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1 hour ago, CalendarGirl said:

Hey Mack!

Yes BIG HUGS haha waitlist is bittersweet, you know that they like you, you know that you are doing things right, but you are not in yet! haha

I am weighing the cost and benefits of applying to the bsw for winter semester. It is nice that they have this option! I was also thinking it would give me some time to work on perquisites as well. Honestly, I believe that this was my weakest and most rushed application so I am trying to feel okay about it. Do you think I could contact the faculty before I apply to the winter semester and ask them which parts of my application were weak?

I can't speak to that because I didn't have the option for a January start. Did they start that this year? 

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Just reminding everyone and myself, that we all have a path... this path will lead us where we need to go. Don't compare yourself to others. xx

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2 hours ago, CalendarGirl said:

Hey guys,

I have been waitlisted to BSW  at Waterloo... I feel kinda shitty... but does anyone know how many people are on this waitlist and if anyone gets off typically!?

 

Thank you.

Hey CalendarGirl,

I don't have an answer to your question but wanted to show my support. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. :)

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32 minutes ago, CB_MSW said:

Hey CalendarGirl,

I don't have an answer to your question but wanted to show my support. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. :)

Thank you so much I truly appreciate it. I felt I had the weakest application for this one because they use my overall CGPA and I didn't write about my experience using art therapy which was probably silly now that I know how much schools value diversity in experience. I am really hoping to go to school next year! Thank you for encouragement! xx

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Just wanted to toss this out there again, just in case!
Has anyone heard about the 2-year clinical stream at the University of Calgary? 

I am genuinely starting to question my sanity. I check my email hundreds of times a day! 

Thanks :)

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On February 10, 2016 at 7:50 PM, smpalesh said:

Not sure about that.  I heard in the first big batch that came out, ROSI changed to invited (will note that it didn't change to "decision made" until 2 weeks after I got accept so don't worry about that).  I think the acceptances went out over a period of time and then the waitlist acceptances went out after the time period where the first round had to notify by.  Don't quote me on that though, I'm not positive.  The first round will have, if I remember correctly, about 3 weeks to accept or not.

Hi @smpalesh I read on another thread about your deferral. I've been accepted to a PhD at Toronto and I am thinking of a deferral. Were you guaranteed funding despite the deferral? I could also give you more details via inbox if you can tell me more. 

 

Thank you

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3 hours ago, Mack said:

I can't speak to that because I didn't have the option for a January start. Did they start that this year? 

Hey Mack,

I am not sure! But I know that they are accepting applications in May for a January start! Maybe they are accepting 30 students per semester this time? I am really unsure of how this works. I find the Waterloo BSW website lacks allot of information!

 

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In anticipation, I am currently researching apartments in Kitchener in case I get into Laurier :-P I've been trying to work out some logistics, and was wondering how familiar people are with Kitchener?

I'm a Torontonian who isn't really a driver since it's not really necessary here. I was wondering how necessary you think a car is for the program/placement? They say to try your best to have access to one, but I'm wondering if that might be something that the program just says because they can't fully guarantee a placement in the city.

This would be quiet the added expense for me so its something I'll need to factor in at decision time, should i be accepted to more than one program.

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Hey guys,

I was reading that certain professors and admissions staff suggest that if are wait listed you should try to write a letter to admissions of choice explaining how passionate you are about the school and any recent achievements.

 

What are your thoughts? is this in bad form? Has this worked for anyone?

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9 minutes ago, CalendarGirl said:

Hey guys,

I was reading that certain professors and admissions staff suggest that if are wait listed you should try to write a letter to admissions of choice explaining how passionate you are about the school and any recent achievements.

 

What are your thoughts? is this in bad form? Has this worked for anyone?

I wouldn't think this could hurt... it's not like they're going to remove you from the waitlist because of it! Why not try?

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On 3/14/2016 at 2:45 PM, CalendarGirl said:

IF all else fails you can always apply to waterloo this summer for the winter semester. Yes, waiting is horrid. I constantly slip between feeling hopeless to hopeful.

It keeps quoting the wrong message!

I'm fascinated by the idea of writing to admissions, I would love to hear what everyone else says about it. My first instinct would be that if the waiting list is ranked it may not make a difference however I don't know if anything would preclude them from adjusting the ranking....

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23 minutes ago, Sarah Erwin said:

In anticipation, I am currently researching apartments in Kitchener in case I get into Laurier :-P I've been trying to work out some logistics, and was wondering how familiar people are with Kitchener?

I'm a Torontonian who isn't really a driver since it's not really necessary here. I was wondering how necessary you think a car is for the program/placement? They say to try your best to have access to one, but I'm wondering if that might be something that the program just says because they can't fully guarantee a placement in the city.

This would be quiet the added expense for me so its something I'll need to factor in at decision time, should i be accepted to more than one program.

I'm not super familiar with Kitchener but I think this just depends! I'm not from Toronto and all the cities I have lived in public transportation is not the greatest. I know a lot of places recommend having a car because you may have to drive a client around or something similar. It most likely depends on where you are located in regards to the school, and where your placement is. 

p.s. I am also looking at apartments on the off chance I get in haha

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10 minutes ago, Mack said:

It keeps quoting the wrong message!

I'm fascinated by the idea of writing to admissions, I would love to hear what everyone else says about it. My first instinct would be that if the waiting list is ranked it may not make a difference however I don't know if anything would preclude them from adjusting the ranking....

Yes, I agree... it could do something.... I want to know how large the wait list is! haha we will see if Laura answers my e-mail regarding that! She is not disclosing the ranking....do any of the schools disclose this?

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Just now, MSW/MEd said:

I think this just depends! I'm not from Toronto and all the cities I have lived in public transportation is not the greatest. I know a lot of places recommend having a car because you may have to drive a client around or something similar. It most likely depends on where you are located in regards to the school, and where your placement is. 

p.s. I am also looking at apartments on the off chance I get in haha

Yeah its hard to say. I have anxiety over driving so ...blah :-P.

Must say, though, rent is so much cheaper than Toronto there! I can get a one bedroom for the price I pay in Toronto for my den-sized bedroom in a two bdrm apartment. Hurray for that! (if i get in!)

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1 minute ago, Sarah Erwin said:

Yeah its hard to say. I have anxiety over driving so ...blah :-P.

Must say, though, rent is so much cheaper than Toronto there! I can get a one bedroom for the price I pay in Toronto for my den-sized bedroom in a two bdrm apartment. Hurray for that! (if i get in!)

I drive so much, so thank goodness I have one thing to not be anxious about haha...it's probably just a matter of driving more and you would get used to it. 

I knowwww...my fingers are crossed! 

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3 minutes ago, CalendarGirl said:

Yes, I agree... it could do something.... I want to know how large the wait list is! haha we will see if Laura answers my e-mail regarding that! She is not discloses the ranking....

Let me know what she says. Waitlists are really tricky because its so hard to make any other plans

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Just now, Mack said:

Let me know what she says. Waitlists are really tricky because its so hard to make any other plans

totally, but at least we know they like us! It should make you feel better about your chance of being accepted next year! Do you know when you will find out if you get off the waitlist?

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1 hour ago, Mack said:

Let me know what she says. Waitlists are really tricky because its so hard to make any other plans

Found out that the waitlist for my program is "roughly a dozen" and I should know about movement in early April! Let us hope that yours is just as small... or smaller :)

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A friend of mine has been rejected form windsors advanced! Apprently theyre doing rejections now and then acceptances the rest of the week. so nerve racking!

Has anyone contacted UofT about how long the 1yr waitlist is? I'm hoping its small :)

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7 hours ago, chelsealion said:

Has anyone heard from any Ontario two-year programs other than UofT? Waiting is awful!

Hey, I just heard from Windsor via e-mail! The e-mail said the official letter of admission will sent out by post mail within a few days. The wave of Ontario decisions begins ahh!

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2 hours ago, sosocialworker said:

A friend of mine has been rejected form windsors advanced! Apprently theyre doing rejections now and then acceptances the rest of the week. so nerve racking!

Has anyone contacted UofT about how long the 1yr waitlist is? I'm hoping its small :)

im nervous but excited that things are moving along ... just have to breathe and pray for the best 

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3 hours ago, sosocialworker said:

A friend of mine has been rejected form windsors advanced! Apprently theyre doing rejections now and then acceptances the rest of the week. so nerve racking!

Has anyone contacted UofT about how long the 1yr waitlist is? I'm hoping its small :)

I have been wondering the same thing. Did you hear back from Ryerson?

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