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ahealthypurpose asked: how would you recommend me asking administrations of various PT schools about my potential future with their school? I'm somewhat struggling in school (as a junior) and don't have the GPA to apply after I graduate. No matter what I want to be a PT and I want to make sure that's still possible. I'm sorry if this questions is a bit unclear
Talk to the schools, explain your situation and ask what they think your best course of action would be to strengthen your application. Also, if you could kick the GRE’s ass that would probably work in your favor as well. :)
Hey guys, still not 100% sure where I want to go yet.
I’ve heard back from 5/6 schools (still waiting on GW post-interview..) and I’m in everywhere.
GW (DC) was freakin’ cold. It snowed twice (which was cool, I hadn’t seen falling snow for like over 10 years). I’m glad I had my boyfriend there with me though, otherwise it would have been a pretty miserable trip because I wouldn’t have gone anywhere because of the cold. Their program was cool. Justifying the cost would be pretty tough though.
So I think at this point it really comes down to UF and Duke. Both amazing programs with fantastic opportunities. The only real difference is cost and location. Obviously, Duke would be a huge opportunity for adventure in a new city (while still having family in the area as a reference if needed), only daunted by the cost of tuition ($35k a year versus UF’s $23k a year).
And there’s the other factor…Michael’s still only heard back from 4 out of the 13 law school’s he applied to. I thought I was miserable with the timing for PT school apps, but law schools are just friggin’ ridiculous.
That’s all for now. Back to working on my thesis and studying the heck out of musculoskeletal anatomy…
potterybarncowboy asked: I'm at Northwestern. I'm going to graduate with about 50k in loans when I could have gone to other schools for free. I don't regret my decision for a moment. There's a reason schools like Northwestern, Duke, etc. are considered the best in the country.
I would love to hear what you consider to be advantages to these programs that justify the cost. Is it just the name helping when it comes time to find a job or is there some serious advantage that I am overlooking? Thank you for writing in (:
ferraratron asked: Suggestion: go to Duke. This is your time to make a new life/experience the world. Change is good even if it's temporary. Take me, for example. NYU is the best decision I've ever made. Does it sucks sometimes being away from Brittanie? It suck ALL the time, but in the grand scheme of things it's only 9 months of my life. This is my little 9 month adventure before the real world. Duke can be your adventure.
Duke’s program is fantastic. There are a lot of things about their program and Durham that I really really like.
My biggest worry with Duke (and really the only thing holding me back): the money
Here’s the one thing you hear time and time again from PT’s: Your salary will look no different regardless of where you go for your DPT. Go to the cheapest place that still has a quality program.
UF is about $22k for tuition and fees per year, Duke is more like $35k per year. Over three years, that’s a fair chunk of change in loans. (Basically no scholarships available). I’m just worried that, while this would be an awesome adventure and the experience of a lifetime, I’ll regret it when I’m paying back loans til I’m 50.