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    downhill skiing, soccer, reading, craft beers, white wine, DND, rock climbing, psychology, occupational therapy, computer science, Harry Potter life, Chuck Palanhiuk, Sandman comics, Mumford and Sons, Queen, hockey

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  1. Thanks so much! I'll be in a much better place next year for sure. Good luck to you too, I looked back and saw you got into Dal - that's going to be awesome for you
  2. Maybe it has something to do with the horrible attitude you reek every time you post. Seriously, lay off people, it's a hard enough day as is and you had no reason to use such attitude on the person without references. It could have been said more nicely and some thoughts are better kept to yourself.
  3. Applied: Queen's OT Accepted: Waitlisted: Rejected: Queen's GPA: sGPA: 3.14 cGPA 2.91 Next year! I knew it was a long shot, but it was worth a try.
  4. Even though I've read that Queen's released admissions last year around 10am, I'm still up, being desperate. Congrats to everyone hearing good news from the other schools!
  5. That's the thing! Another year is worth the wait to me. Yes, it does suck sometimes but in all honesty I'd rather put in the work now and give it my best shot. Ugh, that sounds awful. I'm actually having the same issue, group report for 35% and it's not my major or anything, a bit daunting. Hope it went well tonight! At least it's over. Yeah, I'm definitely at that same point too where grades are so important to me and getting into OT school. It's an issue for group work, for sure. Haha sorry to get your heart up with this posts: I'm not posting any admission news. Yeah, this wait is torture! I'm kind of curious what you two have been doing this past year, if you don't mind me asking? Upgrading, working or something? I'll probably have to apply twice myself.
  6. Lovely idea! Hoping for the best for everyone too! I guess one of my frustrations lately was a professor who asked me about what I was planning to do after my undergrad, then when I told her about applying to OT school, she shot it down immediately saying "it's so competitive, just do a college program in behavioural Autism services for public schools and you'll be set!" I want OT so badly haha, I've put too much effort in and will put in more before going for a second plan. That and I'm more interested in geriatrics, dementia, and preventative care vs. pediatric stuff. I don't think anyone but you guys here can understand how that made me feel haha. How are all you doing?!
  7. Haha thanks, I did the same often too! I've looked at all the sites a billion times, and some times just find myself rethinking "Why don't I apply to Dalhouise?" then checking the website again. When I check the site again, I always see the requirement for a full credit in physiology and remind myself that's why I won't apply there. My school has only a half credit, with no labs, physiology... and I won't be around school for another full year. So, I set it up to highlight the reasons holding me back and thought it could help others!
  8. I compiled all the Canadian OT schools information into one chart. The one stickied on this forum is missing Quebec schools, so I did my best to add them in but as their webpages were in French, I struggled a bit and there may be some Google Translate errors. Currently contains: school profile (website, phone number, location), minimum GPA to get in, Prereqs, Documents needed (LOR, personal statements, etc), volunteering requirements, class size, OOP notes, interview yes/no, and other small notes (when I could locate them) like application windows, length, and links to accepted prereqs. Then the ORPAS scale. And finally a sheet with the last two years admissions posts from this forum I've created in Google Sheets and will include the link so that you may copy it to your own Google Drive and add anything you want. This is it as a simple web page, so that if you want to quickly look at it or don't like spreadsheets, this may be a little easier, but more ugly. Please use this resource freely, but do credit me if you're linking it on another website. It took me a lot of time going through school sites, the ORPAS documents, and this forum. Look this sheet before posting a "what are my chances" with this GPA thread because if you check through this stuff, you'll also see that I've attached the stats of previous applicants from this forum for the last two years that were decently filled out (i.e., GPA, applied, and accepted where possible). Also, this forum has a search function for a reason. Ctrl+F and Google are also awesome. If I had more time/wasn't in the middle of essays right now, I would probably have added some stuff like tuition and personal thoughts on the program. Eventually I'm aiming to compile a thorough resource on applying to Canadian OT schools, including these charts but also stuff like FAQ, past student opinions on the schools, and differences between programs (hint: programs are very similar due to licensing standards). If you see any errors, or think something should be added, let me know and I'll do my best to update it.
  9. Yo, I did a spreadsheet thing of OT schools in Canada, including Quebec.Currently contains: school profile (website, phone number, location), minimum GPA to get in, Prereqs, Documents needed (LOR, personal statements, etc), volunteering requirements, class size, OOP notes, interview yes/no, and other small notes (when I could locate them) like application windows, length, and links to accepted prereqs. Then the ORPAS scale. And finally a sheet with the last two years admissions posts from this forum. Google Sheets: the link so that you may copy it to your own Google Drive and add anything you want. This is it as a simple web page, so that if you want to quickly look at it or don't like spreadsheets, this may be a little easier, but more ugly.
  10. I don't know this Rick so I'm a little weirded out to be an expert on his show, but my knowledge of Harry Potter novelties is fairly decent, so I agree to examine the book which the person is claiming to be a 1997 mint condition signed copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In true **DELETED** fashion, "would rather fight a horse-sized duck or a hundred duck-sized horses?"
  11. As it's required for your degree, why not look into summer school or online offerings elsewhere? Withdraw and redo the next year is always an option. Don't risk your entire future on one class, being a doctor can be delayed slightly if need be even. Your mental health should be a priority.
  12. No problem, not sure if it's a majority thing or not. Appears to be rolling out though, some were posted Monday and mine was posted today for instance. I think last year they didn't hear until the 20th or so. It's a gradual process and if it's not a link available on the login site from ORPAS, I wouldn't worry too much and would be patient instead.
  13. You're right, they're not called verification reports any more, and they're not emailed/mailed out to people any more like previous years. Everyone is talking about sGPA calculation, you were right, that link titled "You should review your current application data on file with ORPAS" which has GPA and stuff on it. I believe we are all just calling it a verification report because the term is being grandfathered in essentially because that link replaces the old report that used to be mailed out with GPA info.
  14. No problem, seriously, and sorry if I came off a tad harsh at all. I'm a bit of tough love believer but I do completely understand what you're going through. After my exhaustive calculations, I have an ORPAS cGPA way lower than I even expected with all my calculations. It was just posted today and you can imagine my feelings when I saw that my cGPA is below 3.0 and the only school I bothered applying to was Queen's, who basically says they only want a cGPA of 3.0 or higher. Same boat! We just have to keep our heads up and give it our all. Sounds like you are on the right track though and you have a level head. I really hope you achieve your goal and all the best in the future! Always here for support so keep questions rolling if you have them or even PM me if you need to vent one day because you're tired of being 22 year old in class with 18 year old people like I some times feel (or for some other reason).
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