Registration Information

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Revised Summer 2021 Class Schedule
Summer Registration
Winter (Field) Registration
Degree Planning Tools
Registration Planning Tools

Summer Registration

Registration for summer courses happens in three phases. During Advanced Registration students will have the opportunity to fill their schedules with courses needed to graduate (3rd years) or stay on track for graduation (2nd years). Following this first phase, students will have access to make schedule adjustments during the Registration days, including adding an additional course (when seats are available) beyond graduation requirements for third year students. The final registration phase is the period of Add/Drop. During Add/Drop – just prior to the term beginning through the first Thursday of classes – students can make final schedule adjustments.

Revised Summer 2021 Class Schedule


Please see the grid below for how class time slots have been adjusted to accommodate students residing nationally. These class times refer to second and third year MSW courses. Incoming 1st summer students should refer to the sample schedule and PhD students should refer to their schedule in banner for times as they become available in March and April.

Eastern Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time
Course Type
11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. 8 – 9:50 a.m. required and elective courses
1 - 2:50 p.m. 10 – 11:50 a.m. required and elective courses
3 – 4:50 p.m. Noon – 1:50 p.m. required and elective courses
5 – 6:50 p.m. 2 – 3:50 p.m. elective courses
7 – 8:50 p.m. 4 – 5:50 p.m. elective courses

2021 Summer Registration Dates

Advanced Registration

Third Year Students: Sunday, March 14, 12 p.m. EST - Tuesday, March 16, 11:59 p.m. EST

Second Year Students: Sunday, March 21, 12 p.m. EST - Tuesday, March 23, 11:59 p.m. EST


All Returning Students: Wednesday, March 24, 9 a.m. EST - Sunday, March 28, 11:59 p.m. EST


Friday, May 28, 11 a.m. EDT - Thursday, June 10, 11:59 p.m. EDT
Summer Term 2 Only: Friday, July 16, 11 a.m. EDT - Thursday, July 22, 11:59 p.m. EDT

What Classes Do I need?

Below is an overview for summer courses. For full requirements, review the M.S.W. Curriculum page and the Degree Planning Tools below. Second and Final summer students will also receive an email from the SSW Registrar’s Office prior to registration with student specific registration details. 

2021 Course Offerings will be available on BannerWeb (from the Smith Portal, go to the My Student Info tab and select "BannerWeb Class Search) in late February.

First Year – During your first summer you will take 10 required courses. You will be registered for your courses by the SSW Registrar’s Office.

Second Year  – Over the course of the two summer terms you will have 7 required courses. Depending on the curricular contract you are in, you will choose between 1 and 3 electives.

Final Summer, Class of 2021 – In your last summer you will take 1 required course - SOCW 785, Evidence Based Practice - and as many as 8 electives (depending on your curriculuar contract). Those students in the 130 credit plan may elect to register for a 10th course, if space is available, during the second phase Registration period.

Registration & Degree Planning

In order to successfully register, prior to your registration window you should:

  1. Check your record for holds and take any necessary actions to clear existing holds
  2. Review your own record and the degree plan (below) to determine which courses must be taken in the upcoming term
  3. Review course offerings to identify times for core courses and the potential sequenced electives you are interested in taking
  4. Create several schedule options to accommodate any full sections you may encounter during registration


Winter (Field) Registration

Students register for a field internship and field seminar during their first and second winter term. First year students will begin the field with the Entering the Field: When, Where, and How (SOCW 510). Students in the second year field will also be registered for the Community Project Anti-Racism Experience (CBARE). Registration will occur durring the Summer 2 term. Specific registration dates and details will be posted as they are finalized.

2021-2022 Winter (Field) Registration Dates


Registration Tips

  1. Check your record for holds and take any necessary actions to clear existing holds
  2. First year students will register for SOCW 581 on BannerWeb
    • The SSW Registrar's Office will pre-register first year students for SOCW 580
  3. Second year students will register for SOCW 681 on BannerWeb 
    • The SSW Registrar's Office will pre-register second year students for SOCW 680 and SOCW 682
    • Second year students are eligible to apply for a Research Practicum, if approved, the SSW Registrar's Office will complete the registration

First Year Field Seminar (SOCW 581) Offerings Quick List
Second Year Field Seminar (SOCW 681) Offerings Quick List

Degree Planning Tools

It is recommended that your review the degree requirements before and during your registration planning. The links below will provide charts you can use to plan how and when you will meet the requirements. 

Degree Planning: Class of 2021
Degree Planning: Class of 2022
Degree Planning: Class of 2022, Advanced Standing
Degree Planning: Class of 2023

Registration Planning Tools

BannerWeb Registration Video
Quick Tips for SSW Registration
BannerWeb Registration Instructions
Weekly Class Time Schedule Template
Summer 2021 Course Offerings At A Glance: Final Summer Students
Summer 2021 Course Offerings At A Glance: 2nd Summer Students