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General Admissions & OTCAS Texas OT applicants 2018/2019

Discussion in 'Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ]' started by OTmamallama, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. OTmamallama

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    Hi!! After stalking the Texas thread that was created last year, I thought I would create one for this application cycle. Let's share stats, schools applied to, and interview information!

    My stats:
    Overal GPA: 3.38
    Last 60 hours: 3.84
    Pre req GPA: 4.0
    GRE: V. 154 Q 138
    Still waiting on writing. Planning on retaking because of my awful Quantitative score
    Volunteer Hours- 1,000 Hill Country CASA, 500 Alkek PTO
    Shadowing - 300 pediatric, 40 outpatient rehab
    LORS- 2 OT, 2 professors

    I'm applying to UTHCSA, TWU Denton, and St. Augustine.
     
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  3. @OT97

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    Overall GPA: 3.77
    Prerequisite GPA: 3.75
    Last 60 Hrs GPA: 3.80
    GRE: V 151, Q 153, W 3.5
    Observation Hours: 100 Outpatient Rehab, 36 Mental Health, Pending on School Setting
    LORS: 1 HS Teacher, 1 OT, 1 Uni Professor
    Applying: TTUHSC, UTEP, TWU, ACU
     
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  4. otarod01

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    ***2nd time applying, applying to 3 schools this time. Applied too late last year and to only one school. I am applying to one school in Texas but from Cali.***

    Undergrad
    : California State Univ San Bernardino (CSUSB)
    Major: Kinesiology
    Overall GPA: 3.2-3.3
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.4-3.5
    GRE: 145-Q 140-V 3.5-AW
    Extra-Curricular: Volunteered at Kaiser Permanente hospital for 3 years, Volunteered at Loma Linda for 2 years, Currently volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, was in KSA (Kinesiology Student Assoc) for 2 years in Undergrad. Participated in Disability Sports Festival. Participates in Relay for Life every year (for the past 17 years)
    Observation: 115 hours, 3 different settings (Neuro, Hand therapy, Stroke, ALS, MS, Spinal Cord Injury)
    LOR: 3 OTR, 1 Dean of Academic Affairs/ Professor

    Schools Applying To: Loma Linda Univ, UT Health San Antonio, Univ of St Augustine (San Marcos location)

    Interviews:
    Acceptances:
    Waitlist:

    Declined:
     
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  5. otarod01

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    Have you heard back from any schools yet as far as an interview?
     
  6. OTmamallama

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    I haven't applied yet. Putting the finishing touches on my application now. Have you heard back?
     
  7. otarod01

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    I submitted my application to OTCA's 8/31, I choose the professional transcript entry (which should be done by this week) and then it will hopefully get sent and verified by next week
     
  8. Baileytexas

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    Undergrad: Angelo State University
    Major: Exercise Science
    GPA: 3.81
    Prereq GPA: 4.0
    GRE: V: 150 Q: 148 W: 3.5
    Extracurricular: College Athlete (3 yr), Soup Kitchen Volunteer, Young Life Volunteer, Pregnancy Help Center Volunteer, Special Olympics Baseball Coach, Kiwanis Club Children’s Fair...
    Observation Hours:
    113 in outpatient hand therapy, outpatient neuro, skilled nursing, and inpatient.
    LORS: 1 OT, 2 Professors, 1 Employer

    Applied to: Texas Tech, ACU, and TWU
     
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  9. hopefulOTapplicant

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    Current first year OT student at ACU. A great program! Highly recommend
     
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  10. Baileytexas

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    Do they offer any scholarships or financial aid?
     
  11. hopefulOTapplicant

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    There are no scholarships for OT directly from ACU but you will get a list of scholarships through AOTA and TOTA that you can apply for. I personally used the grad plus loan and it has covered everything for the school year
     
  12. delta-ot

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    I hope you get in to all your choices! Your stats sound pretty impressive :)
    I am in the process of applying and I'm curious about my chances of getting into OT school as well.

    My Stats:
    Major: Health Psychology, minor in Child Welfare
    Cumulative GPA: 3.35
    Pre-Req GPA: 3.4-3.7 (not including one pre-req I am taking this fall)
    GRE: V: 144 Q: 140 W: 3.5 (retaking in a week)

    Extracurricular: Circle K International, Active Minds, Psi Chi Honor Society, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.-committee chairperson, Intramural volleyball player, mentor to middle school-aged students,10 months experience as a Rehab Therapy Tech, 140 shadowing hours at an inpatient rehab hospital, 16 shadowing hours at outpatient pediatric clinic, and I have worked in 4 different hospital settings over the last 2 years

    Letters of Rec: From 1 OT and 1 academic advisor, and 1 past supervisor

    Applying to TWU (submitted), University of Saint Augustine-Austin, TTU, UTMB (submitted), and Howard University

    I know my cumulative GPA is not all that great but do I have a good chance of being considered as well??
     
  13. Yorit06

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    Hey Guys! This will be my third year applying for OT. The first year I made the mistake of only applying to one school. Last year I got an interview at 2/5 schools I applied to, and only got waitlisted for one. Here are my stats.

    Undergrad: University of Central Arkansas
    Major: Sociology
    Minor: Psychology
    Overall GPA: Waiting for OTCAS to calculate my cumulative
    Last 60 hours GPA: 3.5
    Pre-req GPA 3.7-4.0 depending on school

    I presented research @ the College of Liberal Arts Symposium, made the deans list several times, received a few scholarships

    GRE: 145V 145Q 4W (I know it's not great, but that is my second attempt and I only raised it by 3 points)

    Volunteer: Observation hours in outpatient pediatrics, outpatient hand therapy, inpatient rehab (120 hours total)

    Letters of Rec: 2 Professors with PhD's, 2 Occupational Therapists, 1 Medical doctor I've worked for the past 5 years

    Work experience: I've worked in a hospital setting for 5 years doing sleep studies on a diverse population. I have also been a clinical instructor for our sleep tech students currently enrolled in our program for just as long.

    Schools I'm applying to: Georgia State University, University of Central Arkansas, Texas Tech, TWU, Maryville, University of South Alabama, University of OK Health Sciences Center, Washington University, AT Still University, Howard University, Tennessee State University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of St Augustine **also open to other schools if you know of some good ones, preferably Masters level since I will have to pay out of state tuition***

    I'm also open to recommendations on how to make my application more competitive! If you have any interview questions that you would like to share feel free. I really want to get in this year so I am all ears!!
     
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  14. otarod01

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    I wish I could apply to as many schools as you have. Finances and money has been tight but applied to 3 schools this year. Honestly you have a strong application! I'm sure you will get in this year!
     
  15. Yorit06

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    I think when OTCAS does my cumulative it’s gonna knock me out of some schools cumulative GPA wise. I’m hoping I find out this week.


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  16. otarod01

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    Some schools calculate their own GPA and do not go off of OTCA's. I called the school I am most interested in and they stated OTCA's calculates it different and that they have their own method. I would call the schools you are most interested in and see if they do something different. They don't go in depth on how they calculate it, just that it's different.
     
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    Has anyone heard from UT Health San Antonio as far as an interview?
     

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