ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR YEAR III SECOND-ENTRY PROGRAMS
Years 3 and 4: A minimum of twenty courses (including four Social Work courses, a statistics course, two Science courses, eleven courses from Arts, Languages and Social Sciences and Foundations of Academic Writing I (01-150) and Foundations of Academic Writing II (01-151) and) is required prior to admission to Year 3.
Admission to the professional program in Year 3 requires that students apply to the Office of the Registrar prior to February 1. Applications are available on the Social Work website. A minimum average of 8.0 in Social Work courses is required. References must accompany the application. An interview may be required, and early applications are encouraged. Entry is for the next Fall term only, and enrollment is limited. Students who are accepted to Year 3 will be notified by the Office of the Registrar. Selection of candidates for admission will be based on grades and other relevant criteria determined by the Social Work Admissions Committee. In preparation for application to the professional program in Year 3, students are strongly encouraged to engage in volunteer experiences in human services agencies and organizations in the community.
The Year 3 and 4 Social Work program is intended for full-time study. A full-time course load in years 3 and 4 is defined as 5 courses per term, including 2 field placements in fall and winter semesters of the fourth year. Students who are not able to attend on a full-time basis at any point after admission to the program must obtain written permission and seek advice from the School of Social Work. Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and those who identify as LGBT are encouraged to apply and are eligible to request assessment through the School of Social Work Equity Admissions Policy.
Transfer from other programs: Applicants transferring from other programs will be assessed individually by the Office of the Registrar and are subject to the same admission procedure to Year 3 as outlined above.
Admission for University Graduates: University graduates with a three-year or General degree in Arts or Social Sciences with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 8.0 (70%), or an average of at least 8.0 in their last twenty courses taken, may be considered for admission to a two-year program leading to a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree. Applicants are strongly encouraged to engage in volunteer experiences in human services agencies and organizations in the community.
Admission for Child and Youth Worker Diploma Graduates: Graduates of St. Clair College who completed a three-year Child and Youth Worker diploma in 1996 or later with a cumulative average equivalent to a B or better may be considered for admission to a two-year, four-semester program leading to a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree.