Admission Requirements

Enrollment in the BSW program requires formal admission to the IU School of Social Work.  The following are the minimum requirements for consideration for admission to the program:

  1. Regular admission to the university using the "Apply" button to the right.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours.  Although we encourage early application, advanced students may also apply.
  3. Satisfactory completion (grade of C or higher) of the required course S141 Introduction to Social Work.
  4. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Evidence of characteristics or potential required of competent social work practitioners as defined in the mission statement of the School.  Such evidence may be derived from application materials, letters of reference, pertinent work or volunteer experience, and performance in S141 Introduction to Social Work.
  6. Complete and submit the current online BSW application.

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