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Hello, thank you for sharing your stats! If you don’t mind can I ask you where did you shadow for the aquatic therapy setting? I’m really interested in shadowing aquatic therapy setting but I’m not sure which facilities offer aquatic therapy.Hi there, I was an applicant for this past cycle and applied to three of the schools you listed (I'm assuming Midwestern in Downers Grove and not the one in Arizona). These are my stats for when I applied:
University: Northern Illinois University
Major: Biological Sciences
Overall GPA: 3.72 from PTCAS
Pre-Req GPA: 3.70-3.75 depending on the school.
GRE: V-149 / Q-146 / AW - 4.5
Extra-Curric: Employment with Kohl's (2,200+ hours), Seasonal employment at Meijer (280 hours), BLS Provider Certification, Adult and Pediatric First Aid / CPR / AED Certification. I also have 400-500+ hours working as a rehabilitation aide, but it wanted me to include experiences non-pt related here.
Hours: 600+ hours from both shadowing and working at an outpatient orthopedic setting (400-500+ are from working, 170 are from shadowing), 17 hours at a pediatric setting, 25 hours at an aquatic therapy setting, 17 hours at a private outpatient orthopedic setting, and 18 hours at a skilled nursing facility.
LORs: 1 from a PT who I've shadowed and currently work with, 1 from a PT who is also the assistant facility manager where I work, and 1 from a professor at NIU who is the anatomy lab director.
Acceptances: Carroll University
Applied: NIU, Midwestern-Downers Grove, Rosalind Franklin, UIC, and Carroll University (no interview required for these last two)
Waitlist: NIU (low on ranked waitlist and class was full)
Rejections: UIC, Midwestern-Downers Grove, Rosalind Franklin
Interviews: Midwestern-Downers Grove, NIU, and Rosalind Franklin
I believe that many of these rejections came from my low GRE score and lack of volunteering, research, extracurriculars, etc. It could be anything though, including the interview or other parts of the application such as the personal statement.
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about these schools and how their application process went for me, and I'll share what I know if I can answer it.
Hello, thank you for sharing your stats! If you don’t mind can I ask you where did you shadow for the aquatic therapy setting? I’m really interested in shadowing aquatic therapy setting but I’m not sure which facilities offer aquatic therapy.