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Ruth McRoy, Donahue/DiFelice Endowed Professor of Social Work

An Inclusive Perspective

Ruth McRoy, Donahue/DiFelice Endowed Professor of Social Work, is recognized for her groundbreaking and innovative research in the areas of child welfare, adoption, and diversity. More about an Inclusive Perspective »

Professor Margaret Lombe

From Research to Outreach

For renowned scholar and Graduate School of Social Work Professor Margaret Lombe, social work research is only as good as the lives it saves.  More about from Research to Outreach »

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Course Registration FAQs

Course registration information and FAQs are for Current Students only. Newly Admitted Students will be contacted about registration information.

  • Class of 2015 students register for Spring 2015 semester beginning at 7:00 p.m. on November 17, 2014.
  • All other continuing students register for Spring 2015 semester beginning at 7:30 p.m. on November 17, 2014.
  1. How do I register?
  2. Can I enroll in a course offered through another graduate school/department at Boston College or through another university?
  3. How many credits do I need to take in order to qualify for financial aid?
  4. What required courses should I be taking?
  5. If a course is closed, what are my options?
  6. Can I register for courses from a different concentration?
  1. How do I register?
    Directions on how to register online can be found at Boston College Academic Services.
  2. Can I enroll in a course offered through another graduate school or department at Boston College or through another university?
    A student may cross-register for one social work-related elective per semester in another graduate school or department at Boston College (e.g., Lynch School of Education, School of Theology and Ministry, Sociology Department, Psychology Department). Students may also take electives through a consortium with Boston University, Tufts University, and Brandeis University (consortium registration not available during the summer). For more information on cross-registration procedures, see the GSSW Cross-Registration Guide (PDF).
  3. How many credits do I need to take in order to qualify for financial aid?
    You must be enrolled for 6 credits to be eligible for federal financial aid. Each course is a 3 credit course, with the exception of Field Education III and IV which are 4 credits (SCWK 9933/SCWK 9943 and SCWK 9934/SCWK 9944).
  4. What required courses should I be taking?
    View Curriculum Plans for Two-Year, Three-Year and Four-Year curriculum plans. Field-of-Practice Concentration requirements are listed on the Schedule of Courses.
  5. If a course is closed, what are my options?
    You are strongly advised to have more than one option when you register for classes. There are sufficient seats to meet the demand for required courses, and multiple sections are offered in different time blocks to accommodate a variety of schedules. Waitlist requests for required courses will be considered for extraordinary circumstances (e.g., accommodations for health and disabilities, atypical field placement schedule, or a commute of an hour or more). The Waitlist Request Form is available online.
  6. Can I register for courses from a different concentration?
    On a space available basis, advanced practice concentration courses may be elective options for students in other concentrations. Since concentration courses are restricted to students in the concentration, you must submit a Waitlist Request Form. Indicate clearly that the course you are requesting is an elective option for your program of study.