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  • Location
    Grande Prairie
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    MSW

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  1. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    Are there any online BSW programs for students who already have a bachelors degree I wonder? Something that could be done in a couple years? I’m going to be honest, one of my biggest issues is that I don’t have much volunteer experience. I truly do not have time for it. I have kids, a job, and doing online university courses. I barely have a minute for myself let alone time to volunteer. Makes my applications look bad I guess. Here in Grande Prairie, our college has a 2 year learning circles BSW program for people who already have a degree. There are classes every second weekend (fri and sat). Doesn’t sound too bad but I’d prefer to do something completely online. I’m a nurse so work a lot of weekends, it would be hard to manage.
  2. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    Good luck going forward! I didn’t get any reasoning either besides the high amount of applicants. Who do you contact to ask about improvements to application? I think I’m going to apply for Athabasca’s master of counselling psychology. See how that goes. I’m not trying Laurier anymore.
  3. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    I just got my email from Laurier, I didn’t get in. good luck to everyone!
  4. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    Apparently with the September cohort they sent out denials and waitlist letters first, then the acceptance ones. Hopefully thats the case this time as well.
  5. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    Congrats!!! I wonder if they send them all out the same day or not? I’ll be on edge all day! Lol!
  6. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    Keeps getting pushed up. Next thing they'll be saying early November.
  7. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    I did a bit of research on Yorkville’s program a few days ago and the reviews are terrible. A lot of people dropped out after a few weeks, felt the content did not prepare them well for a job as a counsellor. It’s also like $40,000+. I think it would be a last resort for me.
  8. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    Yes that’s my major concern about Athabasca as well. I actually live in Alberta (Grande Prairie) so the summer institute in Calgary wouldn’t be too far out of reach for me. But I have a job and kids and it would still be hard for me to just take off. Ideally I’d like to do something fully online. How did your friend like the Yorkville program? Glad to hear it’s not too hard to get employment afterwards. I always worry about online programs and employability afterwards.
  9. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    Hello from another Anthropology major! Lol! I graduated from Memorial University of NL back in 2003. I specialized in archaeology and I did not fare well in regards to employment. Went back to school and did the LPN program because it was quick with high employment rate, and have been working in that field for 11 years. Time for a change though! I wouldn’t worry about everyone else’s GPA and experience hours. They look at your personal statement and references too. Everything is not about grades. My GPA isn’t spectacular either...I started out as a computer science major which really ruined my overall GPA. My last couple years were decent though so I’m hoping that helps. Good luck!
  10. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    I'm just doing the prerequisites for the Masters of Counselling at Athabasca. Trying to get them done before February so I can apply. If I don't get accepted there, I'm going to try Yorkville I think. Which one were you accepted to?
  11. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    I don't have a BSW, but my main reason for wanting to do a MSW is so I can work as a mental health therapist. I am applying for Masters of Counselling Psychology programs as well, and whatever I end up getting accepted into, is what I will do. I live in Alberta and most of the job postings I see for mental health therapists need either a MSW or MC. I don't think a BSW can work as a clinical social worker, I could be wrong though.
  12. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    Yeah, first when I applied, they told me it would be late August/early September. I have a feeling it'll be October sometime...hopefully I'm wrong. The waiting is painful. lol
  13. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    Nope, still impatiently waiting. I was hoping to have known by now.
  14. dem13

    Canada MSW 2019

    I’m waiting to hear back from Laurier for Jan 2019. I figured they wouldn’t be on time. I’m stressed to the max waiting because I want to take a prerequisite course for another program. Don’t want to waste the money if I don’t need to. I’d also like to know as soon as possible so I can figure out how I’m going to fund schooling if I get accepted.
  15. dem13

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    I applied for the Jan 2019 start date and haven't heard anything yet either. They told me late Aug/early Sept. Based on previous cohorts, I'm expecting that will end up being pushed even later. I'd like to find out sooner than later so I can have lots of time to figure out funding.
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