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Hey guys I am planning on applying to the US Army Baylor DPT program this cohort and I was hoping to get some information/advice from a current student. I am curious what a typical day of classes are like, how many students tend to apply, and the whole housing situation. I have met with both an Army and Navy recruiter to go over the application process, and my main concern was GRE since my 151 verbal is below the 152 minimum. I was told that since I have above 300 that it should not be an issue, but can someone confirm that for me? I have also included my full stats for application, if there is anything else that stands out that I should improve on could someone please let me know? Thanks

Undergrad: Ithaca College
Major: Clinical Exercise Science
Overall Cumulative GPA: 3.51 (including transfer credits)
Pre-Req GPA: 3.69 (approximately)
GRE: V 151, Q 153, AWA 4.5
Observation: 100 Hours directly with PT at EXOS, but 700 total (Worked as a Performance Specialist Intern rehabbing injured Special Operatives), in the process of completing 200 VA Hospital inpatient hours, and I currently have another 70 outpatient hours outside of EXOS. I am a PT Aide so that 70 is going to be a lot more once I start the PTCAs.
Extra Curricular: NSCA-CSCS, ACSM-CPT, CPR/AED, I.C. Club Rugby, Local Men's Rugby team player, Part Time PT Aide, Part Time Strength & Conditioning Coach
 

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You'll need to retake the GRE. Here's the exact wording from the admissions site:
  • Must complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) including the analytical writing portion. Applicants selected to attend our program must achieve a cumulative GRE score of 300 (GRE Quantitative + GRE Verbal score) with the GRE Quantitative score of 148 or above and GRE Verbal of 152 or above. GRE Analytical Writing score must be 3.5 or above.
To be honest just getting the minimum probably won't get your application looked at too closely. I think last year's class had an average score of 314. This year's class is still in the middle of being notified, but so far it looks like this class may be even more competitive so I wouldn't be surprised to see that number go up a bit. There are some people with awesome stats that are being waitlisted. You have some awesome experience and they tend look at the whole person, but they GRE and GPA still major factors.
 

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Hey guys I am planning on applying to the US Army Baylor DPT program this cohort and I was hoping to get some information/advice from a current student. I am curious what a typical day of classes are like, how many students tend to apply, and the whole housing situation. I have met with both an Army and Navy recruiter to go over the application process, and my main concern was GRE since my 151 verbal is below the 152 minimum. I was told that since I have above 300 that it should not be an issue, but can someone confirm that for me? I have also included my full stats for application, if there is anything else that stands out that I should improve on could someone please let me know? Thanks

Undergrad: Ithaca College
Major: Clinical Exercise Science
Overall Cumulative GPA: 3.51 (including transfer credits)
Pre-Req GPA: 3.69 (approximately)
GRE: V 151, Q 153, AWA 4.5
Observation: 100 Hours directly with PT at EXOS, but 700 total (Worked as a Performance Specialist Intern rehabbing injured Special Operatives), in the process of completing 200 VA Hospital inpatient hours, and I currently have another 70 outpatient hours outside of EXOS. I am a PT Aide so that 70 is going to be a lot more once I start the PTCAs.
Extra Curricular: NSCA-CSCS, ACSM-CPT, CPR/AED, I.C. Club Rugby, Local Men's Rugby team player, Part Time PT Aide, Part Time Strength & Conditioning Coach
Hey guys I am planning on applying to the US Army Baylor DPT program this cohort and I was hoping to get some information/advice from a current student. I am curious what a typical day of classes are like, how many students tend to apply, and the whole housing situation. I have met with both an Army and Navy recruiter to go over the application process, and my main concern was GRE since my 151 verbal is below the 152 minimum. I was told that since I have above 300 that it should not be an issue, but can someone confirm that for me? I have also included my full stats for application, if there is anything else that stands out that I should improve on could someone please let me know? Thanks

Undergrad: Ithaca College
Major: Clinical Exercise Science
Overall Cumulative GPA: 3.51 (including transfer credits)
Pre-Req GPA: 3.69 (approximately)
GRE: V 151, Q 153, AWA 4.5
Observation: 100 Hours directly with PT at EXOS, but 700 total (Worked as a Performance Specialist Intern rehabbing injured Special Operatives), in the process of completing 200 VA Hospital inpatient hours, and I currently have another 70 outpatient hours outside of EXOS. I am a PT Aide so that 70 is going to be a lot more once I start the PTCAs.
Extra Curricular: NSCA-CSCS, ACSM-CPT, CPR/AED, I.C. Club Rugby, Local Men's Rugby team player, Part Time PT Aide, Part Time Strength & Conditioning Coach

Hello, we're glad that you're interested and you appear to have a good amount of experience. Students will have classes for 26 hours this week and a regional practical exam on the hip and a written exam on Friday--so the schedule is pretty full. In the 2015-2016 admission cycle, 360 verified applications were received. Higher scores on the GRE are generally more competitive.
Our applicants are screened for academic potential and leadership potential. We are seeking the best future physical therapists and officers. Please review our website at www.baylor.edu/graduate/pt for all information regarding our program as well as several FAQs. The US Army-Baylor Univ DPT program produces leaders in the field of PT and provides an excellent education with the best value in the country.
 

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Hello, we're glad that you're interested and you appear to have a good amount of experience. Students will have classes for 26 hours this week and a regional practical exam on the hip and a written exam on Friday--so the schedule is pretty full. In the 2015-2016 admission cycle, 360 verified applications were received. Higher scores on the GRE are generally more competitive.
Our applicants are screened for academic potential and leadership potential. We are seeking the best future physical therapists and officers. Please review our website at www.baylor.edu/graduate/pt for all information regarding our program as well as several FAQs. The US Army-Baylor Univ DPT program produces leaders in the field of PT and provides an excellent education with the best value in the country.


Thank you for your input. Do you believe that my GRE is of concern? I was told by a few recruiters that, as the requirement says above 300, as long as I am above 300 that I am fine and that having a 151 verbal and not a 152 would not disqualify my application.
 

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Thank you for your input. Do you believe that my GRE is of concern? I was told by a few recruiters that, as the requirement says above 300, as long as I am above 300 that I am fine and that having a 151 verbal and not a 152 would not disqualify my application.
The GRE is of concern and I recommend you retake it and shoot for a better score.
Thank you for your input. Do you believe that my GRE is of concern? I was told by a few recruiters that, as the requirement says above 300, as long as I am above 300 that I am fine and that having a 151 verbal and not a 152 would not disqualify my application.

The GREV of 151 would have disqualified you in the 2015-2016 admit cycle, it won't in the 2016-2017 upcoming cycle. However, if you want to be competitive, you'll see that you'll need a higher score than 151.
Thank you for your input. Do you believe that my GRE is of concern? I was told by a few recruiters that, as the requirement says above 300, as long as I am above 300 that I am fine and that having a 151 verbal and not a 152 would not disqualify my application.

I would advise you to retake the exam and raise the score, particularly on Verbal. Higher scores are generally more competitive applicants.
 

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The GRE is of concern and I recommend you retake it and shoot for a better score.


The GREV of 151 would have disqualified you in the 2015-2016 admit cycle, it won't in the 2016-2017 upcoming cycle. However, if you want to be competitive, you'll see that you'll need a higher score than 151.


I would advise you to retake the exam and raise the score, particularly on Verbal. Higher scores are generally more competitive applicants.

Can you please explain what you mean by a 151 GREV not disqualifying applicants for the 2016-2017 cycle? Is the program changing it's requirements?
 

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Can you please explain what you mean by a 151 GREV not disqualifying applicants for the 2016-2017 cycle? Is the program changing it's requirements?

We have made the GRE Verbal of 152 a recommendation rather than a requirement. This was based upon analysis of historical data. We have updated our website. All applicants who went to the selection board this year met the requirement. Exceeding the requirement does not indicate selection, only competitiveness.
 

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@tcpt Do you know if the new relaxed regulations on tattoos apply to officers as well. I am a prior enlisted Marine and have a few service related tattoos that extend to just above the elbow.
 

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@tcpt Do you know if the new relaxed regulations on tattoos apply to officers as well. I am a prior enlisted Marine and have a few service related tattoos that extend to just above the elbow.
Best bet is to speak to a recruiter on that policy, that is their ballgame regarding tattoos.
 

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Best bet is to speak to a recruiter on that policy, that is their ballgame regarding tattoos.
Thank you, and I was reading on another thread that you said one will be considered for only the 4 navy spots if you select Navy only and same for Army only? So is the best bet selecting preferences rather than only one service? I have a long family history in the Navy but do not want that to hurt my chances on entering the program.
 

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Thank you, and I was reading on another thread that you said one will be considered for only the 4 navy spots if you select Navy only and same for Army only? So is the best bet selecting preferences rather than only one service? I have a long family history in the Navy but do not want that to hurt my chances on entering the program.

Best is to be able to demonstrate strong academic potential and leadership potential. We are looking for great students and great officer material.

answer the preferences question according to how you are led.
 

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@tcpt At the time of applications I will be completing my bachelors and prerequisite classes in the fall. Would he application be weak by not having the complete transcripts earlier in the application process? I am worried I will have worse chances because of the pending transcripts.
 
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