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Hopeful2017

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  1. Hmmm, last year's Carleton's summer course was 6 online quizzes (3 micro, 3 macro) an exam for micro and then an exam for macro. Which doesn't seem too bad. I think Carleton will be easier because you do micro may - mid june, then macro mid june-august. That way, you're not trying to study both at the same time ( like with Athabasca U). Athabasca, you will need to do micro and macro at the same time ( and doing that online, with all of those readings seems like a lot TBH). I chose Carleton because I can solely focus on micro and macro separately ( less workload and cheaper)
  2. I agree on the Facebook group!! Are you going to be in Ottawa?
  3. Do you guys think its doable to work full-time and do an online econ course this summer?
  4. For macro at Athabasca, you need to do the exam in person. It seemed annoying to coordinate, hiring someone to proctor the exam and such. Plus the courses are hella expensive for both! Almost 1,000 for each course. Carleton was 1,600 total plus I get a four-month summer bus pass included. Not bad considering I'd have to pay for a bus pass to get to work anyways, so this saves me some cash.
  5. Yeah I'm registered! I've looked up past syllabuses and it seems like its just online quizzes then a final for micro and then macro! Doesn't seem too bad
  6. Has anyone registered for ECON this summer at Carleton online?
  7. Officially accepted my offer to NPSIA today. Good luck guys!
  8. Anyone decided to go to GSPIA?
  9. NPSIA offered me an extra 5,000 RAship WOOOO
  10. I reached out to NPSIA for them to match or exceed GSPIA's offer. I got an email today from someone (not Tabbatha) to discuss my offer - so hopefully this means good news!
  11. Apparently you are allowed to submit your work in English though due to their bilingual policy, but yes that course would be hell - I can't even imagine navigating through all the readings in french
  12. Thank you!!!!!!! I appreciate the response, you made lots of good points
  13. Hey everyone, So I'm still deciding between GSPIA and NPSIA - I think they're both great. I was wondering for your opinion. I really like the professors at uOttawa - my interests lie in education policy, and social policy more generally. GSPIA seems to have more professors that specialize in that area. For example, they have an Education Policy Research Initiative, that does lots interesting research in what I'm quite passionate about. If I were to choose GSPIA, I would likely do my research paper in that area and with those professors. I also like how it is public AND international affairs - so domestic and international policy making. My only hesitations are that the co-op opportunities seem less abundant, the mandatory French course, the somewhat daunting MRP, and its perhaps more theoretical approach? I also did my undergrad there, so I think I would be bored of the campus. For NPSIA, I really love its reputation, practicality, co-op opportunities and their course work option. Also, I went to the campus and it seems awesome there! I've heard good things about their faculty, but from what I've seen from the website, their backgrounds don't necessarily match my interests ( they seem more focused on conflict and security). I've gotten full funding from both - GSPIA 24K, NPSIA 19K. Can anyone give any insight? I have one week left to decide and I'm extremely torn.
  14. Go to the public class schedule! And no it is not counted towards your GPA - they just want a minimum B- in the course.
  15. Yeah, each course is like $911 - that's steep.
  16. You paid 1000 just to write an exam wtf?!
  17. Athabasca looks interesting though - is it completely online? It looks like for the macro course you need to do the exam in person! But everything else is online?
  18. I might just do the online micro/macro course at Carleton!
  19. Anyone registered for econ summer courses?
  20. This happened to me too. I haven't gotten the new official funding offer yet though - but Nancy told me that I got 12k, 6k merit scholarship and a guaranteed TAship worth 5,400.
  21. Did you get accepted to NPSIA too?
  22. Anyone still trying to decide between NPSIA/GSPIA?
  23. Did you decide what program yet?!
  24. I emailed some professors at GSPIA about the program - one of which being Roland Paris. He invited me to discuss on the phone this Friday so I'm hoping our chat will solidify my decision. As well, I emailed NPSIA about possibly increasing my funding to match uOttawa's offer. Fingers crossed!
  25. Even if I choose uOttawa, I will still do econ in the summer. Four master's courses plus the mandatory econ pass/fail course will be a lot anyways. Just something for people to consider!