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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 Administration, appear below.

It is expected that students will meet regularly with their advisors so that the course selection process affords the student appropriate choices and options.

Program Performance

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 one 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 Administration.

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 Administration.

Readmission Application

To re-enter the School of Social Administration, students must submit an appropriate application to the Director of Admissions and Student Services.  Applications of students seeking readmission after an absence of more than two 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 readmission application.

Applicants who wish to enroll in a school or college other than the one in which they were last enrolled must first be accepted for readmission by the original college and then file an Intra-University Transfer form.

A student who has been dropped from the School of Social Administration may petition for readmission only after a period of at least one semester. This period does not include the summer sessions.

Transfer from Schools within the University

Students who are in good standing in the university may transfer to the School of Social Administration at any point during their academic career. Before transferring, students are encouraged to arrange to have conferences with both the original school advisor and the social work admissions counselor.

Because of the professional requirements and the sequential nature of the curriculum, students are encouraged to enter the program as early as possible. Students are expected to be majors in the social work program for a minimum of two years.

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