Admissions

Social Work Program Admissions: Students must apply for admission to the Social Work Program.

The Program admits applicants each semester. The deadline for applications is posted in the Social Sciences Room AC 3A11.

The criteria for admission are as follows:

  1. Matriculation at York College with a major in Social Work
  2. Completion of 61 or more credits
  3. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better
  4. A grade of "C" or better for all social work courses
  5. A completed application form
  6. Adherence to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and to the York College Code of Conduct
  7. Successful completion of the following courses: Academic Computing 101, Anthropology 101,Biology 130, English 125 Health Education 312, Political Science 103, Psychology 102, 215, 216, Sociology 101, Social Work 101, 203, 293,300.
  8. A letter of acceptance into the Social Work Program from the Director of the Social Work Program.

Retention in the Social Work Program

The criteria for retention in the Social Work Program are:

  1. A grade of "C" or better in each Social Work course. Students who earn an unacceptable grade in a Social Work course have one chance to repeat the course and earn an acceptable grade. Faculty permission is required to repeat Social Work 410 or 492.
  2. Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better. (In order to graduate, Social Work majors must have a GPA of 2.50 or better).
  3. Adherence to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and to the York College Code of Conduct. Failure to meet any one of the criteria listed above may be grounds for the student's dismissal by faculty.

Admission to Social Work Field Education

Field Education comprises SCWK 410 and SCWK 492. Students must apply for admission to Social Work Field Education. Admission to Social Work Field Education is a prerequisite for SCWK 410 and successful completion of SCWK 410 is a prerequisite for SCWK 492. The Program admits applicants each semester. The deadline for applications (available in 3A11) is posted in the Social Sciences wing.

Criteria for admission to Field Education are:

  1. Admission to the Social Work Program
  2. A cumulative York College GPA of 2.50 or better
  3. A grade of “C” or better for all social work courses
  4. Successful completion of 94 or more credits by the end of the
  5. semester in which the student applies
  6. A completed application form Successful completion of all courses required for admission to the Social Work Program and successful completion of the following courses: Social Work 350, 360, 370, Writing 303 and Two courses from the following: Afro-American Studies 341, Anthropology 243, Psychology 333, Sociology 235, 333.

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