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I REALLY want to go to UIUC for graduate school. I plan on entering the MSW program but I am extremely anxious about how competitive the program might be. I originally wanted to enter a clinical phD program, but I figured I did not have the extraordinary credentials and did not want to base my plans around this unlikely choice.
How hard is it to get into a master's program for social work, and specifically, if anyone might now, at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign?
They require a minimum of 3.0 for the last 2 years, but for that first semester I could only manage a 2.9. Will this automatically disqualify me? My psychology major gpa is 3.7.
I really have my heart set on going here (very much regret that I was actually invited to go there for undergrad but was too ignorant to know what I was turning down) but if my chances are unlikely, I want to start preparing for the rejection :(
My second choice is the University of Chicago program, which seems to be universally viewed as prestigious, but their GPA requirements are only 2.8. I know that GPA isn't the most important thing when applying to grad school but I don't know how else to gauge the potential likelihood of acceptance.