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

Discussion in 'Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ]' started by Elbrus, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Yorit06

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    If you scroll up a little they have already been posted. I’m sure you didn’t see it, just letting you know bc I looked as well!


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  3. aspiringot96

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    hey, did you get an OT to sign off on ALL of your hours because for one place, I didn't.
     
  4. occupationaltherapist2018

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    Please help !
    Psychology major/ public health minor
    GPA: 3.04
    Prerequisite GPA: 3.2/3.3

    Observation hours: 50 in private gym, 27 in hand, 7 in geriatrics, 22 in elementary school

    Extracurriculars: intern for occupational therapist in a preschool, youth mentor, tutored English in Italy, Red Cross club, educational opportunity funding scholar (low income, first generation college student), student services scholar
    Work experience: library assistant (2 years), camp counselor for adults and children with disabilities, starbucks barista (2 years - full time during college), waitress, community support professional for adults with disabilities (currently)
    LOR: 1 OT, academic advisor and my current boss

    My personal statement is REALLY good and I know the OT wrote a really good reccomendation too

    Applied: Texas tech, university New England, NYU and Columbia (3rd choice) , Kean(1st choice), LIU Brooklyn, Hofstra, Brenau, American International College, Alvernia (weekend program), Downstate (2nd choice), Dyouville,

    Interviews:
    Acceptances:
    Waitlisted:

    I know this is a lot of schools but my GPA has my really worried , if it wasn’t so low I feel like I’d have a better chance. I discussed the reasoning about it, a tiny bit in my personal statement but not a lot
     
  5. LiciousOT

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    We have very similar stats. Wishing you the best of luck. I am also worried as well. But i’m hoping my personal statement and my letters really help me as well. I’m so nervous.
     
  6. Kroot96

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    Hi everyone! I had a question about the personal statement on otcas. Should it be doubled spaced and should we include our name at the top?
     
  7. Yorit06

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    I double spaced mine, but I’m used to doing everything in APA, so it’s just habit. I think it’s just personal preference. I don’t think putting your name on it is necessary since it’s just one of many pages in your application when it gets sent through to the programs. Also, some schools have a maximum word count for the essay, and I just wouldn’t want them accidentally counting my name as an extra two words.


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  8. occupationaltherapist2018

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    What schools did you apply to?
     
  9. LiciousOT

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    Texas Tech
    UTMB
    TWU
    AT STILL
    Howard
    I’m thinking about to applying to a couple of more. Wbu?
     
  10. NikkieOT

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    Hey everyone! Anyone know what my chances are/what schools give good scholarships?

    University: Brandeis University
    Major: Neuroscience
    Overall GPA: ~3.9
    Pre-req GPA: 4.0
    GRE: 165Q/ 160V/ 5W

    Observation: 78 hours (geriatric nursing home, pediatric outpatient, inpatient neuro, outpatient hand)
    Work: Day camp activity instructor, tutor
    Volunteer: ASD Playgroup volunteer
    Leadership: Social Media Director for Archery Team
    Research: Cognitive Aging Lab undergrad research assistant
    Honors: Psi Chi Psychology honor society, honor roll every semester
    LOR: 1 from PI of Lab, 1 from place I observed, 1 from former employer

    Applied: NYU, Kean, Seton Hall, Tufts, MGH, Thomas Jefferson, UNE, Sacred Heart
    Interviews: TJU (10/26)
    Acceptances:
     
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  11. MCforOT

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    Hey everyone! I have been visiting this site for about two years and it's exciting to finally be applying to schools. Still trying to decide whether I should apply to more school because my GRE scores has me worried. Here's my stats:

    University: George Mason University
    Major:
    Kinesiology w/ minor in psychology
    Overall GPA:
    3.64 (OTCAS)
    Pre-Req GPA:
    3.7 - 3.8 (depending on the program)
    GRE:
    Q 145 V 153 AW 4.0 (extremely worried about my scores)

    Work Experience:
    Currently working full-time at a pediatric center for Autism. I work as a tutor/aid to children with Autism who are non-verbal. In the past, I have done many long term internships as a physical trainer in sports performance gyms.

    Observation:
    275 total hours. (200 in a pediatric setting and 75 in an outpatient hand therapy setting)

    References:
    2 OTs, 1 internship supervisor, 1 employer

    Applied: VCU, James Madison University, Shenandoah University (both campuses), Nova Southeastern University, University of St. Augustine (st.augustine and miami campus), Texas Tech, and Davenport University (might apply to two more schools but haven’t decided yet)

    Acceptances: n/a

    Rejections:
    n/a

    Interviews:
    n/a

    Good luck to everyone!
     
  12. SCOT2017

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    I submitted my OTCAS application Oct. 6. Did anyone else submit during this time? This is my second year applying and last year it took my application a day to be verified. Just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.
     
  13. zazzy8

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    I submitted on Oct. 13th and was verified on the 15th.
     
  14. preot93

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    University: Indiana University
    Major:
    Exercise Science, Minor in Psychology
    Overall GPA:
    3.6 (OTCAS)
    Pre-Req GPA:
    3.67 - 3.85 (depending on the program)
    GRE: 1)
    Q 155 V152 AW 3.0 2) Q 151 V 156 AW 4.0

    Work Experience:
    2 years as an ABA Therapist, 3 years as an Undergraduate Instructor for an introductory computer science course, 4 years as a library assistant

    Observation:
    8 hours acute care, 30 hours outpatient - adult rehab, 7.5 hours outpatient pediatrics, 34 hours early intervention/outpatient pediatrics; in addition, volunteered at children's therapy clinic for 105 hours

    References:
    1 OT, 1 employer, 1 professor

    Applied: IUPUI, Indiana State, Salus, Chatham, Rush, Washington University

    Acceptances: n/a

    Rejections:
    n/a

    Interviews:
    Indiana State (notified 10/17), Salus (notified 10/3)
     
  15. OTsophie

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    Goodluck! I am currently at Mason and am applying next year. You're stats look pretty great!
     
  16. OTsophie

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    Don't worry! I know many people who have gotten in a program with a 3.0. You have great extracurricular activities, and I would recommend to use this to your advantage and discuss this during your interviews.
     

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