Criteria for Reviewing Application for Admission
for admission to the Viterbo University Social Work Program is based upon an
assessment by the Admissions Committee, made up of the social work faculty, using
the criteria listed below. Meeting
minimum standards does not guarantee admission.
The Social Work Program may find it necessary to deny admission to a qualified applicant because of enrollment limits in the social work sequence. Depending on the number of qualified applicants, meeting minimum criteria may not be sufficient to be admitted.
Social Work is a professional program thus numerous factors are taken into
account including an applicant’s capacity to acquire the requisite knowledge,
values, skills and professional conduct of the profession of social work.
Students are evaluated based on prior course work, admissions essay, volunteer
evaluations, and other information presented by social work faculty
members. Factors included in the
admission assessment are:
| • class attendance and academic performance
• participation in classroom activities
• ability to meet deadlines
• ethical conduct
• ability to maintain positive relationships
with faculty and other
students as well as clients and supervisors in volunteer
• evidence of willingness to be open to new
ideas and beginning ability
to examine one’s own values and biases as they
relate to social work
• ability to communicate effectively both in
written and oral form
• maintenance of at least one year in recovery
if student has history of
• reasonable emotional stability and maturity
• criminal record which would indicate a history
of physical violence,
sexual misconduct, or any other offense which would
employment as a social work professional.
Response to Student Applications
| 1. Full admission into the Social Work Program.
2. Conditional admission into the Social Work
Program with specific
requirements and deadline for removal of conditions.
3. Not admitted into the Social Work Program
with specific reasons
for the denial listed.
4. Decision deferred for further consideration
by the social work
faculty. (The student may be given the opportunity to
decision has been reached, the student will be notified in writing, and reasons
or conditions are identified. A student may appeal a denial of admission by
following the Appeal Process for the Social Work Program.