500 Course Registration: M.S.W. Handbook

500 COURSE REGISTRATION


Students are responsible for registering for courses that meet the degree requirements for graduation and for ensuring that they are properly registered in each course, and for following the School’s established registration procedures.

Students whose names do not appear on the final course enrollment lists will not receive credit for a course.

500.1 Add/Drop

Students may add or drop courses within the posted add/drop period as long as the alternative choices meet degree and credit requirements to graduate. The Registrar’s Office will modify add/drop choices that jeopardize a student’s ability to graduate on schedule.

Final term of the third summer provides an opportunity to carry a course overload of 2 credits. Ordinarily students cannot exceed the maximum number of credits beyond these 2 credits but under unusual circumstances, a student may be allowed do so with permission of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

500.1 Withdrawing from a Course

See section 300.4 Withdrawing from a Course

500.3 Auditing

Students are not permitted to audit courses.

500.4 Course Scheduling

The School reserves the right to reassign sections, make changes in course scheduling, bracket courses, and/or cancel elective courses or required course sections if enrollment is insufficient. The School does not guarantee a student’s first choice of elective courses or required course section.

500.5 Prerequisites for Course Registration

  • PR 500 and PR 501 are prerequisites for the First-Year field internship. Students cannot progress to the First-Year field internship without passing (P or MP) these prerequisite courses, except in exigent circumstances as determined by the Academic Adviser, Chair of the Practice sequence, Director of Field Education, and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • PR 600 and PR 601 are prerequisites for the Second-Year field internship. Students cannot progress to the Second-Year field internship without passing (P or MP) these prerequisite courses.
  • PR 500 is a prerequisite for PR 501, as is PR 600 for PR 601. Students cannot progress to PR 501 or PR 601 without passing (P or MP) its prerequisite course.

Students who do not successfully complete either field internship period (Session II or IV) may not register for subsequent required courses. They may, however, register for electives if approved by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

500.6 Transferring Course Credit

Up to 12 transfer credits may be awarded for courses completed with a grade of B or above from an accredited graduate school of social work. Students must send the transfer request form (available from the Office of Academic Support Services) with supporting documentation, including a syllabus and a statement as to how the course met SSW requirements, to the Registrar’s Office by the posted deadline in order for the transfer request to be considered. The appropriate sequence chair, in consultation with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, will make the decision with regard to the transfer credit. No credit will be granted for previous work experience or life experience.

500.7 Waiving a Required Course

Some required courses may be waived if students can demonstrate that they have mastered the course content prior to enrollment. No credit is awarded for waived courses; credits must be made up by taking electives. The transcript will indicate when a waived course has met a requirement. Students must submit waiver forms to the Registrar’s Office by the posted deadline in order for the request to be considered. The appropriate Sequence Chair has the discretion to waive a course requirement.