Incoming MSW Student Checklist

Welcome to the University of Connecticut School of Social Work!

Please use this step-by-step guide to assist you in preparing for the start of the MSW program.

1st Step – Matriculation

Prior to completing next steps, you will need to complete the steps to finalize your matriculation (your official enrollment as a student with the University).

Official Transcripts

Your admission cannot be finalized until all official transcripts have been received by the Graduate School. Official transcripts from UConn are not required.

If you have not already done so, please mail your official transcripts to the address below:

Whetten Graduate Center
438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit 1152
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1152

Alternatively—for U.S. transcripts only—you may have the school's registrar's office send them electronically via email to gradadmissions@uconn.edu.

If you are currently waiting for your degree to be conferred:
Send your most up-to-date official transcripts for matriculation purposes. You will be required to send a final official transcript showing completed courses and/or your completed degree as soon as they are available.

To confirm your official transcript has been received:
You can verify receipt of the transcripts by logging into your applicant status portal.

Activate NetID & Set Up UConn Email

NetID

  • Activate your NetID (ex: abc12345) using the UConn NetID activation code which was sent to you shortly after your admission to the University. If you have misplaced your activation code or if you are having problems logging in, please contact the UITS Help Center at 860-486-HELP (860-486-4357).

UConn Email Account

  • Set up your UConn Email Account by following the instructions here. Beginning mid-May, all official correspondences from the University will be sent to this address.

    2nd Step – Orientation & Advising

    All incoming students are required to attend both an Orientation Session & Advising Session. Please use the links below to complete these sessions!

    Orientation Session

    Advising Sessions

    • Step one: Watch the Advising Session video  for information on our curriculum, fall registration and registration tips
    • Step two: Complete a Plan of Study to serve as your guide for registration

    Next Steps

    Please disregard any steps that you have already completed.

    Financial Aid (TIME SENSITIVE)

    If you have not done so already, please consider completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    • Students who are admitted for the Summer 2022 Advanced Standing program will need to complete the FAFSA for the current academic year 2021-2022 as well as the upcoming academic year 2022-2023, if they would like to be considered for summer financial aid.
    • For more information and deadlines please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services

    Complete the New Student Technology Training

    New Student Technology Training

    • This guide will walk you through the technology tools available that support learning at UConn.

    Complete the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training

    Complete your Student Health History Form

    Health-Related Requirements:

    Please contact UConn Student Health and Wellness should you have any questions on either of these steps.

    Field Education

    The Field Education Office works with students to find appropriate field placements. Please take a moment to watch this short video: s.uconn.edu/ssw_field_orientation.

    Then click on the link to the field placement form: https://ssw.uconn.edu/uconn-field-education-form/ and complete and submit the form along with your updated resume that includes the UConn School of Social Work MSW program on it.

    The Field Education Office places students in the order in which they receive the form.

    Save the Dates

    • Advanced Standing Summer Session Registration: April 18, 2022
    • Fall Registration for All Incoming Students: June 8, 2022
    • Convocation - required for all incoming students (virtual): August 26, 2022

    PRIOR TO THE START OF THE PROGRAM:

    Student ID (Husky One Card)

    Student ID (Husky One Card)

    To obtain your Husky One Card, students are encouraged to take advantage of the online photo submission option.

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