Before you begin the admissions process, please review the Admissions Requirements listed below:
** There are no exceptions for any of the above listed admissions requirements.
If you have met the requirements listed above, please prepare for the admission process by gathering the following documentation/information. You will only have two attempts to complete the on-line admissions process. It is important you allow at least one hour when completing the on-line admissions process. Once you complete the application, please click the save button. Review the application to ensure the information is correct and the degree audit is uploaded correctly. Once you have reviewed the application, click the submission button. You will be directed to the written portion of the application- you will have one hour to complete the questions.
Weblink for Social Work program application: https://webapps.svsu.edu/socialwork/login
Instructions for saving and uploading a degree audit from Cardinal Direct:
1. Sign into Cardinal Direct to access your degree audit
2. Once the degree audit is open, right click
3. Choose “select all”
4. (All text should be highlighted) Right click
5. Choose” copy”
6. Open a new Word Document
7. Right click within the blank document
8. Choose “paste”
9. Choose “A” under paste
10. Save as a word document
11. Within the application for Social Work Major, choose to upload degree audit
12. Choose your word document file
Writing Sample Rubric for Social Work Admission to Major Process
Rank each category on a scale of 1-5.
(5 = very strong; 4 = strong; 3 = average; 2 = poor, 1 = very poor)
Clarity: Answers the questions chosen completely and thoroughly ____
Content: Represents understanding of social work values and ethics ____
Critical Thinking: Demonstrates critical, creative thinking about concepts ____
Concreteness: Utilizes specific examples; is concrete in written expression ____
Construction: Displays logical organization/structure ____
Correctness: Uses grammar and mechanics well ____
I recommend that the faculty set up an interview with this student for the following reason:_________________________________________________________________
Student admission to the social work major is a competitive process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the admission process early to ensure adequate review time.
Admission decisions are made by a committee consisting of the full-time social work faculty. This committee reviews the applications, processes all of the information at their disposal, and takes action on the applications. Completion of required courses, overall GPA, and scores on the writing sample are the main criteria used in determining admission to the major.
Following the admissions committee's deliberations, each applicant is sent an admissions letter electronically, which indicates the outcome of the committee's decisions.