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#1 bounce

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:52 PM

Hey everyone!

I just submitted my MSW apps to the following schools:

SDSU
CSULB
CSUN

Has anyone been accepted/rejected from any of the CSU's yet?

If so, how long did it take you to hear back? What method was it? (email, snail mail, etc.) And when did you submit your apps?

I'm looking forward to hearing back from the schools! (hopefully before April 15th, I'll go crazy if it takes that long)

Cheers and good luck to everyone,
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:46 PM

I received acceptance from CSUDH in early December and was placed in pending status at CSULB the week of Thanksgiving.

Best to you!

Hey everyone!

I just submitted my MSW apps to the following schools:

SDSU
CSULB
CSUN

Has anyone been accepted/rejected from any of the CSU's yet?

If so, how long did it take you to hear back? What method was it? (email, snail mail, etc.) And when did you submit your apps?

I'm looking forward to hearing back from the schools! (hopefully before April 15th, I'll go crazy if it takes that long)

Cheers and good luck to everyone,
:D Tracey


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:09 AM

Anyone been scheduled for an interview yet? Any contact from the schools? If so, when did you submit your application?
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:30 PM

I applied to the MSW program at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State LA around mid December 2011 and haven't heard anything. I know they usually get TONS of applications, but does anyone have any idea when they'll make decisions? I've heard March/April?

The wait is killing me!!!
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:11 PM

I'm in the same boat. I applied to CSUN and CSLA the first week of January and have not received a response. I did speak to an admissions person at CSUN and she told me that they have not scheduled any interviews yet and that if I made it past the first round then I could expect to be contacted for an interview in about three weeks. Keeping my fingers crossed. The wait is killing me too! Good luck!
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:34 PM

Wow, I didn't know the Cal State's conduct interviews! That's great to hear, hopefully I get an interview. My boyfriend's job moved him to Westlake so now I'm thinking of applying to CSUN. Does anyone know if they have rolling admissions?
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:36 PM

I don't think that all Cal State's do interviews but CSUN will selectively do them. I do not know the criteria for getting an interview rather than just getting an admission / rejection letter but the admissions person I spoke to on the phone made it sound like they do a lot of interviews. I have a friend that was admitted to CSLA and was never interviewed.

I don't think CSUN does rolling admissions but check their website to be sure. Let me know if you hear anything from any of the schools and I will do the same.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:12 AM

I applied to CSULA and CSULB as well and submitted early Dec 2011.
If you applied to CSULA and submitted by the priority deadline (Dec 15) you should get a response by late march early april. If you applied after the priority deadline you should get a response by April or May.

CSULB gets over 1000 applications each year. They do take a very long time to respond. A friend of mine found out he was placed on the wait list until July last year!
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:45 PM

Thanks Keeganh - If I hear from any of the Cal State Schools I'll be sure to let you know.

KMSW - I applied to CSULA on the Dec. 15th priority deadline so I'm glad to hear that I'll hear a response by late March/early April.

Yeah, I heard that CSULB gets tons and tons of applications.

For CSULA, I went to their informational meeting and they said they accept only 100 - 125. Which is pretty exclusive because when I did my UPenn interview they said they were very exclusive and accept only 125 each year.

I know of folks that I work with who applied to CSULA and didn't get in. I didn't realize how exclusive CSULA is.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:37 AM

When a school does selective interviews, it usually means there is a top tier batch of student they feel comfortable accepting without an interview, and then some students that they may have a question about- they use the interviews to bump them in to either the yes or no category (or wait list group). If you get an interview at a school that doesn't interview everyone you really want to make yourself shine.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:56 PM

Good point socialworkphd. I take it from your username you are in a social work PhD program? If so, where, what year are you in, concentration, and how do you like it?
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

It sounds like the interview is a standard part of CSUN´s application procedure. I don´t think the interviews are selective for this school. When I asked they said that applicants that have been chosen to advance to the second stage of the process are contacted for an interview.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:39 PM

I applied to a couple of CSU MSW programs in early December including CSUN and was contacted via email for an interview in mid-January.I couldn't make it to either of the dates they gave me (not enough notice to get work off) and had to reschedule the interview for later this week. It was my understanding that the interview is a standard part of their process.

Has anyone heard back from CSULB? I have no idea what their process is and have not heard anything since the confirmation email they sent me when they received my application.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:58 PM

I applied to a couple of CSU MSW programs in early December including CSUN and was contacted via email for an interview in mid-January.I couldn't make it to either of the dates they gave me (not enough notice to get work off) and had to reschedule the interview for later this week. It was my understanding that the interview is a standard part of their process.

Has anyone heard back from CSULB? I have no idea what their process is and have not heard anything since the confirmation email they sent me when they received my application.





What?! CSUN never called me about an interview!! And I haven't heard a peep from CSULB. Now I'm really starting to get discouraged.... :(
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:43 AM

Hey guys!
I decided to take my changes and only applied to one school- CSULB. I've only received an e-mail stating that I've been cleared w/ Enrollment services and now my application has gone to MSW Dept. for review. The wait is giving me some serious sugar cravings!

Anyway, I'm not really sure how competitive CSULB's MSW program. How many people do they normally admit to the 2-yr program?
I summited my application 2 days before the deadline, so not really sure if that's going to affect my changes. Is anyone in the same boat as me?
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:49 AM

Hey guys!
I decided to take my changes and only applied to one school- CSULB. I've only received an e-mail stating that I've been cleared w/ Enrollment services and now my application has gone to MSW Dept. for review. The wait is giving me some serious sugar cravings!

Anyway, I'm not really sure how competitive CSULB's MSW program. How many people do they normally admit to the 2-yr program?
I summited my application 2 days before the deadline, so not really sure if that's going to affect my changes. Is anyone in the same boat as me?


Hello. CSULB received 1,200 applications last year. Its a very competitive program. Some of my friends who applied last year got a response by July or early Aug! YIKES! They have a wait list and a lot of students get in after they are wait listed. If I could remember correctly they admit approx 170 students? Not sure on this one. Sorry I don't have an exact number but its approx around this amount.
CSULB received my application Dec 15 but they went on winter break soon after. So I'm assuming they got to my application by Jan or Feb.
The waiting game is killing me but I am trying my best to be patient. I am waiting to hear from some other schools as well. Good luck!
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:20 AM

Hello. CSULB received 1,200 applications last year. Its a very competitive program. Some of my friends who applied last year got a response by July or early Aug! YIKES! They have a wait list and a lot of students get in after they are wait listed. If I could remember correctly they admit approx 170 students? Not sure on this one. Sorry I don't have an exact number but its approx around this amount.
CSULB received my application Dec 15 but they went on winter break soon after. So I'm assuming they got to my application by Jan or Feb.
The waiting game is killing me but I am trying my best to be patient. I am waiting to hear from some other schools as well. Good luck!


Thanks for the info!! Yeah, the wait has been stressful! Let's see how it goes... I'm really keeping my fingers crossed. Early August?!? That sucks! Especially for those that will need to relocate like myself (if i get in!) Thanks again and good luck!
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:07 PM

What?! CSUN never called me about an interview!! And I haven't heard a peep from CSULB. Now I'm really starting to get discouraged.... :(


Don´t stress yet. When did you turn in your application to CSUN? I turned mine in pretty late and I don´t think they have contacted everyone for interviews yet. Last year it seems some people were contacted in March or later for an interview. You could call and check with them though. I figure if I don´t hear anything from them in the next few weeks, I am going to give them a call to check.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:41 PM

CSUN told me they are doing a couple of rounds of interviews all the way into March so there's not reason to be discouraged. I'm super anxious about CSULB. I hope it doesn't actually take all the way till July to hear back!
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:47 AM

Hi guys! I just received my acceptance letter to CSULB at 6 pm last night! I am so excited!
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