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How to apply

Whether you are applying for the full-time or part-time BSW program, all applicants must follow these application procedures:

Full-time studies

The application system for entry in fall 2014 is now closed. The application system for entry in fall 2015 will be available in August 2014.

For applicants who have applied for entry in fall 2014, please note that all supporting documents, including references, are due by January 6, 2014.

A RECOGNIZED BACHELOR’S DEGREE IS A MANDATORY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT. Follow this link for a complete list of admission requirements.

The University of Waterloo uses an online application process for all undergraduate programs.

Part-time studies

APPLICATIONS TO THE PART-TIME BSW PROGRAM, FOR ENTRY IN FALL 2014, ARE CLOSED. For those who have already applied, you have until March 28, 2014 to upload your supporting documentation.

APPLICATIONS FOR WINTER 2015 ENTRY ARE NOW OPEN - WITH A DEADLINE OF JULY 4, 2014.

A RECOGNIZED BACHELOR’S DEGREE IS A MANDATORY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT. Follow this link for a complete list of admission requirements.

Applying is a multi-step process:

  • Step 1:  Complete your on-line application and pay a non-refundable application fee of $125 CAD. (CODE = WRW).  Note: The deadline to apply is JULY 4, 2014.

You will receive an acknowledgement email from Undergraduate Admissions within 8 business days of submitting your on-line application to OUAC, with instructions for logging in to QUEST to complete your Admission Information Form (AIF), upload your application materials and supporting documentation. Your Waterloo ID (identification) number will be assigned and sent to you in this email. You should check the junk mail folder for these emails as many email programs put mass mailings in junk mail folders.

  • Step 2: Upon receipt of your acknowledgement email, you have seven days to log in to QUEST to submit your Social Work Admission Information Form (AIF), including contact details for your three referees (1 academic and 2 professional).
  • Step 3:  Prepare your personal statement. All applicants must complete and submit a (PDF) personal statement of approximately 1500 words prepared according to this outline:
  1. Describe your reasons for pursuing professional education in Social Work. What experiences have influenced your choice?
  2. Discuss how your relationships, work, educational and other life experiences have contributed to your understanding of yourself and others. Please include any experience that would facilitate your working with diverse populations.
  3. Discuss your vision of Social Work. 
  4. Tell us why you would be a good candidate for the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) program.
  • Step 4: Upload your application materials and supporting documentation - including transcripts, resume and personal statement. Helpful information can be found here.
  • All supporting documents, including references, are due by JULY 18, 2014.

Please note, once you upload a document, you cannot go back and replace it with an updated version. If you uploaded an incorrect document (ex. a test score instead of a transcript), send an email to myapplication@uwaterloo.ca

If you're experiencing difficulties uploading your materials, or if you have any questions about how to upload your materials, please contact myapplication@uwaterloo.ca

For all other BSW Part-time application enquiries, please contact Shauna Elliott.

 

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Deadlines:

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) application deadline

  • Full-time program: 
  • Application deadline for fall 2014 entry has now passed.

  • Part-time program: 
  • Application deadline for fall 2014 has now passed.

    The application deadline for winter 2015 entry will be July 4, 2014.

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