Maintaining BSW student status and re-instatement to the School of Social Work

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  1. Policy on maintaining BSW student status

    1. All BSW students must complete at least one social work course or elective in the academic session for which they are offered admission in order to maintain their BSW student status.  Students who do not complete at least one social work course or elective in this session will be considered withdrawn from the program and will be required to reapply to the School if they wish to regain admission.
    2. All BSW students who have completed at least one social work course or elective in the academic session for which they were offered admission must successfully complete at least one additional course within each two year period to maintain their status as a BSW student (for example, a student who completes the September to December 2014 semester, must successfully complete one course before the end of the September to December 2016 semester). Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to contact the academic advisor to ensure the correct application of this policy to their individual circumstances. A student who after taking at least one initial course does not successfully complete at least one other course within each two year period is considered to have withdrawn from the program.
    3. The situation of each student, who after following their initial completion of one or more courses, has not successfully completed at least one course within the following two year period, will be assessed by the director and the academic advisor. These students are not guaranteed automatic reinstatement and many will be required to reapply to the program. See policy below- policy on re-instatement to the School of Social Work.

  2. Policy on re-instatement to the School of Social Work

    Students are expected to maintain their status in the program (See policy on maintaining BSW student status). Students who do not maintain their status are considered to have withdrawn from the program. Students wishing to re-enter the program may submit an appeal to the director of the School of Social Work through the academic advisor. The steps to submit this appeal are outlined below. Please note that in many cases, students who are considered to have withdrawn from the program will not be reinstated on appeal and will be expected to re-apply to the School should they wish to complete their BSW degree.

    1. The student will contact the academic advisor.
    2. The student will provide the academic advisor with some background information (i.e. why they did not complete the program or maintain their student status and how they plan to successfully complete the program in a timely manner should they be reinstated to the School of Social Work).
    3. The academic advisor will conduct an assessment of the student’s file. Within this assessment, factors such as where the student is within the program (i.e. how many courses the student has completed towards their BSW degree), how many times the curriculum has changed since the student was in the program and the student’s plans to successfully complete the degree will all be considered.
    4. The academic advisor will make a recommendation to the director of the School of Social Work regarding the reinstatement of the student to the program.
    5. Should the student be dissatisfied with the recommendation of academic advisor, they may make an appeal to the director of the School of Social Work.
    6. The director of the School holds final authority regarding all appeals for reinstatement to the School of Social Work.
    7. If the student is approved to re-enter the program, he/she will be informed in writing of all remaining degree requirements. Students may be required to meet any new BSW requirements that have been instituted since they withdrew from the program.

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