Hello everyone, I'm 23 years old undergraduate student from Taiwan who just finished the Russian major degree and got the green card. Now I just feel like I'm swimming in the darkest place in the ocean losing direction... could you be my lighthouse? I have a certificate B2 level of Russian language and got overall GPA a little bit higher than 3.9 in university. I was exchanged student in Peking University and studied in Moscow university's language center for 1 year. In the last year of uni. I represented Taiwan participating the Translation and Interpreting of Russian language in mainland China. I think that I had good experience in college, but... I don't know if it can provide me an advantage to get in an OT school? In the beginning, I was considering OT schools in Texas, like UTEP, TTUH, TWU...( because I heard that TX is cheap to live and the average salary for OT is not bad) Suddenly I found this forum and saw so many candidates who have a high pre-req GPA, GRE, and tons of volunteer hours. It really freaks me out... I really worry that maybe I won't have any chance to get in any OT school. I still have time to prepare for GRE and improve my English, but I don't think that I can do it as great as everyone did...I think the result of GRE maybe around 290,300 and AW3~3.5 ( average score for Taiwan students) and I'm not sure that there will be a hospital or clinic which is willing to give me a chance to be the volunteer notwithstanding I can't fluently speak English. I got about 60 volunteer hours in a nursing house, although I had a really nice relationship with nursing house's elder members and PTs there( In Taiwan often PT need to handle OT's job at the same time..), again I think that it maybe can't really help me, especially there are only PTs... As a result, I start to check OT schools which are on the bottom of the US NEWS OT schools ranking list, like New York Institute of Technology or Western New Mexico University, and surprisingly, I found that almost every school has more than 95% passing NBCOT rate. What is the difference between the high raking or low-ranking OT schools? Do I have a chance to get in a low ranking OT school and have a good job? About pre-req, I'm still struggling to take the pre-req in Taiwan or community college in the US. In Taiwan, it will be cheaper and maybe I can get higher GPA, in the US I can improve my English and maybe seek the chance to become in-state student latter( but I think it will be hard in states like Texas because I won't have a full-time job) All I want is to evenly finish the program, get a presentable job and maybe can earn money to afford my parent's trip around the world( I was a spoiled child, they really did a lot for me, I hope that they can retire and have a lavish life latter). Could you give me an advice? Think you!