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  1. I think this is a really interesting discussion and a very unique one too! I’m an anglophone who’s lived in Ottawa forever, did my uOttawa kin degree, high school, and most of elementary school in French Immersion, and have a wide variety of clinical experience in French as a PTA or R.Kin, and I’ve loved it! I hope to always have some French clients during my career. Yet, I’m not reapplying to uOttawa PT. My grades are now high enough that I should be able to get into at least one English program. I know many current students or new grads, and the program’s hard enough in English. If
  2. I personally haven't seen a school recommend solely life sciences! Like UofT states that social sciences are recommended as well, and Mac doesn't specify at all They do need to be 3000/4000 level courses though unless they're prereqs
  3. I replied to similar question earlier so figured pasting would be easiest! It took a lot of Excel work figuring out how many courses to take but super worth the effort. I found taking courses from my undergrad university best cause I was used to everything, but also took a couple at Athabasca which I only recommend if you can be disciplined and self-teach everything
  4. UofT and Western have them on their website for each year and I think the ORPAS admissions guide might have it for each school
  5. Toronto and Western post the cutoffs for each year on their websites which is high 3.70s-low 3.80s, and Queen's has posted an overall rough cutoff which is lower than that in the 3.70s. I had an sGPA of 3.50 applying to all Ontario schools for the 2020 cycle and didn't get in anywhere - not surprised, but it was good to experience the application process. It was just a couple bad marks earlier on so I'm taking a 5th year to really boost my marks for the 2022 cycle - depending what your marks are like I would definitely recommend doing the same if you really wanna do PT!
  6. I think all Ontario schools use the ORPAS GPA (but you can double-check on each school's website!) ORPAS' website says they count academic practicums but not placements or internships, so I guess it depends how exactly each of those are defined? Personally I had an "internship" so it didn't count but idk what the difference between and internship and practicum is hahaha
  7. Was gonna apply from Ontario too but couldn't get enough volunteer hours in time! But this is what I had found on their site! So there's 19 discretionary seats and normally 5 max go to OOP
  8. Following cause this sounds so interesting! I'd be interesting in hearing more...Was their ACL deemed to be too lax or something? And what were their signs/symptoms leading up to this? If you don't mind sharing
  9. I think (hope) that the new CASPer Snapshot may resolve these issues if schools choose to use it in the future. I haven't done it, but I've done Mac's Kira. I don't think anyone can complain about what is essentially a video interview. It's still half(?) written answers but I think typing efficiently is an unavoidable skill nowadays. Even if you wanna handwrite in class, a lot of clinics use electronic charting only. Also, although CASPer is stressful and time-limited, I think that having ideas come to mind quickly is partly a reflection of being able to perform well under stress and havi
  10. That's super tough...maybe you were like, #101 Hope this year is better!!!
  11. Hey! I applied last year too but didn't get in - there's supposed to be a reason for refusal in the letter of refusal! Also, is your cGPA better this year due to courses taken outside your degree or are they still part of your degree? Just checking in case you didn't know that they only look at courses taken during your degree (It really bums me out cause McGill's one of my top schools and I'm really boosting my marks with a 5th year, but I've already graduated ) I'm still debating reapplying too though so would also be interested in hearing accepted applicants' cGPAs!
  12. Agreed about CASPer - I think the price is quite reasonable tbh cause interviews in-person are sooo much more $ (and time) Also agreed about uOttawa and I'm in the exact same boat as you - my degree is even from them and I passed their language tests to get said bilingual degree lollllll D: Agreed about CASPer here too - never thought to compare it to the OSCEs but that's a great point! And CASPer states that you're not docked marks for style/spelling/etc. (but correcting myself is pretty much a reflex so I end up wasting some time on that anyway lol) To add RE: CASPer score:
  13. They unfortunately don't average them, they take them as is (at least for ORPAS). I know this because during my degree I retook 2 courses and the first attempts were also in my last 20 courses, and that's how they showed up on ORPAS when I applied last year It reallyyyyy sucks and is the reason I'm also taking more courses to boost my GPA haha
  14. Ooooo I gotcha. Lol I forgot about the $12 CASPer distribution fee per school too...and idk if other schools do this but I went to uOttawa and I still have to pay to send my transcript to them..........
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