FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Admissions
Once the OUAC online application and payment has been submitted applicants will be able to manage their online application including the submission of references through Laurier's Online Viewing System. Please do not contact the Faculty of Social Work to check on the status of your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to manage the submission of the documents found in the MSW Application Checklist through the online system.
Applicants can apply to more than one MSW program by the program deadline date. An application fee will be required for each program application and due to the online process the entire application must be completed for each program (including transripts and references). Students are not permitted to transfer from one program to another. In order to be considered for admission to a program you must apply to that program. No late applications will be accepted for any MSW program.
Occasionally, referee's are no longer at the institution/company/organization for which they are providing your reference or they have retired. The referee will still be considered a suitable reference. We ask that they provide a brief explanation when completing the online reference form.
Eligibility is determined on the basis of your last completed academic year (equivalent to 10 half-year courses) at the time of application. A minimum B (73%) standing in the final academic year is required, however a competitive applicant will have a strong B+ (79%) or higher final year GPA. These calculations are not restricted to course work in your major. For more information click here .
Social sciences would include, but not limited to; anthropology, child/youth/family studies, criminology, economics, environmental studies, global studies, history, political science, psychology, social justice and peace, sociology, social work, thanatology, women’s studies, etc. We will also accept your university’s definition of a social science. There are many new programs and courses that would fall under the category of social science even though it may not be listed.