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  1. Hey there, I'm a first year PT student at Queen's and I'd be glad to share my insight with you and others who are curious. In regards to the Probationary status, like you said, Queen's is very open about it. They have shown us what PEAC has reported about, what they have done to improve, and what they project to happen next. The main concern that PEAC has is in regards to physical space right now, nothing to do with curriculum or education. Obviously, this will take time as renovations must be done but I can tell you that the faculty and university are amazing. The main building we are in isn't anything super amazing, but it's comparable to other PT programs. Because of PEAC's concerns, a lot of our classes also take place in other buildings now, including the super fancy medical building! Another PEAC concern has to do with evaluation of the program as a whole, once the aforementioned changes occurs. This, as you can imagine, will also take time. Because Queen's is still an accredited program, if you do accept an offer next year, you will still be graduating from an accredited program. Queen's and PEAC are working very closely together on these issues, and it is normal for schools to enter periods of probation (ex. U of T last year). The faculty and university are very transparent with students and obviously have no desire to lose their status as this would effect their daily jobs, the university's reputation, and PTs in the community who look forward to being Clinical Instructors to students. Hope this everyone some peace of mind. If you have any questions, feel free to message me. Best of luck to everyone next year! PTT
  2. From my understanding, a student loan is a way to borrow a specific amount of money (ex. $20,000). After receiving and using this amount of money, you would have to pay back the bank the $20,000 plus whatever interest rate was agreed upon. Interest rates can vary by bank and your financial situation. This would be payed back after a certain amount of time (for example, OSAP is a loan that gives you a 6-month grace period in which you don't have to pay anything back - however they still charge you interest). A line of credit is a more flexible borrowing option where you apply for a certain credit limit (ex. $20,000 again). If you are approved, you can use as much or as little of that $20,000 that you want. One major difference is that you would be paying the interest on whatever you do use, say $14,000 of the $20,000. You can also be re-approved annually so that $20,000 could be applied to both years of your program of study for a total of $40,000. This is just from my understanding. I'd reach out to your financial advisor or bank to see what option is best for you. Hope this helps!
  3. I emailed Kathy and she confirmed that the recipient was notified at the time they received their acceptance.
  4. Does anyone know roughly how much the Queen's PT and Mac PT waitlist moves?
  5. Accepted to Queen's PT, rejected from Western PT, and have not heard back from Mac. Mac's mosaic still says "pending"... anyone else's Mac application say this?
  6. Is there anyone this cycle who hasn't received the email?
  7. Hi everyone, Just wanted to throw a scenario out there and see people's opinions. If my subGPA were to meet the minimum cutoff of 3.70 (cumGPA 3.40-3.50ish), what are the odds of being accepted at any PT program in Canada? Thanks in advance!
  8. Is it the average grade of the semester? I was told that they averaged out the entire year (both semesters)?
  9. Congrats to everyone who was accepted this cycle! Unfortunately I wasn't, but had low expectations during my first application cycle due to a low sGPA. I'm hoping to take more classes to improve my GPA for next cycle and was wondering if anyone could provide insight for: 1. taking classes through Athabasca University online courses (my university doesn't have a great selection of distance studies courses) 2. strengthening my experiences in the rehab field (I already have experience in a PT private practice clinic and acute hospital setting) Any advice for my second application is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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