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.
The BASW application for Fall 2019 is now closed. Applications for Fall 2019 are currently being reviewed and students can expect to hear back about their admissions decision in late May/early June. Please direct questions to the UW School of Social Work Admissions Office: (206) 543-5676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completing the BASW Application is a three-step process (here is a checklist to assist you with this process):
The BASW application is an online application accessible here. 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, use the downloadable PDF forms available below to complete the section. Please make sure to submit all forms as PDFs and to name forms using the format "Last Name_First Name_document.pdf." Before proceeding to the next step, please make sure to check that all documents uploaded correctly and that forms are not blank, blurry, or incomplete.
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 email@example.com 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. Please note that you will not receive a confirmation email until after you have submitted your application. You’ll want to give your reference sufficient time to complete the letter of recommendation form.