Admission Documents

The Bachelor of Social Work's competitive admission process evaluates and scores each applicant on a 100-point scale, with points assessed for AGPA and application documents.

Admission grade point average (AGPA)

AGPA is calculated on the most recently attempted 24 university level credits. It is weighted at 60% of the overall score as part of the 100-point scale.

Learn more about calculating AGPA

 

Application documents

Submit the required additional documents to the Bachelor of Social Work program office after you have applied to the program and received a letter of acknowledgement from the Office of the University Registrar.

Submit your documents by the deadline. If they are not submitted by that time, your application will be closed and considered incomplete.

check deadlines


Please submit your profile and resume using the Google form and submit the documents at the same time, using the same form. The link to the Google form will be available after October 1, 2018.

Note: You must log in with your MacEwan University account to access this form; you may need to log out of your personal Google account first.

 

Resume

Your resumé must:

  • summarize educational history

  • summarize paid and volunteer work experiences

  • highlight relevant social work/social services experience: calculate the number of hours spent in social work/social services related work, and identify who supervised you and describe what kind of supervision you received

Personal/professional profile

The personal/professional profile is a three-part, six-page essay. Applicants are instructed to use only peer-reviewed sources and they must follow APA guidelines for referencing and formatting the essay.

Part A: Personal statement (2 pages)

Address why you have chosen social work. Identify and discuss what strengths you could bring to social work and your understanding of what challenges you may face in a Bachelor of Social Work program.

Part B: Identify and analyze a social problem  (3 pages)

Choose a social problem to research. Using only relevant peer-reviewed literature, explicate the social problem:

a. How do we know the problem exists? Summarize evidence that supports the existence of the social problem. How widespread is the social problem?

b. What are the potential causes of the social problem? Identify and examine one or two of the suggested explanations as to why the social problem exists.

Part C: Social work response to the social problem (1 page)

Given the chosen social problem, and only using relevant peer-reviewed social work literature, address the ways in which social work can respond. Describe the responsibility of the profession as a whole as well as the obligations of individual social workers in response to the social problem.


 

Access Google form to submit admission documents

Letters of reference

You will need to arrange to have two references submitted to the Bachelor of Social Work program. The references must be submitted in separate envelopes with the referee's signature across the sealed envelope flap.

Academic letter of reference

Applicants who have completed an Alberta Social Work diploma:

Arrange to have one letter of reference submitted from your Social Work diploma program from a professional who can comment on your academic history and performance.

All other applicants:

Arrange to have one letter of reference submitted from a professional who can comment on your academic history and performance. If it is not possible to get an academic reference, a general reference can be submitted .  

Letter of reference form (PDF)

General letter of reference

Applicants who have completed an Alberta Social Work diploma:

Arrange to have one letter of reference submitted from your most recent field placement.

All other applicants:

Arrange to have one letter of reference submitted from a social service volunteer or work experience.

Letter of reference form (PDF)

 

Additional documents for conditionally accepted applicants

If you are offered admission into the program, you are required to submit:

  • A clear police information check that includes a vulnerable sector search. The police information check must be submitted by the published document deadline and have been issued within three months of the start of the program intake term.

  • An Alberta intervention record check (or equivalent from another province/territory). The intervention record check must be submitted by the published document deadline.

More information on security checks