Did you know? You can only apply to one BSW location.
Your application has to contain information for two referees:
- one from a person who can speak to your academic performance and ability (e.g., professor, practicum instructor), and
- one from a professional/work reference who can speak to your suitability for undergraduate studies in social work (e.g. employment supervisors, practicum supervisors, professionals, elders, etc.) They must have directly supervised you.
We don't accept references from friends, family members, or colleagues.
Need to correct or change your referee?
You are unable to change your referees by editing your application after you submit.
You may request to change or update your reference information prior to the application deadline.
Your request must include your name, UCID, and detailed instructions for a change. If you wish to replace one of your referees, specify which referee you want replaced and provide the name, job title, organization, phone number, and professional email address for the new referee.
Expect 2-3 business days for these changes to take effect.
It is your responsibility to notify your former referee that their reference is no longer required.
Cannot submit an academic reference?
If you have been out of school for a long time (5+ years) or you are an international student and cannot contact previous instructors, you can submit two professional references. Make sure to provide an explanation in the Program Specific Questions.