Off-Campus Students

———–  SUBMISSION DEADLINES ———–

May 5  Transfer Credit Requests due

Early June – Registration

June 16 – Official Transcripts Due and Final Field Evaluations Due (Advanced Standing)

July 3 – Placing Out of Introductory Courses

———–  PRE – FALL ACTIVITIES ———–

April 1 – Admitted Students Day

May 20 – Research I Waiver Exam

———–  FALL SEMESTER 2017 ———–

September 5 – Orientation

September 8 – Classes begin

December 15 – Last day of Field Education

December 19 – Last day of classes

April 1

Join us for a fun event where you can interact with future classmates, faculty, current students, and alumni to get a closer look at the School of Social Work and the Boston University campus!  Please check your acceptance letter for the password  and click here for more information.

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
All Day

The Boston University School of Social Work Orientation for all incoming students provides you an opportunity to engage with the entire school, become familiar with its philosophy, and meet the dean, faculty, and administration.

Charles River Campus and Off-Campus Programs Orientation Reading

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by: Michelle Alexander
ISBN-13: 978-1595586438

 

Full-time and Advanced Standing Students
Upon receipt of your $300 tuition deposit, the Field Education Department will send you information regarding the field placement process. You are encouraged to reply to the Field Education Office as soon as possible.  For more information, visit bu.edu/ssw/academic/msw/field

 

Part-time Students (Charles River and Off-Campus Programs)
Incoming part-time students do not have a field placement during their first year.

 

Field Education Orientation (for FT CRC students/not AS students)
Thursday & Friday, September 7-8, 2017
Watch your email for specific times and locations.

George Sherman Union—Small Ballroom, 2nd floor
Photonics Center, 8th Floor

University-issued official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate, if applicable, institutions should be mailed to the Admissions and Financial Aid Office or sent electronically to busswad@bu.edu by June 16.  If you are currently completing the final semester of undergraduate study, an official copy of your transcript indicating that you received a bachelor’s degree must be mailed to the Admissions and Financial Aid Office by June 16. If you are an advanced standing student, a copy of your final field evaluation must also be mailed to us.

Our mailing address is:

Boston University School of Social Work
Admissions and Financial Aid Office
264 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

A Research I Waiver Exam will be offered August 14 – 20, 2017.  (Register for the Research I course and attend it until you receive the results of the exam.)  Note: Students can take this exam only once. To register for the exam, contact rsch@bu.edu before July 31, 2017.

AS course registration packets will be sent out in April that explain how AS students register for summer and fall courses. Two other main packets will arrive via email in the end of June and beginning of August with other important information.

An online AS Welcome & FAQ session will be offered for Advanced Standing Students during the summer. We will be in touch with this information.

Advanced Standing Students will be in a biweekly Thursday morning either macro or clinical seminar during the academic year. Please be sure you are registered for FE800AS (for clinical AS students) and MP MP794 (for macro students)

Please be in touch with Cate Solomon csolomon@bu.edu with any questions.


Classes Begin Friday, September 8, 2017

Throughout the summer you will receive pertinent material from us in the form of an electronic packet. Please be sure we have your most up-to-date email and mailing addresses. Contact us below with any changes.

Helpful Links

Click here to see how to settle into Boston and the Boston University School of Social Work community.

If you would like to visit the School and the Boston University campus, please contact our Admissions Office.

Please note that attendance is required at the Orientation in Boston and at the Pre-Orientation events held at the off-campus locations:

  • Pre-Orientation at the Fall River Campus : Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9-11 a.m.
  • Pre-Orientation at the Bedford Campus : Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9-11 a.m.

 

Contact Us

Mena daSilva-Clark, Assistant Dean of Off-Campus & Online Programs
Office: (617) 353-3766 Email: menad@bu.edu
The Assistant Dean of Off-Campus and Online Programs oversees all aspects of the Off-Campus Programs and is responsible for direct supervision of the OCP Administrative Team.  Periodically, she meets with students individually and collectively to review the program.

Terese Romano, Director of the BU North-Bedford Campus
Office: (617) 851-9655   Email: tnromano@bu.edu
The responsibilities for the directors include the overall administrative oversight for the programs, developing and maintaining relationships with field agencies and placing all the Off-Campus students in foundation and advanced field internships.

Sonia Mee, Director of the Fall River Campus
Office: (617) 353-2245   Email: smee@bu.edu
The responsibilities for the directors include the overall administrative oversight for the programs, developing and maintaining relationships with field agencies and placing all the Off-Campus students in foundation and advanced field internships.

Debra Berglin, Director of the Cape Cod Campus
Office: (617) 694-5956   Email: dberglin@bu.edu
The responsibilities for the directors include the overall administrative oversight for the programs, developing and maintaining relationships with field agencies and placing all the Off-Campus students in foundation and advanced field internships.

Bradley Agostinelli, Senior Program Coordinator
Office: (617) 353-2115   Email: sswptp@bu.edu
The Senior Program Coordinator is responsible for various administrative duties as they pertain to the off campus programs. Often, this is the first person to be contacted by faculty, administration and students when they have an administrative question or concern.  If she cannot answer your question, she will refer you to the appropriate resource.

Liana Pourrahimi, Administrative Assistant
Office: (617) 353-3766   Email: sswptp@bu.edu