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How To Apply


BSW Program Orientation

Social work majors who want to pursue a bachelor of science in social work degree must attend an information session. The sessions are held in the spring term of the sophomore year. Generally, there are early and late summer sessions for transfer students who want to apply after the school year has ended. During the session, applicants are given an overview of the program. At the end of the session, BSW Candidacy application packets are distributed.

Students apply to the program and start the social work internship process simultaneously.

Application Criteria

The qualification for applying are as follows:

  • Application, advising, and admission to Augsburg
  • Completion of 52-64 semester hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Approval of all social work related transfer credits by the Social Work Department
  • College-level algebra equivalency or plan formulated with advising to achieve it
  • Completion of the BSW Candidacy Application materials
  • Completion of at least 4 of 7 of the Supporting Courses

Note: In accordance with accreditation standards, the Social Work Department does not grant credit for life experience or previous work experience.

See the Social Work section of the undergraduate catalog for details on courses and curriculum.

Overview of the application process

The BSW candidacy application must be completed and returned before you start your field internship. Your application will be read by a faculty members. You will receive a decision by e-mail at least two days after the final review.  You will receive an official letter via post in 2-4 weeks if you are accepted . An interview with the BSW Program Director may be required as part of the admissions process.

The BSW Candidacy Application has three components:

The Candidacy Application Form

BSW Candidacy Reference Forms (2, academic and a professional reference)

The Self-Statement Essay (4 pages)

Application Deadline

Current students: sophomores enrolled at Augsburg in the fall will apply at the end of the fall semester: the application deadline is the first week of the spring semester.

Transfer students: for students transferring to Augsburg the deadline is 30 days after the student receives the packet.
ALL Applications for admission to the BSW Degree Program (upper-level junior classes) must be completed by August 1 each year.

Applicants with Felony Convictions

Prospective students with felony convictions may apply to the program, but there can be a possibility of difficulty in finding an internship or gaining liability coverage needed for agency work.