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  1. 3 hours ago, Noelle1 said:

    That is so amazing! Are you accepted for online or on campus? I have read on here that this has happened to others. Did you have a really high GPA? I'm wondering how they are awarding this.

    For the full-time 2 year program, on campus. I don't think I had an especially high GPA (82%), so I'm honestly not sure. 

  2. I got notified yesterday that I was offered an OGS scholarship for Laurier! :o I didn't even apply, so it was a huge surprise.

    Has anyone else ever heard of this happening before (not completing the application beforehand and needing to retroactively complete it when offered the award)? 

  3. 36 minutes ago, razzledazzle said:

    Does anyone suspect when we should start hearing from u of t about getting off the waitlist (2 year program) ?

    I did some rough calculations on when we should hear back... the 1-years got their responses around March 2nd, and had three weeks to reply (March 23), and the waitlisted applicants seem to have heard back last week (roughly 1 month later). By that timeline, the 2-years heard back around March 29th, and had about three weeks to reply (April 24). So 1 month from then would be May 22nd. That seems in line with last year -- the waitlist moved near the end of May/beginning of June.

    Still quite a bit of waiting to go!

  4. 45 minutes ago, Msw2018ml said:

    I called York today and they told me that I’m not on the wait list...and there is still no decisions made yet. So it looks like I’m not waitlisted nor rejected..... can they just tell me so I could decide whether to put a deposit for other universities... York is my first choice... only because there is funding  :wacko: #frustrated

    If you aren't on the waitlist, then sadly it is a rejection. I called last week too, to the same effect. They only accepted 20 and waitlisted 10.


  5. 6 hours ago, futureMSWstudent said:

    Hi everyone,

    I've been following this topic for a few months now. I applied to YorkU's MSW program and my status still says on the MyFile "No decisions yet".  Anyone experiencing the same thing?  I'm starting to assume that I am waitlisted. 

    Mine is the same, and I saw at least one person here say theirs is "reviewed - unsuccessful". I want to be hopeful that I'm on the waitlist, but they did say only 10 get waitlisted in total so it's a very slim chance. York seems to be especially slow with updating MyFile, even for those that get accepted; it's usually a 2 week wait for any online updates, from the day they make the decision.


  6. 1 hour ago, lydia616 said:

    Pretty sure that Ammad said on the phone that my MyFile should have been updated in 2 days and then I had about 2 weeks to respond. This was on March 27th. As of two days ago, MyFile still hadn't been updated. No idea what's happening.

    EDIT*** just checked and MyFile has updated. I have until april 20th. 

    Thanks for the heads up!

  7. 3 hours ago, KJE88 said:

    I have created a Facebook group for Laurier's 2 year MSW

    I have it set as a closed group so you will have to send a request to join. It made me add a friend to start the group so there is currently someone who is not actually in our class but once someone else joins I can remove her :) 

    @SWMommy @Nervousme @2year.msw @johnhamont  I tagged the people who mentioned they were looking to connect but obviously everyone is welcome! 


    I joined too! Had to reactivate Facebook but it's worth it haha

  8. 37 minutes ago, viclane96 said:

    Also...Does anyone know if you can defer your waitlist acceptance for a year? 

    Most - if not all - grad programs don't let you defer acceptance, and the same is plausibly true for waitlist status as well

  9. 2 hours ago, idmsw said:

    Is there anyone here who has been accepted to Laurier and was put on UofT's 2 year Wait list? I read on LORIS that we need to accept/decline by April 24th but I am worried about accepting and then getting admitted into UofT. I am wondering if anyone else is in this situation. UofT is my ultimate goal but I am very excited about getting into Laurier as well! 

    I'm currently sitting on that decision as well (and waiting to see if perhaps I'm waitlisted at York, since that's my top choice). I'd like to call them and ask what the deposit is, because I'll probably go the route @foxstock suggested and see how that plays out. It doesn't sit well with me though, since if I don't get into UofT then I'll probably feel "stuck" with Laurier and I don't want to have that kind of attitude towards a great program :unsure:

  10. 15 minutes ago, Erin32796 said:

    For those who get waitlisted from U of T, is it simply because there aren't enough spots, or is there something we are missing that the accepted applicants had? I am noticing a couple people getting accepted right out of their undergrad with similar qualifications to mine, yet I was waitlisted. I am hoping some people reject their offers so I have a chance of getting in this year, but it is kind of disheartening to see people who are almost of equal qualifications to you getting accepted. Makes me wonder what exactly U of T is looking for.

    I'm wondering the same thing, to be honest. I'd like to think that it's simply a lack of spots, since being waitlisted is definitely distinct from being rejected. There must be particulars to the accepted applicants that made them stand out slightly more, and unfortunately it can't be a completely objective process. It must be hard being on the admissions committee, because sometimes you have to pick based on seemingly insignificant factors, since two applicants can be practically identical. When I talked with a graduate advisor who was going over my application, she said to put in as much into my resume as possible (even jobs like janitorial work or retail experience) since those reviewing your application could have some affinity to those who had those experiences. A friend of mine got a job in a tech-related field because he wrote he had construction experience on his resume, and the hiring manager happened to really respect applicants who did blue-collar work in the past.

    My lurking suspicion is that maybe a lot of this year's applicants showed a particular interest in one realm of social work (typically it's mental health and health, but maybe social justice & diversity is getting more popular?) and they wanted a balanced incoming cohort so when choosing your specification in 2nd year one stream doesn't get too clogged. That's only a theory though, I don't know if that's true or not.

  11. 7 hours ago, sw2018app said:

    Hey all!  I have a quick question for folks who have applied York?  Has your MyFile been updated?  Mine still says "no decision yet"....  wondering if anyone else is still in the same boat?

    I called them on Tuesday to ask and they said that the 20 accepted were already contacted, but the waitlist/reject list have not been compiled yet. I posted it a few pages back (but it got buried underneath the UofT acceptance wave haha), but here it is:

    • The lists will be finalized in the next 1-2 weeks.
    • About 10 people get on the waitlist.
    • You will be notified in some form if you do get on the waitlist.
  12. 5 minutes ago, Klara_kay said:

    Oh man I’m nervous to see if I got a letter when I get home... to those who got a letter that saying waitlisted- is your ACORN updated? Also has anyone received an acceptance letter today who have not had their ACORN change yet? 

    I got the letter in the mail, but no change on ACORN or the admissions website unfortunately. I have my fingers crossed for you!

  13. I just called York about possible waitlist positions (for the 2-year), here is the info they gave me:

    • The waitlist isn't compiled yet, but it will likely be sent out in the next 1-2 weeks.
    • About 10 people get on the waitlist.
    • You will be notified in some form if you do get on the waitlist.

    Here's to hoping! It's my top choice, although I know it's a longshot considering the sheer amount of applicants.

  14. 13 minutes ago, northoftheborder said:

    Anyone receive calls yet? It’s past noon now (Toronto time). I wonder if the calls be delayed again.

    None yet on my end. If it gets to 4:00pm and I don't hear anything I'll try calling the graduate assistant.

  15. @Mari* In the same boat waiting on those two programs! But instead of my boyfriend checking the mail, it's me calling my stepdad back at home about any "official-looking mail" and hoping he can read the letterhead properly hahaha. It's rough getting acceptances sent by mail when you don't live at your permanent address, it adds a whole other layer of stress.

    I also just got my G1 a few months ago, since some practicum placements require you being able to drive. So my method to not think about the wait is driving practice!

  16. 1 hour ago, CGal Social Worker said:

    I think I also just got accepted to Ryerson?

    I received the following email... but they said I won't be able to access an official letter for 24 business hours... so Monday... Has anyone else accepted got this e-mail?

    We are pleased to inform you that the Dean of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Graduate Admissions Committee of the Graduate Studies Social Work program has reached a final decision regarding your application to the Full Time Master of Social Work program.

    To access this document, please login to your Student Centre in RAMSS (my.ryerson.ca) and look under the "Communications" section, located on the bottom right corner.

    Note that communications may take up to 24 hours to appear in your Student Centre.

    Thank you for your prompt attention and we look forward to your positive response, within the deadline date noted in the communication.

    Graduate Admissions and Recruitment

    Yeates School of Graduate Studies

    That is so intentionally vague! But them saying "positive response" in the end makes me think you did get accepted :D

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