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Social Work Admissions

The Honours degree in Social Work (BSW) is a four-year professional program. Studies and can be completed in Sault Ste. Marie or Timmins.

Admissions is a two-step process:

  1. Students are admitted to the first two years from high school, college, university or as mature students.
  2. All students must apply to be admitted into the third year after all of the pre-requisites are complete. The third and fourth years are the Professional Years of the program.

 

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Meghan Boston-McCracken
Social Work Field Education, Admissions and Community Engagement Coordinator
meghan.boston-mccracken@algomau.ca
705-949-2301, ext.1079

  • Minimum average of 70 per cent in their top six U/M courses including ENG4U
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  • Students will be assessed individually by the Office of the Registrar and may receive transfer credits depending on their Grade Point Average (GPA) and program of study
  • College graduates from all disciplines are encouraged to apply and have their transfer credits individually assessed

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  • Minimum average of 70 per cent
  • Students will be assessed individually by the Office of the Registrar to see if any courses are transferable to the BSW program
  • Students may be required to complete the core social work courses

Contact the Office of the Registrar by email regoffice@algomau.ca or phone 705-949-2301, ext. 4220 for more information

  • Minimum average of 70 per cent
  • Students will be assessed individually by the Office of the Registrar to see if any courses are transferable to the BSW program
  • Students may be required to complete the core social work courses
  • Applicants must be 20 years of age by the end of the calendar year to which they are applying; have been away from secondary or post-secondary school for a minimum of 1 year; and be a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident

Learn more about how to qualify and apply as a mature student

Students must have the following complete by the end of the winter 2022 semester to apply for a September 2022 start date in year 3:

  • A minimum of 70% in SWRK 1006, SWRK 1007, SWRK 2106, and SWRK 2107 or have achieved these courses through credit recognition (e.g., transfer credits)
  • A minimum cumulative average of 70% in a minimum of 60 completed university credits or through credit recognition (1st and 2nd year on the current BSW Audit Sheet)
  • The required courses (27 credits) and elective courses (33 credits) or credit recognition:
    • Required courses (27 credits): SWRK 1006, SWRK 1007, SWRK 2106, SWRK 2107, SWRK 2356, SWRK 2127, SWRK 2406, SOCI 1016, and SOCI 1017 or ANIS 1006
    • Elective courses (33 credits)

If you are not a current Algoma University student, please contact us prior to submitting your application.

  • ALL students must apply to enter year 3 of the program.  
  • It is a competitive process. 
  • There are limited spaces on the Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins campuses.
  • Applications are due by January 14, 2022, at 4:30 pm.
  • All admissions decisions are final.

There are two steps to apply:

  1. Submit your application package by January 14, 2022, at 4:30 pm.
    • Payment – a non-refundable application fee of $50.
    • BSW Supplementary Application Form
    • Resume 
  2. Online Admissions Assignment (January 21, 2022, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Please contact Meghan Boston McCracken at meghan.boston-mccracken@algomau.ca for more information.

If you are not a current Algoma University student, you must have your previous institution(s) send your official transcript(s) to Algoma University.