Admission to Loyola University Chicago and the School of Social Work is competitive and based on your academic transcript, class rank, ACT or SAT score, and a short essay. For more information, visit Undergraduate Admission
Students may declare social work as their major when they apply to Loyola University Chicago either as a freshman or transfer student.
- Transfer students who have previously taken social work courses may be asked to submit descriptions of these courses to the BSW Director for review. The Director reserves the right to accept or deny acceptance of BSW courses as fulfilling Loyola’s BSW requirements. BSW courses not accepted into the major but having received a grade of C or above, may be accepted as electives.
- Students must formally apply to the BSW program after completing SOWK 200 (Introduction to Social Work) and SOWK 201 (Social Work Policy I) with a grade of B or above (or transferring in either one of these courses).
- At the time of formal application to the major, the student’s overall GPA must be a minimum of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Students who have achieved at least a B in SOWK 200 and 201 but do not have an overall GPA of 2.5 may be admitted into the BSW on probation with requirements that must be met within one semester to become officially admitted.