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  1. I took full course loads in first and third years, 5 and 4 courses in second year, but only 3 and 4 in fourth year!
  2. I got OT offers from U of T (St. George), Queens, and Western! I will be firmly accepting the U of T offer so spots should open up at the 2 other schools and at U of A. For those of you who might have not gotten in, are waitlisted, and/or are second/third time applicants - I have deep respect for your perseverance and determination. I hope next time around those of you who feel discouraged right now will feel redeemed and will get into your desired programs!
  3. I got an email for ACORN access as well and I didn't go to U of T for undergrad nor have I worked there. I also see the 'invited' status under MSOT 2!
  4. Awesome to hear! I was actually reading the posts over there and saw that and that is so wonderful! Speaking of which, if anyone is worried that they will be delayed if they need cheques, Canada Post does have a money order service that should save some time!
  5. Yes, you're right - Western OT doesn't use references! This link should help as well!
  6. I haven't experienced anything like this, but I got accepted to U of A this year as well and I just wanted to wish you the best of luck in this situation because it really is anxiety inducing! Looking at this Canada Post document, it seems like because you mailed it on Sunday and there was no mail collection/delivery on Easter Monday, Tuesday would be count as the day of deposit ("day 0"), so the delivery standard is 4 days after that day. In other words, it would be the 4th business day on Monday. A 1 business day standard, for example, would have meant it would be delivered on the Wednesday rather than on the Tuesday. I'm not 100% sure if I've read the document correctly but it seems like Canada Post could still get your letters to them on time on Monday within their standard then. I'm hoping Canada Post really does deliver within their standards and they don't drop the ball (as they like to do sometimes...ugh) and you do get to keep your spot though! It's such a struggle and so hard to deal with! =(
  7. Hey everyone, I was just wondering if those of you who have been accepted to OT schools in previous years could share what amount you had to pay in admission deposits, whether you paid them online or by cheque, and what your deadline was? I have been accepted into U of A and paid the $175 deposit by cheque, but I might be out of the country in May so I just want to be prepared to mail in cheques if I need to. Thanks so much!
  8. This is what the U of A has on their website: https://www.ualberta.ca/registrar/examinations/assessment-and-grading/grading-system-explained Descriptor Letter Grade Grade Point Value Excellent A+ A A- 4.0 4.0 3.7 Good B+ B B- 3.3 3.0 2.7 Satisfactory C+ C C- 2.3 2.0 1.7 Poor D+ 1.3 Minimal Pass D 1.0 Failure F 0.0
  9. I emailed the U of A OT department and they told me we can withdraw our attendance at any time after accepting the offer by emailing them. You would of course have to forfeit the $175 deposit. Doing so will not affect our future applications to their program either, which is nice if something falls through!
  10. UPDATE: Got in at UTSG so I will be going there! See you all in September! Applied + (PT or OT?): UofA, UofT, Western, Queens OT Accepted: UofT (UTSG), UofA, Queens, Western Waitlisted: Rejected: GPA: ORPAS c-GPA 3.87 and s-GPA 3.81, UofA GPA 3.8 (provided by their admissions office) Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: In my undergrad experience these past few years, I conducted a study which was accepted in a major journal last year and will be published soon. I got my research supervisor to write my academic reference letters so I think that was a plus that I had some research experience as an undergraduate. I had also presented my work at the CAOT conference last year and I made sure to write about this in my resume and applicant essays since I learned a lot about the profession there despite having no direct experience with shadowing or as an OTA. I think my research experience as an undergrad student really added to my application. In addition, I had also presented my research at a few conferences across the country, so I am definitely interested in doing research while completing my OT studies as well. My practicum supervisor this year wrote my professional reference, and since I had worked with her for an entire year I had developed pretty solid rapport her which helps a lot as well. I come from a disability studies program, so I have a range of experiences collaborating with and supporting people with disabilities. Those experiences on inclusion and self-advocacy helped because I wrote about how I wanted to spend my lifelong learning efforts making sure that I provide my clients with as much resources and support to advocate for themselves. I'm very happy and thankful to have gotten into the U of A, but the U of T is my top choice so far so I'm hoping I hear from them as well. But either way, best of luck to all of you as well and I hope to meet some of you regardless of where I do decide to go!
  11. Yeah I am wondering the same thing as well. I also received an acceptance letter to U of A and I do live in Calgary, so I would be happy to go to my hometown school. I do, however, also really want to get into U of T and study there, so I am waiting on them as well. It's interesting that we already got U of A offers but ORPAS schools still have a month to go to post the decisions (on May 17th). So I'm in a bit of a dilemma I guess. But either way. the U of A offer was a pleasant surprise because I wasn't expecting it on my final day of undergrad!
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