Understanding the Transfer Process

A total of 120 credits are required for graduation. Barry University accepts a maximum of 64 transfer credits. A minimum of 56 credits must be taken in residence at Barry University. Transfer credits will be applied towards distribution requirements and electives. Remaining distribution and elective credit hours may be taken at Barry University for any general requirements not fulfilled at the community college level; a minimum of 48 credits of upper- level coursework must be taken at the 300+ level, including a minimum of 36 credits of upper-level social work courses, which are required in the major. All courses in the BSW Program must be taken at Barry University. Please click the following link for more information regarding the application process.

Barry University Kendall Campus

If you live around the Kendall area, consider transferring to our Kendall campus and receive a 35% tuition discount.

Transfer Student Admissions Criteria for The Bachelor’s In Social Work (BSW) Program:

  • College cumulative GPA: 2.7 or above
  • No more than five Withdrawals (W) and grades of D or F combined.
  • Evidence of volunteer or community engagement is helpful.

It is strongly recommended that transfer students complete as much of the liberal arts distribution requirements for the BSW degree as possible at their respective community or junior college.

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