BSW Application Procedures

 

Application Procedures (for all students except Inter/Intra-Faculty Transfers)

Deadlines 

Applicants Online Application

Required

Documents

Quebec CEGEPS

March 1 April 15

Transfers from a university or college outside of Canada

January 15 May 15

Transfers from a university in Canada

May 1 May 15
Mature Students May 1 May 15

Procedures

  1. Submit McGill University Admissions Application online. For a detailed guide on how to apply, click here. Once an application is received, students will be sent information to log into the Minerva system.
  2. Upload Required Documents through Minerva. 
  3. Referees submit letters of recommendation. 

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae: A detailed CV identifying and describing voluntary and paid work experience. Students should include dates (month and year) and approximate number of hours per week, responsibilities, name of supervisor, and address of organization.
  • Personal Statement: Please refer to the Personal Statement Guidelines.
  • Transcripts: Please click here for details
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from individuals who have direct knowledge of your performance in a helping capacity or your potential in the field of social work. These letters must be signed, on letterhead, and mailed in sealed envelopes. They should provide answers to the following questions: 
    • How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant? 
    • What were the applicant's responsibilities or role? 
    • What are the applicant's strengths and limitations in a professional program in social work?
  • Applicants with a CGPA of less than 3.0 must include a statement outlining any special factors or circumstances that may have affected previous academic performance.

Letters of recommendation (and documents that cannot be uploaded) should be:

Sent By Mail

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Enrolment Services
Management of Academic Records Unit
McGill University
3415 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C8 Canada

or Delivered In Person

Enrolment Services
Service Point
McGill University
3415 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C8 Canada

 

Admission Decisions

Decisions on applications are made only after receipt of all documents.  Normally, BSW applicants are notified by mid-June on Minerva (please check regularly for status notifications). Applicants accept or decline the offer of admission through Minerva.

All accepted applicants must meet with an academic advisor.  Instructions on advising and registration will be sent to students in June.

 

 

Application Procedures (for Inter/Intra-Faculty Transfers)

Deadlines

Online Application  May 1
Required Documents May 15

Procedures

  1. Submit an Electronic Inter/Intra-Faculty Transfer Application through Minerva. The on-line application will be available April 1st and must be submitted by May 1.

  2. Submit BSW Program Required Documents directly to the McGill School of Social Work by May 15th.

If returning to studies at McGill University after an interruption of one term or more, students must fill in the electronic Readmission Application and indicate in the appropriate area the wish to transfer. A summary of activities during the absence should be included in the comments section of the form.

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae: A detailed CV identifying and describing voluntary and paid work experience. Students should include dates (month and year) and approximate number of hours per week, responsibilities, name of supervisor, and address of organization.

  • Personal Statement Please refer to the Personal Statement Guidelines.

  • Transcripts for advanced standing, university/college transfer credits and course exemptions: If you received advanced standing or transfer credits/exemptions for exams or studies at other universities and you fall under any category below, you must arrange to have official transcripts sent to the School of Social Work. To be considered "official", transcripts must be sent to the School directly from your current faculty office or from the host university where you studied. If sent from your faculty office a certified photocopy is sufficient.
    • you studied at another university prior to, or during studies in your current faculty;
    • you will be taking courses at another university during the upcoming summer term;
    • you interrupted your studies and during your absence completed courses at another university.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation These letters from individuals who have direct knowledge of your performance in a helping capacity or your potential in the field of social work. These letters must be signed, on letterhead, and mailed in sealed envelopes. They should provide answers to the following questions:

    • How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
    • What were the applicant's responsibilities or role?
    • What are the applicant's strengths and limitations in a professional program in social work?
  • Applicants with a CGPA of less than 3.0 must include a statement outlining any special factors or circumstances that may have affected previous academic performance.

All documents should be sent to:

School of Social Work
c/o BSW Inter/Intra-Faculty Transfer Applications
McGill University
3506 University Street, Room 300
Montreal, QC H3A 2A7
 

Admission Decisions

Decisions on applications are made only after receipt of all documents.  Normally, BSW applicants are notified by mid-June on Minerva (please check regularly for status notifications). Applicants accept or decline the offer of admission through Minerva.

All accepted applicants must meet with an academic advisor.  Instructions on advising and registration will be sent to students in June.