The Distance Delivery BSW online admission applications and process will be available on our Admissions Office website in November of each year. Completed applications must be received by March 1st. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete and received by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
To ensure that you have all the important information needed to complete your application, please become familiar with the following:
Applicants to the Distance Delivery Bachelor of Social Work Degree program must meet all three of the following requirements to be considered eligible for admission into the program. Admission is based on two-stage process by which eligibility for the program is assessed. In the first stage, a committee determines if the applicant’s work meets the criterion of 1750 hours of related and relevant social work experience. If this requirement is met, the application is then forwarded to Admissions for stage two of the assessment process to determine if the applicant meets the remaining admission requirements.
Tier I-Working in the capacity and having the responsibilities of a social worker including a range of professional functions, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. Work experience assessed as Tier 1 will be scored at 100% of its duration.
Tier II-Working in a social service setting fulfilling a more limited range of responsibilities than Tier 1, including but not limited to; residential case worker, Child and Family Services support worker, case aide and research interviewer. Work experience assessed as Tier II will be scored at 50% of its duration.
Tier III-Working in a human service capacity as defined by relevant work experience that falls outside the definitions of Tier I and II. Work experience assessed as Tier III will be scored at 25% of its duration.
1 Adapted, with amendments from Barker, Robert L (2014). The Social Work Dictionary, 6th Ed. Washington, D.C.