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How to Apply to BASW Program

If you are interested in the BASW program (major) at CSULB, we encourage you to attend an Information Meeting to learn more about the BASW program and the application process. The School of Social Work will start accepting applications for the BASW program on October 1, 2014 and the application will be posted to this website on that date. Please review the information below for your classification.

CONTINUING (CURRENT) CSULB STUDENTS (includes SW pre-majors)

TRANSFER APPLICANTS (not current CSULB students)

 

CONTINUING (CURRENT) CSULB STUDENTS:

There is an application process for current CSULB students to enter the BASW program (major).

Eligibility Criteria: Students must complete a minimum of 60 semester units (including the three prerequisites listed below) by the end of the spring semester prior to their first year in the BASW program. In addition, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all three prerequisite courses and a grade of "C" or better for each prerequisite course.

PREREQUISITE COURSES:

  • Human Biology (BIOL 205) OR Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 100)
  • Elementary Statistics (in any subject area: STAT 108, C/ST 210, HDEV 250, PSY 210, SOC 250)

Application Procedure: All applicants are required to submit a supplemental BASW application packet to the School of Social Work Admissions Office by March 1, 2015.  Click here for instructions on the supplemental BASW application packet. In addition, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted directly to University Enrollment Services by March 1st.

 

TRANSFER APPLICANTS:

Eligibility Criteria: Transfer Applicants must meet the University requirements for Admission Eligibility in order to apply to the BASW program at CSULB. In addition to the University requirements for Transfer admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all three prerequisite courses and a grade of "C" or better for each prerequisite course.

*PREREQUISITE COURSES:

  • Human Biology (BIOL 205) OR Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 100)
  • Elementary Statistics (in any subject area: STAT 108, C/ST 210, HDEV 250, PSY 210, SOC 250)

Application Procedures: Application to the CSULB BASW program is a four-part process for Transfer Applicants.

  1. First, Transfer Applicants must apply to the University online via CSU Mentor. The online University application will be available on October 1, 2014. The deadline to apply to the University is November 30, 2014.
  2. Second, if the Transfer Applicant is deemed eligible, a second CSULB–specific application will be required. Applicants will be contacted by University Enrollment Services (UES) regarding this step.
  3. Third, Transfer Applicants must submit a supplemental BASW application packet to the School of Social Work by March 1, 2015. Click here for instructions on the supplemental BASW application packet.
  4. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted directly to University Enrollment Services by their deadline.

International Students: If you are an International student and you hold a non-immigrant (student or exchange) visa, you must contact the Center for International Education (CIE) at (562) 985-5476 or cie-admission@csulb.edu for information on additional requirements. This is a critical step in the admission process.

 

* NOTE RE: PREREQUISITE COURSE EQUIVALENCIES: All applicants can view the School of Social Work "Course Equivalencies" or check on Assist.org to confirm whether a class outside of CSULB is equivalent to the CSULB courses listed above. To confirm whether a class taken in an institution outside of the state of California is equivalent to the CSULB courses listed above, you must contact the School of Social Work Admissions Office.

For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link on the right side of this page.