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    2014 Fall
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    MSW (Advanced Standing)

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  1. That was last year, 2015. I am currently completing my MSW at UofT
  2. Don't worry about the "under review" they are not good at updating that. Mine still said "under review" and didn't change to "decision made" until 2 weeks after I got my acceptance letter.
  3. Not sure about that. I heard in the first big batch that came out, ROSI changed to invited (will note that it didn't change to "decision made" until 2 weeks after I got accept so don't worry about that). I think the acceptances went out over a period of time and then the waitlist acceptances went out after the time period where the first round had to notify by. Don't quote me on that though, I'm not positive. The first round will have, if I remember correctly, about 3 weeks to accept or not.
  4. That doesn't mean anything. If you are in it will say invited. And unfortunately it is way too early for the 2-yr programs to hear. It'll be sometime in March.
  5. Hi, I am currently attending the advanced standing MSW at UofT. Yes, you can do a placement outside of Toronto but you have to organize it yourself. I live in Kitchener-Waterloo and am currently doing my placement there. They will support you but you will have to do the legwork yourself. Make calls, send out resumes, etc. You don't go through their system that the other person posted (the PAS), you opt out of the PAS.
  6. I am going to be completely honest with you and tell you the odds of getting into UofT with a 70 in research are very low. If you are interested in UofT I would recommend redoing that course to get your grade up.
  7. I deferred my acceptance from 2014 to 2015 and I am now currently the advanced standing program at UofT. I deferred due to health issues and they were very accommodating.
  8. UofT has a Social Justice and Diversity stream which I am currently attending. It is VERY focused on structural/anti-oppressive MSW. For the one year MSW at UofT the admission rate is about 1 in 3.
  9. I don't think it is true at all that everyone gets an A. That is actually kind of ridiculous. Maybe if they're getting a graduate degree in basket weaving or something. But you can certainly get the grades if you work hard and do your best. That said, I think not going it probably a good decision for you at this point. You seem really freaked out and unsure of yourself and that's not a good place to start from.
  10. I was accepted to UofT for fall 2014 but due to my health I couldn't attend. They deferred my acceptance until fall 2015 and I received a new acceptance letter when the fresh batch of acceptances went in. A deferral means your spot is guaranteed for the following year.
  11. IMO it is a bad idea. You're an adult. You made a decision. Now stick with that decision and finish your program.
  12. ohgosh - Do you realize how many times you said "so I've heard" in that post? You shouldn't be trying to influence other people's decisions based on heresay, and shall I say, maybe a bit of sour grapes.
  13. Heif1 - I have no paid work experience at all. I have around 3000 hours total between volunteering on a crisis line 8 hours a week for 5 years and my practicum during my BSW at a women's crisis centre. I got into UofT Advanced Standing with that. I cannot encourage volunteering enough, it really helps your resume and application and doesn't seem to be looked at as less than paid employment.
  14. I deferred so I already did the course registration last year before I had to withdraw. The course registration is done on ROSI. You will be told what day it is and it opens at 6am. Be on there at 6am. Last year certain classes filled up within 3 minutes. You can only add one class at a time so make a list of which ones are the most important to you and also which ones you absolutely want to have in a certain spot. Electives are usually only offered in one spot, one time during the year so those fill up fast. The evidence based social work research class that all 2nd year/advanced stand
  15. I don't know anything about those schools at all but going to school in the city you want to work in makes sense, especially in the social work field. You are going to want to make connections during your MSW program. Seems like an obvious choice to me.
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