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Transfer Applicants

Once accepted students are matriculated into the program, a request for a transfer credit review should be sent to sswstudentservices@uconn.edu. It is preferred that students make the request prior to the orientation and advising sessions. Transfer credit requests are subject to final approval by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Transfer Credit Guidelines:

A minimum grade of B is required for transfer credit. There are three classifications of transfer credits:

  1. Students who transfer from a Council on Social Work Education accredited graduate social work program and have completed one full year including field education, within the last six years, may be granted up to 15 credits, with the possibility of being equivalent to one year of the MSW program. Due to different curricular patterns in MSW programs, it will be necessary to revise the second year course of study to ensure all requirements for the degree have been met.
  2. Students who transfer from a Council on Social Work Education accredited graduate social work program and have completed less than a full year, within the last four years, may be granted credit for MSW courses to be applied toward the MSW degree. The specific number of credits, no more than 15 credits, is determined by the Director of Student and Academic Services.
  3. Students transferring from a graduate program and have completed some graduate work closely related to social work within the past four years may be granted a maximum of nine (9) credits. These courses are generally applied toward elective credits. Credit requests are evaluated following matriculation into the MSW program.