Seeking Advice! - Applying to Portland State MSW w/o formal social work experience in Social Workers Forum Posted April 12, 2016 Thank you to all of you! This is so helpful and speaking with you guys has really eased my mind! I am like months away from even beginning the application process and I already can't wait for it to be over haha. @AmandaN @UrbanMidwest @KatieJaiYen How far in advance did you start preparing your apps? Do most schools have similar if not the same questions?