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  1. I can't remember if I posted this before too, but at least 50-60% of my class (at Dal OT) were off the waitlist. Some as late as the day classes started in Sept (one girl came to class for a few days before she could officially register because it was so last minute, and moved to Halifax the night before orientation). Apparently in other years people got accepted as late as Sept 10 or so So if you're on the Dal waitlist - don't give up hope! A lot of people from OOP apply to Dal as a backup and then when they get into schools elsewhere their spot opens up. Good luck! Once people get in if you have specific questions about Dal OT you can pm me Edit: although if it's about specific curriculum stuff.. they did a curriculum overhaul after my year so stuff is a bit different AND covid-19 is changing stuff around, so might not be able to give you too many specifics about it. But I would be prepared to move to Halifax in Sept, I believe the 2nd years are still having part-time classes in person and the rest online so yours may be similar.
  2. Because Dal OT gets funding from the Atlantic provinces to reserve spots for residents of NB, NL, PEI because they don't have OT schools in their province. It's to ensure residents of those provinces have access to OT education. ON has TONS of OT schools so there is no need for this. Other schools do similar - Manitoba and Saskatchewan, for example. Given that 500,000 people in NL have access to 8 spots at Dal, it's really not that big.
  3. Definitely send them your transcripts. If you have outstanding pre-requisites you won't be considered until your courses are done and they have received your transcripts, even if you're doing them at Dal
  4. in Sept 2nd year OT is partly online, partly in person for labs. First semester at Dal OT you do mental health (physical hands on stuff starts in Jan) so maybe don't need to be there in person for labs, but you might need to be so I wouldn't count on not moving there! If they don't contact you within a few weeks I'd reach out to them to ask if you can delay moving to NS.
  5. no, but dal OT is a shit show as well (I'm a previous student) For example - I didn't get any notification about my application unitl a month after everyone else on this forum did so I called and they told me they "lost it" and I had to resend it and I got in... if you don't hear from them (either rejection, waitlist or acceptance) by June 1 CALL THEM
  6. Not sure if someone else has answered this but Dal just announced Fall term will primarily be online, with a few course exceptions. From someone I know just finishing their first year now I think that means that all courses will be online when possible with maybe 1x lab a week or so in person, probably in rotated shifts https://www.dal.ca/novel-coronavirus/may-20--fall-term-update.html
  7. They were on the website when I applied (a few years ago) and this year they talked at school council about doubling them, not sure if they're listed on the website.
  8. for PT or OT? As OT I heard back early May. In my year some people started hearing mid-march, but that wasn't covid times. I was doing the prereqs and they wait until your final grades are released. Then you should hear within 2 weeks of that. If you don't hear by mid May I'd give them a call
  9. Dal - They used to have more seats for out of province, but I believe it's now only 15 or so out of 66. It used to be 8 NL, 12 NB, 4(?) PEI and 20 NS?...around there. They doubled most of them this year. Used to be about 30 so from out of province now only 15. In terms of number of apps I don't know. I got into dal when I was 29 so don't feel old!
  10. it's through the summers as well, full-time I believe. Spring term is May - July. We have 3 8-week placements, and they change the timing a bit in the last year (I know PT ended at end of May last year for their term instead of April, then did a workterm. So, yeah, we don't have summers off. A 2 weeks - month between terms I think (ie August, december break, etc)
  11. I live in the North End, which is as far as you can get away from the school while still in the main city/peninsula, but it still only takes me 15 mins to get there by the bus. If you want to walk, then you can look at places around Dal/Quinpool, but I like the vibe of the North End better and it's cheaper!
  12. I haven't seen one, but we could maybe make one? I'd like to meet people too!
  13. You might struggle with the diversity and inclusion courses in OT/PT with an attitude like this. There are a ton of reasons people are not able to achieve good marks in classes that have to do with race, disabilities, gender, class etc. Additionally, this "equity" wave is helping support the diversity and inclusion that we as OT/PTs are meant to be supporting. If you think that this is harming the profession, you might not be cut out for a program that instills and values equity and diversity itself.
  14. For those that got accepted to Dal OT how long did it take to get the letter from FGS and did they email or mail it to you? (I got acceptance from the department on Tuesday - Chrissy said everyone should know by now, so if you haven't heard either way - call!)
  15. Am I the only who hasn't heard anything from Dal OT (I haven't been rejected, waitlisted or accepted...). Wondering if it's just me! I just got my ANAT/PHYL marks this week though - anyone else in the same boat?
  16. I don't think you HAVE to, she just said "send me an email when they're out so I can look at them right away" and I was like ok... gonna do that!! but she said there were lots of people in my situation and they'd be looked at during the "next round". Which I don't know what that means or how waitlist works with that. one thought is that they waitlisted people and then maybe will take some off the waitlist during this round too?
  17. yeah, i don't really understand it either. There are other folks who weren't done their courses that got waitlisted, but I hadn't heard anything (waitlist, acceptance or rejection) so I am totally unsure. I was worried that the fact my courses weren't done would affect me too but she said no? but I don't know for sure.. What is your GPA if you don't mind me asking (and the one of the person who got in?)
  18. at DAl? I called them last week and they told me that since I don't have any marks for PHYL or ANAT they hadn't looked at my application yet and to send my marks as soon as they were released (yesterday). I'm hoping to hear soon. So I'm not sure about waitlist placement, but It seems like they haven't looked at everyones applicatons yet so not sure how they can be fully ranking waitlists yet?
  19. hmm I'd say just say you've accepted it? I mean, they probably expect a bunch of people will say that and then change their mind. You wouldn't want to risk anything otherwise! Someone else who's already been accepted might know better though. Maybe try posting in 2017/2016 threads? or checking to see if someone said? I called yesterday and my application won't be reviewed until May bc I'm still doing my prereqs !
  20. Dal OT FAQs say the nonrefundable deposit is due within 2 weeks of being accepted. So my guess is you have to pay that and then lose out on it if you change your mind. I think you can drop out whenever before Sept 1, but you won't get that deposit back.
  21. Do you know anything about how they calculate prereq GPA for students still doing the courses? i'm finishing my ANAT/PHYL courses in about two weeks and wondering if that's working against me as they've already sent out some acceptances..
  22. I've heard of no rejection/waitlisting for Dal OT, only about 8 acceptances. Anyone else heard anything different? still waiting, I just want to know either way so I can start working on my plan B !
  23. amazing. Thanks so much for your help! I will definitely email them!
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