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University of Minnesota MSW: Still no word?


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Has anyone heard back at all from University of Minnesota's social work program? I applied in December, and my online status has been the same since January (waiting for program decision). I've already heard back from two other schools and have been offered financial aid packages.

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Totally in the same boat as you. I applied by deadline in January, and my status is still "Awaiting Program Decision." At the info session I attended they said to expect a decision by mid-march. I've been obsessively checking the results page on this site, and it appears that last year the acceptances were going out exactly at this time. So any day now! I also get the impression that rejections go out first, and there was one rejection reported last week. Soooo....I also have to believe that having heard nothing yet is not such a bad thing for you and me.

 

That is, if you can stop from chewing your freaking fingernails off ;)

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Holy crackers! It went to "Final Review" this morning, and a few hours later moved to Decision Made. Have to wait a business day to view the decision. So yeah, I think you'll hear soon from them :)

Now excuse me while I attempt not to lose my damn mind...

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Well, guess me and the U of M just don't mix. Rejection for me. It's a little funny, as they also rejected me for undergraduate studies years ago, which in a way makes me the abused spouse coming back for more. Oh well. The silver lining for me was that I'd already been accepted into two other local MSW programs, with one being arguably superior to the U of M and arguably the best MSW program in Minnesota. Was kinda attached to the U of M since they have such generous graduate assistantships and scholarships, and also because it's such a well-rounded and well-reviewed education for pretty much anyone interested in this field. Would have loved to get in, and would have especially loved to have saved money compared to the other programs.

 

From the rejection letter, it looked like stiff competition this year. Good luck to the rest of you! The long wait is almost over :)

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I'm sorry Emki. I'm glad you got into another great school in Minnesota though! That must be a relief to know you will be attending a school with a great program.  May I ask what other program you got into? I applied to the University of Minnesota as well, and am still waiting on my decision. My status still says Final Review and has since Thursday  :unsure:  Did they give any specific reason for rejection or say anything specific about the competition this year? I'm sorry to ask, but these 4 days have been so stressful! Also, did you hear anything yet reindeer11? 

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Hi Jesandre30,

 

Yeah, it certainly does feel good knowing I got accepted elsewhere. It speaks more to the intense competition at the U of M rather than my total lack of competence as an applicant. I got accepted both into the MSW program at St. Cloud State University and the joint program at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas -- the latter was far and away my #1 program of choice if money were no object. I think I'll be attending this Autumn, but am still considering if St. Cloud's more general program just makes more financial sense. 

 

I didn't receive any specific reason for rejection, and assume it was simply due to the large pool of applicants. They admit a cohort of 120, and said they receive anywhere from 350-450 applications per year. Seemed a bit facetious to me, but it puts the acceptance rate somewhere between one-third to one-fourth of applicants being accepted. Having looked neurotically at all postings and results concerning the school, it seems like the longer you wait, the better the chance of getting in. Rejections seem to get weeded out first. If you're still in final review, I think it's a really good sign for you :)

 

Good luck, and I hope your wait is almost over.

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