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Academic Policies & Regulations
Please see the Undergraduate Academic Policies. Students are responsible for complying with all university-wide academic policies that apply to their individual academic status. Additional and unique policies, or exceptions for the School of Social Work, appear below.
Each fall and spring semester, those undergraduates who have met the credit hour and academic criteria for their school or college are placed on the Dean's List. See the Dean's List policy for specific GPA and credit-hour requirements.
Social work majors are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above. Students are expected to maintain grades of C- or above in each of the professional and professionally-related courses. Students who obtain a D+ or below in any of the courses in the social work major must repeat the course.
Collegial Warning will be issued to students whose GPA falls below 2.00 for one semester. Students should not register for more than 12 s.h. until they improve their average.
Collegial Probation: Students who fall below a 2.00 either for the semester or for their cumulative average will be placed on probation. They may register for no more than 12 s.h. for the next term in order to improve their average. If their average is still below a 2.00 after two semesters of academic probation, students are subject to being dropped from the Social Work Program in the School of Social Work.
Dropped from the Program: If the student does not achieve a cumulative average of 2.00 or show evidence of substantive scholastic improvement after two semesters on collegial probation and a 12 s.h. roster, the student is subject to being dropped from the School of Social Work.
To re-enter the School of Social Work, students must complete a Re-Enrollment Application found at www.temple.edu/undergrad/applying/documents/request_to_reenroll.pdf and send it to the fax number designated on the last page of the application. Applications of students seeking re-enrollment after an absence of one or more semesters, not including summers, will be reviewed by the Director of the B.S.W. Program. If the student is accepted for readmission, his or her program for completion of degree requirements will be planned in accordance with those currently operative in the program. If courses were taken elsewhere, applicants are responsible for having official transcripts available when submitting the re-enrollment application.
Transfer from Schools within the University
Students who are in good standing at Temple University may transfer to the School of Social Work at any point during their academic career. Before applying to transfer to Social Work, Temple students must attend a Change of Program session. These are listed on the College of Health Professions and Social Work web site under Student Advising (http://chpsw.temple.edu/). Transfer applications will not be processed until the student attends the Change of Program session. Intra-university transfer students will be notified of the decision in a letter from the Dean's Office. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for admission to any of the CHPSW programs.
Prior to transferring, students are encouraged to arrange to meet with both the original school advisor and the SSW advisor or BSW Program Director. Because of the professional requirements and the sequential nature of the curriculum, students are encouraged to enter the program as early as possible. Students must be majors in the social work program for a minimum of two years.
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