Welcome new SSW students!
We are delighted you made the decision to pursue your degree in social work here at Smith SSW. We've compiled checklists, forms, schedules and helpful websites here. This site is updated regularly, please check back for new information in the coming months. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to help!
New Student Checklist
To accept your offer of admission and complete enrollment, please complete the following items by their due date:
|Check your admission notification in the application portal for the date, login required||Admission Reply Form|
|March 15 (or within two weeks of accepting your offer of admission; final deadline is April 10)|
Photo for Campus ID: Submit your photo on the ITS portal
Request Course Waiver/Transfer Course (if you plan to waive out of or transfer previous coursework. Please note, only courses completed at accredited MSW programs in which the grade of B or better is received may be transferred into the Smith transcript.)
|April 10||Record of Immunizations, including COVID-19 (original series and boosters) must be uploaded to the health portal using Medicat. Medicat access is required and will be available mid-March or within a week of accepting the offer of admission, whichever is later. Entering students who do not clear the immunization record with medical services by the deadline will not be registered for classes. See the college’s COVID policies for the most current information on COVID vaccines.|
|April 15||Accommodations and Services Request, Office of Disability Services. Students in need of accommodation must contact the Office of Disability Services for accommodation in their classroom, internship, housing, or dining.|
|May 15||Tuition payments due: Tuition bills will be posted by April 24, 2023 and are due to be paid by May 15.|
Review and acknowledge the following in Workday:
Student Check-In: All students are required to arrive on campus on Friday, May 31, 2024. Additional information will be available in 2024.
Move-In: Students living in campus housing may move in on Friday, May 31, 2024 after the mandatory student check-in.
|After May 31||Term 1 Meal Plans for Off Campus Students: Meal plans for off-campus students (meals plan costs TBD) are available by contacting email@example.com after arriving on campus. Please note that meal plans can only be purchased at the beginning of each term; unused meals can roll from term 1 to term 2.|
|May 31-June 2||Convocation & Orientation (attendance required for all entering students): Orientation will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1; Convocation is Sunday afternoon, June 2. Watch this link for details on the events.|
|June 3||Classes begin: Term 1 Classes begin on Monday, June 3, 2024|
Deadline to opt-out of Gallagher Insurance for the June 2023 - May 2024 Period: All students are required to carry health insurance while they are enrolled. In early March you will receive notification of insurance coverage for June 2023 - May 2024 from Gallagher Insurance. You can find information about the plan at this site. You will be billed for this insurance in May and will be responsible for this charge unless you have an alternative insurance plan and waive out of the Gallagher Health Insurance plan. Instructions for waiving the policy can be found on our site.
|July 6-14||There is a one week break midsummer which begins on Saturday, July 6, 2024|
|July 15||Term 2 Classes resume on Monday, July 15, 2024|
During the first summer students take 10 courses total (5 in term 1 and 5 in term 2). Each course meets twice a week on either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday, leaving Wednesday as a reading day.
For specific course information, including course descriptions, visit the M.S.W. Curriculum page.
Registration for first summer is completed by the SSW Registrar’s Office. Students will receive their finalized schedule in early May.
During the Winter term, first year students will take SOCW 510 - Entering the Field as a two day intensive on the first two days of the term. After those days, students will enter their internship and practicum seminar for the remainder of the term.
During the entering summer, advanced standing students will take 8 courses total (7 required courses and 1 elective). The SSW Registrar’s Office will contact newly admitted advanced standing (AS) students to conduct registration collaboratively in early March or shortly after accepting admission (if accepted after early March).
The incoming required courses for AS students are:
Term 1: SOCW 600 - Clinical Social Work Practice, SOCW 615 - Comparative Psychodynamic Theories, SOCW 618 - Racism in the United States, and SOCW 648 - Research for Clinical Social Work Practice
Term 2: SOCW 601 - Clinical Social Work Practice, SOCW 631 - Social Welfare Policy II, and SOCW 516 - Problems in Biopsychosocial Functioning One elective will be chosen to complete the summer term 2 schedule.
Find degree requirements for advanced standing students and detailed course information, including course descriptions in the catalog. Specific course offerings (with day and times) will be available after mid February in Workday (the student record system).
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 1 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.
The difference between waivers and transfers, the application process, and request form can be found on the SSW Registrar’s page.
Parking is available for students in any green lined space on campus. Parking permits are required and may be purchased from the parking office. Please print a copy of your receipt and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle until you receive your decal.