I think that you have very good credentials and I would think that your experience would be very highly valued. I did, and I'm sitting on the edge of my seat to hear back! Since CSU doesn't do interviews I no nothing about the program or the professors, etc other than what is on their website.
I have heard that CSU is mostly concerned with grades and scores, but I think that your work experiences could help put you over the edge. I'm put off by the "Human Disease/Conditions" test you have to pass once you are already admitted..is that about? I am also pretty unsure of that multiple choice test, but I can't turn down the acceptance because of the amount of money I would lose going out of state. Wow, those numbers are pretty disappointing if they're accurate. I have since decided to stick with what I have since that amount of debt was completely unacceptable to me and my family.
I know what population I would like to serve and it seems like OT would be my best route to do so.
I guess it just ticks me off that people at my school are talking about getting stipends for a Ph D in psych upon getting their undergrad, or having the local hospital pay all of their tuition for getting a BSN.
I have been obsessing over the past few weeks about whether or not I will get in. My undergrad is neuropsychology, I have a 3.6 GPA, and must only take the analytical writing portion of the GRE. I am going into my 4th year as an occupational/physical therapy aide at an outpatient rehab clinic, and have logged over 4,000 hours in that position.
CSU does not require recommendations, and I do not believe they require personal interviews.I would go to the OT dept of the school you are interested in and ask them for a peer evaluation of what you need to improve your application sheet.I have done this during undergrad and it worked for me.However, I also think doing what you love is important.If OT is something you love, and fulfills you then at the end of the day it should be worth it. It is worth it when at the end of the day as long as I can still meet my basic needs.While courses such as neuropsychology, physiological psychology and physics taken at the undergraduate level are not required for admission to the program, they may be helpful in preparing you for your graduate studies.Students who are pursuing a degree in occupational therapy need to be aware of certain elements that potentially can impact fieldwork placement, certification, licensure and future employment.The OT dept chairperson told me EXACTly what I needed to better my chances.I followed her advice and got in the following year.I think that you have very good credentials and I would think that your experience would be very highly valued. I did, and I'm sitting on the edge of my seat to hear back!I have heard that CSU is mostly concerned with grades and scores, but I think that your work experiences could help put you over the edge. Hi All, I have been accepted into an OT program at a private school and, as OTGURu mentioned, the cost of the program is pretty off-putting.