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Hi everyone,

Someone asked for more details re: my getting accepted so I figured I'd make a general thread for my fellow prospective Canadian planning students!

As for me, I got a call from Ryerson's grad program director (Prof. Lister) on Jan. 15 notifying me that I was being offered admission with a $4000 fellowship. I'm absolutely thrilled as it was my first choice, and I will likely be accepting once I receive an official letter (she was just phoning to give me a heads up, which was nice).

I really didn't think my application was competitive, as my undergrad history has been pretty spotty (cumulative GPA of 2.36/4.5, but my last two-year GPA was approx. 4.23/4.5). I knew going into it that my overall GPA was the weakest part of my application, so I spent the last year or so making contacts with profs, getting a couple research assistant gigs, won an urban studies paper award (+publication) and an urban geography scholarship (neither of which I ever expected). Anyways, I believe my strong letters of reference, plus the months I spent writing my personal statement were what helped me the most.

Anyways that's my story! Has anyone else heard anything yet?

 

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On 1/21/2016 at 1:25 PM, sjcoutts said:

Hi everyone,

Someone asked for more details re: my getting accepted so I figured I'd make a general thread for my fellow prospective Canadian planning students!

As for me, I got a call from Ryerson's grad program director (Prof. Lister) on Jan. 15 notifying me that I was being offered admission with a $4000 fellowship. I'm absolutely thrilled as it was my first choice, and I will likely be accepting once I receive an official letter (she was just phoning to give me a heads up, which was nice).

I really didn't think my application was competitive, as my undergrad history has been pretty spotty (cumulative GPA of 2.36/4.5, but my last two-year GPA was approx. 4.23/4.5). I knew going into it that my overall GPA was the weakest part of my application, so I spent the last year or so making contacts with profs, getting a couple research assistant gigs, won an urban studies paper award (+publication) and an urban geography scholarship (neither of which I ever expected). Anyways, I believe my strong letters of reference, plus the months I spent writing my personal statement were what helped me the most.

Anyways that's my story! Has anyone else heard anything yet?

 

Hi sjcoutts, congratulations on your admission!

I applied to UBC and haven't heard anything back yet. Has anyone else applied to the MCRP at UBC?

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Waiting on word from UBC as well. Based on what I've read from forum posts from years prior I'm hoping to receive a response by mid-late February..  

Btw nice to see you're on here as well sjcoutts ! 

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On January 20, 2016 at 4:25 PM, sjcoutts said:

Hi everyone,

Someone asked for more details re: my getting accepted so I figured I'd make a general thread for my fellow prospective Canadian planning students!

As for me, I got a call from Ryerson's grad program director (Prof. Lister) on Jan. 15 notifying me that I was being offered admission with a $4000 fellowship. I'm absolutely thrilled as it was my first choice, and I will likely be accepting once I receive an official letter (she was just phoning to give me a heads up, which was nice).

I really didn't think my application was competitive, as my undergrad history has been pretty spotty (cumulative GPA of 2.36/4.5, but my last two-year GPA was approx. 4.23/4.5). I knew going into it that my overall GPA was the weakest part of my application, so I spent the last year or so making contacts with profs, getting a couple research assistant gigs, won an urban studies paper award (+publication) and an urban geography scholarship (neither of which I ever expected). Anyways, I believe my strong letters of reference, plus the months I spent writing my personal statement were what helped me the most.

Anyways that's my story! Has anyone else heard anything yet?

 

Hey! Congrats on your acceptance! I applied to Ryerson for my masters of planning as well but haven't heard back yet. I'm assuming it is because I submitted my application after the early deadline on February 15. I was wondering when you applied to Ryerson? 

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