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Admission to the Social Work Program is a competitive process. Acceptance into the program is predicated on the following:
The BSW Admissions Committee, a committee comprised of the social work faculty at UHD, will review applications and will determine the admission status for each applicant.
After review of applications, the BSW Admissions Committee will issue one of the following determinations:
All applications must be reviewed by all committee members. If you are applying for the Fall semester, the last day to submit your application is May 15th. Any application received after this date may not be processed until mid-August. If you are applying for the Spring semester, the last day to submit your application is November 1st. Any application received after this date may not be processed until mid-January.
Declaration of Major
Students cannot declare independently a major in Social Work. Students who receive admission to the program will automatically be coded by the system as Social Work majors. This process may take up 4 to 6 weeks after the student has been accepted by the program and has enrolled in courses at UHD. Students who have received admission to the program but whose major is not displayed in their records 4 to 6 weeks of their admission to the program should notify the Social Work Program Director, Dr. Stephen Wernet, at (Wernets@uhd.edu).
Students who are denied admission or receive conditional 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 10/16/13