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Purple-Elephant

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    London, ON
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    MSW

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  1. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    Has anyone else heard about the changes to OSAP that are going into effect? https://www.narcity.com/ca/on/feature/multiple-changes-to-osap-were-announced-today-this-is-how-they-will-affect-ontario-students I am feeling even more worried about being able to fund my studies next year. I was really relying on grant funding. Online part-time might be my only option now :/
  2. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    Advanced standing is a 1.25 year program for those who DO have a BSW
  3. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    I was just emailed with an acceptance to Laurier's part-time online program beginning May 2019, turns out they accidentally clicked acceptance for the full time program instead of the part time so that is pretty disappointing but makes more sense since the program starts earlier. UGH
  4. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    Thank you both! I received an email from the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies congratulating me and telling me to look on Loris to accept or decline my offer. When I click on the program on Loris I am now greeted by a big message and the option to accept/decline and cannot view any of my uploaded documents etc as I could before. Good luck to everyone else! I am glad to know I will definitely be graduating with my MSW in 2020!
  5. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    I received an offer of admission to Laurier's advance standing on campus MSW program beginning September 2019 today! I applied to the online as well but have not heard anything, nor has another friend of mine. Did you apply to the program requiring a BSW or the regular track? The online program is my last choice currently I have a question. What if you the deadline to accept an offer of admission from one school is before you have heard back from other choices? I have until January 29 to accept my offer from Laurier, but my application for Western is not due until January 15th with a response expected in February. Is it horrible to accept an offer and then later on decline it if you are accepted elsewhere?
  6. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    I answered each question separately using their guidelines. I made sure to put the headlines above my answers. So did a friend of mine who was accepted into this year's cohort!
  7. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    Hey fellow Renison buddy! You have eased my mind a little bit. It is so stressful because everyone seems so qualified. How are you liking UofT?
  8. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    Hi all! First I wanted to ask, does anyone know if your chance of being accepted to MSW programs is higher if you're applying to Advanced Standing programs (requiring a BSW degree) as opposed to applying for 2-year MSW programs? Reading replies to last years thread has me paranoid 🙂 About myself: I finished my BSW at UWaterloo in 2016 with a 92% cumulative average. I finished my BA in Social Development Studies also at UWaterloo with a 80% overall (damn you first year grades). If you are looking at my last 10 courses/5 full credits my average was 91.5% I have 4,000 hours of professional/work experience and 550 hours of volunteer experience. I haven't volunteered in 2018 due to the hours of my full-time job being very unaccommodating which scares me. Post-BSW experience includes full-time work at a drop-in centre for teenagers for over a year, providing counselling and referral services and developing/facilitating programs; working as a respite caregiver (supporting a young person with autism) beginning nearly 2 years ago; and completing a 4 month full-time contract as a caseworker with individuals who have disabilities, teaching life skills one-on-one and leading group workshops. Volunteer wise I was part of a group that provided support to Canadian newcomers, and have volunteered for environmental initiatives. My BSW placement was working in youth addictions. Related experience I had Pre-BSW includes a summer job working for CMHA and a lot of volunteer experience with people who have disabilities and seniors. I completed my application for Laurier's Online Advanced Standing MSW - May 2019 start. I am also applying to Laurier's Advanced Standing MSW Full-Time in class (Sept 2019 start) and might apply to Western's full-time program too. Online would be my preference! Anyone who is doing an online program, feel free to message me! I would appreciate chatting, especially if you are going to Laurier!
  9. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    I completed my BSW at Renison (UWaterloo), graduating in 2016. I feel that having an MSW gives you A LOT more career opportunities. Most social work jobs request a BSW or MSW degree, therefore giving applicants with an MSW the advantage. I honestly feel like I'm either overqualified or under qualified for everything! Also, I am interested in working in the mental health field where an MSW is usually required. I definitely do not regret doing my BSW first though!
  10. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    Hi everyone! I am planning to apply to Laurier's part-time online (Advanced Standing) MSW program. Has anyone applied to the program or been through the program?
  11. Those are really great suggestions thank you I will look into those ideas. Also, I can tell that you're a social worker with that perfect example of reframing lol!
  12. Thank you so much @SamSat @notafortuneteller and @Sarah Erwin! I will be sure to remember about Athabasca if it comes down to that for me, that is pretty expensive though for retaking one course. I don't really understand why research methods is so important. It is good to hear from someone with experience with Laurier Sarah
  13. Thanks! If you don't mind me asking how much does it cost to take the course through Athabasca?
  14. I appreciate the honesty, it is good to know before applying. Do you (or anyone) have any idea if Laurier focuses a lot of research methods grades?
  15. Hello all. I am currently in Renison's full time BSW program. I'm planning to apply to MSW programs this coming year, feel free to tell me to get lost from this forum, but I thought maybe I could benefit from the wisdom you all have gained this year. A few questions...First, has anyone heard anything about/applied to Western's MSW program? I have never heard anyone talk about it so I'm assuming it isn't great? Second, is it true that your research methods mark is really important? I only got 72% in that course, back in the second year of my undergrad. Is this grade important for people with their BSW degree who are applying to advanced standing programs? My marks have been great since third year, and all my grades are above 90 so far this year in my BSW. I'm kind of scared seeing people's posts about research methods because I never thought a second year course could have such an impact on my future. PS if anyone has any Renison BSW questions I'm happy to answer.
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