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Boston College School of Social Work




Two-Year MSW Students

Tuesday, August 28
8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

Three-Year MSW Students

Wednesday, August 22
4:30–7:00 p.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center


Approximately 2 Months

Average time of job search

Nearly 8,000

Number of BCSSW alumni across the globe, from Rwanda, Germany, and Chile to San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

More than 500

Number of valued partner agencies currently hosting and mentoring students in field placements.

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Welcome, Newly Admitted MSW Students

Take the following seven steps to enroll and matriculate at the Boston College School of Social Work. 

We hope very much that you will be matriculating at BCSSW. At the time of acceptance, we require a NON-REFUNDABLE $200 deposit to reserve your place in the program. Please submit your deposit within three weeks of the receipt of your letter. The deposit will be credited to your first semester’s tuition. 

Please note: Full-time Boston College employees and international students are not required to submit a deposit; however we ask that they complete the online deposit form for our records.

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Boston College School of Social Work values the commitment you are making to your education and will do its best to help you to fulfill that commitment. We offer a wide range of scholarships, stipends, and assistantships, which all applicants are considered for during the admission process; no additional application is required. We can also help you identify outside sources for scholarships, fellowships, and grants, as well as assistantships and employment opportunities.

The University’s Office of Student Services administers and awards need-based federal financial aid programs. To begin the financial aid process, please visit the link below.

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NOTE: Advanced Standing students matriculating in June and Two-Year Students should complete the Field Education Application upon acceptance and deposit. Advanced Standing students matriculating in January will submit their applications in early fall.


  1. Before you begin, please have an electronic copy of your latest resume in Microsoft Word accessible.
  2. Review the Field Placement Information Sheet (PDF), which includes important considerations about the matching process and agency assignments. This sheet is also posted on the first page of the application.
  3. Log in to the application (see “Begin the Field Placement Application” link below). Answer all questions in the application, upload your resume, and click "Submit" before you log out or your answers will be lost.
  4. After you finish and submit the form, you will be e-mailed a confirmation receipt.
  5. You may log back in to your application to edit and/or upload a new resume.

As part of the placement process, your resume will be provided to agency personnel to review your experience and qualifications before a placement interview is scheduled.

For more information on Field Education click here. If you have questions, please contact the Field Education department at or 617-552-4027.

Begin the Field Placement Application >>

The New MSW Students Registration Guide has been developed to assist you with fall registration and planning ahead for the spring semester. Fall registration for new Two- and Three-Year Students will open on Monday, June 4th at 9:00 a.m. Advanced Standing Students should reference the guide at the link below for registration information. 

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Official copies of all transcripts reviewed for admission must be submitted upon acceptance/matriculation no later than July 1.

Official transcripts may be sent electronically or in hard copy. Hard copy official transcripts must be in signed/sealed envelopes from each institution. Electronic transcripts submitted via document management services such as Scrip-Safe may be sent to All documents in languages other than English should include a certified English translation in addition to the original language document.

Accepted applicants may send official transcripts to:

Boston College School of Social Work
McGuinn Hall, Admissions 221
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

In order to begin your studies at BCSSW, your health history and immunization records are required. 

Submit Health History and Immunization Forms >>

New Students FAQs cover a range of topics related to getting started at Boston College and the School of Social Work, from student ID cards to parking and transportation.

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    MSW Transfer Credits/BCSSW Financial Aid
    Raymond W. Pillidge 
    Associate Dean for Enrollment Management

    MSW Registration
    Liz Cinquino
    Director, BCSSW Student Services & Advising

    For questions regarding the Doctoral Program, please e-mail

Credentials (Username & PIN)
Sally Gillen
Senior Admissions Assistant

Academic Accommodations
Teresa Touhey Schirmer
Associate Dean, Student Experience