Admission information


The School welcomes and is actively recruiting applicants from communities that experience historical and present-day systemic discrimination and marginalization, and who are committed to social justice, equity, anti-racism and decolonization. In our admissions decisions, we will apply a decolonial equity framework which includes an intersectional lens and will prioritize applicants who are Indigenous, Black and people of colour.

 

Application Information
Application Process
Notification of Acceptance
Contact Information
Helpful Links & Resources


Application Information

Application for our September 2023 intake to the BSW program is now OPEN. The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) 31 January, 2023.

Entry to the BSW is at THIRD year. Please read the Eligibility Document to determine if you are eligible to apply and which program delivery you should choose.

You must choose from one of the two options for completion of the BSW on the attached supplemental information submission form:

  • ON-CAMPUS/DISTANCE COMBINATION: Please ensure you select ‘On-Campus’ when applying. The 3rd year On-Campus / 4th year Distance Education Combination program. For further details in regard to on campus and distance education combination option please see here.

OR

  • DISTANCE PROGRAM: for students residing in Canada only. –  Please ensure you select ‘Distance Education’ when applying. Students applying to the distance education program option must participate in mandatory, real-time/synchronous class sessions as part of SOCW 312A or may be required to attend an on-campus face-to-face component of SOCW 312A depending on COVID19. Further details of this course delivery format will be provided to incoming students in 2023. For more information about distance education option please see here.


Application Process


STEP 1: Introduction

Please carefully read the following information:


STEP 2: Complete your ‘MY UVic’ Application

You will be required to submit an application in order to be considered for the BSW program.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS NEW TO UVIC
 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CURRENT OR RETURNING STUDENTS TO UVIC


STEP 3: Complete the Supplemental Application Documents

In addition to submitting the My UVic Application, you are also required to submit an application package electronically to the School of Social Work. No personal references are required; please do not submit them with your application.

To ensure legibility, the BSW application forms must be completed on your computer, saved as pdf files and sent as attachments per the directions below:

The Statement of Intent provides an opportunity for you to outline the degree of compatibility between our BSW Program and your interests and background(s).

Tip: Before completing the Statement of Intent please review the Mission Statement, Definitions and References document above.

You must use the form-fillable PDF to submit your Statement of Intent (please note the maximum of 650 words).

The purpose of this document is to outline your employment, volunteer, and educational experiences.

Tip: Use the required categories as indicated and keep descriptions and duties brief. Organizations listed may be contacted for verification purposes.

You must use the form-fillable PDF to submit your Experience Summary. Please stay within the allocated space for each section.


Once these forms are completed, send an email to – in the subject line list your Last Name, First Name

Attach as pdf files- identify each document with your Last Name, First Name and number them in order (note: please use the number not the document name): Example - Smith, Jane1

  1. Supplementary Information Form (Smith, Jane1)
  2. Statement of Intent (Smith, Jane2)
  3. Experience Summary (Smith, Jane3)

We highly recommend using Adobe Acrobat to use the fillable PDF Forms. Download a free version of Adobe Reader.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact Coretta Peets, BSW Admissions Coordinator at . Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete and received by the deadline of 11:59 pm (Pacific time) 31 January, 2023. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted.

DISCLAIMER: Please do not email inquiring about the status of your documents. We will contact you once the documents have been processed or if there is any errors in your submission of the supplemental documents.

Faxed or mailed applications will not be accepted. All applications are the property of UVic and therefore will not be returned. Please ensure you keep a copy for your own records.

Notification of Acceptance 

The department will begin making admission decisions for the September entry point in mid to late April. You will be notified of the decision and receive other information via email. Notification is also reflected on the applicant’s My UVic application page. It is important that you keep all your contact information up to date.

Please do not contact the department regarding impending decisions. For further details please see Process and Timelines.

Contact Information

Please direct any further admissions inquiries to:

Helpful Links and Resources