Spring Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the MSW program for the Spring 2023 term.  To secure your admission, please read through and complete each of the below steps.  

If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to your Admissions Counselor:

A-K   Natalie Flowers    nflowers@ssw.umaryland.edu  
L-Z  Shannon DeGross    sdegross@ssw.umaryland.edu

 

Step ONE: Deposit and UMID Creation

DEPOSIT: confirm your intent to enroll by paying the $300 non-refundable Confirmation Deposit within 3 weeks of the date on your acceptance letter, and no later than Monday, December 19, 2022.

  • PAY ONLINE HERE - you may pay by credit card or electronic check
  • If you prefer, you may submit a check or money order payable to UMB/SSW 
  • All payments can take up to 3 business days to process
  • This non-refundable deposit will be credited to your account on your first tuition bill

UMID CREATION: the UMID is your unique UMB user name, and grants access to many UMB systems, including email

  • Set up your UMID Account which is required for completion of remaining steps
  • Your umaryland.edu email account will be the primary source of all SSW and UMB communication

**CREATE YOUR UMID ACCOUNT BEFORE PROCEEDING**

 

Step TWO: Residency Tuition and Financial Aid

RESIDENCY for TUITION: all admitted students are classified as "out-of-state" status for tuition and fees. In-State Classification information should be submitted no later than December 14th. SSW Tuition information is available here 

  • To qualify for "in-state" status, students must submit an Application for In-State Classification 
    • This form should be submitted no later than December 14th to the UMB Office of the Registrar:
      • Email: registrar@umaryland.edu
      • Fax: 410-706-4053
      • Mail: Office of the Registrar, 601 W. Lombard Street, Ste. 240, Baltimore, MD 21201

FINANCIAL AID: to be eligible for financial aid, work study and/or scholarships you must submit the FAFSA. SSW Financial Aid information is available here

  • UMB recommends that all students complete the FAFSA
  • Students admitted for Spring should have already submitted; apply immediately if you have not already done so
  • The priority deadline for the 2022-2023 application is January 31st
  • Our school code is 002104

Step THREE: Field Placement Application

FIELD PLACEMENTField Education is a significant portion of your social work education, and is a place where you learn to make a real, lasting contribution to the lives of others.

  • Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available on or about December 1, 2022
  • Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2023
  • Your Field Application is submitted via your Electronic Field Notebook (EFN) and this is where you will also complete all of your Field assignments
  • Students enrolled in foundation field will be required to complete Field Seminar for the entire academic year‌

Step FOUR: Health Information

Full information on Immunization Requirements is located here.

HEALTH FORMS: all admitted students are required to provide documentation of immunization by March 1st

  • All required documentation is submitted using an Electronic Vaccine Record
  • After reading through the Electronic Vaccine Record information, create your Castle Branch account and upload all required documentation

COVID 19 VACCINE: all students who will be on-campus and/or participating in in-person learning activities are required to be vaccinated for COVID 19

Step FIVE: Prerequisite Course

All newly admitted students are required to complete 3 prerequisites before the first day of classes.  You can access SOWK 690 (OA1) via Blackboard starting on December 1st.  Pleae note that it will take about 24 hours to complete all three prerequisites.

  1. Blackboard Orientation (2 hours)
  2. Academic Integrity and Anti-Plagiarism (2 hours)
  3. A Brief History of Oppressiona and Resistance (20 hours)

A Brief History of Oppression and Resistance provides important context and foundational knowledge for social work students who will be learning and practicing in Baltimore, Montgomery County, and the surrounding areas.  This prerequisite will help prepare you for your coursework here at the School of Social Work and should be completed prior to beginning your semester

  • Journal assignments that are integrated into the prerequisite will need to be submitted in your SOWK 610 (Structural Oppression and Its Implications for Social Work) class. 
  • Your instructor will provide additional details. 
  • Most instructors request that you submit your journal entries in the first couple weeks of class.

Step SIX: Registration, Important Dates, and Exemption Exams

SPRING REGISTRATION: online registration for newly admitted students begins on December 13, 2022 at 6:00 AM Eastern.  Online registraton takes place using SURFS and log in requires using your UMID account information (see STEP ONE above). Course information for Spring 2023 Newly Admitted Students is located here.

SPRING 2023 IMPORTANT DATES: complete Calendars, Course Schedules, and Important Dates are located here.

January

11

Orientation for New Students

January

13

Online registration closes for all SSW Students (last day to add a class or cancel registration with 100% refund)

 January

17

SSW Classes Begin

March 31

Last Day to Drop a Class

May

13

SSW Classes End

 

EXEMPTION EXAMS: are available for all newly admitted students and are encouraged for students with strong background in policy, research & human behavior

  • Exemption Exams are available for:
    • SOWK 600 Social Welfare and Social Policy
    • SOWK 645 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
    • SOWK 670 Social Work Research
  • Passing of Exemption Exams do not decrease the number of required credits for your degree
  • Passing of Exemption Exams does increase the number of elective credits you can take

Step SEVEN: Orientation and UMB One Card

ORIENTATION: all newly admitted students are required to attend Orientation on January 11, 2023.  Prior to Orientation Day please ensure that you have completed all of the steps as listed above and on the Orientation website.  

ONE CARD: the One Card is the official identification card for students and is required for entrance into all buildings on the UMB campus.  

  • One Card for New Students requires that you:
    • Are a registered student
    • Submit a photo using online photo submission
    • Have a valid government driver's license, passport, or other photo ID
  • Your One Card is more than an identification card and is used for
    • Parking Access
    • URecFit
    • Library Services
    • UMB Shuttle Access

STEP EIGHT: Review General Orientation Videos

Offices within the School of Social Work have prepared orientation videos for you to view.  Total viewing time for all orientation videos is approximately 2 hours.  Click Here to View General Orientation Videos

Educational Support and Disability Services, and Veterans Affairs

ACCOMMODATIONS: students with a disability may request accommodations for coursework & field education through the Office of Educational Support and Disability Services(ESDS). ESDS works with students with all types of disabilities including physical, learning, sensory, psychological, ADHD, and chronic and acute medical conditions. 

  • To ensure timely and appropriate accommodation, please submit your request as early as possible
  • Information on how to request an accommodation is located here
  • Email disabilityservices@umaryland.edu or call (410) 706-5889

VETERANS AFFAIRS: the SSW Office of Records and Registration can assist eligible students with enrollment certification and navigating eligiblity for benefits.

Defer Start Term or Decline Admission

DEFER START TERM: if you wish to to defer your enrollment please email Associate Dean for Admissions and Enrollment no later than January 6, 2023, and include all of the following:

  • deferral reason
  • deferral status (Full time or Part-time)
  • deferral term
  • NOTE: The deferral deadline is January 6, 2023. Please keep a copy of all forms you submit.

DECLINE OFFER OF ADMISSION: if you wish to decline our offer of admission, please complete and submit this Survey.  Failure to complete and submit this survey could result in charges being owed to UMB.