EDUCATING MINDS, EMPOWERING CHANGE

Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work

BSW Admissions

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

To be admitted to the LOWER DIVISION, beginning freshmen must meet the following requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school
  • Grade Point Average of 2.8 or higher, have a GED or equivalent by petition (for example, home school educations)
  • Completion of pre-college curriculum
  • Composite ACT score of not less that 21 hours
Admission into the LOWER DIVISION of the BSW Program does not guarantee admission into the UPPER DIVISION of the BSW Program

EXTERNAL UNIVERSITY TRANSFERS

Transfer applicants with 24 hours or more must have a college grade point average of 2.8 or higher to be admitted in good standing to the LOWER DIVISION BSW Program.

http://louisville.edu/admissions/apply/transfer

Please note:  you must also apply to the University of Louisville, Office of Admissions to be accepted to the university, while concurrently applying directly to the Kent School BSW Program

APPLY TO UOFL: http://louisville.edu/admissions/

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY COURSEWORK WILL TRANSFER?Click here for information on transfer coursework

    WILL YOU HAVE YOUR ASSOCIATES DEGREE AND WHAT DOES A FULL CERTIFICATION MEAN?Click here for information

      INTERNAL UNIVERSITY TRANSFERS

      Students who have completed at least one semester in another school of the university with a cumulative grade point average of  2.8  may apply for an intra-university transfer to the LOWER DIVISION Bachelor of Social Work Program.

      The Intra-University Transfer Form may be completed at:louisville.edu/provost/iutAND on ULINK.

      UPPER DIVISION APPLICANTS

      Admission into the BSW UPPER DIVISION Program requires:

      APPLICATION CHECKLIST (.docx)

      • Minimum of 45 earned college credit hours
      • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
      • Personal Statement
      • Resume
      • Two letters of recommendation

      SECONDARY APPLICATION FORM (.docx)

      ALL APPLICANTS:  CLICK HERE FOR NASW ETHICS DOCUMENT (.docx)

        Please note:  If you are applying from outside of the University of Louisville, you must also apply to the University of Louisville, Office of Admissions to be accepted to the university, while concurrently applying directly to the Kent School UPPER DIVISION BSW  Program.

        APPLY TO UOFL: http://louisville.edu/admissions/

        APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR UPPER DIVISION BSW PROGRAM

        The UPPER DIVISION BSW application deadline is February 1st for admission into the following fall.  Please contact the BSW Department for approval to apply late.  Late accepts are on a case-by-case basis.