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  1. I just got off the U of T waitlist today!!! Feel super excited and I literally cried for a hour ! I had been rejected by the university THREE TIMES and I finally made it into this year!!
    3 points
  2. I was in a similar situation last year but chose to accept my offer. For me, it felt like I would be leaving too much up to chance if I declined my only acceptance. Sure, I could've re-taken the GREs again and aimed for better scores, but I was uncertain if that alone will that be enough to get me accepted in a different school. Also, given that I'm a horrible test taker, getting a better GRE score was not a sure thing either. I live in a competitive NYC area where everyone's vying for spots, so even though the school that accepted me had a higher tuition, I chose to take their offer. The deci
    2 points
  3. I am in your shoes of only getting accepted into one school and it'll expensive since I'll be paying for out of state tuition. This is probably a very unpopular decision, but I decided to attend this program even tho it'll cost over $100,000 and I'll be in debt. The way I see it is time vs. money, I personally don't want to waste any more time applying and waiting around for my results, especially if it's not a guarantee I'll get an acceptance. I rather start immediately, graduate, get a job and start working on paying off my debt. Good luck!
    2 points
  4. Hi! I'm working through a big decision and could use some unbiased feedback that my friends and family can't give. I have committed to NYU's on-campus program. It's 3,000 miles away from where I live and will be about 25,000 a year in tuition after my funding. Plus cost of living. I'll be paying for cost of living and the difference in tuition with student loans. Because of this i'm looking at AT LEAST 75,000 in debt, plus 20,000 from undergrad. I applied as a first year post-bacc student, I've gotten a 4.0 during my post bacc year and have been doing everything I can to be involved.
    1 point
  5. If you want it that bad, GO FOR IT! Maybe try retaking some of your classes. I’m in similar situation and I’m doing all of the jobs/volunteering I can! Look on ASHA and also look into programs that look at your last 60 hours GPA, if you did better in those hours. If you’re passionate about it, show them that in your personal statement and also show the people you will be getting letters of reccomendation from how passionate you are, so they can also relay the message. Best of luck to you!!
    1 point
  6. You seem to be heading in a positive direction! Here are some things to consider. Graduate schools are interested in hearing people's stories. If you have over come diversity, that is not a slight against anyone, and usually seen as a strength. What is important to keep in mind is that there are a limited number of programs and an abundance of applicants at these schools. In my experience, what is important is the ability to convey yourself as someone that a program is willing to take a risk on. If they take someone who doesn't possess the qualities needed to be successful, then they have wa
    1 point
  7. Congratulations, lindaMSW!! I remember you from when I was reading last year's forum – so happy that you'll be joining us at U of T!
    1 point
  8. Thanks! Honestly, it really just felt pretty random. I added a published review and a couple of conferences, and I re-wrote my program of study, but the project and letters were basically the same. I just tried to write very clearly and explain all terminology, making very obvious the sort of practical payout of a very theoretical project (philosophy) and citing things that made it clear that I was familiar with pertinent literature. Last time I used headings to make it seem more organized, but I took them out. My score was embarrassingly low last time, and the huge jump in score did not feel
    1 point
  9. Hi everyone, I just wanted to thank everybody once again for your advice and give you an update. I eventually applied to the Hudson Strode program at UA. I was accepted into the MA program and I'm thrilled to say I'll be moving down to Tuscaloosa this fall. Now I just have to find an apartment!
    1 point
  10. MacPanther

    MPH Canada 2018

    Does anyone know when UofT will send their official letters for Health Promo?
    1 point
  11. tryingtomasterit

    CSUN MSW 2018

    Make sure your internet speed is good! It was glitchy for some of us, but overall gave a good idea of how the online classes will be run using that program. The interview is a full 75 minutes. It’s super structured and they don’t try to ask trick questions. As long as you’re confident about your past experience and what drove you to apply then answering their questions will be a breeze.
    1 point
  12. You could consider taking the research paper that you already have and rework it over the summer to submit for your application. I edited one of my writing samples before applying just to make sure it was properly cited and fully coherent.
    1 point
  13. I know that I'll be taking on around $60,000 in debt but for me that's not too crazy...Am I crazy to think that? I think with my wage combined with my husband's wages will allow for me to pay off my loans in about five years.
    1 point
  14. Thanks ! Looked at 5-6 CVs, none have graduated in less than 7 years....
    1 point
  15. So, just got an update after the waitlist, and I’ve been accepted! I’m already so deeply involved with NYU that I am most likely going to decline. Columbia would have to offer me a stupidly large amount of financial aid for me to switch gears at this point.
    1 point
  16. Yaaaaaaaay! Congratulations, smntoronto – I know how much you originally wanted to get in to U of T!!!! Now, to make some big decisions ☺️. York is FAR more geared to macro practice from a critical perspective (as I posted lots about earlier in the season). U of T's Social Justice and Diversity stream in the second year teaches macro theory/practice, but the first year will focus on micro, clinical skills. Can't wait to see what you decide. Congrats again – I was really pulling for you!
    1 point
  17. I don’t think it’s crazy to rescind your offer, especially if there’s nothing particularly special pulling you toward the program. Debt is very real, and if you don’t think it’s worth it, that’s totally valid and reasonable (though if you do think the program is worth it, then that’s valid too!) Personally, I would hesitate about that much debt and would rather improve my application for reapplying to more affordable programs.
    1 point
  18. Pro tip to any future applicant reading this: never apply to a school you would not be willing to pay for or cannot afford. Look up tuition before applying to any school.
    1 point
  19. Honestly? If I felt like I couldn't afford a program, I wouldn't go! It's important to consider how long it's going to take you to pay this degree off. Unless the program is offering you something specialized that you wouldn't get anywhere else I would rescind or see if I could defer my acceptance.
    1 point
  20. rapschem

    MPH Canada 2018

    I have also accepted my offer at Western! SEE YOU ALL THERE :)!!!
    1 point
  21. I was just offered a SSHRC from Carleton this morning!
    1 point
  22. Also heard about the big names in the mix for photo. One of them is one of my favorite artists. I'm glad there's more thorough article coming out. Everyone i talked to there being really loves the community and no place is perfect - and yes I hope this press gets things moving because that needs to happen. I was accepted off the Columbia waitlist this week, and turned it down. In a perfect world I would go, but I simply cannot afford it, even with the biggest scholarship I've heard they give. Best of luck to everyone going. I'll definitely check out the open studios and shows when they'r
    1 point
  23. stargirl62

    Loyola University

    I don't know what part of the waitlist I was in, but I just got accepted today! It was the only school that I had left to possibly attend, so I will definitely be attending in the fall. Good luck to everyone and don't lose hope (definitely thought the update to my portal was a rejection)
    1 point
  24. Epistemic injustice is definitely one that I've been interested in. I'm also pretty interested in (though not a big fan of) effective altruism. 'Ameliorative' projects on philosophical concepts, in the sense of Sally Haslanger, is something I'm quite taken by and that seems to be becoming a bit of a trend. I'm currently reading Kate Manne's Down Girl, where she does this with regards to misogyny, and it's also been employed in interesting ways with regard to race and gender. Does thinking about transformative experiences, in the sense of L. A. Paul, count as a trend? It's cer
    1 point
  25. Zotero is an alternative article and citation management software that works well with LaTex. BibDesk is also useful for Mac users. Stats wise, R is where most of the discipline is focusing its training since it's free and open source. That said, a lot of people still use Stata. Knowing both is helpful so that you can move from one to the other. I haven't done a replication yet that had code published in R. Stata handles massive datasets well (100,000+ observation panel datasets in particular). If you're into web-scraping data and text as data work, Python is another coding language that
    1 point
  26. I've heard that understanding R might be helpful.
    1 point
  27. Definitely ask where it should be sent to. Don't just put it in an envelope and hand it to the person it's about. Specific examples of what you gained from their classes are helpful. If possible, comment on the types of assignments, the feedback you were given, and how these contributed to your overall learning. If you went to their office hours, talk about their persona there and what you gained from doing so. The more specific, the better. Oh, and don't go over two pages single-spaced (and really, even that's too long).
    1 point
  28. You can ask the instructor on what kind of things you should mention in the letter. You can also find the chair of the Promotions Committee (or whatever they call themselves) and ask what they are looking for. If it's just the Dept Head decision then ask them. You can also find some info online, but be aware that whomever is reading your letter will be looking for different things than a typical promotion LOR since they are specifically looking for a former student's point of view when requesting yours. Whatever they are looking for (teaching excellence, mentorship of students, rapport, e
    1 point
  29. As a fellow New Yorker I can tell you that I wanted to stay instate as well. My first round of applications I applied to all New York schools. That backfired and I didn't get in to any of those schools. The second year I applied to New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio because again I didn't want to go out of state. That backfired again. The third year I applied to schools in 25 different states and was accepted into 3 and ended up moving out of state. My point? Apply out of state if you can move. It is only for 2 years and then you will be done and can move back home and start working! This is how
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