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  1. I've been waiting... and waiting... and WAITING for Albany. Their process is absurd. Finally had to call b/c if I didn't sign up for classes at one of the other two schools I was accepted into, there wouldn't be any classes left by the time I heard from Albany! I called and explained my predicament, and they explained that they had started sending out initial acceptance letters, but I was "low ranking." Really? I got into Hunter which has an acceptance rate FAR more exclusive than Albany's. I have a 3.75 GPA, I'm in 3 prestigious honors programs, 3 years human service paid/unpaid experience, extracurricular activities... What gives? VERY CONFUSED.

    While Hunter is GREAT! They are not commuter and/or adult friendly. Masters program is 5 days a week no ifs/ands/or buts. Also, they are more community organization/macro based. I am clinical/micro track.

    P.S. Albany ranks #12 in the nation for Social Work with a 40% acceptance rate, while Hunter ranks #22 with less than a 20% acceptance rate...

    Went ahead and dropped the $250 deposit for Hunter. SUPER BUMMED.

  2. Update! I got an interview request from Hunter today! It's on February 24th! I called about acceptance letters too. They stated they are not rolling, and letters will go out end of March to the first week of April. Still haven't heard anything from Albany or Fordham. But Albany told me I should receive notification about the same time as Hunter's, and Fordham stated it was about 1 month from the submission of all of your materials. If that's the case, I should be hearing from Fordham any day now.

  3. Wow! Willing to travel! I wish. I'm a young adult now with a home and about to be married. And his career is here, hence my local applications. But if it's any consolation, I did tons of research on Columbia and NYU, as they were initially on my list, and they are really easy to get into as long as you're willing to fork out the dough. We actually had an open forum with grad schools where I am completing my undergrad, with reps from those two schools, along with schools I intended on applying to. The one downside, (that they even admitted to), was that the big ivy league school name isn't important in social work, unless you intend on a dual phd or jd degree, or eventually working towards those.

  4. 8! Holy moly. Expensive.. My hunter app alone cost me 125$.. Absurd.

    I was actually going to apply to 4, the other being Adelphi (crap school for people who can't get into a decent school and pay out the nose for it), but I figured I could make it at least into Fordham (about 50% acceptance rate, plus one of my letters came from a phd grad from there and another letter from a former prof there, and its still cheaper than Adelphi).. So I figure that's probably my crap option school. GUH...

    Where did you apply?

  5. I applied to Albany, Hunter, and Fordham's 2 year MSW programs for Fall 2012. I completed them mid December... Although, one of my recommendation professors didn't submit until last week.

    What were everyone's stats like?

    I have:

    - 3.76 (Social Science, not Social Work)

    - Honors program

    - Alpha Chi

    - Pi Gamma Mu

    - Social Work Club

    - Two outside school Internships in social work private practice and county wide non profit case management

    - Two years direct patient practice within long term care and acute care hospitals.

    - Four letters of recommendation.. one from my internship from a private practice LCSW who graduated from Hunter, the director of the social work program at my college, field work director from my college, and my honors project mentor.

    - I have also taken three undergrad social work courses, and one of my minors is in psych.

    *BUT.... During my associates degree and some non-matric work shortly after, I was a crap student... (I have one F, that I retook and got an A..., and a couple D's on my transcripts from my Associates work, but still managed to finish my AA with a 3.16..) Once I started my Bachelors seriously though is when I started completing/working on all the above.


  6. Kill me now? How long does it take? This rolling admissions thing is brutal. Anybody got a clue how long this panic attack that grad schools are forcing me to go through will last? (What I really mean is whats the typical wait time to hear from these schools?)

    Also, if anyone who has been accepted, also applied, and/or went to these schools what your stats were like? GPA, extra-curicular, work experience, etc.

    I'm going bat shit here.

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