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Department of Criminal Justice & Social Work
Admission to the Social Work Program is a competitive process. Requirements for acceptance into the program are:
The BSW Admissions Committee, comprised of UHD social work faculty, will review applications and determine each applicant's admission status. Click here to view the flowchart.
After application review, the BSW Admissions Committee issues one of the following determinations:
|Clear Admission||Applicant accepted into the Program|
|Conditional Admission||Applicant accepted with a condition. Students with conditional admission must meet with a social work advisor to develop a plan to achieve clear admission.|
|Denied Admission||Applicant not accepted into the Program for the semester she/he applied. Students denied admission may reapply and are encouraged to meet with a social work faculty member to discuss ways to strengthen their application|
|Pending Status||Decision on the applicant delayed pending admissions application completion. Applicants need to realize that incomplete applications will be less competitive in applicant pool. In addition, incomplete applications are not guaranteed pending status, and are more likely to result in denied admission|
Committee members must review all applications must be reviewed by all. Application deadlines:
Last day to submit applications is May 15th. Any application received after May 15 may not be processed until mid-August
Last day to submit applications is November 1st. Any application received after November 1st may not be processed until mid-January
Students cannot independently declare a major in Social Work. Once students receive admission into the Social Program program, the UHD system automatically codes those students as Social Work majors. This process can take up 4 to 6 weeks after program acceptance and enrollment in UHD courses. Students who receive program admission but whose major is not reflected in their records after four to six weeks should notify the Social Work Program Director, Stephen Wernet, Ph.D., at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students with a conditional admission or who are denied admission and have evidence or information that may influence the Admissions Committee's decision may request a hearing to appeal the decision. Requests for a hearing must be made in writing and postmarked within 20 days from the date of the admission's status letter. Within 20 days of the receipt of the student's request for a hearing, a hearing date will be set by the Hearing Committee. The Hearing Committee will be comprised of the Social Work faculty and one outside faculty member appointed by the Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.
The student will meet with the Hearing Committee to present the necessary information. The Hearing Committee will issue a decision in writing within one week of the hearing. If the student has evidence that the Hearing Committee has made its decision in violation of the program's policies, the student may appeal the Hearing Committee's decision in the following sequence:
Last updated or reviewed on 8/19/14