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  1. On 3/22/2021 at 6:53 PM, SaraPT123 said:

    Hey!! I’m actually an RN applying to OT school and I feel your struggle. It’s definitely stressful to imagine not being accepted. I think if your ultimate goal is an OT school acceptance then consider taking extra courses. There’s some easier online courses that allow for flexibility. I think overall if OT is your dream then don’t give up! Also, queens considers cumulative GPA :)


    Do you know which website/school I could find some good courses to take? 

  2. 3 hours ago, OTgal2021 said:

    Just realized that the McMaster OT website says 

    If an applicant does not receive an invitation to MMI the application process will be considered concluded. Applicants are welcome to reapply in the following admission cycle.

    Maybe they aren't sending out rejections this year. 

    I am hoping that after March 11th they will send out some more invitations from the people who chose not to interview? 

  3. On 11/14/2020 at 1:05 PM, PTAppsStressed said:

    Applied (PT): Queens, U of T, Western, McMaster (and other UK schools)
    GPA:c-gpa and s-gpa: Not 100% sure because ORPAS hasn't calculated yet but => CGPA: ~3.75 & SGPA: ~3.80
    Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: Volunteer experience as PTA in private clinics (MSK and Neuro). Only 2 research-volunteer experience. Part of several student organizations. Reference was from my research supervisor and from a PT I shadowed for over 2 years. I think my essays are pretty good but I'm just overall really stressed. Tbh, mostly scared about my GPA because I know most schools typically accepts really high GPA's. Also worried about CASPer, so if anyone could pls share some advice, that'd be great!

    I just took my CASPer test today! I tried looking at videos/bought a book online from the **DELETED** academy and practiced as much as I could. I froze on the first two questions but then I got the hang of it.

    My best advice would be to do the practice test for sure and look at suggested correct answers so you know more or less what you're expected to answer. 

    Best of luck! 

  4. Applied + (PT or OT?): All OT UBC, UofA, Dalhousie, University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, McMaster and Queen's 
    GPA:c-gpa and s-gpa  c-gpa: ~3.3 s-gpa:~3.7 (on a 4.3 scale)
    Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: 

    - I got two scholarship awards during my undegrad.

    - One of my academic references is from a lab I volunteered for a year (which I think is going to be a good reference letter)

    -  I have been working as a lead kinesiologist at a physiotherapy clinic running the OR1 Program (work conditioning) as well as treating ICBC clients for over a year now. Been treating a variety of MSK injuries which will help with the UBC application of hrs of experience. 

    - I have been studying for my CASPer test for a few weeks now (just watching videos on Youtube) and hoping that my other references/letter of intent are good enough! 


    I am curious about how many people are going to apply for the 2021 cycle given the current situation .. any guesses? 

  5. On 10/10/2020 at 7:22 AM, OTOT-2020 said:

    Is anyone here applying to UBC OT?

    I'm trying to acquire references and don't know if I need 3 academic references or if I can do 1 academic and 2 workplace references (I've worked at an OT clinic for the past 2 years so I don't have many conections with profs anymore).

    From what I read on their page it has two be 2 academic (if you graduated less than 3 years ago) and 1 workplace. 

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