First-Year Applicants

Complete your application to the BSW program as early as possible! If you have any questions, our admission counselors will be happy to help you!

To get assistance you can ask a question online, email, or call 305-899-3100 (local) or 1-800-695-2279 (toll-free).

What Makes Me a First-Year (Freshman) Applicant?

If you have never attended a college or university, or you have less than 12 credit-hours of transferable college/university credits, you are considered a first-year applicant.

How Do I Apply?

We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.

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Transcripts and Test Scores

Submit official transcripts from all secondary and post secondary institutions. If you completed a G.E.D., forward the official results of that examination and the official high school transcripts documenting your secondary education. Submit official SAT or ACT scores (applies to students under the age of 21). The Barry University code for SAT I is 5053; for ACT, the code is 0718.

Admission Requirements

GPA: To be admitted into the Bachelor of Social Work program as a freshman/first-year student, your high school transcript must indicate a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7. (Admission decisions are determined by all components of your application.)

SAT/ACT Scores: To be admitted into the BSW program as a freshman/first-year student, you must have a minimum SAT score of 930 or an ACT of 18. (Admission decisions are determined by all components of your application.)

If you do not meet these requirements, you still may be eligible for enrollment in the BSW program, based on a review by the BSW Admissions Committee. If the Committee decides to accept you into the program, you will be required to take lower-division social work courses in your freshman and sophomore years, completing those courses with a 2.7 or higher. This additional course work will help ensure your success in the program.

Credit For Life Experience

In keeping with CSWE standards, the School of Social Work cannot grant academic credit for life experience or previous work experience, in whole or in part, in lieu of the field internship or any courses in the curriculum.

For further information, please consult the Barry University catalog, ask a question online, or call 305-899-3100 (local), 1-800-695-2279 (toll-free).