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    PhD in Social Work

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  1. I haven’t posted in awhile, but I accepted the offer at the University of Denver awhile back and will be heading to Colorado later this summer! 🥳
  2. Wow, this is really close to the 4/15 deadline. Most schools want responses by then. I’m wondering if programs are extending this deadline due to covid-19?
  3. Rejected (SW & Sociology). To others that got rejected, it’s their loss! The program is very competitive and just because you didn’t get in doesn’t mean you aren’t a competitive applicant. UM doesn’t determine our worth. I may sound clichè, but it’s what I’m telling myself!
  4. It wasn’t me! But I’m definitely curious about which social science it was. Fingers crossed it was one of you. 🤞🏼
  5. I got accepted to the University of Denver yesterday! 😄 An official offer letter will be coming over the next couple of weeks. Hope others have received some news this week!
  6. I called Michigan earlier today and was informed that most people will receive a response within the next 2 weeks. They said this was for all social sciences-- I specifically applied to the SW/Sociology program and they said they're aiming to get decisions out within the next week but no later than the next 2 weeks. The review process according to the person I talked to is (1) the SW review committee recommends you, (2) the social science dept. recommends you, and (3) the SW review committee finalizes decisions based on who was accepted to the SS programs. Not sure how accurate this is, but it
  7. If you did not receive a decent financial aid package from U-Michigan, I highly recommend asking for a financial aid re-review. I got my MSW from UM and I was initially offered $3,000/semester. I could not justify attending, so I reached out to Tim Colenback to see if there was a way to receive more aid. He told me about a re-review process and sent me the details via email. I had to fill out a worksheet with my info and how much additional aid I needed, and I also had to submit an essay (around 5-6 pages, I believe). I applied for the re-review in April and heard back in late May or early Jun
  8. I had my Zoom interview with the University of Denver this morning! The interview was 20 mins and more laid back than I anticipated. The committee was very kind, warm, and easy going. For anyone interviewing with them, they told me they admit on a rolling basis, meaning you could hear back a few days after your interview, a few weeks, or a couple of months. The Co-Associate Director of Doctoral Education said I/you can email him at anytime to get an update on the status of your application— he said they would be transparent about your status (accepted, rejected, undecided). Now, I wait t
  9. Based on the info I gathered from the results page, they have not interviewed candidates in previous years. Most students who posted their results received their acceptance letters beginning-to-mid February. They either received an email or it was updated on the portal. I hope you hear back soon! 🙂
  10. Thank you! Feel free to reach out to me if you want any support/guidance when you decide to apply. 🙂
  11. This is a great response! I'm from Nashville but moved to Ann Arbor for my MSW and lived there for 2 years. I lived in Ann Arbor for my first year and then in Ypsilanti for my second year. To add to your reply, many field placements end up in Detroit which is extremely diverse. Some field placements are also in Dearborn, which has a very large Arab population. Ann Arbor is a fairly affluent place but it does attract diversity in the study body. I also want to say that if you move to the area and have a car, I recommend living in Ypsi. I live in Baltimore now, and I miss Ypsi a lot, even
  12. MSU didn’t/hasn’t mentioned this. That’s pretty awesome of Wisconsin to pay you to go!
  13. I went to UM for my MSW. Since I’m on mobile, I can’t see my signature so I had no idea it was even there. 😂
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