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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

    I’m sorry to hear that Western is so expensive and not much funding available. I already live in London with cheap rent and had to turn them down. I was offered almost enough funding from Laurier to cover my tuition, and have been saving up for 2 1/2 years because I’ve planned to get my MSW. I also am going to work part time doing respite, and commute to class so I can keep living where I do. Before my full time offer though I had planned to do the Laurier online part-time MSW so I could work full time longer and then work more hours when I had my placement portion of the program.
  2. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    This is probably too nosy LOL but what funding does Carleton offer? I have heard a few people say it’s good! I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to afford a full time program after the OSAP changes (thanks Doug) but a lot of MSWs seem to be better funded than I thought
  3. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    That is good to know! Exactly what I would assume, that they would have a TON of applicants!
  4. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    Yes, from what I have read they have a much larger program (around 150 students) whereas Western accepts 15, and Laurier not much more than that either. However, you have to think about how many people live in Toronto and how many applications they receive too. Not sure what their admission % is. I would be interested to know though!
  5. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    At the time that I applied to full time programs I had about 4,000 work hours, 800 in my BSW practicum, and 600 volunteer hours. I made a post about myself early in this forum, I will just paste it here! Hopefully this helps.
  6. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    Western doesn’t seem very well funded! Sad since I live in London haha
  7. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    They did help me within a few hours thank God! Their mistake made a nightmare for me hahaha multiple times
  8. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    Hey! Just curious, did you get offered any scholarships for Western? From my research it looks like they only give out three $1500 scholarships to the highest admission averages and then have 8 $1800 TA spots. Does anyone have any better info?
  9. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    Just received an email with an acceptance to Western/King's advance standing starting in September! I am excited to have been offered acceptance at every program I have applied to. I don't see any funding offers at all though from Western, so I believe I will be declining the offer and accepting at Laurier for next fall. Good luck to everyone else who applied there and if you were waitlisted you have some hope through me. I feel positive given that they only accept ~15 people each year
  10. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    How much is the funding difference? Honestly this is the first I've heard of "second tier" schools! If an MSW program is CASWE accredited I would be lead to believe it is a good program. That being said I did not go to Carleton so I don't have first hand knowledge. Congrats on getting multiple offers though! Maybe I will see you at Laurier should you choose it
  11. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    I got accepted to Laurier advance standing full time as well, with excellent funding! However it is telling me that my response deadline is past due (back in January they accidentally said I was accepted to the on-campus full time, when they meant to accept me to the online part-time program. They never changed my response due date). So now I'm panicking and waiting for them to help me.
  12. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    I applied to the 1 year advance standing MSW at Western and haven’t had my status change on the student centre yet or heard anything.
  13. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    To anyone worried about Waterloo: I did my BSW at Renison and was accepted through Quest too, but they didn’t give out acceptances all on the same day. My friend got accepted on a Friday and I didn’t get in until the following Tuesday! So there is a chance that they do the same for the MSW. My last name is an R, my friend’s was A.
  14. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    I had to remind one of my references several times and she submitted her reference at like 10pm on the last day, definitely not unusual! Don't feel bad about it, and consider giving him a phone call.
  15. Purple-Elephant

    Canada MSW 2019

    Of course I believe you should apply no matter what! but MSW programs (especially 2 year ones) are extremely competitive. There is so much competition that the minimums schools list are very much “low balls.” You can still apply and follow your back up plan, working a few years would definitely help. I also suggest applying to 1-year postgrad BSW programs as well, if you’re able. It shaves half the time off of your masters degree so it wouldn’t be any extra time in school, but would give you a lot more experience and training for your masters. BSW programs are quite competitive too, but less so than 2 year MSWs!
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