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Decision Notification and Accepting Your Offer

Admitted Students

Completed applications for the MSW programs and Professional Credit Courses are typically reveiwed October through May.  Applicants applying for the spring semester are informed of a decision between October and early January. Applicants for the summer semester are informed of a decision between December and April, and most applicants for the fall programs are informed of a decision between January and May.   Applicants will be notified of an offer of admission by email and they may also check their status online. Please keep in mind that only completed applications, including all supporting materials, are reviewed for a decision. Written notification of a change of address must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

The School consistently receives more qualified applications than it has available space. Therefore, once an applicant receives an offer of admission, they must confirm their enrollment in the program by completing the Acknowledgment of Admission form and submitting a non-refundable two hundred dollar ($200) deposit to the School of Social Work.

Admitted students may choose to defer their enrollment for up to one year by submitting a written request to the School of Social Work Office of Admissions at MSWadmissions@ssw.rutgers.edu. The non-refundable two hundred dollar deposit is required in order to defer your enrollment.

Denial Decisions

Due to the competitive nature of our application review and a limited number of seats, we are unable to admit all of the promising applicants to the School.  While admission decisions are final, applicants who are denied admission to the School are welcome to apply for a future semester.  If you decide to reapply, we encourage you to review the reapplication process and also consider taking Professional Credit Courses to strengthen your application. 

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