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  1. Queen's, McGill, and UofT do not do OT interviews. With Queen's and UofT, you will get either accepted, rejected, or waitlisted on May 17th. McGill isn't quite as clear, though I would say we should hear at least something by the end of May.
  2. I would say you definitely stand a chance! UofT only looks at your sGPA, and I would say with a 3.75 you'd be considered a competitive applicant.
  3. I've been really struggling trying to determine how much money is simply too much. I've interviewed for Glasgow Caledonian (waiting on the results), and it's staggering looking at the numbers. Occupational therapy is absolutely what I want to do, but how do you decide when enough is simply enough? This is my second year applying, and of course, I'm waiting to hear back from Candian schools, but my stats aren't impressive, so I'm dealing with the very real possibility that going abroad might be my only option. What are your thoughts? Apologies for the rant, it's just something I had to get off my chest.
  4. How long did it take for you to hear back after your interview?
  5. We won't hear anything from Queen's until May 17th!
  6. Where did you all apply? What are your stats?
  7. GPA is usually the first and most important factor for admissions. Once you meet the cut-off, which is the minimum required GPA based on the applicant pool, then the rest of your application is reviewed. This cut-off is usually higher than the GPA minimum. ORPAS is used by Ontario universities only, universities outside of Ontario will use different grading systems. Also, for occupational therapy, your CGPA is used for Queen's OT, the rest of the Ontario schools use your SGPA. Hopefully this helps!
  8. I applied to Glasgow Caledonian University for Occupational Therapy. I sent an email to Across the Pond to see what some other options might be. Thanks for the info!
  9. If you don't mind me asking, where in the UK did you apply?
  10. Hey ya'll! I figured I'd start a similar thread for OT applicants for UBC. Since the PT interview invites were sent out yesterday, ours will be coming out in the next couple of weeks. It looks like last year they were sent out on February 27th. (Thanks to @HopefullyPT2019 for the inspiration!)
  11. I think it's a school in Virginia, USA.
  12. As far as I know, once the deadline has passed your personal submissions can't be changed. Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. If you have a strong application a few misplaced (or missing) commas and apostrophes here and there won't hurt you. Relax!
  13. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, your application is considered incomplete and won't be reviewed.
  14. I'm applying for OT at UBC and I'm currently working on my Statement of Intent. I was born in BC and lived there until I was 7, and have family that still live there. This is one of the personal reasons why I'm interested in UBC (among other things), but I'm not really sure if it's appropriate to include in my SoI. I know preference is given to BC residents, but obviously, I wouldn't fall into this category, so I'm not sure it's worth mentioning. What do you think?