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    Wilfrid Laurier University
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    social work

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  1. I am currently doing it online, and asked the same. A significant portion of the degree involves placement hours, which needs to be in-person. I am doing my hours in a hospital, talked with a nurse who is also upgrading her skills via online degree and she mentioned the same - because of the amount of in-person work hours required to correspond with your classes, online doesn't seem to matter. It is also becoming much more common, also removing some of the stigma
  2. I am commenting because of this thought and I am going to be blunt - You don't stand a chance if you approach your applications with this defeated attitude. It honestly seems to be a mystery why some students are chosen and not others - you have no idea what these people's references looked like, what the content of their essays was, or what the total package they presented to the applications committee looked like. What makes you unique? What would make you an ideal social worker? What is your passion and motivation for going into this field? You are more than a set of statistics, n
  3. Hey. I applied to/was accepted to both. I went to the info sessions for Windsor, and accepted at Laurier and started in May. Pros to Windsor are that it's in-person and also considered a full-time program (if that affects your osap funding considerations at all). Pros to Laurier is that it's online and you can do it on your own schedule vs. taking up your weekends. Windsor's program also costs approx $10k more than Laurier for the entire program. I have limited experience past the info sessions for Windsor and am still in my first semester at Laurier. I chose Laurier mainly so t
  4. I would write your contact person at Laurier and do it today vs. leaving it until the deadline. Ask her how would you go about changing one of your references/getting an extension on the deadline. Knowing the concrete steps to take should help reduce your stress, and I am sure that you are not alone in having issues with references getting back to the school on time. Best of luck.
  5. I'm in program too. It's straight through - you take classes all three semesters of the year (spring/winter/fall) until you graduate. However, you do have breaks - there is a reading week in both fall (the week after thanksgiving), winter (the week following family day), and a break over Christmas. The classes don't fill the entire 4 months of the summer, and there's a few weeks off then too.
  6. I've been accepted to this program for May start too. I'm an older student, but my undergrad average is a B. I had about 8700 hours experience. When I was called with the offer, she told me that the average person in the class has an A average and 7.5 years of experience. I believe the May class size is 50 people.
  7. I had mine in by January, and also haven't heard anything.
  8. I applied to Peel, and went to the info seminar there. No idea how many apply, but they also said at the seminar that they accept 50.
  9. I applied to that program. I have not heard back yet from Windsor , but got a phone call Friday that I was accepted to Laurier’s online MSW. I went to Windsor's info session, and their set up/program seems really interesting.
  10. I'm with you both in waiting for a response. I also applied to Windsor's MSW for working professionals program, which I'm supposed to hear back from anytime between now & mid-April.
  11. I'm assuming they have to consider maximum class sizes, as they likely only have a certain number of qualified teachers and want to maintain a certain teacher/student ratio. Then there's also the consideration of finding everyone a placement ... I would have a worse opinion of being accepted, but told there's no placement spots for me so I would really meet the degree requirements in the expected timeframe. (The disclaimer is that I'm still waiting to hear from both programs I've applied to.)
  12. Maybe the admissions committee has some sort of bet going on about how often us applicants will email/call/check LORIS/etc. (just amuse me ... the waiting game is harsh.)
  13. Congratulations!!! Did you apply for online or in class?
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