School of Social Work
MSW Application Process
The following materials must be collected and submitted in
♦ Your completed GVSU application for graduate study, typed or neatly printed.
(This is a separate application form, available online or in the SSW application
♦ A $30 non-refundable application fee (unless you have previously applied to Grand Valley
and paid this fee).
♦ An official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution you have attended.
*Note* We do not require official transcripts from Grand Valley State University.
♦ Graduate Admission statement. Instructions found here.
♦ A resume, detailing work and volunteer experiences.
♦ A minimum of three recommendations (recommenders must use our recommendation forms), in sealed
envelopes, from professional and/or academic individuals who can speak first hand to your professional or academic work. At
least one academic reference is preferred in addition to individuals who have supervised
your work or volunteer experience.
Note - Applicants for advanced standing status must include a
recommendation form completed by their B.S.W. field instructor or faculty field liaison.
- Recommendation 1
- Recommendation 2
- Recommendation 3
♦ Letter of Appeal. Applicants not meeting the basic requirements such as: 3.0 grade point average, 18 credit hours in social sciences, etc. set forth must include a letter of appeal with explanations clearly defining their academic deficiencies.
♦ Collect and submit
GVSU - Admissions
1 Campus Dr.
Allendale, MI. 49401
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