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Student Services Staff:
Amandla Daniels (Graduate Assistant), Kate Masshardt (Academic Advisor), Kelby Spann (Director), and Amy Kirby (Senior Advisor and MSW Specialist).

Welcome to the Office of Student Services in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. Academic and curriculum advising is offered to all students enrolled in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, as well as to prospective transfer students from other universities or UWM programs who are interested in the criminal justice and social work majors and degree programs.

Our professional advisors are available to provide information for both majors and to help you understand degree requirements and university policies. Services include new freshman orientation, course selection, assistance with registration, and review of transfer credit.

When to Apply for the Social Work Major
  • If you are applying the social work major, applications will only be accepted during the following periods:
    September 1-October 1, February 1-March 1, and May 1-June 1.
  • Criminal Justice students do not need to apply to the major.
  • Social Work majors:
  • You must apply to the major in order to begin your field placement. Field placement has a separate application on the BSW Field Program webpage.
How to Apply for the Social Work Major
  • The admissions committee will only consider complete applications.
  • STEP 1: Review all information below about the requirements to be admitted to the major. All requirements must be met at the time of applying (i.e., you cannot have any requirements in progress at the time of applying).
  •   Completed English and math proficiency requirements
  •   Junior standing (58+ credits)
  •   At least one full-time semester or equivalent at UWM
  •   A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, including all transfer work
  •   Social Work majors: Completed 75 hours of approved volunteer or paid work experience in the human services field (must be experience from after high school and within two years of applying to the major).
  • STEP 2: Social Work majors: Complete the online Application for Admission to the Social Work Major. (This fillable form is not compatible with Macs.) The application must be typed to be reviewed. The supervisor reference form can be handwritten.
  • STEP 3: Email your complete online application and typed personal statement to the admissions committee at hbssw-admis@uwm.edu (Microsoft Word or PDF format). In the subject line of your email, please include your full name and student ID number. Include your complete application form and typed personal statement. We will only accept submissions via email.
  • STEP 4: You will be notified via email regarding your admission to the major.
Transfer Students
  •   Transfers: Upon admission, the UWM Registrar’s Office will evaluate and apply a student’s previous coursework (allow two to four weeks for this process). A student who transfers from a campus within the UW System or the Wisconsin Technical College System can transfer up to 72 credits toward a degree in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.
  • Students transferring from a school within the UW System or the Wisconsin Technical College System can learn how credits may transfer by using the Online Transfer Wizard. Additionally, we’ve created our own transfer equivalency worksheet specifically for social work and criminal justice transfer students.
  • Students transferring from other two- or four-year colleges can evaluate transfer equivalencies by visiting UWM’s Transfer Equivalency Database in the Registrar’s Office.
  • As soon as they are admitted, and the UWM Registrar’s Office has completed the transfer credit evaluation process, students should meet with an academic advisor to review transfer course equivalencies, discuss program requirements, and create an academic plan for coming semesters.

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Advising

Our professional advisors are available to provide information for both majors and to help you understand degree requirements and university policies. Services include new freshman orientation, course selection, assistance with registration, and review of transfer credit.

How to prepare for a meeting

  • Review your advisement report in PAWS.
  • Come prepared with questions or topics for discussion.
  • Make a list of courses you think you should take.
  • Investigate opportunities to experience the job you want.
  • Keep a record of your academic progress.
  • Understand you are ultimately responsible for creating your educational, life, and career plans.
  • Maintain open and honest communication with your advisor.
  • Take responsibility for choices you make as a student and member of the university community.
Student Advising
  • Advising Hours:
    Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Undergrad Walk-ins:

    Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Enderis Hall 11th Floor
    2400 E. Hartford Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
  • Contact Us:
    Phone: (414) 229-4852
    Fax: (414) 229-5311
    Email
Enderis Computer Labs
  • Summer 2017:
    Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    Closed Tuesday, July 4
  • Rooms: 724, 740, 1024, 1040
  • UWM campus computer labs

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