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Academic Requirements for Admittance to the BSW

To be considered for admission to the BSW, applicants must have successfully completed the Pre-Social Work Program requirements:

  • Minimum 70% BSW Admission GPA, calculated using the applicant's grades earned in their most recent 30 credit hours of approved post-secondary courses (effective Fall 2021).
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of university credit including ENGL 100, INDG 100, PSYC 101, SOC 100 and SW 100 (or transfer credit equivalents); note that courses in progress must be successfully completed prior to April 30th of the application year. 

Please see the current University of Regina Undergraduate calendar at the top of this page for a listing of all BSW requirements.

Conditional Admission:

Students who have not completed the Pre-Social Work Program course requirements at the time of application for admission to the BSW program must complete them by April 30th of the application year to be eligible for conditional admission. Therefore, Pre-Social Work courses can be in progress during the Winter term when applying to the BSW.  Conditional admission does not apply to the 70% GPA requirement, which must be attained by the application deadline of January 15th.

Transcripts & Courses from Other Institutions:

Some students may have completed the above requirements with courses transferred in from other institutions. Please refer to our section on transfer credit for details on transferring courses to meet program requirements.

During the BSW admission process, we review applicants' transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.  Therefore, applicants must ensure to submit their up-to-date, official transcripts as part of the application process. Since application review begins in January, official transcripts must show courses completed to the end of December of the year prior.  For those applying for conditional admission, transcripts (or an additional confirmation of enrollment) must also show courses in progress.

Note: if the University of Regina has already received the most recent version of an applicant's official transcript, the applicant is not required to re-submit the transcript. 

Calculation of the BSW Admission GPA: 

Grade point average (GPA) for admission to the BSW program is calculated using the applicant's grades earned in their most recent 30 credit hours of approved post-secondary courses.  This includes courses from the U of R and other post-secondary institutions attended, and is not limited to successfully completed courses. 

Students applying for conditional admission who have not yet attained 30 credit hours will have their BSW Admission GPA calculated using all approved post-secondary courses completed by the application deadline of January 15th. Conditionally admitted applicants must maintain a 70% GPA for full admission; therefore, the BSW Admission GPA will be re-calculated at the end of the Winter term using the applicant's most recent 30 credit hours. 

There is additional information about the GPA located on the following information sheet: Calculation of the BSW Admission GPA