Registration Information

Contact Us: 


Phone: 413-585-7989

Mail: SSW Registrar's Office, 23 West Street, Northampton, MA 01063

Fax: 413-585-7994

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Summer Registration
Winter (Field) Registration
Degree Planning Tools
Registration Planning Tools
Course Waiver and Transfer Credit

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.

2022 Summer Registration Dates

Advanced Registration

Third Year Students: Sunday, February 27, 12 p.m. EST - Tuesday, March 1, 11:59 p.m. EST

Second Year Students: Sunday, March 6, 12 p.m. EST - Tuesday, March 8, 11:59 p.m. EST


All Returning Students: Wednesday, March 9, 8 a.m. EST - Tuesday, March 15, 11:59 p.m. EST


Friday, May 27, 11 a.m. EDT - Thursday, June 9, 11:59 p.m. EDT
Summer Term 2 Only: Thursday, July 14, 11 a.m. EDT - Thursday, July 21, 11:59 p.m. EDT

What Classes Do I need?

Students can review their outstanding degree requirments in the Academic Progress Report in Workday. Below is the overview of required courses each class year is expected to take.

2022 Course Offerings are available in Workday.

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 and will choose 1 elective.

Final Summer, Class of 2022 – In your last summer you will take all elective courses, as many as 9 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. Advanced Standing students will take 1 required course, SOCW 631, and 7 electives.

Registration & Degree Planning

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

  1. PREPARING FOR SUMMER 2022 Registration 

  2. Complete the Summer 2022 Housing Form (required whether or not you plan to live on campus).

  3. Submit your One Card picture (if you have not already done so)

  4. Clear any registration holds (Health Holds are most common). You will not be able to register if you have any registration holds, however all SSW students currently have a SFS SSW CASHNet Access Hold - this will NOT prevent registration.

  5. Review your Academic Progress Report (in Workday) and the requirements by term overview attached here so you understand what courses you need to take this summer.

  6. Review the Workday Training information and create Saved Schedules for smoother (and faster) 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.

2022-2023 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 in Workday
    • The SSW Registrar's Office will pre-register first year students for SOCW 580
  3. Second year students will register for SOCW 681 in Workday 
    • 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

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 2022
Degree Planning: Class of 2022, Advanced Standing
Degree Planning: MSW 
Degree Planning: Advanced Standing

Registration Planning Tools

Registration Process in Workday (requires Smith log in)
Weekly Class Time Schedule Template

Course Waiver and Transfer Credit

As defined in M.S.W. Handbook section 500.6 and 500.7, students may request the review of prior work for transfer credit or waiver of required courses at the time of admission.

The deadline to submit your request is April 1st or two weeks after accepting admission (whichever is later).

After receiving the completed request with course syllabi, the appropriate sequence chair, in consultation with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, will make the decision with regard to the waiver or transfer credit.

Waivers vs. Transfer Work

Course Waivers: Courses may be waived if students can demonstrate that they have mastered the course content prior to enrollment through other college level coursework with a grade of B or better. No credit is awarded for waived courses; credits must be made up by taking electives. Waivers can be requested only for required generalist courses (typically first year, all availbe courses are listed on the Request for Course Wavier or Transfer Credit form).

Transfer Credit: Up to 12 transfer credits may be awarded for courses completed with a grade of B or above from a CSWE accredited graduate school of social work. No transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at the undergraduate level or or in graduate schools outside of social work.

Process to Request Waiver or Transfer 

1. Complete the Request for Course Waiver or Transfer Credit form.
2. Submit the form along with all syllabi for the course(s) taken to the SSW Registrar's Office by April 1 of your year of admission.
3. After your form is reviewed by the appropriate faculty member, the SSW Registrar's Office will notify of the decision, and where appropriate, next steps.