Sep 14, 2013
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Pre-Rehab Sci [General]
Hi. I just thought I'd start up a post for anyone who has been accepted and plans on attending the Western Carolina DPT program starting in the fall of 2014. I just found out that I was accepted, and I plan on attending. Is there anyone else in the same boat? Just wondering who else is a future Catamount?
 
Nov 10, 2013
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Pre-Rehab Sci [General]
Hey! I accepted via email a few weeks ago :) I haven't gotten a confirmation since then though...
 
Jan 17, 2013
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Hey Guys!
Congrats on getting in! I'm currently a first year attending at WCU, and I thought I would put up a post to both congratulate you and answer any questions you might have about the program.

Best!
 
Jan 16, 2014
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Just got my acceptance email. Does anyone know if there is a Facebook page for the class yet ?
 
Feb 6, 2014
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Hey! I am having problems finding the group. Congratulations on being accepted you guys!
 
Feb 25, 2014
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For those of you who have committed to the class of 2017 at Western, or any student currently attending, I'm truly curious as to what was the deciding factor on choosing WCU? I'm deliberating between Western and Elon and am having a very tough time. The financial difference is huge, but I'm still considering Elon despite such a difference. Your thoughts on the program would help immensly!
 
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Sep 14, 2013
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Chose WCU for a few reasons. I will list the main reasons for me, but I will have bet you have considered these reasons as well.

1. Tuition Cost.
2. Facilities at WCU are pretty great. They just opened a new Health and Human Science Building about a year ago and the building is pretty awesome. The classrooms and the labs inside seem topnotch as well.
3. Small class size. 32 people seems like a good number to me. Get to know your professors better this way as well.
4. Last reason for me is moving somewhere warm. I am from Minnesota, having temperatures below freezing 1/3 the year is not very fun. So I am looking forward to the climate as well as the scenery in Cullowhee (the mountains).
5. "Catamounts" is a really cool mascot.

p.s I have absolutely no knowledge about the program at Elon, so I wouldn't be able to compare the two. Hope it helps!
 
Feb 25, 2014
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That really does help, thanks a lot for that WestCarolinaCat! On another note, does Western Carolina offer NC loan forgiveness?
 

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