Today's special event making a difference with the Master of Social Work. My name is David Richardson and from all of us here at Walden University, we thank you for taking the time out of your day. To join us. Please note that this web and R will be archived, so you'll have an opportunity to view the presentation again or even share it with a friend or colleague if you need accommodations to attend this webinar, please contact disability that mail.waldenu.edu. Before we get in today's content, do you wanna take a moment to go over a few items to make sure you get the most out of this program on the screen in front of you you will see the main presentation, a chat window and a section for submitting questions for our presenters. All of these windows as well as other items of interest can be opened and closed at your convenience using the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You can cite these windows as you see fit, so feel free to send them to your comfort levels. We move along. 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My name is doctor Lisa moon and I'm the gene for the Barber Solomon School of social work here at Walden University and I just wanna take this time to thank you for joining us this morning and we all know you have busy schedules. An lots of things to do so we hope this will be very informative. I've been with wild and about Seven years now since the inception of the MSW program and I can tell you that we have a great team and it's my privilege to present to you. Part of that team. In Doctor Pamela Denning, who is the director of our MSW program. Hawaii thank you so much again for joining us and giving us an opportunity to tell you what it is we love about Walden and I would just say that the draw for me at Walden is that I've attended for universities and probably taught it about five other ones, and I've never been a part of a program which social changes in their mission. I've been in working at Walden um both as part time and full time in the last couple of years in this position. But before that I was here about 10 years part time. So it really means a lot to me to be able to share with you what we have going on. And it next person who introduced ourselves is Doctor Mcelveen. I'm sorry. That's alright reminding everyone. So nice to welcome you this morning to our web and R and I also an eager to share with you some of our program highlights and help answer your questions. I'm the director of field experience for the MSW program so I am the director over internships so I look forward to your questions in that area but just look forward to connecting with you along the way. Welcome. OK, great, thank you so much and will just start by showing you an agenda just to give you a little overview of some of the things we're gonna discuss this morning. Will talk about Walden University and wild wild and and we will review with these some of the highlights of our faculty. Some of the highlights of our program and then some different opportunities that we have in regards to upper things like skills lab in our field, experience, talk about support systems for you and then. Finally, provided time or we can answer questions for you. Hopefully as many as we can in a live environment so we can provide you the information you need to make the all important decision about pursuing your MSW. and I love talking about why Walden because Walden University is doctor Jennings said has been around for awhile. We have about 50 years providing on line education to adult learners and while that doesn't sound like a lot when compared to traditional. Brick and mortar universities. If you think about the changes in online and technology, you realize that Walden's been doing this for a long time. We have over 125 graduates who benefited from the online option that wild and provided who are making a difference in their communities around the world. And that was part of Bernie and Rita Turners initial investment into starting of Walden University is that people could get a degree and then they could use that degree to make a change. In there. Community where they live. I'm Walden universities in must have you program is accredited by the council of social work education and were a member of North Central Association. Those are big deals because as a student is when you were looking for a program you want to make sure that they are accredited because in accredited program is what leads you to a licensure on potential for you in the field of Social Work. And that kind of bleeds into the next part of this slide where it talks about Walden's expertise, in that they want in prod servers themselves on the fact that they do work with psychology, social work, nursing counseling, education to prepare professional practitioners who will help make a difference in their professions and be able to obtain a license in the process of that. Our program is old enough now. We've been around long enough that through the work of people like Doctor Mcelvain, we have over 750 graduates and they have the filled office has placed more than 1200 students successfully in a field education experience. Again, that's very important to you because you can do your classes an have the information that you need. But if you can't go to a field internship and you can't complete that. Then you have not. You're not going to be able to accomplish the goals that you want and that we want for you. A melodic times when people look at Walden University, they consider the fact will there be support there for me. I want to go to school but I'm home. I'm alone, I'm just me and my computer and what am I gonna do when I don't know how to do things? Let me guarantee you that from the very beginning. Wild and has people available to assist you from your enrollment advisors to student success. Advisers to the writing center of the library. And we'll talk more about those in a little bit. But this is just enough to say that from the beginning of your program to the very end graduation wild and is there to help you navigate that process and finally a social workers. We think about the fact that we want to make a change in the communities where we live organizations and even national politics and other agendas. We might have that mirrors with the idea of Walden social change like doctor Jennings said, this is one of the first places. I've ever been where I could actually be an edgecator an I could be a social worker at the same time we have a group of administrators who look and say OK. How can we make a difference in that community? What can we do to help that community? That's what social workers want to do. So when you take the social work ideas and the wild and ideas, they just merge for a tremendous learning experience. But probably one of the best parts and one of the best kept secrets. Of our program are the phenomenal faculty that we have and I'm going to let Doctor Denning tell you about some of these great people. Thank you doctor men, one of the we put some pictures up of some of our faculty and one of the things that we really appreciate in our program is diversity and there's some divert. So much diversity in our classrooms and also in our instructors. Our instructors are dedicated. There were some of us on the phone last night at 9:00 o'clock at night talking to students about specific issues that are going on in our world today. Um, they're all doctor Lee trained, so a lot of you may have been in programs where they use in SW as faculty. In their program and we don't have that at Walden on everyone has a doctorate degree. Uhm there, dedicated and passionate all around the country. Uhm, you can't tell me a state that we don't have a faculty member from urban areas. Rule areas up everywhere you can imagine we have faculty from those areas and they bring unique perspective. Uh to our students. We also have them working in all areas. Associated social work. We have people who are in policy and advocacy and we have a lot of people in mental help. We have people working in immigration, people working with children with disabilities in the school system. You know what we can do with social work? A social work degree is so varied and you can find someone at Walden in our faculty that is doing that and they can offer you their wisdom and their experiences and find people that can help you along the way. So it's really important that diversity not only in race and sexual orientation, but also in how they got here and where they came from. And here to share that with you, um, they have established themselves in practice, an in Scholarly practice to educate the next generation of professional social workers. So that's one of our greatest assets is our faculty. We have over 200 strong. Just talk to you a little bit about program overviews and the basics. One of the things you'll see in our program, we feel, is valued. Uhm, it's moderately priced. It's very accessible. There are no face to face encounters except for skills lab where we travel and Doctor Macalino tell you more about like about that and also in field we Doctor Makalena. Also tell you that we have seminars, but other than that you can be a CPS worker who works at midnight. And comes home at 8:00 AM and does. Their school work, or you can do it at 8:00 PM after you get the kids to bed. None of my kids ever went to bed at 8:00 AM, but I hear about this. Um, it's very personalized when you think of a big program, you usually think of a lot of people in a classroom, and our classrooms are limited to 15 or less, so you'll be in a small group environment even though we have a very large program support. Is doctor moon standings going to say later? We're gonna be with you through this journey and you're going to have multiple experiences of how learning applies to real life scenarios. And so I think she was alluding to earlier. A lot of times people have the knowledge of a subject area, but they can apply it. And if that's you in social work, you're not going to be successful, but you're going to leave here with references from intern ships. And people who know you and can talk about you so that you don't get out and have a degree but no experience. When you look at our courses. Oops, I think we were both moving in there. When you look at our courses we have different types of programs to meet your needs. We have a advanced standing program. If you completed your BS W at an accredited program, we can. You can come into our advanced standing program. We have people who can self pace what they need to take. When I was talking to sorry last night, they said well, it's coming up into tax season so I'm taking fewer classes because they work on the side in taxes and so you can always look at your schedule and decide. Can I take one course? Can I take 2 courses? Can I take 3 courses? We highly recommend that only for those students who are not able to work and I don't have other commitments. We have it's asynchronous. There's no set classroom time you can do your work when you want to. We use things like discussions and assignments which you have quite a specific case studies or case. Actuation. In a real world situation you have, depending on the program you had come in, you have the field experience where you get an opportunity to apply what you've learned in one of the things I always tell people is you're going to make mistakes. We all make mistakes and the important thing is that you're able to make mistakes in your practice. Um, setting where we can walk you through them where we can help you and you're not out there by yourself in those first. Experience is doing this alone, um? And then we also have our skills lab, and that's where you're able to demonstrate the skills you have. Before you go into field practice, interact with faculty and peers. Interactive faculty and peers as well. So even though you feel very isolated online, sometimes there's always people you can reach out to. And I think Doctor Mcelveen is gonna talk to you a little bit about skills. Lab just labs kind of that transition between your classroom activities over to your field experiences. Thank you Doctor Denning is doctor Denny mentioned one important part of your program is to attend our skills lab in skills lab really is designed to help you start to connect to learning and demonstrate some skills before you actually go to your internship or otherwise called your field experience. So this is a really important transition point for you and it's also an exciting part of your program we hear from so many students about how they've enjoyed the experience. They May. Be a little hesitant to come and be in person and meet others and meet faculty and maybe haven't traveled before, but this experience really is one that helps them feel connected to their peers as well as faculty, but also helps them really feel like they are ready to enter that agency. Begin working with clients so it's basically 2 six week blended experiences, so if you're an advanced standing student you would do one skills lab. If you are not in advance stating student, you would do two and you tend to do these before you enter your field placement their their focus on skill development. So knowing that you can practice and show some professional skills as well as demonstrate some of the social work skills of working with people, maybe through assessments or interventions or engagement with others, those skills that you can demonstrate to show you're ready for that next step to meet with clients. There's also a component of skills lab that focuses on licensure preparation. We know how important to dance for you to complete your degree, but then after that, the next step is to become licensed so that you can practice social work in your state. So we want to provide you tools for preparing for that license. Sure, there's many differences from state to state, so even now I would suggest if you're thinking of a social worker, ear begin to know what your state requires for licensure. It will provide some preparation for that, and as I mentioned, this is a big stepping stone to your field placement. So while you're at skills lab, you'll not only be taking some courses face to face in a classroom, you'll be doing some demonstrating of skills so some practice exercises. But there's also an opportunity to meet with our field coordinators there to discuss any questions you have about your upcoming field placement. And there's an opportunity for you to meet with academic advising. There's an opportunity for you to talk. To faculty about your professional goals. So it's really a very integrated but very experiential time for you. An it it last for days and through that for days you really will come away with a lot of great experiences and the interaction you have not only with your peers, but with faculty. what I hear from students is that was really great moment in their program where they went from. Just kind of doing things independently on line to then coming together as a group are really fascinating experience. And that'll lead amantea talking about field experience, field experience, otherwise known as internship or practicum on whatever term you're accustomed to for that time where you go into a real setting and work with clients. In practice, the skills that you've learned in class and through your education so far. So one of the big questions that always comes up when people are considering an MSW program, is how am I going to make this work? Because? I work full time and I have all of these responsibilities an I will say that the field placement portion is a portion of the program where it's going to take some planning, some commitment to it because it is real time hours in a real agency. It's not virtual, so you'll go to a site an complete hours at the site and have a schedule in get to know that agency and engage with that agency and you might be wondering. I don't even know where to begin where. How do I find a place we have a whole team at wild and not only in the MSW program, but Walden has been very committed to resources for field experience across all of its programs, so we have a full team of coordinators that assist you through this process and there's a number of steps to go through to get you ready to begin to secure that fuel placement. All of our field coordinators that work with you have an MSW so they do understand social work education. They have all attended a siesta be approved school for social work so they all have had an internship and maybe 2 Ann can understand what you're going through 'cause they have been through it themselves, so they'll be there to assist you along the way. The really cool part, I think about making filled experience are really key part of the program is this is where you're going to network with other social workers begin to build the profession. Around you begin to really understand what it's like to practice as a professional social worker. You may have experience in social work type of work you may come with lots of experience. You may know how to connect with clients and do multiple types of support and services, but one of the things that social work education will teach you is that practicing as a professional social worker has a different take on it, so it's really important for you to. Understand the profession of social work and how to be a professional and to learn from professionals. And not only is your internship required for your graduation, it's also a great point on your resume. So when you begin to build that professional resume, you know internship hours count. You'll be putting significant time into this, so it's something that can give you that experience. We also provide a lot of resources to you to help you understand how to get started in field. Once you start the program, we have a number of videos about field embedded in some of our courses. We have a website designed specifically for field with many, many resources an links to how TOS and you know how to prepare. We have a number of resources available to you when you start the program. You'll start taking courses and then you'll attend a skills lab and when you get to skills lab you'll begin to apply to start your field process. That's when you'll work with the coordinator. You might say you have an idea of a place you would want to go. That coordinator will then connect with that site to make sure they meet all the requirements and make sure they're had the opportunities for you that help you meet the requirements, and the coordinator will help them get all the paperwork here that's necessary. And then once it's all completed, you start your field placement and your field placement in your first year will last two quarters back to back. And if you have a second year in the program, if your regular student, you'll have two field placements at the end of your program, you'll have another one at another agency two quarters back to back. So the one thing that's different about field experience course wise is that you will have a weekly face to face online meeting. So it's it's synchronous, meaning it's held at a certain time and you attend with your other classmates in your faculty. So that's a little different than other online programs where. Your you don't have that requirement to meet in this meeting is important to keep you connected to your faculty as you work in the agency, and to help you get support from your peers and faculty along the way and share your experiences so students end up loving the seminar. Meeting is what we call it and really think it's a valid and useful part of their education, so I hope that's giving you a bit of an overview about field, and I'm sure you'll have questions and I'll be prepared to answer those toward the end. Thank you so much doctor mcelveen and finally I just want to tell you a little bit about the support programs that are available for you at Walden. Just to kind of help you know a little bit more about what is their. First of all we have financial aid like we said earlier alot of our students do use financial aid to attend school like like most all of us have. And Walden has people there to help you navigate the various systems that you may encounter from completing your fasfa to getting information submitted. To whether it may be the VA or another agency, that's going to help you find your education there. People there to help you walk through that an understand the steps so that it won't be a hassle for you. And we talked about our faculty. I think Doctor Jenny told you and we think we have the greatest faculty in the world. In fact, I'm pretty sure we do because they are also different and they have experience and they know what it's like so they support you. They're always available to you. Most of them through email or something we call collaborate, which is in our classroom where you can actually set up a meeting and talk to them and work with them. Walden has a writing center that is available to you as a student that I tell people is great because we never know where we all come from. Different walks of life you could have been out of school for a while and this could be your first, you know, attempted graduate level work, and so there's some requirements. And of course that you know you have to do the way you have to write the way it has to be presented. The writing center can help you with that. They can actually help you. You write a paper, you can send it to them. They will review it. They won't write your paper for you. They're very. They're very picky about that, but they will help you develop a much better paper. They have templates for you to download so that you type everything in the right place just to take a few other worries off your mind. There's an academic skills center available to you where there are coaches who can help you. If you were having trouble. In particular classes there are tutors available for you there people to help you learn to navigate the library or any other system help technology help. This is just a good place for you to go when I just don't know where to get my help, but I know it's there. That's your academic Skills Center. The student success advisers will be your best friend. You will be assigned one once you enroll in the program. That person will work with you through. Out your educational career at Walden to help you decide what classes do I take this quarter? Is it time to go to skills lab? Oh, I need to be looking at field there specially trained to work with our social work students so they understand the social work curriculum and how it works to help you have a much more seamless progress through the program. And then finally when you've completed the program, we have akarere center available to you. Some of the services offered in the Career Center. Are they resume writing? They can do mock job interviews. They can help you get unlinked up with online resources to help you find potential employment. So from the very beginning to when you start the program. Like I said earlier to the very end, there are people in the Walden System who will support you and help you throughout this journey of completing the work for Masters degree in social work. So I hope we provided a good overview. We've tried to leave some time for questions Anne. With that, I'll turn it back over to David to help us with our question and answers. Excellent, thank you much so far. We have not received any questions yet, just a reminder to our audience. If you have any questions please feel free to submit those via the Q&A Box. what I will do is I'll bring up a couple of questions that have come up in the last few sessions. The first being is there a path from Master of social work into a doctoral degree? And I would say yes to that. Walden has what we call a continuum of life long learning. That means that we have a bachelors degree in social work. We have a Masters degree in social work. Then we have a doctorate of social work and a PhD in social work. So this might just be a stepping stone for you to further your education. The Doctrine of social work is considered that professional practice degree where people who have a Masters degree. Want more experience but they want to remain in the practice world of social work, whereas a lot of people who get the PhD degree they tend to focus more on research or education or teaching. But there is a lot of crossover, but both of those options are available to you and we got ourselves on the fact that during your MSW program tored the end, we always like to have some of those people come in like to your field classes and talk to you about those programs. Anne, what the the course work is like and how you could apply to those programs. So yes, this is a great stepping stone to other options that Walden has available for you. Excellent, so we have a question that I haven't seen come up before. How long is the average paper assignment? That's a really good question. I would say that it depends. I want clash or taking and one that does come up and I'll just kind of answer this one. Now is like what kind of assignments do you have? I think that we have discussion boards which if you think of that is kind of like the the learning environment. If you wanna face to face where you would be interacting in the classroom, asking the teacher questions so you'll post into that and then respond to other classmates and your faculty member will respond. To kind of help you learn the content that's covered for that week and then someone she do have a paper due. Probably most of 'em I would say or 4 to 6 pages somewhere in that neighborhood, but it could be a little shorter. Some of them may be only one page depending on what assignment it is we may have you watch a video or participate in our virtual reality project and then you do a scenario. Sometimes we have you do a video of yourself and upload that into the. Classroom for the faculty to watch so it really varies depending on what course you're in, but again, all of that's been looked at and we continually evaluate our curriculum so that we feel like we're giving our students the best experience without doing busy work. We want to eliminate the busy work we don't want you to just do work to do it. We want it to have some kind of educational component, an learning experience for you. And since I'm on it, David, I'm just going to mention something else. We also failed to mention that this semester or this quarter we launched our licensure website for students and we're starting with our field students and then working at all by the probably by fall of this year that will be available to all students. Once you enroll in Walden University, you will be able to access our license, your preparation, work space, where you can review some of the information you had in some of your classes. Say maybe I'm diagnosis their own treatment or own different drugs that might be used with clients. We have 170 item practice test that is embedded in this for you to practice taking your social work licensure exam. Because again, we believe that's really important and the three of us on this call it works very hard to make this something that our students can use. So we have great things through out our courses to try to help you stay in tune. And not just write a paper, we want you to actually learn the skills and then his Doctor, Mcelveen said, got his skills lab and demonstrate those skills so that when you go to field you're very comfortable with what you're able to do. Also, I'm David, this is Pam. I see one in the I see a question in the chat box about transferring credits and if you've been to an MSW program before, yes we do transferring credits for other CSWE accredited programs, and that's really based on equality of courses and things like that. So we do that, but I would encourage you to be in touch with our enrollment advisors and get that reviewed. Um, if you're interested in the program and see how many credits could come over so there are certain classes that we do take transfer credits for. Another ones we don't, but if you have courses you need to be talking to our to your EA and be sure they sent that to our transfer credit people, but that's really helpful. Skills number generally held right now in Atlanta and. Once a year in Phoenix. I just thought I'd mention those two. Some of those questions seem to be coming together. Absolutely, and we did have a few questions that can kind of be rolled together into a single answer here. For questions about fast tracking, you know what are the maximum classes students can take per quarter, but a few other questions that asked about length of time to completion scholarships. What we would point out is that you know, really to get the best estimate of the timeline to completion in the cost of completion for your program. You'd want to speak to an enrollment specialist 'cause they would be able to work with you to have your transcripts evaluated to determine if there's any transfer of credit that might be able to come in from other programs you've taken previously. And they'd also be able to work with you to identify if there were any grants or scholarships opportunities. So really, if you do want a definitive answer, a personalized answer to that question, because of course it does vary so much from student to student. Really, the best answer we can give is that you do want to make sure you're reaching out to your enrollment specialist. So now we have a question. Does Walden prepare students for clinical social work? I'm yes and I can start and then Doctor Denning in doctor Mcelvain Canadienne. Yes we do. That's one of the areas of concentration that we have is what we call the advanced clinical degree so that when you leave wild and you are, you know you're able to sit for your license, your exam an again. That's kind of like what about checking on that check with your state licensing board to be sure of the requirements. But we do offer clinical special clinical specialization. Yes, we offer in generally that's the largest specialization we have with about 95% of our students choosing that area. So it's a big area of that. We have a lot of other students in as well. There's no question about um. Can they use their current jobs hours as internship hours? That's a great question. Unfortunately no, that is a. An expectation of our council on social work education. Our accrediting body does not allow any prior experience or work hours to be counted for your field placement, so you would have to have a separate experience this potentially you could do a placement at your place of employment, but it would still have to be separate towers in a separate Department under a separate supervisor. So there's some stipulations around that, but you can't count any work hours as placement hours. So the question, what is the difference between an LMS W and an LCSW? I'm an LMS W is what you test for right after graduation? That means you're a licensed master social work that means you've completed a Masters degree education at an accredited see SW accredited program and then else SW is specific to some states. Other states have an LISW and lics W that's a clinical component and it varies from state to state. But usually it means that you've had a Masters degree. And in some length of time where you were supervised by an LCSW and you get extra hours, you get extra supervision, and then you can sit for a clinical licensure exam. So there are two levels of licensure, but again, those are very state specific. So I would check with my state to be absolutely certain with the initials stand for in each state. Now do we count continuing education courses? And I'm assuming that's towards transfer credit. We only count UM courses that are from ACSWE Accredited University, so, um, the program we'd have to look at where they're from and what they are when you come to transfer of credits, it's very, um, that's something that's very individualized dated, and I really like your approach to having them go ahead and talk to enrollment folks and get those moved over and get their questions answered. So the question, what about the cost of things like books, so those included in tuition? And I think again I would refer them to the enrollment advisor for that one, because that's one of those things. That of course is don't have books. Some courses do. There's different ones for different things, and I think the enrollment advisor probably has more of that. And again, kind of like you said earlier, David, if there were any resources available to help with that, or different, you know, deal deals out there about the books or where to get him, I think they would probably have a lot more information than we do on that. Thanks so and so we do not have looks like we do not have any new questions that have come in. So while we wait to see if any additional ones come in, do you have any parting thoughts for students who are considering starting the program? Well, I would just say that it's very somebody said to me the other day. I'm really scared and I sort of said back to them will you should be because you're going out as a professional to deal with people and their families and very crisis situations sometimes. And if you don't feel some trepidation about that, you probably aren't. Uhm, don't seriously understand it, but I will say that it's a wonderful profession to be apart of. Um, when you go to skills lab and you see 500 people there that all are dedicating themselves to the same thing. Jewar, it's kind of overwhelming and it makes your heartbeat a little faster. Uhm, I think just being in the midst of people like that and I. I would just say give it a try. Come in if you're having difficulty, look at all those support systems that we have for you. And if you use those, there's not. It's really hard to fail, um, because there's support at every level up. So anyway, that would be mine is that I think as you get older, sometimes you regret. The thing she didn't try and life. So if you're here you have a passion for it and a lot of times you won't be settled until you take care of that passion. Well, and I think I would add that this is a great forum and we present a lot of information and then it may be that you hang up the phone and I'm 10 minutes from now or an hour a day from now. You think, oh, I wish I had to ask this and I would say please reach out to any of the three of us or to the enrollment advisors an ask those questions were here. We wanna help you. We want you to start this with support we don't want you to try to do this without knowing the information you need. So please don't hesitate to reach out. It's never too late to ask us the question. So we have had a few additional questions that have come in. Are there post degree internship hours required to sit for licensure exams? That that again I would, I would say check with your state because every state has different requirements about that. We did have a question about Commencement. We have two commencements per year. We hold them in the summer and in the winter, and those are typically held in different locations for summer and winter. The summer location is usually National Harbor, Maryland, though every few years we do hold it in Minneapolis, MN and in the winter ceremonies are usually held in Florida for the last few years. They've been in Tampa, but we do have a really exciting announcement. That will be having very soon about the winter commencement ceremony for the next few years. I think you're definitely going to want to look on our website. Take a look at the commencement page on there. Keep an eye out for an update because again, I think it's going to be a very exciting announcement when when you see it. I won't say much more about it there. But another question was our papers in a PA format. Of course they are. Of course they are, and if you know what a PA format is you might be. We might be just the program where you're looking for. I think you're gonna find that in any graduate program of social work anywhere, but we do have a lot of great tutorials. If you're scared of a PA. If it frightens you a little bit, we have tutorials, we have webinars, we have faculty eager to give you feedback and help you learn to work on your writing skills. And so a payzant. Something that you have to be frightened about. It's just learning. And I do want to say about graduation real quick to Dave and I think everybody will agree with me. Walton doesn't awesome graduation and you really should go on either Facebook or are pages web pages and look at graduation. If it is just a wonderful celebration and families we all love it will get through anything. Be able to go. Dad. Yeah, I would definitely agree with that. Are commencements are incredibly fun experiences. So we do have a question. How many days are the skills labs? Skills lives last for days. Excellent and do we have an idea of when the start dates are coming up for the program? I'm the next star date is April did this yesterday. We have an an an interim start date of April the 6th, so you would need to go in and talk to your enrollment advisors. But Walden is a continuously enrolling program, so it's not like you have to apply in the spring and starting the file we have term starts every six weeks where you can start taking classes. So if I was interested in starting quick I would talk to my enrollment advisor quick. Or you can talk to them and and start when you feel like you are ready to start the program. Alright, so there are no additional questions that have come in. But that I don't want to hold anybody if there's anything additional. He asked the question about June 1st starters and I just wanted to say to Miss Jenkins that when you come into our program and you do are 6002 course was, which is our introduction course. There's an orientation in there. You can go through an in that course. Our faculty in MSW. Hold the question and answer and my best advice to you would be to attend that, and it's usually the second or third week Ann. Be sure that you're aware just of what's required, and, um. You know, know what we just have a good time answering questions and nothing's off the table so be sure you take advantage of those kinds of interactions with faculty. Excellent, well, that does bring us to the end of the web and arm. Now we appreciate everybody taking the time out of your busy schedule to join us today. Thank you for submitting all of the wonderful questions. As a reminder, this webinar will be archived. It can be viewed on demand. The link to access that's going to be sent in a follow up email. Please feel free to share this content with a friend, a colleague or family member. I encourage you to connect with our faculty, students, and alumni by connecting with Walden on social networking sites. 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