Upcoming Opportunities​

  • Meet Future Changemakers! BASW Student Open House
    Tuesday, November 17th | 6:00 - 7:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
    Register hereZoom link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/92705698029 

    Mass incarceration, COVID-19, and racial injustice are critical issues facing our communities. How do YOU want to change the world, and your community? Take action today to make a difference on these and other urgent social justice issues: consider majoring in Social Welfare! This live 90-minute online Open House will provide participants with an overview of UW's Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare program. The BASW program is committed to helping students understand today's most pressing social justice issues, and prepares change agents to serve in a diverse variety of social service settings after graduation. Current students as well as program staff and faculty will describe key features of the major as well as career paths available to graduates. Topics will include: admission criteria, course requirements, internships and field placement, as well as information about the accelerated Master of Social Work Advanced Standing program available after graduation. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program, to see if it's a fit for you. Social work is social change - join us!

  • BASW Online Information Sessions
    Explore our event calendar for info session dates and Zoom links, and to register. You can also find recordings of past info sessions.
    6:00 PM on Thursday Dec. 17

Potential Future Events​ (subject to change; dates TBD)

We are finalizing details, and will soon be adding additional BASW events between December and February. Please fill out this short form (name + email address) to receive an email notification once we've added new events! We will email you with those details once they are available. Alternatively, check back on this page or explore our admissions event calendar for an up-to-date list of all upcoming events. 

  • Meet Future Changemakers! BASW Open House #2 (January/February)
  • BASW Transfer Student Tips and Funding Resources
  • BASW Experiential Learning: Community Service Learning and Practicum
  • BASW Faculty and/or Alumni Panels: Careers/Why Study Social Welfare?
  • BASW Funding and Admissions (Application Process)


For questions or to inquire about accessibility accommodations, please contact Dave Morrin, UW School of Social Work Recruitment Coordinator, at dmorrin@uw.edu or 206.685.2425.



If you are a prospective transfer student who has not yet applied for transfer admission to UW's Seattle campus, you'll need to submit two separate applications for admission:

  • UW transfer application, for admission to the University of Washington. Prospective UW transfer students should review the UW transfer admission website for details, timelines and requirements. Deadlines vary, based on your intended quarter of admission. UW's application deadline for Autumn 2021 transfer admission is February 15, 2021. We invite prospective transfer students to reach out to us for transfer advising prior to then.
  • BASW application for departmental admission to the Autumn 2021 BASW program (will become available in late January 2020, with an April 15 deadline to apply). Note: UW's Autumn 2021 transfer application deadline (February 15, 2021) is earlier than our departmental BASW application, which does not become available until late January/early February.  Transfer students should plan ahead and must apply for university admission, in addition to departmental admission to the Social Welfare major (BASW program).

Prospective transfer students should explore UW's Transfer student website for transfer planning tools and resources, as well as information about additional campus visit opportunities including Transfer Thursday events.  


Over half of UW undergraduates receive financial aid. Applying for financial aid is separate from your application(s) for admission. The UW uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and for undocumented students living in Washington, the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). For priority aid consideration, be sure that you have submitted your FAFSA/WASFA by January 15 for the upcoming school year, even if you don’t know whether you will be offered admission. For more details, visit: http://admit.washington.edu/costs/aid. Undocumented students are encouraged to explore UW's Leadership Without Borders resources as well as Immigrants Rising and My Undocumented Life.