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On 12/8/2018 at 3:09 AM, Deanna11 said:

Hello! Would you be able to share your experience with Lakehead's HBSW program?? I was really interested in it but was wondering how long it typically takes to complete! I know it says 1 year but their website says I can take 2 as well, so just a little confused... How was your practicum experience??

Thank you in advance!! 

Hi @Deanna11!

Sorry for the late reply (I haven't been on the forum in a while :$)

I was able to complete the program in just under a year. I started July 4, 2017 and completed my final placement and classes June 16, 2018. Some classmates took a bit longer, just depending on how quick they were completing their placement hours and when they were placed. I just managed to get a placement in December 2017 so I could start January 2018 and just pump as many hours as I could in at once. Started doing placement 4 days a week. I also worked through my reading week, and anytime I got sick or had to miss a placement day, I would make it up on my day off. Once I completed most of my courses and just had my placement, I did placement 5 days a week since my course load was a lot lighter. My placement provided me with that flexibility which was nice.

As for my practicum, I worked at a shelter, so I was exposed to so many different populations and situations which was really good. One drawback though was that there was no counselling services on sight or RSW (I did work with people who graduated with a BSW, SSW and MPsychotherapy). So I didn't get experience with  counselling and how that works. However, I did get to assist in facilitating assessments, phone screenings, housing applications, and workshops, among other things.

If you get into the program, I recommend being really on top of your placements and giving your coordinator feedback (or lack of feedback) from placement opportunities. A few of us were placed very last minute (either in December or later), so we had to take whatever placement was given. If you have contacts at agencies, give that information to your coordinator so they can talk to the agency as soon as they can.

I hope this helps and if you have any other questions, please let me know! I promise I will be on more frequently haha

 

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My MyFile has just changed to accepted from York. No call or e-mail.... best of luck to my fellow applicants! You got this ❤️ 

With respect that is quite a negative and verging on rude outlook. While I haven't read every page of this forum it seems like people have been very positive and supportive of one another. At the same

Bleh, I have to say I'm holding a bit of a heavy heart after not hearing anything from UofT and there being no change on Acorn. Witnessing how gruelling this process can be for all of us, and definite

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4 hours ago, hellohamilton said:

just checked on my dalhousie web portal thing and it changed to the below.  can i assume that i've been accepted?  no e-mails or letters received - trying to not get too excited.

 

Application Status: Decision Made
Decision:

Accepted - Deposit Requested

The first acceptance of the forum!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! Get excited!

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i am cautiously optomistic that i have been accepted to dalhousie!  i want to see an offer letter to be 100%. 

does anyone have any thoughts about dalhousie, u vic and waterloo for online programs?  i also applied to laurier advanced standing but i am not sure if i can do an in person program or not as i some flexibility due to parenting obligations and needing to put in as many work hours as possible during coursework time.

would love to hear people's opinions.  good luck all!

 

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On 2/12/2019 at 12:31 PM, hellohamilton said:

i am cautiously optomistic that i have been accepted to dalhousie!  i want to see an offer letter to be 100%. 

does anyone have any thoughts about dalhousie, u vic and waterloo for online programs?  i also applied to laurier advanced standing but i am not sure if i can do an in person program or not as i some flexibility due to parenting obligations and needing to put in as many work hours as possible during coursework time.

would love to hear people's opinions.  good luck all!

 

I currently attend Dalhousie and what I have heard about the program is that it is much more theoretical than practical, that being said I have no personal experience in the program and know several people who did their social work degrees through Dalhousie and loved it!

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Hello everyone! I just received an email that I was accepted into the advanced standing at Carleton!  I've been a bit of a lurker on this site but wanted to say it's been super helpful following along, so thank you all! I'm still unsure if I will attend Carleton as I am waiting on a few more schools, but good luck to everyone....the time of waiting is finally drawing to a close (for some schools anyway!)

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34 minutes ago, Laurabeth79 said:

Hello everyone! I just received an email that I was accepted into the advanced standing at Carleton!  I've been a bit of a lurker on this site but wanted to say it's been super helpful following along, so thank you all! I'm still unsure if I will attend Carleton as I am waiting on a few more schools, but good luck to everyone....the time of waiting is finally drawing to a close (for some schools anyway!)

So many celebrations!!!! - Congratulations!!!!!   ....We are all so close!

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1 hour ago, Laurabeth79 said:

Hello everyone! I just received an email that I was accepted into the advanced standing at Carleton!  I've been a bit of a lurker on this site but wanted to say it's been super helpful following along, so thank you all! I'm still unsure if I will attend Carleton as I am waiting on a few more schools, but good luck to everyone....the time of waiting is finally drawing to a close (for some schools anyway!)

 

You must be over the moon...:) Congratulation!!!!!!!

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1 hour ago, FK@UofT said:

So many celebrations!!!! - Congratulations!!!!!   ....We are all so close!

We are soo close...... The anxiety is escalating. Watch it goes from 0 to a 100 real quick lol lol 

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5 minutes ago, MSW-101 said:

 

You must be over the moon...:) Congratulation!!!!!!!

Thanks!  I'm pretty excited and a little surprised (lol)

1 hour ago, FK@UofT said:

So many celebrations!!!! - Congratulations!!!!!   ....We are all so close!

Thanks so much!  

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2 hours ago, Laurabeth79 said:

Hello everyone! I just received an email that I was accepted into the advanced standing at Carleton!  I've been a bit of a lurker on this site but wanted to say it's been super helpful following along, so thank you all! I'm still unsure if I will attend Carleton as I am waiting on a few more schools, but good luck to everyone....the time of waiting is finally drawing to a close (for some schools anyway!)

AHHHH I'm waiting to hear from Carleton for the two year program, it;s the only school I applied to. Checking a thousand times a day. Congratulations on your acceptance!! 

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8 minutes ago, veecee said:

AHHHH I'm waiting to hear from Carleton for the two year program, it;s the only school I applied to. Checking a thousand times a day. Congratulations on your acceptance!! 

Has anyone’s status changed? I saw on the 2018 forum that it changes from review in progress by department to review in progress by faculty of graduate studies? Don't know if it's a last minute change or what!

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11 minutes ago, iamstressed said:

Has anyone’s status changed? I saw on the 2018 forum that it changes from review in progress by department to review in progress by faculty of graduate studies? Don't know if it's a last minute change or what!

Mine has been review in progress by department since december, no change so far 😣

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36 minutes ago, iamstressed said:

Has anyone’s status changed? I saw on the 2018 forum that it changes from review in progress by department to review in progress by faculty of graduate studies? Don't know if it's a last minute change or what!

Mine changed two days ago to "Review in progress by Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs", and then got my acceptance email today

41 minutes ago, veecee said:

AHHHH I'm waiting to hear from Carleton for the two year program, it;s the only school I applied to. Checking a thousand times a day. Congratulations on your acceptance!! 

Thanks so much! 

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4 hours ago, MSW-101 said:

We are soo close...... The anxiety is escalating. Watch it goes from 0 to a 100 real quick lol lol 

By tomorrow, our acceptances are officially a thing. We just have to wait for the news, and rejoice!! 

Once I open that package, woahhhhh, 100 so quick.

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1 hour ago, delithanna said:

When do first acceptances to the U of T two year MSW program come out? Their website is so vague on the timeline and I'm so nervous! 

From what I've seen two year MSW acceptances are in the range of March-April, still checking every day though!! Good luck!!

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11 hours ago, nicoleMSW said:

Acceptances rolled out early April last year :)

Nicole-  will UofT send an email notification when there is a status update or we continue to check ACORN daily?

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56 minutes ago, MSW-101 said:

Anyone else checking their email multiple times daily 🤯🧐😂🤣😄🤪

Less than a week for UofT advance standing!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm checking my Admissions Status Application everyday even though I know it wont change lol ... Do we get an email with an update ?! I thought it was only the ASA, ACORN or Mail

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