- The online application opens in early January via the myTrent portal.
- The online application (via the Academics/Admissions section of the myTrent portal) closes at 11:59 pm, March 1 (there are no extensions).
- All grades to be used to meet requirements for admissions to the Professional Years must be available by May 15.
- Decisions will go out mid-June to students’ Trent University email address (@trentu.ca) only.
- The deadline to accept will be noted in the offer of admissions email.
- Students applying to the BSW Professional Years will only be eligible for admissions to 3rd year. The professional years only have one start session, which is September. Students admitted to the Professional Years are not able to start in any other session.
- Fulfillment of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
- There is a non-refundable application fee of $60. Your application is not considered complete until the payment is made.
- Payment is made via myTrent: MyTrent>Finance>Make a Payment (then select the Social Work application fee from the drop-down menu).
- Overall GPA, individual grades in SWRK courses, and the online supplemental application information will be considered.
- Admission can be competitive with a limited number of spaces available at each campus.
- There will be an optional voluntary equity declaration as part of the online application.
- There will be one applicant pool. On the online application form, students will indicate: “Peterborough campus only”, “Durham campus only”, “either campus prefer Peterborough”, or “either campus prefer Durham”.
- Offers of admission will indicate the student’s assigned campus. Students must attend the assigned campus for all required professional years courses.
- Students are admitted on a full-time basis to the Professional Years of the BSW Program and must complete the professional requirements over two consecutive years.
- Offers cannot be deferred (students would have to reapply).
- Students admitted into the BSW Professional Years are required to annually obtain a Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening if required by placement agency). A student with a criminal record that is unacceptable to his/her field placement agency may not be able to complete the program.
- Students must complete NVCI and ASIST training in the third year of the program. Students are responsible for the cost of this training.