I have applied to the Jan 2020 Wilfrid Laurier 2 yr online MSW program. I was not aware at the time how competitive it was. I had been speaking with an advisor for over a year before applying and she made it seem like it wasn't that tough to get in :(. Unfortunately, I hear that there are terrible odds of getting in. I hadn't even completed my degree when I applied. After reading everyone else's educational/work/volunteer experience, I am sure I won't get in. Anyways, here is what I applied with:
-4 yr Major in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies
-I have an 8.0 average and I'm not sure what that converts to on a 4.0 scale. I believe it is 3.7?
-5000+ hours working at a detox facility in the hospital
-6 months experience at a youth detention facility
-Current volunteer for CAS (Family and Children services) as a special friend.
-2 employment references from the detox unit
-2 educational referees (Dean of Psychology Dept and Indigenous Social Work Professor)
-Many of my electives were in Indigenous Social Work because I had been in the BSW program for a year before switching to psych.
P.s. I cannot move (family, husband, job etc) but does anyone have any suggestions for other online programs I can do. I am interested in MSW, counselling psychology ( or something that I can register as a psychotherapist) or BSW. Also, does anyone know if a person can be accredited as a registered anything with a Psych degree. Many of the positions I want to apply for as for a designation and registration with some sort of organization (counselor, rsw etc.
Thank you everyone and I wish you luck on your applications!! Let us know how it goes!