Admission Requirements (Campus and Distance Delivery)
An initial screening is made on the basis of academic eligibility. Please note we do not consider community college credits for this program.
If applying with the minimum 30 university credit hours, a minimum average of B- (70%) is required. (The BSW degree will take approximately 3 years to complete.)
If applying with a university degree or almost completed degree, a minimum average of B- (70%) is required. Admission assessment (credits used for GPA calculation and potential admission transfer credit) is based on the last 60 university credit hours completed (The BSW degree will take approximately 2 years to complete.)
The School of Social Work has an Affirmative Action policy for applicants who are Acadian, Aboriginal, African Canadian, members of other racially-visible groups, persons with disAbilities and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirited, Queer and Intersex (LGBTTQI) people. Members of these groups who have 30 university credit hours (non social work) that average B- are eligible to apply under this policy.
Applicants make their request in a place provided on the Social Work Statement cover sheet, which is part of the BSW application package. Each candidate is considered individually on the basis of her/his qualifications, rather than in relation to other applicants. The admission requirements are otherwise the same for all candidates.
- Relevant work/and or volunteer experience
Most volunteer positions are considered with the exception of food preparation and canvassing. Academic field placement hours are not considered. / The School is aware that volunteer hours for 2021 admission might be more challenging to secure given Covid-19. We are monitoring the situation and will take all factors into consideration. We are not clear on how and when restrictions will be lifted. We will put an update on the School’s website once we know how society will open up.
- Two out of three references are required
Academic and/or Work and/or Volunteer
- Social Work statement
Candidates write a statement that discusses a current social issue and their motivation to study social work.