Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2008/2009)
3.3 Admission Requirements

Students formally admitted to the Bachelor of Social Work program in Fall 2008 will be considered for admission in accordance with admission regulations in effect in 2007 and will complete the Bachelor of Social Work program requirements as outlined under Program Regulations, Program of Study for Students Formally Admitted/Readmitted Prior to Fall 2009.

  1. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work program in Fall 2009, applicants must have completed the 30 credit hours outlined below with an average of at least 65%. These courses and credits must have been taken at Memorial University of Newfoundland or accepted for transfer credit from a recognized university or university college. The 30 credit hours are:

    • six credit hours in English

    • Psychology 1000 and 1001

    • Sociology 1000 or 2000

    • Social Work 1710 (or the former 2700)

    • 12 credit hours in non-social work elective courses. No more than 6 of these credit hours can be taken from areas other than arts and science.

  2. In addition to other criteria used in the selection process, applicants for admission will be ranked according to their academic performance, which will be based on the cumulative average, together with the average on the last 30 credit hours for which a grade was given and the overall average on the 30 prerequisite credit hours noted above. Applicants for admission who have satisfied academic admission requirements in effect prior to 2008 - 2009 will be ranked using the better of:

    • the academic performance as calculated using the above criteria, OR

    • the academic performance as calculated using the cumulative average, together with the average on the last 30 credit hours for which a grade was given and the overall average on the 45 credit hours formerly prescribed for admission consideration.

  3. Successful candidates completing courses during the spring semester will be required to meet the Academic Requirements and Promotion Regulations of the School of Social Work.

  4. A student will not be considered for admission if he/she has attempted and failed to receive a grade of 65% or higher in two or more SCWK courses or has failed to receive a grade of 65% or higher in the same social work course twice.