Dear BSW Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the University of Alaska Anchorage Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program. Please find attached information and application materials for our BSW Social Work Degree Program and Field Practicum. Please read this information carefully.  Completed applications are due to the UAA School of Social Work no later than noon Wednesday, October 30, 2013.  Late applications may not receive consideration.

Prior to submitting your application you must meet with your advisor who will review your transcripts and academic plan, as well as verify your academic readiness to complete the practicum courses next year. Please make an appointment with your advisor early by calling 786-6900. Your completed application should include a Program Worksheet (the Program Worksheet is provided with your application packet) that has been approved and signed by your advisor.

 If you have not already formally declared Social Work as your major, you will need to do so. A change of major form is provided in your application packet. Please sign on the student signature line in Part 1 of the form and return the form with your completed application. Please remember that your application cannot be accepted without your advisor's verification on the Program Worksheet and a change of major form with your signature.  

 The BSW Admissions Committee will interview each applicant in November. The interview is a chance for us to get to know you better and assess your readiness to enter the program. Most students will have outstanding coursework to complete at the time of application. If so, you may be granted conditional admission, pending the completion of any required courses. We will send each applicant a letter detailing the admission decision, and any conditions, no later than mid-December 2013.

I am very pleased that you are pursuing a degree in social work! If you have any questions concerning application requirements or the application process, please feel free to contact me directly at: or 786-6915.



Kathi Trawver

BSW Program Coordinator