Admission to the Undergraduate Social Work Program
Fall 2013 applications are no longer being accepted. Our program is full for Fall 2013.
The deadline for applications to the Social Work major was March 15 for Fall admissions, and August 15 for Spring admissions. Applications for Spring 2014 are currently posted on this website for printing. Please note that even if you meet the criteria for admission to the Social Work major, and your application is received before the deadline, you may be placed on a wait list for entry. The Social Work program limits admission to 60 students in the fall and 28 students in the spring semester.
Steps for admissions:
1. For admission to the Social Work Program for the fall semester, a student must be a current SUNY Brockport student or an accepted SUNY Brockport transfer student. Transfer students must first apply and be accepted to SUNY Brockport. Click here for the Undergraduate Admissions Department. Note: Acceptance to SUNY Brockport does not guarantee admission to the Social Work program.
2. Following acceptance to SUNY Brockport, a student who has or will have junior status (54 credits by the Fall semester) who is interested in the Social Work Program must review the Application Instructions, complete a Social Work Application, submit 3 academic reference forms, and a checklist form. Note: These forms are in PDF and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.
3. Completed applications need to be received by the Department Secretary – JoAnn Sigler by appropriate date on the application. The Admissions Secretary will create a student file, verify enrollment/acceptance status at SUNY Brockport, verify completed prerequisites, and have reference forms reviewed. The file will then go to the Admissions Committee for a decision on acceptance into the Social Work program.
Note: For transfer students, an unofficial, or a copy of your official transcript is needed to verify GPA and pre-requisite completion. Including a copy of your transcript will allow the Admissions Committee to review student files in less time leading to quicker acceptance to the program.
4. When a decision is made by the Social Work Admissions Committee, the applicant will receive a letter from the Admissions Secretary either accepting them into the Social Work program, conditional/provisional acceptance, or a letter stating the reasons for denial. If accepted into the program, a seat-confirmation form is included with the acceptance letter. It is very important for applicants to return the signed confirmation form to save their seat in the program for the fall semester.
For questions related to the application process, please contact the Social Work Departmental Secretary – JoAnn Sigler at 395-2324 (firstname.lastname@example.org).