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Ryerson BSW Offers of admission 2019
Hi,  has anyone received an offer of admission from Ryerson BSW program yet? If you did what was your overall average. I already received an offer  of admissions from  child and youth BA, however that was my back up plan. My average is a solid 91. I’m not sure if that is good enough because I hear the program is highly competitive. Should I be worried?
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How do universities calculate top 6?
I'm applying to Arts at a few different schools so my only required prerequisite is English. This semester I only have 3 classes so will they look at those three, my grade 11 English mark and my next two best grade 11 marks?
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Social Work
Hey, I was just wondering if anyone is applying to social work at laurier brantford, mcmaster or carleton. My first option is carleton and my second is laurier and third is mcmaster . If you are applying or already applied then do the following:  
1. Reply to this post  
2. State the university you are applying or applied to
3. State the grades (estimated) that you are probably entering with  
4. Ill more likely try to connect with you socially if you are thinking or already applied to carleton or laurier or mcmaster  

**ONLY for future social work undergraduates
Social Work @LaurierBranford @Carleton
Hey, I was just wondering if anyone is applying to social work at laurier brantford, mcmaster or carleton. My first option is carleton and my second is laurier and third is mcmaster . If you are applying or already applied then do the following: 1. Reply to this post 2. State the university you are applying or applied ti 3. State the grades (estimated) that you are probably entering with 4. Ill more likely try to connect with you socially if you are thinking or already applied to carleton or laurier or mcmaster **ONLY for future social work undergraduates
Cleaning nearby houses
My friends and I have come up with an idea to help some of the old couples living nearby our houses. We are cleaning their houses for free. We thought of renting a garbage bin (https://junkit.ca/garbage-bin-rental) so that disposing waste is easier. Do you know what size bin we should rent to clean 3 houses? 
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BSW with a minor in Indigenous Studies
If I take a minor in Indigenous Studies with my Bachelor of Social Work, over the 4 years, how many courses could I take from the Indigenous Studies?
BSW and Indigenous Studies Double Major.
I am applying soon and was wondering if it was possible to do a double major with social work and indigenous studies? Or if I took the Social Work program as my major and the Indigenous Studies as a minor, how many courses from it would I be able to take over the 4 years. I am very interested in all of the available courses for the program and do not want to miss out on any.
I raised my average to an 86 and the requirement is an 80 - 86 so im hoping im safe. Haven't heard back yet, are they late or am i just waitlisted
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Changing majors!
So if i were to change my major say, sociology to social work, how would that work, is it tricky in first year? (@ Ryerson)
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York 2 year Social Work 2018
Just wondering if anyone has received acceptance to York University's two year post degree social work program?
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Which Ontario Universities Have The Best MSW Programs?
Hello fellow Social Work Students/Social Workers, 

I am entering my fourth year of the BSW Program at York University in September. Prior to York, I received my SSW Diploma from Sheridan College, Davis Campus. My focus of studies is on disabilities, mental health, and counselling. 

Which Ontario universities have the best MSW Programs? I am currently looking at McMaster, York, Ryerson, Laurier, and UofT's programs. 

Thank you! 
Social Work
I want to go into Social Work and i have already gotten accepted into a few programs but I was wondering what the best program is in Ontario in terms of courses and jobs once school is finished? I would like to try and apply one more place

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Which universities are best for Social Work?
I'm currently in grade 11 and considering social work. I've heard York and Ryerson are pretty well known for their social work programs, however, are others such as Western or Mcmaster inferior or just average? I was also wondering if anybody going to or already has gone into social work done grade 12 math as it's not a requirement? Thanks.
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which school is better to go to
which school is better to go to.  so i have to decide if i stay residential or not but basically york is the closest so.  not in order, these are the universities and colleges ill probs apply to

western university kings

then humber and seneca just to be safe

I plan to study social work BA and have like a minor or double major with psychology, criminology, english or history or something lol.
what courses to take?
I wanna be a social worker so  I was wondering what classes do I have to take in high school
How easy is it really to get into university?
Everyone always tells me the easiest schools to get into are york and ryerson. But is that really? or just luck? Someone said that they got suspended and had 2 courses in the 60s and got into york. Are there people in the school that really left high school with that kind of transcript? I can't seem to get my average any higher than a 78 and I'm scared I won't get accepted into any universities. I've applied to UOIT forensice psychology and criminology, york criminology and criminology, laurier criminology and ryerson criminology
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Hello! Did anyone here get into king's social work program? How was it?
I also have a few questions...
1. Is it hard to study? A lot of hw/assignments?
2. What kind of average is needed to get in?
3. Is there diversity and is it easy to make friends if you are a visible minority?
4. What is the interview like during2nd/3rd year??
5.WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU DID THE FIRST GENERAL 2 YEARS AND DIDNT ET INN???? I am extremely worried of going into another program at kings then not getting accepted into social work and then having to keep study a field I have no interest in.
Any Social Work/ Child and Youth Work Oriented Scholarships?
My feed only shows me 4 scholarships that I filled out but im curious if there is any that I can fill out that is currently not on my feed (non on my feed are related to social work or youth work :( ) Im a Canadian Citizen and am currently in my grade 12 year. I live in Ontario. (these bits of information is to just help out with checking the requirements of the scholarship before being recommended n.n )
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Universities for Social Work - Carleton University vs others
Is anyone at Carleton University for the Social Work program? I'm thinking of applying and would like to know what you think of the program and Carleton U in general (residence, student life, etc.). Also anyone taking Social Work at other Universities what are your reviews? Looking at a Bachelor of Social Work.
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Any 105D applicants got any acceptance yet?
I applied in March at Laurier Brantford to the BSW program, Fall 2017 intake. No response yet. I applied to Brock and Ryerson and got admission offers from both.
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Anyone got any *recent* acceptances From Ryerson U? When will I hear back from Admissions?
Hi all!!!!! I applied to Ryerson University and was accepted into their Honors Child and Youth care program, Sociology and Psychology programs. I also applied to their Bachelor of Social Work program but Im still waiting to hear back from them... Is this Normal? I applied as a 105D applicant so the only mark that is of great importance is My Eng4U and I am currently upgrading it. The school sent out my mid term mark (91%) about two-three weeks ago but still nothing... Application is still under review...Any info or advice would be appreciated! I am checking my portal everyday!!!!! So worried about this :(
Extracurriculars: Quantity and Quality
Quantity vs quality is an age-old question for students everywhere trying to find a balance for their student portfolio. This isn't a post about how passionately you should invest yourself in your extra-curriculars but rather how you should allocate your time so that when application season comes for scholarships/programs, you will find that you have no problem filling out your supplementary applications

Before I share my own method of approaching ec's, it's important to understand how they are often structured. More of than not, major supplementary applications ask for 1-3 essays with questions like "Describe what you consider to be your most significant volunteer contribution to date in terms of its value to your school or larger community. Why was it important to you and to others (word limit:300)?"-(Loran Scholarship 2016). In addition to essays, supplementary applications may ask for a list commitments ranging from school activities, sports, artistic pursuits, awards, employment etc

The goal is to strike a balance between your extracurriculars so that you maximize your ability to apply for every scholarship/program without having to invest an unreasonable time on extracurriculars at the expense of a social and academic life. 

Over the last four years, I have taken an approach that my mentor shared with me. It encompasses how you should differentiate between major and minor commitments as well as how varied each should be.  By no means is this an exhaustive or foolproof equation but I have found success, having been invited for interviews with major scholarships as well as winning several smaller scholarships. 

Major and Minor Commitments

Major Commitments (Have 2-3)
-Hours Committed for each: 100-300+
-Should be used for the major essays
-Should be a major part of your student journey (e.g. entrepreneurship, volunteering at a hospital weekly, etc)
-Demonstrate commitment, other important qualities, etc 
-References from major commitments tend to be stronger

Minor Commitments (Have 8-15)
-Hours Committed for each: 5-10+
-Should be used for the lists (Refer above)
-Can be a one-time thing (e.x volunteering at a parade)
-Will not be discussed in detail so time commitment it is not a big issue 
-Should be varied

-Should not only be school activities. Extra-curriculars should encompass commitments with out of school organizations as well. 
-Having employment/entrepreneurship experience demonstrates time commitment, maturity, amongst other things
-Artistic Endeavors: Whether this might be being part of band, art club, etc. Artistic endeavors can usually help demonstrate that you are passionate about something beyond the usual scope of extra-curriculars that other students may have, therefore setting you apart. 
-Physical/Team Involvement: Being part of the school team or something as simply as a playing  badminton as a hobby can show that you are invested in working well with a partner, or a team trying to achieve a common goal. 

By no means is what I shared going to guarantee you admission to a program or acceptance for scholarships. At the end of the day, having a variety of major and minor commitments is important. But equally as important is how well you portray yourself in your supplementary application so that you will distinguish yourself from all the thousands of other applications.

What did you think about my list? Do you agree or disagree? Have your own approach that you have found success? Share in the comments below!

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Switching Majors after the first Year?
Hi all! I was recently accepted into the Bachelor of Arts, Child and Youth Care Program at Ryerson University and I wanted to know what might be the smartest route/way I should take in order to end up in the Social Work Program (advanced standing etc) Second year would be ideal. I have applied to the BSW program but have not heard back from them as of yet so Im asking this question in the event that I don't get accepted into the BSW program. I am still hopeful, but anyone who has done something similar to this, your answers and insights will be greatly appreciated! :) Thank you