Graduate School Admissions Meeting
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Today I was so proud of myself. I finally talked to the local UW college about what I need for admissions to the Physical Therapy program. It was the first step of putting my dreams into action. To make my dream happen, I know I have a few requirements I have to do prior to applying... like a couple generals, completing the GRE, observation hours. It never really scared me because I am taking it one step at a time.
Anyhow, when I talked to this graduate admissions guy, my first impression is that he had his nose up in the air. As we were discussing certain things and my lack of the Biology Department's Anatomy and Physiology. He was like, "It's for your own benefit... blah blah." Okay, I can handle that even if it means another year of college before being accepted. I already knew that part. He made it sound like I wouldn't even be accepted to the college in general.
Than, I brought my GPA. I have 2.95 and the requirement is 3.0. He point blank told me I would not be considered. Than, he's like, "We do it for your benefit." He didn't ask me any other questions like if something happened during my college career (which it did!). Nor did he look at the transcript. Ironically, I have received in the A range for the majority of my classes in my major. That would be pretty darn important, I would think.
In the past few years, I have looked at Physical Therapy programs. They basically say if you don't have caring or compassionate for people don't bother applying. I have that. I know I would enjoy being a Physical Therapist and be good at it.
Guess I am just bummed. I am not saying I am giving up. I'm not. I never thought it would be easy but it just feels like he is saying, "Don't bother, you aren't smart enough or don't work hard enough." Which neither are true. By any means.
Time to regroup and maybe figure out what Plan B is going to be if I cannot get accepted into a Physical Therapy program.