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Admission and Retention

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

The Program admits applicants each semester. Admissions criteria depend on when the student is enrolled at York College.

Criteria for Admission

(if enrolled at YC Fall 2021 or after, e.g., Spring 2022, Fall 2022)

  1. Matriculation at York College
  2. Completion of 45 credits
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher
  4. Completion of SCWK 101
  5. Grade of “C” or higher in all SCWK courses (including transfer)
  6. Completion of the BSSW Program Application Form (see link below)

BSSW Program Application

Retention in the Social Work Program

(if enrolled at YC Fall 2021 or after, e.g., Spring 2022, Fall 2022)

The criteria for retention in the Social Work Program are:

  1. Grade of "C" or higher 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. Department permission is required to repeat Social Work 410 or 492.
  2. Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.  Failure to meet criteria 1 or 2 will prevent a student from continuing in the major until it is corrected.
  3. Adherence to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and to the York College Code of Conduct.  Failure to meet these criteria may be grounds for dismissal.

Criteria for Admission

(if enrolled at YC prior to Fall 2021)

  • Matriculation at York College 
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Completion of all support courses
  • Grade of "C" or higher in all social work courses
  • SCWK 101, 203, 293, 300
  • Completed application (this will be emailed to you by our office assistant)

Retention in the Social Work Program

(if enrolled at YC prior to Fall 2021)

  • Grade of "C" or higher 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. Department permission is required to repeat Social Work 410 or 492.
  • Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher. Failure to meet criteria 1 or 2 will prevent a student from continuing in the major until it is corrected.
  • Adherence to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and to the York College Code of Conduct.  Failure to meet these criteria may be grounds for dismissal.