This way or that way? Welcome Weekend can be a helpful tool in deciding!

First off, congratulations! If you have received admission to the school of social work, job well done! Your hard work as paid off… the long nights of studying for the GRE, writing applications and personal statements, all of it has concluded and you are seeing the fruits of your labor.

Some of you may be receiving multiple admission offers, and now you have to decide this way or that way. Perhaps you are waiting on scholarship packages to make your final decision, or you are going to take a trip and visit the school. There are a lot of factors that go into deciding what program is right for you. I was in this boat not too long ago myself, I can almost still feel the stress of accepting an offer, moving from out-of-state, not knowing anyone.. it can feel impossible. Be encouraged, it is very possible and you will find your way!

I would suggest coming to welcome weekend! Welcome weekend provided the space and time for me to visit the school, meet professors, learn more about the program, explore the area, and ultimately decide this was the best program for me. Welcome Weekend truly is a great way to explore if Carolina is a good fit for you. Being an out-of-state student can be difficult, I would suggest not only coming to Welcome Weekend but contacting other out-of-state student ambassadors to ask all of your questions.

We are all looking forward to meeting you and connecting over welcome weekend! You can’t go wrong with the Carolina Way. Good luck with your decisions!


About Morgan Forrester

I am an advanced standing student pursuing the CMPP concentration set to graduate in May 2015. I am from northern Kentucky but recently spent 6 years in Louisville, KY, home to some of the best food and horse racing around. My social work interests are education policy, program development and evaluation, social work curriculum and education, community development, policy analysis, research, and leadership formation.
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