For Current Students
Welcome, new and returning BSW students! We hope that this website offers information to help you become succesful in the BSW program. Along with the information below, we have created a Student Manual to give you answers to a lot of your questions.
To help you learn about some commonly used terms, a Glossary of Terms has been compiled and is available for your reference.
You will be considered to be in academic difficulty if:
- You fail a social work course (get less than 65 percent)
- You fail a field internship
- Your overall semester average falls below 65 percent
- You do not complete all of the non-social work courses required to be promoted to the next semester of study.
In this case, the Academic Requirements & Promotion Regulations Committee will notify in writing that either you have not met academic requirements or have been placed on academic probation. At that time you should consult with your faculty adviser and consider appropriate action. Such action is addressed in the section on Social Work Degree Regulations (Section 5 - Academic Requirements & Promotion Requirements, MUN Calendar).
If you are unable to complete course requirements because of health or other personal difficulties, you may submit a letter from a physician or other health care practitioner to this effect. Special arrangements may be possible under these circumstances. You should contact your instructors immediately. If you require leave from the program, you will have to apply in writing to the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Your faculty advisor or student services coordinator can assist you in this process. Appeals to drop courses without academic penalty after the appropriate deadline must be submitted to the Registrar's Office, along with supporting documentation.