of "Why PT" in person also helped.