Bachelor of Social Work Admissions
Lower Division BSW applicants please check with University Admissions office for University application deadlines. Upper Division BSW application deadline for Fall 2023: PRIORITY DEADLINE: February 1st - FINAL DEADLINE: May 15th.
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Bachelor of Social Work Program. All students who enter the BSW program begin in the Lower Division where they will complete the Cardinal Core requirements, then apply to the Upper Division of the BSW program.
Admission into the Lower Division of the BSW program does not guarantee acceptance into the Upper Division. Students must apply to the Upper Division for acceptance. Please review the steps in the application process and information that needs to be submitted. Specific details are below on how to apply for Lower and Upper Division applicants. To learn more details about admissions visit the UofL Office of Admissions website: Admissions Requirements — Office of Admissions (louisville.edu)
Lower Division Applicants
**Admission into the Lower Division of the BSW Program does not guarantee admission into the Upper Division of the BSW Program.
To be admitted to the Lower Division, beginning freshmen must meet the following requirements:
High School Applicant
High School Students – automatic admission with ACT/SAT scores:
High School Students – minimum requirements without ACT/SAT scores:
External University Transfers
General Education Certifications from KCTCS for Full Certification
Internal University Transfers (Major Changers)
Students who have completed at least one semester in another school of the university with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 may apply for an intra-university transfer (change major) to the Lower Division Bachelor of Social Work Program.
Transfer students new to UofL will be accepted after May 15th on a case-by-case basis, please contact the BSW Department for approval to apply late: BSWKent@louisville.edu.
Transfer admissions website: louisville.edu/admissions/apply/transfer. How do I know if my coursework will transfer? Click here for information on transfer coursework.
APPLY TO UOFL: louisville.edu/admissions/
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.
Upper Division Applicants
The BSW Upper Division program will be accepting Upper Division applications starting November 15.
|BSW Upper Division application process|
Please submit a Pre-Admissions Sonia Form: This notifies the BSW Program that you are applying for our Upper Division. Please note: once you submit the Pre-Admissions Sonia Form a link to apply to the Upper Division will be sent to you to apply via Sonia Software.
Please watch the following videos before applying to the Upper division:
1. Thank you for your interest to the BSW Program, Upper Division
Admission into the BSW Upper Division Program requires:
Title IX/Clery Act Notification (must read for application process)
It is preferred that students who are applying for the Upper Division have completed a majority of their Cardinal Core general education requirements and the BSW supporting requirements, including the following Social Work courses (or their equivalents):
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: louisville.edu/admissions/
The Upper Division BSW application deadline for Fall is:
- PRIORITY DEADLINE: February 1st
- FINAL DEADLINE: May 15th