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DPTdream1221

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    Undergrad: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Major: Community Health, Minor Business
    Overall GPA: 3.37
    Science GPA: 3.71
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.70-4.0 school dependent
    GRE: V-155 / Q-154 / AW-5.0

    Employment:
    Assistant Dance Coach for a high school competitive team, Walmart Cashier on and off throughout college breaks, Meijer bakery employee one summer, Choreographer for a different high school dance team
    Volunteer:
    Volunteer Dance Coach for high school competitive team (before I was hired as the assistant coach), Animal Shelter, Hospital ER, local women’s shelter, election judge
    Extracurricular Activities:
    Intern to the Director of Hospital Operations (semester hospital internship), Study Abroad (Sydney, Australia), Miss Lake in the Hills scholarship pageant queen, Vitality Dance Team member and recital choreographer, Velocity Dance Team Co-captain and exec board (PR & Social Media), Future Health Care Executives club, Mexican Student Organization, Alpha Chi Omega sorority member & recruitment board
    Observation Hours:
    635 paid inpatient skilled nursing (verified), 658 paid outpatient clinic (verified), 101 volunteer outpatient neuro rehab clinic (unverified, company merged and staff is now gone)
    LORs:
    PT/Facility Manager at the outpatient clinic I work at, additional PT I work with there, chemistry II professor at my community college (recent class)

    Applying to:
    Illinois: Midwestern, UIC, Governors State, Rosalind Franklin, NIU, Northwestern
    Out of State: Chatham, Franklin Pierce AZ, Thomas Jefferson, St. Augustine TX, Washington St. Louis, Wisconsin Madison

    Interviews: Thomas Jefferson, Chatham, Rosalind Franklin, Northern Illinois
     
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    PrePTMe13

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    Aug 5, 2020
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    1. DPT / OTD
      Early Decision: No
      Regular Decision: Marymount University, Sacred Heart University, George Washington University, University of Hartford, University of Connecticut

      Accepted: University of Sacred Heart (11/12), Marymount (12/2)
      Interview granted: Sacred Heart (11/1), Marymount (11/23)
      Waitlisted: None yet
      Denied: None yet
      Hi, what was the interview process at Sacred Heart like?
       

      PrePTMe13

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      1. DPT / OTD
        Early Decision: No
        Regular Decision: Marymount University, Sacred Heart University, George Washington University, University of Hartford, University of Connecticut

        Accepted: University of Sacred Heart (11/12), Marymount (12/2)
        Interview granted: Sacred Heart (11/1), Marymount (11/23)
        Waitlisted: None yet
        Denied: None yet
        Hi! I jus received an Interview from sacred! How was the interview process, I'm really nervous!
         
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        aggie.pt.2021

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        Dec 9, 2019
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        1. Pre-Physical Therapy
          School: Texas A&M University

          Major: Kinesiology - Motor Behavior Concentration

          Minor: Public Health

          cGPA: 3.75 (calculated via PTCAS)

          pre-req GPA: 3.5-3.73 (depends on school)

          GRE: 152V, 154Q, 4.5 AW



          Hours: 30 in skilled nursing facility, 278 as a PT tech in Inpatient Acute Care, 174 in OP Neuro, 20 in Pediatrics, 108 in OP - sports medicine



          Extracurricular: Vice President of Physical Therapy Society (3 years), Member of a Women's Organization (2 years), Member then staff of a Freshman Leadership Organization (2 years) , Texas A&M Fish Camp Counselor (2 years)



          Work: PT Tech for the past year in inpatient acute care, Wellness Tech for the past year as well, Front Desk Insurance Worker at a private PT practice for 6 months, Camp Counselor for a summer.



          Volunteer: BUILD, Big Event, Shield America NOW, Bridge Ministries, Emmanuel Lighthouse Mission, Bowl and Brunch, TAMU FLED Down Syndrome Association Day Coordinator...lots more!



          Applied to (dates verified): UTMB (07/21), UNTHSC (7/22), UTSW (08/01), Texas State (08/01), TWU (08/05), UTHSCSA (08/11)



          Interviews: UNT (received 08/14), UTMB (received 09/15) - (declined offer 11/02), UTSW (received 10/06), UTHSCSA (received 10/14) - (declined offer 11/02)



          Waitlisted:



          Acceptances: UNT (09/28), UTSW (received 11/02) - my top choice!


          Rejections:
           
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          Fritzkreig

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          Jun 30, 2020
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          1. Pre-Physical Therapy
            Eastern Washington University
            Major: Exercise Science, Pre-Physical Therapy (2017)
            GPA: 3.64
            PTCAS: 3.54
            Last 60 credits: 3.7
            Pre-Req: 3.7
            Major GPA: 3.82
            GRE: V153, Q150, AW4.0
            ECs: Personal training for six years, XC coach for 3, various volunteering places,
            Observation hours: ~400

            Applying to: Eastern Washington University, University of Washington, Pacific, Rocky Mountain, University of Montana, Idaho State, University of Puget Sound, University of Colorado, New Mexico, Northern Arizona

            interview with Idaho State University
             

            Fritzkreig

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            1. Pre-Physical Therapy
              School: Texas A&M University

              Major: Kinesiology - Motor Behavior Concentration

              Minor: Public Health

              cGPA: 3.75 (calculated via PTCAS)

              pre-req GPA: 3.5-3.73 (depends on school)

              GRE: 152V, 154Q, 4.5 AW



              Hours: 30 in skilled nursing facility, 278 as a PT tech in Inpatient Acute Care, 174 in OP Neuro, 20 in Pediatrics, 108 in OP - sports medicine



              Extracurricular: Vice President of Physical Therapy Society (3 years), Member of a Women's Organization (2 years), Member then staff of a Freshman Leadership Organization (2 years) , Texas A&M Fish Camp Counselor (2 years)



              Work: PT Tech for the past year in inpatient acute care, Wellness Tech for the past year as well, Front Desk Insurance Worker at a private PT practice for 6 months, Camp Counselor for a summer.



              Volunteer: BUILD, Big Event, Shield America NOW, Bridge Ministries, Emmanuel Lighthouse Mission, Bowl and Brunch, TAMU FLED Down Syndrome Association Day Coordinator...lots more!



              Applied to (dates verified): UTMB (07/21), UNTHSC (7/22), UTSW (08/01), Texas State (08/01), TWU (08/05), UTHSCSA (08/11)



              Interviews: UNT (received 08/14), UTMB (received 09/15) - (declined offer 11/02), UTSW (received 10/06), UTHSCSA (received 10/14) - (declined offer 11/02)



              Waitlisted:



              Acceptances: UNT (09/28), UTSW (received 11/02) - my top choice!


              Rejections:
              Congratulations!!
               
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              DPTdream1221

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              Jun 23, 2020
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              1. Pre-Physical Therapy
                Undergrad: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                Major: Community Health, Minor Business
                Overall GPA: 3.37
                Science GPA: 3.71
                Pre-Req GPA: 3.70-4.0 school dependent
                GRE: V-155 / Q-154 / AW-5.0

                Employment:
                Assistant Dance Coach for a high school competitive team, Walmart Cashier on and off throughout college breaks, Meijer bakery employee one summer, Choreographer for a different high school dance team
                Volunteer:
                Volunteer Dance Coach for high school competitive team (before I was hired as the assistant coach), Animal Shelter, Hospital ER, local women’s shelter, election judge
                Extracurricular Activities:
                Intern to the Director of Hospital Operations (semester hospital internship), Study Abroad (Sydney, Australia), Miss Lake in the Hills scholarship pageant queen, Vitality Dance Team member and recital choreographer, Velocity Dance Team Co-captain and exec board (PR & Social Media), Future Health Care Executives club, Mexican Student Organization, Alpha Chi Omega sorority member & recruitment board
                Observation Hours:
                635 paid inpatient skilled nursing (verified), 658 paid outpatient clinic (verified), 101 volunteer outpatient neuro rehab clinic (unverified, company merged and staff is now gone)
                LORs:
                PT/Facility Manager at the outpatient clinic I work at, additional PT I work with there, chemistry II professor at my community college (recent class)

                Applying to:
                Illinois: Midwestern, UIC, Governors State, Rosalind Franklin, NIU, Northwestern
                Out of State: Chatham, Franklin Pierce AZ, Thomas Jefferson, St. Augustine TX, Washington St. Louis, Wisconsin Madison

                Interviews: Thomas Jefferson, Chatham, Rosalind Franklin, Northern Illinois
                UPDATE:
                Accepted: NIU, Midwestern, Thomas Jefferson, Chatham, St Augustine

                Waitlisted: Northwestern

                Still waiting to hear decisions: UIC, Rosalind, Governors State, Franklin Pierce
                 

                movementdpt

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                Nov 30, 2020
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                1. Pre-Physical Therapy
                  University: Western Washington University (undergrad and grad)
                  Major: Kinesiology BS; Exercise Science MS
                  uGPA: 3.17 (undergrad)
                  gGPA: 3.84 (grad)
                  cGPA: 3.29
                  pGPA: 3.52-3.63
                  GRE: 152V, 156Q, 4.5AW
                  EC: Graduate teaching assistant 2 years, masters thesis primary researcher, PT aide, personal trainer 3 years, CSCS, strength and conditioning internship 1 year
                  Hours: 357 outpatient ortho (current aide)

                  Applied: University of Washington, University of Puget Sound, Eastern Washington University
                  Interviews: N/A
                  Accepted:
                  Rejected:
                   
                  Dec 2, 2020
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                  1. DPT / OTD
                    University: Penn State
                    Major: Kinesiology
                    Overall GPA: 3.77
                    Pre-Req GPA: 3.7
                    GRE: Didn‘t take because of COVID!

                    Extra-Curric: President of Gerontology Club, Vice President (and many other positions) in Kinesiology Club, Chair of Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Girl Scout Gold Award, Teaching Assistant for Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 and Advanced Human Anatomy Cadaver Lab

                    Volunteer: Volunteered at local nursing homes, 20+ hours shadowing in-patient geriatric physical therapist, 300+ hours at different outpatient clinics

                    Acceptances: Thomas Jefferson, Pitt, University of Miami and Chatham University

                    Rejections: None

                    Interviews: All of my acceptances!
                     

                    mcmango

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                      FOR MY LOW GRE AND cGPA folks!!! We out here!
                      University: UNC
                      Major: Biology
                      Overall GPA: 3.1
                      Pre-Req GPA: 3.6-3.8
                      GRE: 145Q 148V 4.5 AWA

                      Extra-Curric: 2000 hours of research, 2 years medical assistant, home health CNA, intramurals, retail experience

                      Volunteer: 20 inpatient rehab, 100 OP ortho, 65 wellness center

                      Applied: Marymount, UMiami, Tenn State

                      Acceptances: Marymount University

                      Interviews: Marymount (11/23) Miami University (1/29)

                      Rejections: Tennessee State
                       
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                      Mic9

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                        FOR MY LOW GRE AND cGPA folks!!! We out here!
                        University: UNC
                        Major: Biology
                        Overall GPA: 3.1
                        Pre-Req GPA: 3.6-3.8
                        GRE: 145Q 148V 4.5 AWA

                        Extra-Curric: 2000 hours of research, 2 years medical assistant, home health CNA, intramurals, retail experience

                        Volunteer: 20 inpatient rehab, 100 OP ortho, 65 wellness center

                        Applied: Marymount, UMiami, Tenn State

                        Acceptances: Marymount University

                        Interviews: Marymount (11/23) Miami University (1/29)

                        Rejections: Tennessee State
                        Congrats happy for you!! We out here!! Lol 👏
                         
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                        Fritzkreig

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                        Jun 30, 2020
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                        1. Pre-Physical Therapy
                          JUST TO GIVE SOME OF YOU OUT THERE THAT MAY NOT HAVE THE BEST STATS..SOME HOPE!!

                          University: cAL STATE SAN MARCOS
                          Major:KINESIOLOGY PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY
                          Overall GPA: 3.43
                          Pre-Req GPA: 3.00
                          GRE: 880!!!( NOT THE BEST STANDARDIZED TEST TAKER) 400 V/480 Q

                          Extra-Curric: 14 YEARS OF COMPETITIVE SOCCER, 2 YEARS OF COLLEGE SOCCER..FIRT WOMANS SOCCER TEAM AT CAL STATE/ SCHOLARLY ATHLETE AWARD/ 3 KNEE SURGURIES/ 3 YEARS AS AN EXERCISE SPECIALIST/ ..SAME JOB IN COSTUMER SERVICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS THROUGH COLLEGE. SOCCER COACH. NU UPSLON HONOR SOCIETY, ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY CLUB. CURRENTLY WORKING 2 JOBS ONE AS AN AID.

                          Volunteer:
                          OVER A 150 HOURS IN OUTPATIENT, INPATIENT, ACUTE, GERIATRICS, PEDIATRICS, SPORTS SPECIFIC, HOSPITALS AND CLINICS, OVER 8 YEARS OF PERSONAL EXERPIENCE IN PHYSICAL THERAPT MYSELF!
                          Acceptances:
                          UNIVERSITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE
                          Rejections:
                          NONE
                          Interviews:
                          UNIVERSITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE!!

                          ITS NOT ALWAYS JUST ABOUT THE STATS, AS LONG AS YOU DEVOTE YOURSELF TO YOUR CAREER AND MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO BE APPEALING IN DIFFERENT AREAS YOU CAN STAND OUT!..GOOD LUCK!
                          I don’t know, that’s the best GRE score I’ve ever seen!
                           
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                          DPTdream1221

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                          Jun 23, 2020
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                            Final update - phew!

                            Applied to:
                            Illinois: Midwestern, UIC, Governors State, Rosalind Franklin, NIU, Northwestern
                            Out of State: Chatham, Thomas Jefferson, St. Augustine Austin

                            Accepted: UIC, Rosalind Franklin, Northern Illinois, Midwestern IL, Chatham, Thomas Jefferson, St Augustine Austin, (& declined GovSt interview because I had already been accepted to my top choice)

                            Waitlisted: Northwestern

                            Rejections: none

                            I will be attending UIC!!
                            If you are as well, I’d love to connect!
                             
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                            FutureDPTgal24

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                            Nov 28, 2020
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                            1. Pre-Physical Therapy
                              University: University of Cincinnati
                              Major: Health Sciences
                              Overall GPA: 3.55
                              Pre-Req GPA: 3.39-3.46 (Depending on school)
                              LORs: 2 PTs (inpatient/outpatient), 1 Prof (A&P I and II), 1 Prof/supervisor/research mentor
                              GRE: (281); Not high/competitive 😅 AWA- 4
                              *I applied to more schools that reviewed applications holistically and didn’t require the GRE for admissions

                              Observation Hours: 150 hours (Most hours were in the inpatient setting with the addition of outpatient pediatric, and general orthopedic and sports medicine

                              Extra-Curricular: Research Coordinator for Neuro lab, Patient Transporter, Lead Ambassador, Warehouse Associate, Research Assistant for Children’s Psych lab

                              Volunteer: 8 service learning experiences throughout my sophomore and junior year (2017-2019) w/ 2 reoccurring

                              Honors: Deans List (Spring 2016, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020)

                              Applied: Ohio State University, University of Toledo, Mount St. Joseph University, Ohio University, Youngstown State University, Thomas Jefferson University, Chatham University, Duke University, University of Scranton, Washington University of St Louis

                              Acceptances: Wash U St. Louis (11/11/2020), Chatham U (11/25/2020), Youngstown State University (11/30/2020), University of Toledo (12/18/2020)

                              Waitlisted: TJU (10/22/2020), OSU (12/18/2020)

                              Rejections: MSJ (10/02/2020), OU (11/23/2020)

                              Interviews: OSU Early Decision (09/11/2020: deferred to regular admissions), TJU (10/08/2020), Chatham (11/07/2020), University of Toledo (12/17/2020)

                              Will be committing to the University of Toledo’s DPT program :)

                              Goodluck to everyone this cycle!!! #Classof2024
                               

                              hns.2020

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                                University: Pittsburg State
                                Major: Ex Sci
                                Overall GPA: 3.49
                                Pre-Req GPA: 3.3-3.5 depending on school
                                Last 60 credit hours: 3.8
                                Program GPA: 3.9
                                LORs
                                : 3 therapists (general, manager, regional manager) 1 professor
                                GRE: 288
                                Observation hours: 2000+ aquatic, geriatric, pediatric, sports, neuro, cardiac, ...
                                Honors: Deans scholastic honors 4x.
                                Volunteer: church stuff and a 2 week medical trip in Belize. Research proj senior year. TONS of extra curric.
                                Applied to:
                                Uni of St. Mary, Wichita State, Missouri State, Southwest Baptist, Rockurst Uni, KUMED
                                Interview: Uni of St. Mary and Rockhurst
                                Waitlist: Rockhurst, Uni of St. Mary, KUMED
                                Acceptance: Wichita State
                                Pending: SBU
                                 

                                jhenny805

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                                Aug 28, 2020
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                                1. Physical Therapy Student
                                  University: San Diego State University
                                  Major: Kinesiology (emphasis in pre-PT)
                                  Overall GPA: 3.51
                                  Pre-Req GPA: 3.4 ish (depending on the school)
                                  GRE: 151V 157Q 4.5AW

                                  Extra-Curric: student athlete on the rowing team, internship at school's adaptive fitness clinic, pre-PT club member, student assistant for ticket operations at athletic events

                                  Volunteer: 2 outpatient, 1 inpatient hospital, 1 outpatient as an aide. (~340 hours outpatient, 60 hours inpatient)

                                  Acceptances: Azusa Pacific University (currently attending), Chapman, Franklin Pierce AZ

                                  Rejections: USC, U of New Mexico, NAU, Samuel Merrit, CSUN, Pacific University

                                  Interviews: Offers from West Coast University, University of the Pacific, and UCSF/SFSU. Only interviewed for Azusa Pacific and got accepted.
                                   

                                  kinesrocks

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                                  Oct 24, 2019
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                                  1. Pre-Physical Therapy
                                    University: California State University San Marcos
                                    Major: Kinesiology
                                    Graduating GPA: 3.5
                                    Prereq GPA: 3.6-3.9
                                    LOR: PT from outpatient clinic, PT from Flying Samaritans, Prof I did research with
                                    GRE: 300 and 4
                                    Observation hours: Over 700 outpatient (ortho, neuro, aquatic, pelvic), 40 outpatient pediatrics, 300 in inpatient acute care
                                    Volunteer: Flying Samaritans, Life Rolls On, I Support the Girls

                                    Applied: Fresno state, SDSU, Sac state, UCSF, USA San Marcos, Loma Linda, NAU, CU Denver

                                    Interview: LLU (9/25), UCSF (1/7), Fresno (12/4) later I declined interview, Sac but I declined interview after they initially rejected me

                                    Waitlist: CU (1/11), Long Beach (1/15)

                                    Rejection: NAU (11/16), Sac (11/15) (then later offered an interview)

                                    Acceptance: USA (9/3, paid deposit then declined), LLU (10/5, paid deposit then declined), UCSF (1/11) paid deposit then declined, SDSU (2/1) will be attending this summer!


                                    Good luck to everyone as this application cycle closes up and good luck to everyone applying next cycle. We can do this! We will be amazing physical therapists!
                                     
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                                    mo_28

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                                      I changed career paths in April 2020 from vet med/research to PT, hence the low observation hours. It is possible to get into PT school without very much shadowing experience and having an alternative major in college, so don't give up anyone!

                                      University:
                                      Iowa State University
                                      Major: Animal Science/Pre-Vet (undergrad), Biomedical Science (masters)
                                      Graduating GPA: 3.3 undergrad, 3.7 masters
                                      Pre-req GPA: 3.2-3.4 (depending on school)
                                      LORs: PT from outpatient clinic, Master's program advisor/prof, Principal Investigator of research lab
                                      GRE: 152 V, 154 Q, 4.5 AW
                                      Observation hours: 36 hours outpatient clinic
                                      Volunteer/Extra-curriculars: youth self-empowerment outreach program, coaching youth sports, Pre-Vet club, Block & Bridle club, Equestrian team rider & committee member, Women's rugby team captain

                                      Employment: Research technologist & lab manager in a cardiovascular stem cell and polycystic kidney disease research lab 6000 hours, Veterinary Technician 350 hours

                                      Honors/Accomplishments: 8 research journal publications, 2 abstract presentations at American Heart Assoc. conferences

                                      Interviews: Concordia-St. Paul, Mayo (alternate for interview), Iowa (alternate), Belmont (alternate)

                                      Waitlisted: U of Minnesota, Kansas Med Center, Northwestern, Cincinnati, UW-La Crosse

                                      Rejections: Rockhurst, Des Moines Univ., UW-Madison, Univ. of Washington, Texas Tech

                                      Acceptances: Clarke, Concordia-St. Paul (attending Fall 2021), Univ. of New England
                                       
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                                      cjc98

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                                      Feb 16, 2021
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                                        University: Loyola University of Chicago
                                        Major: Psychology
                                        Graduating GPA: 3.2
                                        Prereq GPA: 3.6-3.8 (depending on school)
                                        LOR: Outpatient Ortho PT, Outpatient Vestibular PT, Research Professor, Professor in Major, Employer
                                        GRE: 146V, 152Q, 3.0AW
                                        Observation hours: 126 Vestibular, 300+ Ortho, No inpatient (due to covid)
                                        Extracurriculars & Volunteer: Rehab Aide, CrossFit Coach (CF-L1), Weightlifting Coach (USAW-L1), Research Assistant, Hospital ER volunteer, Volunteered to help underserved community, Sorority leadership roles (planned philanthropy events), CPR & BLS certified

                                        Applied: Rosalind Franklin, Winston Salem State, Touro (Nevada), Creighton, University of Southern California (Residential), Northwestern, Duke, University of Iowa, Western U (Cali), High Point, Tufts, West Coast U, Midwestern (IL)

                                        Interview: Tufts (11/6), Western U (1/6), Rosalind Franklin (1/16), Creighton (1/22), High Point (2/5), West Coast U (2/22 - declined to interview)

                                        Waitlist: Rosalind Franklin, Tufts, High Point, Western U

                                        Rejection: Northwestern, Duke, University of Iowa, Midwestern

                                        Acceptance: Rosalind Franklin, Winston Salem State, Touro, University of Southern California, Creighton (will be attending Fall 2021)


                                        Good luck to everyone applying this upcoming cycle! I just want to encourage everyone who think they have lower stats. Anything is possible as I got accepted into multiple schools with them.
                                         
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                                          University: James Madison University
                                          Major: Kinesiology
                                          cGPA: 3.1
                                          pGPA: 3.68-3.8
                                          GRE: 300
                                          Experience: 5000+ hours in acute care, inpatient, and outpatient rehab. I was part of the ICU prone team during the pandemic- I was helping therapist prone sedated and intubated covid-19 patients. During this time I was involved in 5 code blues. IT WAS CRAZY! Volunteer soccer coach, volunteer tutor for refuge students.
                                          LOR: 1 from professor, 1 from the Virginia APTA Northern District director (PT), 2 PTs, and the Director of the Rehab department.

                                          I know my cumulative GPA is low, do you guys have any advice on what schools I should apply to or if I even have a chance of getting into any school?
                                           
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                                          dptG

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                                            cGPA: 3.7
                                            pGPA: 3.6-3.9
                                            GRE: 155 Q, 155V, 4.5 AW
                                            LOR: 2 professor, 2 PT
                                            Observation hours: 1200+ outpatient
                                            Applied to: USC, Chapman, CSLB, UCSF, Sac State, Northwestern, George Washington, University of Colorado, NAU, University of Washington, SDSU, CSUN
                                            Interview: GW (10/30)
                                            Accepted: Northwestern (10/1)
                                             
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                                            cameron.meteer

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                                              University: Brigham Young University-Idaho
                                              Major: Exercise Physiology
                                              cGPA/pGPA: 4.0
                                              GRE: 160V 158Q 4.0AW
                                              Observation Hours: 300+ outpatient
                                              LOR: 1 professor that I was TA and tutor for, 2 PTs
                                              Exp: Tutor/TA for ex phys, various other jobs, sports activities volunteer, participated in intramural sports, two year full-time missionary volunteer
                                              Applying: CSUN, CSULB, Sac State, CSU Fresno, NAU, TWU
                                               

                                              slownoise

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                                                Undergrad: UC Berkeley
                                                Major: Political Science, Minor in Public Health
                                                cGPA: 3.30-3.45 depending on how each school calculates
                                                pGPA: 4.0
                                                GRE: 157V 162Q 5.0AW
                                                Observation Hours: 2,000+ (pelvic health, outpatient ortho/sports, neuro peds, inpatient at SNF)
                                                LOR: 2 prereq class professors, 2 PTs, 1 research professor
                                                Experience: shadowed/worked in variety of PT settings, ergonomics research at UC Berkeley/UCSF, home care aide for client with cerebral palsy, leadership positions in college clubs, taught exercise class to seniors at SNF, non-profit experience, experience in grant writing
                                                Applying: USC, BU, Tufts, WesternU, West Coast, USAHS San Marcos, MCPHS, Azusa Pacific, Chapman, Mount St. Mary's, UCSF, UW, University of Illinois Chicago, George Washington University
                                                Interviews: Tufts, USAHS San Marcos, MCPHS, Azusa Pacific, UIC, GWU
                                                Accepted: Tufts 9/24, USAHS San Marcos 9/30

                                                I am a non-traditional applicant who decided to change careers at the end of my undergrad career. Was very lost/discouraged until I found my passion (hence the lower undergrad GPA), but decided to haul ass once I did. I know I can't change much of my past, but I have worked hard to get to where I am now and hope my applications reflect that...would love to connect with anyone who has an interest in neuro or pelvic health esp since I do not know have any friends applying. Any tips would be helpful!
                                                 
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                                                slownoise

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                                                1. Pre-Physical Therapy
                                                  University: James Madison University
                                                  Major: Kinesiology
                                                  cGPA: 3.1
                                                  pGPA: 3.68-3.8
                                                  GRE: 300
                                                  Experience: 5000+ hours in acute care, inpatient, and outpatient rehab. I was part of the ICU prone team during the pandemic- I was helping therapist prone sedated and intubated covid-19 patients. During this time I was involved in 5 code blues. IT WAS CRAZY! Volunteer soccer coach, volunteer tutor for refuge students.
                                                  LOR: 1 from professor, 1 from the Virginia APTA Northern District director (PT), 2 PTs, and the Director of the Rehab department.

                                                  I know my cumulative GPA is low, do you guys have any advice on what schools I should apply to or if I even have a chance of getting into any school?
                                                  I also have a lower cGPA, I would rec looking at schools that take the last 60 units for your GPA and definitely talk about your experiences in your personal statements/interviews!
                                                   

                                                  morg44

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                                                    Hi! I am currently applying and looking for some advice/support!
                                                    University: Quinnipiac University
                                                    Major: Health Sciences
                                                    Overall GPA: 3.16
                                                    Pre-Req GPA: 3.2
                                                    GRE: 296 (new GRE)

                                                    Extra-Curric: sorority (4 years), volunteering with Girls on the Run (fundraiser 4 years, practice help 2)

                                                    Volunteer: 70 volunteer PT observation hours, 200+ paid PT aide hours (hired at the place I shadowed), prior CSCS internship

                                                    Acceptances: haven't applied yet but applying to- Nova Southeastern, University of St Augustine, Stony Brook, Gannon, Dominican College, Rutgers, Kean, Seton Hall, and Florida Southern


                                                    Rejections: n/a

                                                    Interviews: n/a
                                                     

                                                    keishadpt

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                                                      University: The University of New Mexico
                                                      Major: Exercise Science
                                                      cGPA: 3.9
                                                      pGPA: 3.6-3.7 depending on school
                                                      GRE: 150V 147Q 4.0AW
                                                      Observation Hours: 3,000+ (Outpatient, Pediatrics, inpatient, sports specific )
                                                      LOR: 2 professors, 2 PTs
                                                      Experience: PT technician in outpatient orthopedic clinic, D1 athlete, team captain/leader, 100+ volunteer hours, student researcher + author in published article

                                                      Applying: NAU, ATSU, Midwestern (AZ), Franklin Pierce (AZ), USAHS- San Marcos, Fresno State, University of Washington

                                                      Interviews: ATSU ( 9/10) , Midwestern (10/8)

                                                      Acceptances: ATSU (9/17), St. Augustine- San Marcos (10/7), Midwestern University Glendale AZ (10/14)

                                                      I struggled to do well with the GRE but it kinda just goes to show that schools really do look for well rounded applicants.
                                                       
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                                                      CaptainTDPT

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                                                      Aug 14, 2021
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                                                      1. Pre-Physical Therapy
                                                        University: University of South Carolina
                                                        Major: Marketing and Management
                                                        Overall GPA: 3.2
                                                        Pre-Req GPA: 3.62 (currently finishing up my last 2 courses at my local community college)
                                                        GRE: 156V 146Q 4.0AW
                                                        LOR: 2 PTs (one is the clinic owner and the other has 10+ yrs experience) and 1 professor (Developmental psych)

                                                        I am a non-traditional student who worked at an insurance company for about a year and a half, and it drained the life out of me. So I decided it was time for a career change and chose to pursue PT! I was able to score a front desk position at an amazing outpatient ortho clinic and have loved every second of it, further confirming that PT is the career for me. I have relatively average/below average stats, but was blessed to get accepted on my first attempt at applying, so THERE IS HOPE!!

                                                        Extra-Curricular: Youth leader and band member for church, small group leader

                                                        Observation: Gained just over 100 hours of observation outside of any administrative duties at the clinic I work at (i.e. directly engaging with patient and PT, not standing behind the desk or performing work duties).

                                                        Acceptances: Charleston Southern University (9/27) SO PUMPED!!!

                                                        Interviews: Charleston Southern University (9/23)

                                                        Rejections: None so far

                                                        Pending: University of South Carolina, MUSC, Augusta University
                                                         

                                                        memooreDPT

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                                                        Sep 28, 2021
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                                                        1. Pre-Physical Therapy
                                                          Undergrad: The University of Alabama
                                                          Major: Microbiology
                                                          Overall GPA: 3.9
                                                          Pre-PT GPA: 4.0
                                                          Pre-req GPA: 3.0-3.5
                                                          GRE: *chose schools that didn't require it*

                                                          Employment:
                                                          Have worked as a server at a couple different restaurants all throughout college (5 years); had to pay my own way through college
                                                          Volunteer: camp counselor for UA 1831 camp, volunteered in disaster relief for Jacksonville tornados
                                                          Extracurricular: VP of Women's rugby club, member of a crossfit gym, member of American Society for Microbiology (club)** I couldn't do much extracurriculars because of intensive microbio classes as well as working 25+ hours a week**
                                                          Observation hours: Over 100 hours observing at Outpatient Clinic on campus for a year before the Pandemic hit--after that, I couldn't find anywhere that would let me shadow/work.

                                                          Applying to: Northwestern University, University of Alabama at Birmingham (resident), University of Miami, and University of Colorado

                                                          ** the soft deadline for UAB is October 1st and the firm deadline is November 1st, with rolling admissions starting on October 1st... and I'll be submitting my application probably in the next few days, right before the soft deadline. Do ya'll think I'll still have a chance of getting accepted? :( I'm worried that the class will fill up before they even get to my application...
                                                           

                                                          ski789

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                                                            University: UW Madison
                                                            Major: Neurobiology
                                                            Overall GPA: 3.6
                                                            Pre-Req GPA: 3.5
                                                            GRE: 161 verbal 160 quantitative 4.5 writing

                                                            Extra-Curric: art club president, varsity tennis, sorority philanthropy chair, worked in clinical research for 2 years and have a few publications, currently working in pediatric PT clinic

                                                            Volunteer: hospital volunteer providing services to prevent delirium with elderly patients

                                                            Acceptances: UW La Crosse, University of Minnesota, UW Stevens point

                                                            Rejections:

                                                            Interviews: Mayo, Concordia

                                                            Waiting to hear back from UW Milwaukee and Madison and that is all of the schools I applied to!
                                                             

                                                            thegresucks

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                                                              Undergrad: UCF
                                                              Major: health sciences
                                                              cGPA: 3.95 pGPA: 3.8-4.0
                                                              GRE: 152v, 148q, 4aw

                                                              Observation hours:
                                                              • ortho/sports: 94 -
                                                              • geriatric & neuro: 12
                                                              Work:
                                                              • cashier at Lowe’s
                                                              • program assistant at a school for kids with motor and cognitive disabilities
                                                              Extracurricular:
                                                              • volunteer with my schools sports med athletic trainers (football)
                                                              • learning assistant for bio class
                                                              • intern at same school listed above
                                                              • undergrad researcher in a parasite manipulation lab
                                                              Applying: UCF, UF, UNF, FGCU, FAMU, USF, Nova (Ft. Lauderdale), and St. Augustine

                                                              Interviews: none yet

                                                              Acceptances: St. Augustine, FAMU

                                                              Rejections: non yet
                                                               
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                                                              spt2025

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                                                              Sep 14, 2021
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                                                              2. Pre-Physical Therapy
                                                                Posting this for past me who was looking through trying to find someone with stats like mine.
                                                                Rutgers University

                                                                Major: Exercise Science



                                                                cGPA: 3.45

                                                                pGPA: 3.44

                                                                GRE: 156V/157Q/5AW



                                                                Observation Hours:

                                                                1350 Outpatient Orthopedic

                                                                250 Pelvic Floor



                                                                Other Hours:

                                                                50 Hospital Volunteer

                                                                30 Pediatrician Shadowing



                                                                Extracurricular:

                                                                Dance Team

                                                                Kinesiology Club

                                                                Religious Club



                                                                Applied: UM, FGCU, USA Miami, Nova Southeastern, FIU, HPU, Thomas Jefferson, Widener, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Kean



                                                                Interviews: HPU (9/9), FIU (9/30), UM (10/1), Rutgers (10/22 - declined), Kean (10/29 - declined, FGCU (11/4), Widener (11/19)



                                                                Waitlisted: Thomas Jefferson



                                                                Accepted: USA (8/25), HPU (9/21), UM (10/6 - attending)

                                                                I wanted to emphasize that GPA and GRE isn’t everything. Be passionate about physical therapy, be passionate about the schools you’re applying to and make yourself stand out in other ways. Good luck everyone!
                                                                 

                                                                thegresucks

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                                                                Sep 18, 2021
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                                                                1. Pre-Physical Therapy
                                                                  Posting this for past me who was looking through trying to find someone with stats like mine.
                                                                  Rutgers University

                                                                  Major: Exercise Science



                                                                  cGPA: 3.45

                                                                  pGPA: 3.44

                                                                  GRE: 156V/157Q/5AW



                                                                  Observation Hours:

                                                                  1350 Outpatient Orthopedic

                                                                  250 Pelvic Floor



                                                                  Other Hours:

                                                                  50 Hospital Volunteer

                                                                  30 Pediatrician Shadowing



                                                                  Extracurricular:

                                                                  Dance Team

                                                                  Kinesiology Club

                                                                  Religious Club



                                                                  Applied: UM, FGCU, USA Miami, Nova Southeastern, FIU, HPU, Thomas Jefferson, Widener, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Kean



                                                                  Interviews: HPU (9/9), FIU (9/30), UM (10/1), Rutgers (10/22 - declined), Kean (10/29 - declined, FGCU (11/4), Widener (11/19)



                                                                  Waitlisted: Thomas Jefferson



                                                                  Accepted: USA (8/25), HPU (9/21), UM (10/6 - attending)

                                                                  I wanted to emphasize that GPA and GRE isn’t everything. Be passionate about physical therapy, be passionate about the schools you’re applying to and make yourself stand out in other ways. Good luck everyone!
                                                                  when did you hear form fgcu ?
                                                                   

                                                                  Al122DPT

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                                                                  Oct 11, 2021
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                                                                    University: University of Central Florida
                                                                    Major: Health Sciences
                                                                    Overall GPA: 3.54
                                                                    Pre-Req GPA: 3.3 - 3.5 depending on the program
                                                                    Last 70 credits GPA: 3.73
                                                                    GRE
                                                                    : 153V 153Q 4.0AW
                                                                    LOR: 2 from PTs and 2 from professors (1 a physics professor)

                                                                    Observation Hours: 377 Outpatient (at 2 clinics) and 32 Acute Care

                                                                    Volunteer/Extracurriculars: -U9 kids head coach for a summer
                                                                    -Rehab aide at a clinic that provides treatment for people without health insurance (separate from observation hours)
                                                                    - Volunteered abroad for a week in Peru in a healthcare project where I took vitals and assisted in mass COVID vaccination . sites

                                                                    Employment: -Cashier/Server at restaurant for 4 years
                                                                    - Got hired to work as a rehab technician at one of the clinics I shadowed at
                                                                    - Nighttime office/clinic cleaner for almost 2 years, still ongoing (It is my parent's business)

                                                                    Applied: Arcadia, FGCU, FIU, Gannon Ruskin, NOVA Southeastern, South College, UCF, UNF, USF, Methodist, Widener, Wingate, St.Augustine, Advent Health

                                                                    Interviews: Methodist (10/12), Widener (declined)

                                                                    Accepted: Methodist (10/14), Arcadia (10/21)
                                                                    I submitted my applications on September 9th so I know it's still pretty early. I am open to hearing your guy's opinions on my application and chances of getting accepted in some of these programs! Thank you!
                                                                     
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                                                                    yezziree

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                                                                    Oct 7, 2021
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                                                                    1. Pre-Physical Therapy
                                                                      University: University of Central Florida
                                                                      Major: Health Sciences
                                                                      Overall GPA: 3.54
                                                                      Pre-Req GPA: 3.3 - 3.5 depending on the program
                                                                      Last 70 credits GPA: 3.73
                                                                      GRE
                                                                      : 153V 153Q 4.0AW
                                                                      LOR: 2 from PTs and 2 from professors (1 a physics professor)

                                                                      Observation Hours: 377 Outpatient (at 2 clinics) and 32 Acute Care

                                                                      Volunteer/Extracurriculars: -U9 kids head coach for a summer
                                                                      -Rehab aide at a clinic that provides treatment for people without health insurance (separate from observation hours)
                                                                      - Volunteered abroad for a week in Peru in a healthcare project where I took vitals and assisted in mass COVID vaccination . sites

                                                                      Employment: -Cashier/Server at restaurant for 4 years
                                                                      - Got hired to work as a rehab technician at one of the clinics I shadowed at
                                                                      - Nighttime office/clinic cleaner for almost 2 years, still ongoing (It is my parent's business)

                                                                      Applied: Arcadia, FGCU, FIU, Gannon Ruskin, NOVA Southeastern, South College, UCF, UNF, USF, Methodist, Widener, Wingate, St.Augustine, Advent Health

                                                                      Interviews: Methodist (10/12), Widener (11/18)

                                                                      I submitted my applications on September 9th so I know it's still pretty early. I am open to hearing your guy's opinions on my application and chances of getting accepted in some of this programs! Thank you!
                                                                      Congrats on your interviews! You have a great and well-rounded application! I actually applied to widener on 9/8 and have very similar stats as you besides having less observation hours. Did you apply exactly on 9/9, and do you mind if I ask when you got the interview invite? Just waiting and getting anxious!
                                                                       

                                                                      Al122DPT

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                                                                        Congrats on your interviews! You have a great and well-rounded application! I actually applied to widener on 9/8 and have very similar stats as you besides having less observation hours. Did you apply exactly on 9/9, and do you mind if I ask when you got the interview invite? Just waiting and getting anxious!
                                                                        Thank you! Yea hours were tough to get because of COVID so I am sure most people don't have a huge amount. I just double checked and it was actually on 9/10 and my application got verified like 4 days later. They emailed me for an interview on 9/28. It is still really early so I am still waiting on other schools and I am sure you'll hear from them in the following months too! Good luck!
                                                                         

                                                                        rollusa58

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                                                                          University: Pepperdine University
                                                                          Major: Sports Med B.S.
                                                                          GPA: 3.93
                                                                          pre-req GPA: 3.90
                                                                          GRE: 162V, 157Q, 6AW
                                                                          EC: human physiology TA (1.5 years), VP of sorority (1.5 years), integrative sports medicine intern (4 months), PT aide (10 months), club hockey team, transfer student mentor, running club, film club
                                                                          Honors: deans list, regents scholar, summa cum laude
                                                                          Certifications: BLS (cpr and aed), AHA first aid
                                                                          Hours: 388 outpatient ortho (PT aide), 100 inpatient acute rehab (volunteer)
                                                                          LOR: 1 professor, 1 professor I TAed for, 1 PT (clinic owner)

                                                                          Applied: Northwestern, UW Madison, Ohio State, Northeastern, Boston U, Duke, USC (southern cali), NAU, University of Pittsburgh, University of Delaware, Sacred Heart, NYU, USC (south carolina)
                                                                          Interviews: Delaware, Sacred Heart (declined)
                                                                          Accepted: Northwestern (10/1)
                                                                          Rejected:
                                                                           
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                                                                          slownoise

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                                                                          1. Pre-Physical Therapy
                                                                            Posting this for past me who was looking through trying to find someone with stats like mine.
                                                                            Rutgers University

                                                                            Major: Exercise Science



                                                                            cGPA: 3.45

                                                                            pGPA: 3.44

                                                                            GRE: 156V/157Q/5AW



                                                                            Observation Hours:

                                                                            1350 Outpatient Orthopedic

                                                                            250 Pelvic Floor



                                                                            Other Hours:

                                                                            50 Hospital Volunteer

                                                                            30 Pediatrician Shadowing



                                                                            Extracurricular:

                                                                            Dance Team

                                                                            Kinesiology Club

                                                                            Religious Club



                                                                            Applied: UM, FGCU, USA Miami, Nova Southeastern, FIU, HPU, Thomas Jefferson, Widener, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Kean



                                                                            Interviews: HPU (9/9), FIU (9/30), UM (10/1), Rutgers (10/22 - declined), Kean (10/29 - declined, FGCU (11/4), Widener (11/19)



                                                                            Waitlisted: Thomas Jefferson



                                                                            Accepted: USA (8/25), HPU (9/21), UM (10/6 - attending)

                                                                            I wanted to emphasize that GPA and GRE isn’t everything. Be passionate about physical therapy, be passionate about the schools you’re applying to and make yourself stand out in other ways. Good luck everyone!
                                                                            hey it's so great to see another person with experience in pelvic floor PT! congrats on your acceptance and can't wait to call you a colleague :)
                                                                             
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