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  1. 3 hours ago, PurpleHippo321 said:

    Hi everyone! New to these forums!

    I just got accepted to NYU this morning. I received 17k in scholarship and applied on January 11th. Does anyone know if this is the most they give?

    I am leaning more towards Fordham where I got accepted last week, but problem is the cost will now be the basically the same for the two schools so I am not sure what to do because NYU is great too.

    I have heard that sometimes schools are willing to bump up their offers if competing schools gave you the more or the same offer (which Fordham and NYU are!) if you appeal... has anyone heard of this before?

    Congrats and best of luck to everyone!

    congrats! do you mind shoring your stats?

  2. Hey y'all! 

    I'm applying for Spring 2020 to a whole bunch of MSW programs and all of them have different essay questions. Most of the programs have already given the questions online. I was wondering if I should start writing my personal statements right away (now) or wait until April-May.

    Also, the priority deadlines for all the schools are in early October. Does that mean I just submit my applications before that date or on it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  3. 1 hour ago, doctormelody said:

    Hi, I was accepted to Columbia’s two-year MSW program last year. I applied on the deadline (Feb 15th) and did not hear back until April. My GPA is a 3.5, no real experience, BA in an unrelated field. I think I saw that you are applying for Advanced Standing. Anecdotally, that program seemed much more selective than the regular two-year program (based on people’s stats from the thread last year), so take that as you will.

    Woah, that's incredible. I am applying to the 16 month accelerated program, but I have no idea if it's more competitive. You decided not to go, right? How come?

  4. 9 minutes ago, miler95 said:

    Depends on how much editing/how polished you want them to be.  Once you've written out a rough draft - which I would say could take a week to do per essay - you are going to want to have others read over it and help you edit.  Check with your university to see if they have writing labs that can help you with that.  If you want your essays to be done by early October, I would say to start them in August, or even earlier if you are applying to a lot of schools.  A lot of your essays will be able to transfer into others that require the same information, but sometimes they will ask for it in a different format, or to go into detail on a different aspect of your life and experience.  Before you even begin writing your statements, familiarize yourself with the prompts/required sections.  It helps to have your resume made up ahead of time to look at while you're writing about all the different kinds of service and experience you have.  If I were you, I would try to have my rough drafts done by the beginning of September and then get help editing and clarifying your statements.  That timeline will help you get them done without stressing yourself out right before the deadline. 

    Thanks!! Really helpful suggestions! I'm actually thinking about starting them right now, but I'm worried it's a bit too early. What do you think?

    Do you have any idea on whether or not 16 month accelerated programs are more competitive to get into versus traditional two year programs? 

  5. Hi everyone, 

    I am planning on applying to MSW programs at Columbia, Hunter, NYU, UCLA, etc. for Spring 2020 which means I will have to submit my applications before the deadlines which are in early October. When do you all suggest I start working on my personal statements? 

  6. On 1/9/2019 at 2:19 PM, asr13b said:

    Just got accepted to NYU! I'm super excited but also now anxiously waiting for the scholarship application window to open, as even with the funding they offered me, there's a lot of tuition remaining. Does anyone know when those applications typically open up? Looking at last year's form, they didn't close until June which is a bit stressful to consider having to commit to a school without knowing how I'll fund it. 

    Congrats! What are your stats?!

  7. Hi all,

    I'm planning on applying to social work programs in a few months (NYU, Columbia, Fordham, Hunter, etc.) and my biggest concern is my statistics course grade. I am still taking the course and I already know I will not do too well. I am currently a sociology major so I am taking a sociology based statistics course. My overall GPA is a 3.49 and I am hoping it will go up after this semester to a 3.5-3.6 since I am doing very well in my other courses. 

    I just want to know if statistics will hinder my acceptance? 

    I have lots of experience working in preschools with special needs children, internships and a law firm where I worked with social workers, great letters of recommendations lined up and I am currently working on my personal statement. 


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