Wow! first of all thank you so much for taking the time to respond. There is a lot of great info here. I will make sure to share the suggestions with her as there are a lot of consistencies with the recommendations.
hmmmm3- The schools she applied to were mostly along the west coast, specifically in northern California which is where we live and along the coast line north and south, some of the more sought after schools, so broadening her apps may be a good idea. She is currently reaching out to the schools for feedback- which I think is going to be a huge help. thx
LT_Oneal_PAC - She checked all the pre-req's so i think she is good there, but yes I think a lot of the schools she applied to may be some of the most competitive which likely is not helping her so much, ill recommend some safety schools thx
PA-SGuy: her role at a physio assistant included prepping patients who are receiving PT support, stimulation, icing, helping with range of motion. Support role for the PT but facing patients and communicating with them. Her letters are strong but ill recommend ensuring that they are as inspiring as possible. Aslo she has shadowed some PA's though I think only about 10 hours- This PA was one of her letter of rec which was also very strong- thx]
blee100- She applied at the end of August. But she is now applying early for the next round of apps. One denial so far :S Thanks for the kind word. thx
PACrankset- Her CGPA is for sure her biggest worry, as that is hard to change at this point. She is concerned it's the trump card in this process and something that schools wont be able to be okay with, regardless of what she offsets it with on her apps. thx
rev ronin: I will speak to her about the letters of rec and advise that she explains the importance of the strength of those letters to those who wrote them. That's solid advise.
ProSpectre: Thanks so much for all the solid advice and encouraging words.
Thanks again to everyone for your thoughts and encouragement. I think getting so many relevant perspectives on the situation goes a long way and I will make sure to share them with her as I think she'll find it to be a great help.