500 Course Registration
Students are responsible for registering for courses that meet the degree requirements for graduation and for ensuring that they are properly registered in each course, and for following the School’s established registration procedures.
Students whose names do not appear on the final course enrollment lists will not receive credit for a course.
Students may add or drop courses within the posted add/drop period as long as the alternative choices meet degree and credit requirements to graduate. The Registrar’s Office may modify add/drop choices that jeopardize a student’s ability to graduate on schedule.
500.2 Withdrawing from a Course
See section 300.4 Withdrawing from a Course
Students are not permitted to audit courses.
500.4 Course Scheduling
The School reserves the right to reassign sections, make changes in course scheduling, bracket courses, and/or cancel elective courses or required course sections if enrollment is insufficient. The School does not guarantee a student’s first choice of elective courses or required course section.
500.5 Prerequisites for Course Registration
- SOCW 500 and SOCW 501 are prerequisites for the First-Year field internship. Students cannot progress to the First-Year field internship without passing (P or MP) these prerequisite courses, except in exigent circumstances as determined by the Academic Adviser, Chair of the Practice sequence, Director of Field Education, and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
- SOCW 600 and SOCW 601 are prerequisites for the Second-Year field internship. Students cannot progress to the Second-Year field internship without passing (P or MP) these prerequisite courses.
- SOCW 500 is a prerequisite for SOCW 501, as is SOCW 600 for SOCW 601. Students cannot progress to SOCW 501 or SOCW 601 without passing (P or MP) its prerequisite course.
Students who do not successfully complete either field internship period (Session II or IV) may not register for subsequent required courses. They may, however, register for electives if approved by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
500.6 Transferring Course Credit
Up to 12 transfer credits may be awarded for courses completed with a grade of B or above from an accredited graduate school of social work. Students must send the transfer request form (available from the SSW Registrar's Office) with supporting documentation, including a syllabus and a statement as to how the course met SSW requirements, to the SSW Registrar’s Office by April 1 of the year of admission in order for the transfer request to be considered. The appropriate sequence chair, in consultation with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, will make the decision with regard to the transfer credit. No credit will be granted for previous work experience or life experience.
Requests for transfer credit taken after admission may be approved in extraordinary circumstances, but must be approved by the ADAA as an exception to the transfer course credit policy prior to completing the work.
500.7 Waiving a Required Course
Some required courses may be waived if students can demonstrate that they have mastered the course content prior to enrollment. No credit is awarded for waived courses; credits must be made up by taking electives. The transcript will indicate when a waived course has met a requirement. Students must submit waiver forms to the Registrar’s Office by April 1 of the year of admission in order for the request to be considered. The appropriate Sequence Chair has the discretion to waive a course requirement.