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doctormelody

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About doctormelody

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  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
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    MSW

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  1. doctormelody

    University of Pittsburgh MSW Fall 2019

    Gotcha, thanks so much! You sound like a great candidate, I’m not surprised you got a good scholarship (for Pitt) and I’m sure you’ll have many more offers to choose from in the coming weeks/months! ☺️
  2. doctormelody

    Fall 2019 Applications

    Thank you so much, this is really helpful. Honestly it helps to know just that others are or have been in the same boat, but when it gets to the point of re-reading threads I’ve already read ten times, I think maybe I need to take a step back. I also like what you said about self-efficacy and how we are all more than our grades/experiences/ etc. It’s so hard to remember sometimes, but it’s so important. Best of luck to you with all of your applications, and thanks again for responding.
  3. doctormelody

    Fall 2019 Applications

    Does anyone have any advice on how to stop obsessing about grad school? I sent an email to someone at Pitt today and they haven’t responded yet. I feel like I can’t even enjoy the weekend because I just want it to be Monday so I have a chance of getting a response. I check the mail multiple times a day hoping to see scholarship info (or just any info, really, the letter on the online portal was quite vague). I’m on here all the time. I check threads that aren’t even relevant to me because I’m just desperate for some kind of distraction. It’s getting to the point where it’s annoying my partner and interfering with my life but I just can’t seem to stop.
  4. doctormelody

    University of Pittsburgh MSW Fall 2019

    I emailed someone at the university today to ask a couple questions, but I was too scared to ask about when the scholarship info will be sent out. They also haven’t responded yet so my anxiety is through the roof. Ugh. I can’t believe I was considering putting myself through this process again. Twice is bad enough.
  5. doctormelody

    Credit score required for graduate PLUS loans?

    Please ignore this, I can’t edit it now but I found the info I needed with a simple Google search, lol. I’m so used to asking questions about grad school on this website that I forgot how to Google! 🤦‍♀️
  6. Hi all. I realize this isn't strictly specific to social work but it doesn't seem to be gaining much traction on the other forum and I'm a bit desperate. I’m just wondering if anyone had like a ballpark figure about the credit score required to be approved for graduate PLUS loans. Mine is pretty bad, like, mid-500’s, and it may even get worse before it gets better. I’m hoping to improve it before I go to school this fall, but if not, do I stand any chance of being approved for a PLUS loan with a score like that? And is it possible that there may be additional scholarship money available if I do not? When I was in undergrad my dad was denied for a parent PLUS loan my senior year and they gave me $4,000 in extra money to compensate. Also, does anyone know if Stafford loans are dependent on your credit score? Don’t need any advice about my financial situation; I know it’s bad and I’m doing my best to fix it. Just wondering if anyone has even a relative idea of what credit score is required to qualify. Thanks in advance for any info you can provide! Edit: nvm, just realized it’s not dependent on credit score, but rather whether one has an adverse credit history. Linking the info I found below in case anyone might find it helpful in future. Sorry. http://www.finaid.org/loans/gradplus.phtml https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/loans/student-loans/adverse-credit-history/ https://www.edvisors.com/private-student-loans/student-loans-for-borrowers-with-bad-credit/ Note to self: Google is your friend.
  7. doctormelody

    Credit score required for graduate PLUS loans?

    *Meant to say Stafford loans, obviously.
  8. doctormelody

    University of Pittsburgh MSW Fall 2019

    Oh and @ML878, would you mind sharing your GPA/stats? Totally understand if you don’t feel comfortable, just thought I’d ask!
  9. doctormelody

    University of Pittsburgh MSW Fall 2019

    Gotcha, thanks! Man, now that I know I might not have to wait until February for scholarship info, I want to call them so much! Oh, one more question - do you know what date you were actually accepted? It should say on the ApplyYourself portal, I think... just wondering how much of a wait I should expect between the online decision and the physical letter. It's already been a week (and I actually live in Pittsburgh!), which according to last year's thread is typical for them but still makes me anxious because everything makes me anxious, haha. Totally understand if you don't feel like checking, though. I should probably attempt to rein in my obsessive tendencies just a bit.
  10. doctormelody

    University of Pittsburgh MSW Fall 2019

    Gotcha, and when did you submit the application, if you don’t mind me asking? It’s possible, but also, maybe they are just doing things differently this year. I wouldn’t complain if that was the case - I don’t want to wait until February for the info!
  11. Hi all. I hope this is the right place to be posting this... I’m just wondering if anyone had like a ballpark figure about the credit score required to be approved for graduate PLUS loans. Mine is pretty bad, like, mid-500’s, and it may even get worse before it gets better. 😩 I’m hoping to improve it before I go to school this fall (trust me, I’m doing everything I can) but if not, do I stand any chance of being approved for a PLUS loan with a score like that? And is it possible that there may be additional scholarship money available if I do not?When I was in undergrad my dad was denied for a parent PLUS loan my senior year and they gave me $4,000 in extra money to compensate. Also, does anyone know if Stanford loans are dependent on your credit score? Don’t need any advice about my financial situation; I know it’s bad and I’m doing my best to fix it. Just wondering if anyone has even a relative idea of what credit score is required to qualify. Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!
  12. doctormelody

    University of Pittsburgh MSW Fall 2019

    Also @ML878, when did you submit your FAFSA? I’m worried mine may be delayed because I just submitted the FAFSA a couple days ago. 😔
  13. doctormelody

    University of Pittsburgh MSW Fall 2019

    Wow, that’s surprising! Last year they didn’t send that info out until much later. Congrats! I think 12,000 is average-high for them. I haven’t but hopefully I will get that letter in the mail soon... and yeah, it’s still a lot, especially as an out-of-state student.
  14. doctormelody

    University of Pittsburgh MSW Fall 2019

    Will do! And yeah, I know, it is staggering. I hope we all get the scholarships we need to make it happen!
  15. doctormelody

    Fall 2019 Phd Social Work /Welfare

    That’s so amazing, congratulations!!!!!
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