Pre-admission Advising & Refusal

  • The School of Social Work does not provide pre-admission advising or assess prospective candidates’ admissibility prior to the submission of the application.
  • It is incumbent upon each prospective candidate to determine if they meet the requirements for admission and then apply accordingly. See https://www.mcgill.ca/applying/requirements .
  • Further questions regarding the application process should be directed to Service Point.
  • All candidates are expected to have better than average grades.
  • Preference is given to candidates with significant social work-related experience, paid or volunteer.
  • Preference is also given to candidates who demonstrate personal suitability for the social work profession.

What to do in the case of a refusal of admission?

  • The School of Social Work does not offer application advising or feedback.
  • Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the BSW degree.
  • Each year, McGill University receives a voluminous number of applications to the BSW program, many more than we can accommodate. Our BSW is small, with an annual intake of approximately 45-50 students. Our approach to BSW admission is holistic. We truly consider every facet of the submitted application: r-Score or CGPA, extenuating circumstances, letters of reference for social work related paid or volunteer experience, the “Statement of Interest” and “Analysis of a Social Problem”.
  • Each year, approximately half of our offers of admission are derived directly from CEGEP applicants; the remaining offers of admission are selected from applications from all other categories of admission.
  • Should you believe that an error has been made, there has been a significant change in your circumstances that was not previously noted in your application or information may have been overlooked when the original decision was made, you may request reconsideration of your admission decision. Please see: https://www.mcgill.ca/undergraduate-admissions/files/undergraduate-admissions/request_for_reconsideration_procedure_fall_2021.pdf
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