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  1. Hey I wanted to chime in because I was in the same boat as you and still got into PT this year. I had a 3.92 sGPA but absolutely no PT experience. All my PT experience started around september and then I applied in January. I had a bunch of other extracurriculars but none were related to PT what so ever. I dont think you should count yourself out. I got into UofT and UWO.
  2. i dont think they have made one for us yet (like an official one). But maybe someone should make an initial one if people are looking for roommates or just want to connect with the rest of the class in general?
  3. I have been looking at these forums for years for all kinds of different programs so it only felt right to contribute now that I can Applied + (PT or OT?): PT UWO, UofT and Queens Accepted:UWO and UofT Waitlisted: Rejected:Queens GPA:c-gpa and s-gpa: cGPA 3.31 and sGPA3.92 Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: I had one reference from my classical studies prof and one from my volunteer supervisor (so not PT related at all) ALL my PT experience was recent (as in within 7 months before the application deadline) so if PT is a new career path option for you don't get discouraged. I shadowed a PT for 20 hours in a nonconventional setting (for patients without health coverage). I worked with people with spinal cord injuries in an electrical stimulation program for 4 months (most of which was after I submitted my application). I worked at a hospice with terminally ill patients for over 200 hours (again within 7 months of application time). I volunteered extensively with the international community at my school (over 900 hours) and also worked part time all through undergrad. For people applying to western in the future I got the chance to get some advice from someone who reads the personal statements and he said that when reading it they want to know that you genuinely want to be a PT and know what the field is about. They want to know why you chose UWO specifically (and nothing that you can find on the website, they want to know that you really looked into it). And they want you to highlight how your specific experience makes you a unique candidate for Western specifically. ALSO LOR ARE VERY IMPORTANT. Choose people who can speak about you extensively NOT a prof that agreed to write you a recommendation just because you did well in their class and really doesnt know you that well. They can tell when letters are insincere so make sure this person adores you and could speak to your qualities at length.
  4. I also received the email and was rejected from Queens. My sGPA was 3.92 and everything else was good enough to get me into UofT and Western so it kind of goes to show how subjective Queens is.
  5. So I just got accepted into accelerated nursing which is my backup if I don't get into PT but the deadline to accept the offer is April 19th. I want to know all my options before making any decisions but I dont want to lose my spot incase PT doesnt work out. Will accepting an undergraduate offer affect my PT application at all? I was thinking of accepting the offer and then withdrawing it if I got into PT but Im not sure if thats allowed or not. I did email the counsellor, I am just a bit nervous about this and wanted to know if anyone had been in this situation before.
  6. Im pretty sure you need to have completed the requirements for a 4 year degree by june 30th. The 2nd degree GPA will only be considered if its a 4 year degree, which you could finish earlier than four years (overload+summer courses). But unfortunately if you have only done one year you wont likely be able to use the gpa from it
  7. I took classics 2200 and absolutely loved it! I am taking like 5 classics courses this year because I loved it so much. I am taking 2300 right now and I find that its quite simple but definitely harder to love just because the information is not as interesting but its still good and all the midterms/exams are noncumulative (2200 final is cumulative but I didn't find it hard). You really need to do the readings for 2200 to get a 90 but 85+ without the readings is very doable. Ive taken all the courses you listed except physpharm3000E. I loved all of them! All the courses are really good but a lot of work and memorization so don't take them lightly. 3120 was probably the hardest out of them just because of the cumulative final and LOTS of information. You honestly can't go wrong with any of these courses the questions are very fair and the exams are honestly not overly difficult
  8. I have heard that MCAT and GPA are about 50% post-interview but no one really knows. They don't look at your ABS before the interview to determine if you should get one (or even afterwards from what I have heard). I am actually not sure about LOR's I don't think its really looked at. I actually know this person who got in recently with stats right on the cutoff (they were swomen though) and they got in so your interview really does mean a lot. I also know someone with excellent stats who was waitlisted and I don't think they were a bad interviewer because they got into a lot of other schools, so you can't be overly confident with good stats but it definitely helps! I honestly think it is good that you are going into this with a modest outlook! I saw a lot of people who were extremely disappointed with no interviews and excellent stats (3.9+ 515+). I really think you can do it though! Hopefully the schools are receptive to the other parts of your application
  9. I have been contemplating what I will do if I don't get in this year (which is very likely). I don't want to do a masters because I do want to apply next year. Am I allowed to do accelerated nursing and still apply before its completion? I wouldn't be using it for GPA purposes and I think it would be a good plan B for me if I don't get into medical school at all. I really don't want to take the spot from someone else but medical school isn't a for sure thing and I'd hate to just waste a year. I'm still not even sure if I am going to apply I just want to know what my options are.
  10. So basically there are some people (who did not do 4 years in a swomen area but graduated from a swomen high school) who are offered an interview but it is their job to let the admissions office know that they don't actually qualify under the SWOMEN rules? Because they are not lying on their application about which high school they graduated from but they still need to have done the 4 years to qualify? I was just worried at first that I was missing a part of the application where you stated how many years you attended a swomen high school but now I'm just curious.
  11. They assign a certain number of interviews so wouldn't it be unfair for non-swomen applicants that there are some people who have interviews who aren't even swomen and will get rejected on interview day but still take up interview spots? I mean if UWO doesnt have some specific method of determining who is SWOMEN then thats the answer to my question -that I just don't have anything specific I have to do to prove I am swomen up until a possible interview day. I was just not sure if I was missing something in my application or not.
  12. Yeah but the thing is that on the application they only ask for what high school you graduated from. There is no area that asks if you are SWOMEN. So how will they know who to assign interviews to? Because you could have graduated from a SWOMEN school but that doesnt mean you did all 4 years there.
  13. Not that i've seen they only ask you what high school you graduated from. Thats why I am worried that I am missing something because I'm not sure how they are verifying your status.
  14. But how would they know before they grant an interview? They obviously grant a certain number of interviews so wouldnt they need to know before hand who is actually swomen?
  15. Ok, so I know 100% that I am a SWOMEN candidate because I have lived in london since the 3rd grade and did all years of high school here. In the OMSAS application, it just says that you have to mention what high school you graduated from. I saw that they changed the requirements so that now you have to do all 4 years of highschool in a SWOMEN area in order to qualify as a SWOMEN candidate (when did this start by the way?). My question is how are they going to know which students did all 4 years of high school in a SWOMEN area vs those who did 1-3 and just graduated from a SWOMEN high school? I just don't know if I am missing something?
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