Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2009/2010)
4.3 Admission Requirements
  1. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work program, applicants must have completed the 30 credit hours outlined below by the end of the Winter semester for the year in which admission is being sought and must achieve an overall average of at least 65% in these courses. 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

    • 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.

    In addition, applicants must have achieved an average of at least 65% in the courses comprising the last 30 credit hours attempted by the end of the Winter semester for the year in which admission is being sought and for which a numeric grade has been assigned.

    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 numeric grade was given and the overall average on the 30 prerequisite credit hours noted above.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.