The UW School of Social Work seeks to enroll well-qualified students with diverse backgrounds. We especially seek applicants committed to working with diverse populations. BASW admission is selective and is based on academic performance and potential, clarity and appropriateness of career objectives, understanding of social issues, and knowledge of diverse populations. Our commitment to diversity is elaborated in our Essential Skills, Values and Standards of Professional Conduct page. All applicants should carefully review these essential abilities before completing the BASW application.
Completing the BASW Application is a four-step process (here is a checklist to assist you with this process):
The BASW application is an online application. The online application must be completed in one sitting - it is not possible to save a partially completed application and return to it later, and requires that you upload the required supporting materials described below. We recommend that you prepare these documents before starting the application, and preview the application first so that you know what to expect. Rather than opening them in your browser, please download and save forms to your computer. The forms can be completed, signed (For more detailed information on adding electronic signatures to PDF forms, please visit this site), and saved using Adobe Reader version 8 or later. The latest version of Adobe Reader may be downloaded here for free. If you experience problems, check to make sure you have downloaded the forms and opened the downloaded file in Adobe Reader (not your internet browser).
When you reach the Required Application Materials section that asks you to upload documents, follow the link to the BASW Application Material Dropbox and upload all required documents to that dropbox.The downloadable PDF forms that you’ll need are all located below.
Once you’ve uploaded the items, a message will display confirming that you’ve successfully uploaded them and will instruct you to return to the BASW Online Application. Return to the BASW Online Application and complete the remaining required fields and submit the application. A message will confirm that the application has been successfully submitted.
To complete your application file, one Recommendation for Admission form must be received by the deadline. You must download and fill out the top portion of the Recommendation for Admission form, and email the form to your reference to complete. Instruct them to complete the remainder of the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. Within 48 hours of us receiving the recommendation form from your reference, we will e-mail you to confirm it has been received. You’ll want to give your reference sufficient time to complete the letter of recommendation form.