Admissions

The next admissions cycle for the Bachelor of Social Work program will begin in January for students planning to apply to the program for Fall 2014. Application materials are posted below.  If you have questions or would like more information about the UALR BSW Program, please contact us at:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Bachelor of Social Work Program
Attn: BSW Admissions
Ross Hall, Room 401
2801 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-569-3046
bsw@ualr.edu

Instructions and Application Materials
Early Decision Applicant Information
Regular Decision Applicant Information
BSW Application Requirements

Please note that admission to the BSW Program does not constitute admission to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Transfer students or applicants not currently enrolled at UALR must apply and be accepted to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock before beginning the BSW Program.  Application materials for UALR can be found on-line at: http://ualr.edu/www/apply/

Instructions and application materials for the UALR Bachelor of Social Work Program are below:

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Application deadlines are as follows:

Early decision applicants: Applications due no later than Friday, February 14, 2014.  Applicants will be notified of admission decisions by Friday, April 04, 2014.  If you meet the below criteria by the end of the Fall 2013 semester, you can apply for Early Decision:

1. Have completed at least 53 credits, at least 40 of which must be in the UALR Core Curriculum.

2. Have completed the three prerequisite courses:

  • SOWK 1300: Introduction to Social Work
  • PSYC 2300: Psychology and the Human Experience
  • SOCI 2300: Introduction to Sociology

3. Have at least a 3.25 overall GPA and a 3.25 GPA in the three prerequisite courses.

Early decision applicants will be notified of admission decisions by Friday, April 04, 2014. Decisions will be one of the following:

  • Admit to the program, or
  • Consider application with regular decision applicants.

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Regular decision applicants:

Applications due no later than Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

If you meet the below criteria, you can apply for Regular Decision:

1. Have completed a minimum of 53 credits, at least 40 of which must be in the UALR Core Curriculum, by the end of the Summer 2014 semester.

2. Have completed at least one of the three prerequisite courses (listed below) by the end of the Spring 2014 semester and all three prerequisite courses by the end of the Summer 2014 semester:

  • SOWK 1300: Introduction to Social Work
  • PSYC 2300: Psychology and the Human Experience
  • SOCI 2300: Introduction to Sociology

3. Have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.5 GPA in all three prerequisite courses.  Student transcripts will be reviewed again at the end of the Spring 2014 semester to ensure that the required GPA is met.  Applicants will be notified of the decision on admittance to the program by Friday, June 6, 2014.  The decision will consist of one of the following responses:

  • Admit to the program
  • Admit to the program with provisions.  These provisions may include requiring you to take additional coursework as a condition of your admission to the BSW Program.
  • Deny admission to the program.

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When submitting your application, all applicants must submit to following:

  • The typed and signed application, including the biographical statement.
  • Three references in sealed envelopes with the evaluator’s signature across the back seal.  One of the references must be from your Introduction to Social Work instructor. Note that there is a separate reference form for the Introduction to Social Work instructor.
  • Original copies of transcripts in original sealed envelopes from all universities and colleges you have attended since high school.
  • A copy of your DD214 if you have prior military service.

The above information should be submitted in a single packet that includes all application materials and sent to:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Bachelor of Social Work Program
Attn: BSW Admissions
Ross Hall, Room 401
2801 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204

Applications may also be dropped off with the BSW Program Administrative Secretary, Scott Crump, in the BSW Program office in Ross Hall, Room 401.  For more information, contact the BSW office at 501.569.3046 or email bsw@ualr.edu.

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