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Admission and Retention

Bachelor of Science (BS) Social Work Program Admissions: Students must apply for admission to the Social Work Program.

The Program admits applicants each semester. Admissions criteria depend on when the student is enrolled at York College.

Criteria for Admission

  1. Matriculation at York College
  2. Completion of 45 credits
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher
  4. Completion of SCWK 101
  5. Grade of “C” or higher in all SCWK courses (including transfer)
  6. Completion of the BS in Social Work Program Application Form (see link below)

Retention in the Social Work Program

The criteria for retention in the Social Work Program are:

  1. Grade of "C" or higher in each social work course. Students who earn an unacceptable grade in a Social Work course have one chance to repeat the course and earn an acceptable grade. Department permission is required to repeat Social Work 410 or 492.
  2. Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher.  Failure to meet criteria 1 or 2 will prevent a student from continuing in the major until it is corrected.
  3. Adherence to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and to the York College Code of Conduct.  Failure to meet these criteria may be grounds for dismissal.