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On 6/13/2018 at 9:56 AM, NewOTDal said:

Does anyone know if there's a Dalhousie OT Class of 2020 facebook group yet? Excited for what's to come!

I haven't seen one, but we could maybe make one? I'd like to meet people too!

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On 6/8/2018 at 8:56 AM, NewOTDal said:

Hey guys! I'm trying to figure out housing at Dal for OT. I'm looking at places around the School of OT on Forrest Rd as this seems to be the best bet. I'd love if anyone who knows Dal housing well or is in/was in Dal OT could send me a message and let me know what streets/areas are best to live on! 

Thanks in advance!

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!

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To the McGill OT applicants,

I got an email offer of nomination to the qualifying year for the MScA in OT this morning at around 11 am. Don't give up hope and good luck to all! 

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On 5/24/2018 at 5:16 PM, churros31 said:

Unfortunately, I think that based on the sGPA increase in recent years, anything lower than a 3.7 would be a long shot. Most OT schools in Ontario don't release what they consider a competitive sGPA, but Mac posted that their cut-off for a first round interview invite this year was 3.77. This eventually went down to 3.75 with people accepted off the waitlist. So if you think about Ontario schools having a similar applicant pool as this group, the top ~300ish people who apply to OT have an sGPA in the high 3.7s (of course Mac only looks at GPA so a bunch of people might have applied as a backup, which skews it higher).

However, if OT is really what you want, I really hope this doesn't discourage you from trying again! Many people on this forum have applied 2, even 3 times before getting in. This year off could be your time to boost your sGPA, make money, and gain more experiences in the profession. There are also some people who have tons of experience but have an sGPA in the low-mid 3.7s who have been accepted, so experience, essays, and references could make a HUGE difference! It's just that the reality of things is that sGPA is usually the first cut-off point for schools before your application is looked at, so I would definitely focus on improving that this year.

Also do you have a higher cGPA than sGPA? I think Queens and McGill (correct me if I'm wrong) look more at cGPA so that could be to your advantage.

Anyway, best of luck to you and I hope you don't let this setback stop you from pursuing OT! :) 

Thank you for your advice!  Unfortunately, my cGPA is lower than my sGPA so I am going back to boost it an hopefully apply again! I have work and volunteer experience but I am looking for different populations to work with. If you don't mind me asking, what were some of the places you worked/volunteered at? 

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7 hours ago, tm55 said:

Thank you for your advice!  Unfortunately, my cGPA is lower than my sGPA so I am going back to boost it an hopefully apply again! I have work and volunteer experience but I am looking for different populations to work with. If you don't mind me asking, what were some of the places you worked/volunteered at? 

No problem :) I just pm'd you

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