BSW Admissions - who can apply?

Who can apply?

CEGEP or College Students         

  • Applicants who have completed a Diploma of College Studies or Diplome d’etudes collegiales (DEC) from CEGEP, college, or equivalent studies from another province.  Please click here for more information.

University Transfer Students

  • To qualify, students must have completed at least 30 credits of undergraduate courses at other universities with a minimum B average (3.0 CPGA). Up to a maximum of 18 previously completed credits from other universities are assessed individually for transfer at the point of admission. These credits may be transferred from a completed degree or an incomplete degree.   Further details can be found here.

Mature Students

  • Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residences aged 23 and over at the time of registration, who do not possess a conventional basis of admission may qualify. Applicants must have completed two courses appropriate to the area of study at the college or university level, each with a grade of B or higher within the past 3 years. Courses in the social sciences, humanities, literatures and/or civilizations disciplines qualify as appropriate; social work courses do not qualify. Mature students cannot, if admitted, obtain transfer credits or advanced standing for prerequisites or other courses completed prior to starting the Social Work program. Please note: online courses are not accepted as basis of admission. Further details are provided at

Inter/Intra-Faculty Transfer Students

  • The School of Social Work welcomes transfer applications from students of other undergraduate programs at McGill University.  To qualify, students must have a minimum B average (3.00 CGPA) in their course work.  Students in their freshman year (4-year degree) must have completed a minimum of 24 credits to be eligible to apply to transfer.  For those students applying for transfer after their U1 or U2 years, please note that only a maximum of 18 credits are eligible for transfer. Please visit the Transfers or Readmission page for more information.