Second, apply to the IU School of Social Work

This form asks for information that will help the School decide your admittance. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information. The IUSSW reserves the right to withdraw an application and/or revoke an offer of admission if you do not provide this information in a timely manner.

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Current IU students can skip step #1. Potential students should complete both application forms.

  • Admissions Criteria

    Enrollment in the BSW program requires formal admission to the IU School of Social Work. The following are the minimum requirements for consideration for admission to the program:

    1. Regular admission to the university.
    2. Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours. Although we encourage early application, advanced students may also apply.
    3. Satisfactory completion (grade of C or higher) of the required course SWK-S 141 Introduction to Social Work.
    4. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    5. Evidence of characteristics or potential required of competent social work practitioners as defined in the mission statement of the School. Such evidence may be derived from application materials, letters of reference, pertinent work or volunteer experience, and performance in SWK-S 141 Introduction to Social Work.
    6. It is the policy of the School of Social Work that no student or applicant who has been convicted of sex offenses against children shall be eligible for admission or continuation into the BSW, MSW or Ph.D. programs.
  • After Submission

    Once you submit your application, you will receive a number of emails regarding the application process:

    • The first email includes a copy of your application.
    • The second email notifies you of your application progress.
    • As part of the IUSSW application process, you must provide one professional (direct supervisor) or academic reference. Once your reference provides the necessary information requested by the School, you will receive an email that confirms your application is ready for committee review.
  • Admissions Decisions

    Once the committee review is complete, you will receive an email with a decision of admission. To accept an offer of admission, you must complete an intent form within a given time frame. Failure to meet this deadline may be cause for cancellation of admission. The offer of admission provides specific details about the intent form and enrollment process. 

    Should you choose not to enroll in the semester for which admission was granted, the IUSSW allows deferrals of up to one year. If you defer admission, you must confirm your intent at the time of the next enrollment/admission period.

    Admissions with Conditions

    Full admission to the BSW Program is granted when all admission requirements are met. Conditional admission is granted upon meeting specific requirements. Conditional admission is changed to full admission once you have met the specified condition(s). Failure to fulfill these condition(s), as stated in the offer of admission, may result in cancellation of admission.