Alright, so I've been following this thread/forum for awhile and found it very helpful, so I'll share my info in case it can help anyone!
Applied + (PT or OT?): PT: UOttawa, McGill (QY), & Queens. OT: UOttawa, McGill (QY), & McMaster.Accepted: UOttawa (PT & OT), McGill (OT QY) Waitlisted: Rejected: Queens (PT), McMaster (OT) - for McMaster I got waitlisted for the interview, but never heard back. Awaiting Response: McGill (PT)s-GPA: 3.76 (ORPAS)c-GPA: 3.63 (ORPAS)Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references:
Student therapist for University varsity team (2 years). Worked as a technician throughout undergrad for my school. Volunteered at a clinic as an assistant to the Certified Athletic Therapist and Physiotherapists (about one summer). Volunteered at various U-Sports national championships that my University was hosting. Coached soccer.
In my rejection email from Queens which I got this morning around 8am, my grades were above the cut-off, so I believe that I did not get in as a result of my personal submission (after re-reading it recently I realize it could have been stronger). Was unsure about Casper, but I guess it went okay!
For reference: Got UOttawa acceptance this morning, and McGill (OT - QY) on May 1st, with official letter on May 28th.
Went to college in a completely unrelated field and decided to change fields after completion of my diploma with goal of becoming a PT. Was credited a full year of University as a result, but made sure to take the prerequisites for PT/OT regardless as I was told that the schools want University credits (for the prerequisite courses). Worth to note that I did not do as great in one class in what should have been my last year, so I went back for another year to gain more experience as a student therapist and retook the class while also taking other classes (3 per semester). I was worried that not being in a full course load would have an impact on my possibility of admission, but I guess it depends on the school (from knowledge I believe UofT and Western require full course loads).
Overall happy that I got in my first choice (UOttawa PT)! Feel free to message if anyone has any questions