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  1. I noticed that the previous thread was blocked, and even though it's rather late, I figured it was still worthwhile to start a new one! Where is everyone at with their admission statuses??
  2. This thread is for hopeful applicants wishing for admission into UCLAs MSW program for Fall 2017 or Fall 2018. Please provide your stats, update progress, and be supportive.
  3. Hey, everyone I was recently admitted to Simmons and Smith MSW programs, but both were entirely too expensive (around 80k in debt, taking into account both scholarships and grants). I've been pretty bummed about it and now I'm worried I won't be able to pull off going to grad school in the fall, even despite getting accepted. I have also been admitted to BC and Loyola, but haven't heard back about funding for either. I'm hopeful, but still skeptical. I have read a few threads asking how much debt is too much, etc. and it seems that the general consensus is that it's a personal preference. This has made me curious. How much are you, personally, okay with going into debt for a MSW? What is your thought process to come to that conclusion? What are the ways that you expect going into that debt will be worth it in the long run? I still realize that this will end up being a personal preference, but I think it is a worthwhile conversation. I hope somebody can bring some points to light that I hadn't previously thought of.
  4. Hello!! I have not read much about anyone applying and/or being accepted to Portland State. I just got accepted on Friday, and will be attending in the Fall!! I am very excited. I am actually currently in an MSW program here in California, but I applied as a transfer student. Soo happy I got accepted. Is anyone else here going to attend PSU?
  5. Hi everyone, I figured I'd start the Fall 2017 thread to see where everyone's thinking about applying to, and so we can share some helpful tip and what not. For now, I'm applying to Temple's MSW and West Chester University's MSW program for the sheer fact that they're local programs (and super affordable). Where is everyone else looking?
  6. Those going through the application process for the California State University graduate programs at whatever campus, this is a place to share progress and ask questions. If we work together and support eachother we each stand a greater chance of success in admission to the CSU of choice. Please include your stats when pertinent.
  7. Hello all, I submitted my application on 10/17. I sent my transcripts on 10/20 and was just wondering if anyone knows if I will receive a notification when my application is complete or under faculty review? Thanks in advance!
  8. Hey everyone! I'll be attending BC in the fall to get my MSW. I'm very excited because it means taking out minimal loans as long as I find a part time job. I'm not worried about being able to juggle school work and class work (as I am juggling 35 hours a week at a preschool, 10 at a crisis hotline, an internship and 9 academic credits currently). However, I currently work in a field that is loosely related to social work as I'm working with children. I would most prefer to work in a field that is also related during my masters program in Boston, but it doesn't seem like child care will be possible with how my weekly schedule is going to look and the fact that I don't plan on taking my car. This leads to my question. Those of you who are currently in an MSW program or are planning to attend one while working part time, what kinds of jobs are you going to be looking for? i have worked as a server and other unrelated type jobs before, but I would really like to stay within the field if at all possible. I'm sure there are other jobs out there other than childcare that are related to the field. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  9. Hey everyone! I've seen a whole bunch of area and school specific posts and decided to go ahead and start one for Boston so we can all keep each other updated. I applied to Simmons, Boston College and Smith (which is a ways outside of Boston but I figured I'd give it a mention anyway). Simmons sent me an email that they made a decision and placed it in the mail on Friday. All of this waiting is driving me nuts!
  10. I applied in January to UIC. I have seen threads from years past that said UIC was notorious for having a long delay in getting back to applicants. This is the only school I applied to (want to stay in Chicago, did private undergrad at Loyola, can't afford private masters) and I just wanted to know if anyone else had been accepted and how long it took?
  11. Hey I'm just wondering who else applied to CSUSB and has been accepted. I have been accepted into their 2 year program and I have my title iv-e interview April 17th. Just trying to see who's in my cohort (:
  12. Anyone hear back yet?
  13. Hi everyone! I'm wondering if anyone has had any updates on their application status? I submitted my application for the Flex program on 1/19/17. I called yesterday to ask what the notification process is like and a woman in the MSW Dept. told me that they "don't know" and that some years it takes a month and some years it takes three months. She did say that the next step would be to get called for an interview. My Application Status still says "Thank you for applying to Cal State Fullerton. We have received your application. No admission decision has been made at this time" Has anyone (2-year or Flex) heard anything or heard anything different than what she mentioned? Let me know!
  14. Any other Columbia hopefuls out there? It's my top school and I just thought it would be nice to have a thread started for CSSW applicants for 2017! I've applied for the standard 2 Year MSW program. Let's all keep each other updated on our application statuses and such!
  15. Got accepted into Masons MSW program!!...has anyone else??
  16. Hi all, Has anyone who applied to the MSW program at University of South Florida heard back yet for fall 2017? I applied back in early February and the application deadline was February 15th (one month ago today). Also, is it appropriate to contact admissions to ask about the status of my application or should I wait it out? Thanks!
  17. Anyone else applying to UNC-Chapel Hill or thinking about it? The January application date is creeping up! If you're planning to apply, what attracted you to UNC? Anything you're excited/hopeful about?
  18. anyone heard back yet??
  19. Hi! 👋 I'm Lina and I'm a Fall 2017 applicant ( 4 Applied | 3 Crickets | 1 Rejection ). One of the ways I'm coping with the waiting (and the scarlet R) is giving to the populations I want to work with. I figure that even if I'm not admitted this season, I can still work towards change by helping others who work with these kids and I'll just try again next year. This perspective has significantly reduced my anxiety, so I wanted to share. I'm giving through DonorsChoose.org, and I support trauma-informed classrooms. Other orgs you'd recommend?
  20. Hi, I am an international student preparing for 2018 fall masters degree in social work. In some of schools like UCLA and Uof Michigan, they say they don't require GRE scores unless my grade is low. I wanted to know if other students who has high enough GPA for MSW are studying GRE. Would it be an advantage if I submit my GRE score to the schools that don't require scores for high GPA students?
  21. I was admitted to the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California! I am so excited because it is my dream school! I really didn't think I would get in so I was not prepared for the cost of the tuition. USC is Top 12 Social Work program and I want to go their so badly, BUT is the cost of the tuition worth it??? I am waiting to hear back from Cal State LA as well. Would greatly appreciate feedback!!!
  22. Anyone on this forum that is applying to or going to UPenn? I just put down my deposit and excited that I will be attending their program. It has been my first choice.
  23. I've been accepted to both ASU and Simmons MSW online programs. I'm leaning towards ASU because of affordability and completing a full-time program while being able to work more than at Simmons, but Simmons has a great rep and I had a much more pleasant experience with Simmons going through the application process. Simmons seems to be way more hands-on and ASU seems more DIY. I would love to hear from anyone in either online program about your experiences. Thank you!
  24. Hey guys, I just received an acceptance to USC's MSW program for fall 2017 at their main campus (University Park). My concentration will be in children and family and I was wondering if anyone else on here will be attending as well, or has attended and can give me a little bit of info on the program!
  25. I recently was accepted to Case Western Reserve University out in northeast Ohio. It's a top-10 ranked social work program in the country, and seems like a great opportunity to position myself for better employment someday. As good jobs in the field are very competitive, I've been led to believe that the program you attend really does matter. I'm looking to go into the clinical side of social work, doing mental health counseling, school counseling, and other clinical type work which has the most potential for earning significant income someday. However... I then learned about the cost. It will be $21,000/semester. They have offered me a scholarship of $20,000, plus a 4,000 reward for field work, which will be divided over the 4 semesters. That means 16,000/semester still needs to be accounted for. Summed up, unless I find further grants or funds to use, and accounting for living expenses while attending school, I'd get out of there with about 80,000 dollars worth of debt. Since you're doing field work the entire time in addition to schooling, you can't work, so your expenses will have to be covered by loans and the 4,000 in field work awards. All this means is that, no matter what, I'd be going into a lot of debt for a two-year Masters in Social Work. From those who understand the field, and how much it pays for those with good degrees versus how much I could earn with a lesser degree or trying to work my way up in an organization... will it be worth it to pay up all that money for a 2-year Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work?