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  1. I would like to invite anyone who has attended or is currently in a Cal State MSW program to please share your thoughts and experience on the program. As an applicant, I felt there wasn't enough information out there to make a decision on which schools would be a good fit for me. Some examples of questions I haven't found many answers to: What kind of social work interests you? Did/do you enjoy your overall program experience? What was faculty/staff like? What was the internship process and experience like? Is self-care emphasized in the program? Did/do you feel prepared going
  2. How do you choose between schools when you're a good fit at both but in different ways, one is a smidgen more name-brand-y, the other seems a smidgen more collegial, one has a lot of top-notch university resources for professionalization, the other where the department itself seems to have more focus on professionalization, one that has well-known recommenders while the other has (apparently) more involved mentors, one that has no core courses because you're free to build your degree, while the other has core courses that help you better get a handle on disciplinary conventions, one that's loc
  3. Hey yall! So I got good news for my MFA poetry applications-- I'm a Berkeley local and applied to SFSU's MFA program as well as CCA's MFA and got into both! I am having a lot of trouble figuring out what I should do. I'd appreciate as much advice as possible! Right now I'm thinking about these things: SFSU: is a LOT cheaper, and I'm getting a scholarship for the first semester; amazing staff; offers teaching certification included with degree; is located kind of far away so commuting will be a pain depending on how many days a week I am actually on campus [tuition is approx 7k p
  4. Hi, I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration this past June 2016 and am considering a career in Speech Pathology after finding out more about it by my sister in law who is a SLPA. It is something I am seriously considering but there are also limitations because I do not know where to start. I live in Orange County and would be commuting to school so the only schools that interested me were Cal State LA, Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Dominguez Hills. I know Chapman would be way too expensive since it is a private school. I just do not know which route to take
  5. I recently got waitlisted into the graduate program of my dreams. I know being waitlisted is not good nor bad. In the words of my counselor, "It is easier to reject someone than it is to waitlist someone." Idk what I should do for the time being. I feel like I am hanging by the edge of a cliff until I hear back from the admissions committee. In the mean time, I thought about retaking my GRE (I barely met the required scores to apply) and reapplying in the fall as well as to other programs (SDSU and USD). I figured that if I posted this it will somehow calm my nerves down or talk to others who
  6. 7.3 CG from Manipal institute of tech 170+148 in GRE 115 in TOEFL research proj at IIT 6 month internship with Juniper Networks 3 very strong LoRs (iit prof, juniper(influential), college(hod)) NO PAPERS but all research and work ex in the same field of study I want to apply to 1 SAFE and 1 MODERATE-AMBITIOUS uni in California. Any suggestions?
  7. I'm surprised that people haven't talked about the political leanings and "vibe" of different schools and media establishments. I want to stay in the Bay Area, and Berkeley and Stanford seem to be the only two MJourn programs here. Berkeley has a strong social justice vibe. Over the years, I've learned that progressive schools and publications do not want to hear what I say, despite the fact that I'm a marginalized minority as well. My impressions of Stanford is that they have more of Silicon Valley's social enterprise culture. Still liberal, but less activist than Berkeley's
  8. Hello, My name is Greg and I'm currently an undergrad at UC Irvine working towards a BA in Psychology and Social Behavior. I'm an older student, 33 years old and am taking my life in a new direction, inspired by numerous things to do so including that I'm a recovering alcoholic. I'm also going to school at a community college that I transferred from working on a second AA in an Alcohol and Drug Studies program so that I can work as a counselor part time while going to school, and to gain experience. Mental health and substance abuse are the areas that most interest me and I wish to devote a go
  9. Hey Everyone! So I finally chose a clinical program & I am excited for the next part of my learning, But now what? I would love any insight whether it has to do with clinical psychology grad programs or grad school in general. Im so pumped and hoping some insight will put me in a great position to start the semester.
  10. Hi everybody. I am a domestic student for master's degree in mechanical engineering at University of California, Irvine starting next fall. There is a Nonresident Supplemental Tuition that every nonresidents of the State of California should pay. I know that I am not currently a California resident. I wonder is there any possibility that after I would become a resident of California they would return this Tuition to me? I know that for some states it is possible but I am not sure about California. I searched the University's website but I did not find anything. Please share with me if you
  11. I was accepted to Cal State Fullerton and UNLV, and I am trying to decide between which school to choose. The cost of living in Fullerton is SO expensive compared to my current home in central Illinois. It's the only thing holding me back from choosing Cal State Fullerton. How do grad students in California afford the cost of living? Rent alone is outrageous. Help!
  12. Hi everyone, I wanted to know who applied to CSU's & what major in relation to psychology. I applied to CSULB, CSUN, Pepperdine, Cal Lutheran, CSUSB, & CSUF. If you want to know my results, message me
  13. Hi Everyone, So I got acceptances from both USC and UCSD for my terminal MSEE, specializing in signal and image processing, and I am having a tough time making this choice. 1. EDUCATION QUALITY: Both schools seem to be about equal in terms of the quality of the education so far as I can tell from other people and ratings and whatnot. 2. TUITION: USC is about $40000 more in total than UCSD, which makes it seem like a no brainer for UCSD. HOWEVER, I am wondering what is the possibility of being able to get involved as a GSR (Graduate Student Researcher) or TA (Teaching Assistant)
  14. Please help! I am currently trying to decide between an MSW program at either CSUN or SDSU. There are a lot of pros and cons to both, but I am interested to see what those here on the forum could tell me about these programs. What should I be placing most emphasis on when deciding? What are the reputations for these schools? How are both schools in regards to preparing students for licensing? CSUN: Pros: close to home (could potentially save money by living at home); an urban generalist approach (will maybe give me a more well-rounded experience); capstone project in final yea
  15. Hi! I got accepted into my top choice PhD at University of Southern California. I got a really lovely email from an advanced grad student who's in their fifth or sixth year offering to guide me through the program and field any questions I might have. They also sent a 'living in LA' guide that around six of the current grad students had made with breakdown of the neighborhoods they live in and all sorts of helpful information. Here's my dilemma, however: I'm finishing a Master's at Queen's University in Kingston,Ontario, Canada. I have a sublet here with my partner from May 1st to August
  16. I applied to 9 schools, and got accepted to 2 so far! I'm so excited, but now I have no idea what to do! I got into CSU Chico, and UOP, and I have yet to hear from 6 other schools. I have to accept UOP by April 1 and Chico by April 15. I was wondering if anyone could give me some information on the programs at Chico and UOP to help me decide which one to go to, or if I should wait to hear from the other schools. I'm leaning toward UOP, but idk how the 15 month program is, it's also really expensive. Thank you all so much for your help!!!
  17. Hello, I somewhat recently finished the application process for a total of 6 schools and wondering if anyone has heard from CSUN, CSULB, Pepperdine, CSUF, or CSUSB?
  18. I've been recently admitted to both (Computer Science & Engineering - UC San Diego, Computer Engineering - U Southern California). I have trouble deciding which one I should pick, so I will lay out what I have discovered so far. 1. A little bit of background I received BS Computer Engineering from Purdue University. Being an out-of-nowhere campus, I am hardly able to land jobs that I really like doing. I ended up working for a traditional company in a tiny town. Although the money is really good and the technical challenge is just ok, I don't really have passion for my work and I hate
  19. Hi Everyone, I am currently in the process of making a decision between several graduate school programs. I have not been able to find much information on the program at Chapman University. If anyone can share any insights into how their program is, the classes, facilities, placements, job prospects, etc. that would be greatly appreciated as I am having a really hard time deciding. Thanks!
  20. Hello! I am curious to see if there are any recent graduates finding themselves in the same boat as me. I JUST finished everything I need to become an SLP (Praxis passed, last clinical rotation completed, clockhours accumulated, etc etc) and am waiting for my university to post my transcripts so that I can apply for temporary licensure in the state of California. HOWEVER, my university will not be posting my transcripts until JUNE and the California state board of licensing for SLPs warns that processing times after receiving transcripts can be around 6-8 weeks. That means that I am currently
  21. I've recently been admitted to UCSD for a PhD in an engineering major, Fall 2016. International, but US citizen. No mention of financial support in the congrats e-mail. When asked, they said funding decisions are made at the end of March. Rumors are, schools in CA are sparing in funding? Anyone have any information on what chances I have of actually getting funded? Definitely can't afford school & life in La Jolla on my own.
  22. I have a few big questions to ask regarding admission to MPH programs and I would really appreciate it if I could get some advise!! Backstory: I will be graduating from a top research school in Summer 2016 and I am applying for to a few MPH programs in California for the first time. I have one that I will apply to for Fall 2016, then a few that I want to apply to for Fall 2017 assuming I don't get in for 2016. I am a microbiology major and I am applying with aspirations of becoming an epidemiologist. My GPA is low, and I will probably graduate with a 2.75 - 2.8. However, my GRE score
  23. Hello everyone! As a recent graduate (from California) with a Bachelor's in Speech-Language Pathology, I have decided to take a year or two off to gather some experience and build up my confidence in the field before applying to graduate school. My goal is to become a certified SLP-A but I'm a bit confused about how to meet the minimum qualifications. I have a B.S., however, I do not have all of the 100 supervised hours required. What are my options in order to complete the 100 supervised hours? Do I have to enroll in a program? Or where/who should I turn to? Thanks so
  24. I'm planning on accepting admission to CalArts, and I'm wondering what exactly is in the town. Are there grocery stores, shopping centers, decent cheap housing, etc? Any information would be great.
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