School of Social Work - Pre-Candidacy Review (Likely)


As you are aware, The School of Social Work is a secondary admission program. This means that although you have been admitted to the University, you must meet certain criteria before you are granted admission into the School of Social Work. This admission status is called “candidacy”, and must be completed before enrolling in upper level Social Work courses. The candidacy process occurs in the spring/summer typically prior to the junior year. You can find a listing of the candidacy requirements here. You should carefully review the candidacy checklist to ensure you are on track for admission to the School of Social Work so that you can apply on time.

The CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center reviews the records of all Social Work majors who have 45 or more credits every winter to assist students with understanding the admission requirements for the program and what to register for during the upcoming advanced registration period. We have reviewed your academic progress toward candidacy and would like to provide you with the results of this pre-candidacy review. The results will indicate whether it appears you will meet the candidacy requirements for the upcoming Fall 2014 semester or if you may be missing requirements that will need to be fulfilled before admission can occur. This review includes all of your currently enrolled course work through Winter 2014. Please review your myPath degree audit report available in myBanner to see your course work. If you need assistance with how to generate a myPath report you can find instructions here. This is a general review of your work to assist you with the advanced registration process. It is not a formal indication of your eligibility for admission to the program. This will occur during the formal candidacy application process in Spring/Summer 2014.

Our review of your academic progress indicates that your status is:

LIKELY - It appears that all of the candidacy course requirements will be satisfied with successful completion of Winter 2014 semester.  

You should register for the first year of Social Work program courses as indicated below and submit your application for candidacy before June 6th for early consideration. Application for admission to the School of Social Work  

Remember, as this semester is in progress, we assume that you will successfully complete all of your currently in-progress work (including minimum grades if applicable) and will maintain an appropriate GPA (2.500 minimum) for admission to the Social Work program in the fall semester. If you do not successfully complete your Winter 2014 courses with appropriate grades or do not have a 2.500 GPA at the end of this semester, you should contact an academic advisor to discuss your status for Fall admission.

You will need to follow the registration instructions below to register for your fall and winter courses. Failure to follow these instructions will lead to registration errors, frustration, and delays in registering. 

Notes: Although PSY303, PSY/SOC360, and SOC382/SW300 are not required prior to admission to the School of Social Work, they are required to be completed prior to Fall 2015. You should plan to include any of these courses you are missing into the 2014-2015 academic year.

If you have questions about your academic plan, you may contact the CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center at 616-331-6890 or email Appointments are scheduled by phone only and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan ahead for the best availability.