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2 hours ago, SierraMSW said:

Hi all simple question.... Windsor (specifically Working professional) vs. Laurier? Thoughts, opinions, experience?

Hey.  I applied to/was accepted to both.  I went to the info sessions for Windsor, and accepted at Laurier and started in May.

Pros to Windsor are that it's in-person and also considered a full-time program (if that affects your osap funding considerations at all).  Pros to Laurier is that it's online and you can do it on your own schedule vs. taking up your weekends.  Windsor's program also costs approx $10k more than Laurier for the entire program.

I have limited experience past the info sessions for Windsor and am still in my first semester at Laurier.  I chose Laurier mainly so that I wasn't committed for all my weekends and because the program costs less overall. 

 

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On 7/27/2018 at 1:48 PM, SierraMSW said:

Hi there, did you get in? If so are you in Mississauga?

yes i got in - i live in caledon and i will be attending the peel campus. have you applied/thinking of applying? 

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Hello all. Im wondering if you used citations/references in your personal statement? Looking for recommendations - is this a good approach? 

I’m applying to Laurier. They will be looking for “Analysis of the contribution of social justice issues” in the personal statement. Does this mean the importance of social justice to my topic? I’m probably overthinking but the sentence just throws me! 

 

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Has anyone from the waitlist for Laurier (online/part-time/september start) heard anything yet? Apparently, aug 1st was the deadline for those sent offers  to decline or accept their offers. 

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On 8/1/2018 at 2:10 PM, SuzyH said:

Hello all. Im wondering if you used citations/references in your personal statement? Looking for recommendations - is this a good approach? 

I’m applying to Laurier. They will be looking for “Analysis of the contribution of social justice issues” in the personal statement. Does this mean the importance of social justice to my topic? I’m probably overthinking but the sentence just throws me! 

 

I was accepted for September online and used references and citations in my personal statement. Nothing major, just 2 or 3 to back up my thoughts with cited stats. 

Good luck with your application!

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5 hours ago, bemore85 said:

Anyone else waiting to hear from Laurier for a Jan 2019 part time/online start? Any word on when we can expect acceptances?

I applied for the Jan 2019 start date and haven't heard anything yet either.  They told me late Aug/early Sept.  Based on previous cohorts, I'm expecting that will end up being pushed even later.  I'd like to find out sooner than later so I can have lots of time to figure out funding.

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On 10/30/2017 at 10:47 AM, reposae said:

Hey all! 

I'm currently an MSW student at Wilfrid Laurier - graduating at the end of this year. I initially applied to 5 programs and was accepted to all of them. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Hey! I'm hoping to attend Laurier for social work. I'm wondering if you applied for CGSM or OGS or anything?

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Hi everyone, 

To all my fellow uoft waitlist individuals, I'm just curious if anyone else has heard back? I know the wait-list ends tomorrow (the 7th) so I wanted to know if anyone knew of any movement off of it. 

I'm still holding out a shred of hope that out of some miracle I'll get an email ! LOL  

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I know this is a probably assumed conclusion, but as an update for future applicants:

I received an official rejection from Carleton Monday the 17th by email. Hilariously, I got it while sitting in a class and had to stop from rolling my eyes and saying “duh”. But I suppose that’s the date where it’s too late to actually enroll so they just officially rejected the rest of us ‘still waiting’. 

Good luck to future applicants! Feel free to hit me up if you have questions about York (or St Thomas & their 15 month BSW!)

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On 11/30/2017 at 11:33 PM, fylucn55 said:

I'm currently in year 1 of the two-year MSW program at U of T. ask me anything! 

@fylucn55 I am applying for U of T 2-year MSW program for 2019. I see that they ask you to choose the specialization in the second semester of year one. In this case, which of the five specializations are focused a lot on counselling? Also do first year courses give a lot of counselling overview and practical courses? In general, how do you like the program? :) 

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