This program is a CSCU TAP Transfer Degree that is intended for Connecticut Community College students to transfer to Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College without either losing any credits or being required to take extra credits in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in that same discipline.
Please contact a campus advisor for this program:
Recommended course of study for the CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Social Work Studies, A.A. If you are studying part time, simply follow the order of the courses listed here, but be aware that some courses serve as prerequisites to subsequent courses. Note that not all courses will be available every semester. You will notice that in many instances you will be able to choose the specific course you will take from within a category. For a list of the courses from each category that you can choose from, go to Appendix (PDF).
Program Requirements are listed on the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) website
Students should meet with a Guided Pathways Advisor/Faculty Advisor to review graduation requirements and plan for future semesters by logging into MyCommnet and clicking on Degree Works.
These requirements are effective if you declared the Transfer Ticket: CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Social Work Studies, A.A. major for the 2017/18 through 2021/22 academic year.
This Social Work Studies, A.A. Degree serves as the single community college degree to all of the State University and Charter Oak State College business majors listed below. You will declare your specific field when you transfer. With this degree you will be able to transfer to the following majors.
Follow this link for important information about when and how to apply for transfer to a State University or Charter Oak State College.
At Central Connecticut State University:
At Eastern Connecticut State University:
At Southern Connecticut State University:
At Western Connecticut State University:
**For admission to CCSU’s Social Work program (1). Minimum overall GPA of 2.00, which includes both CCSU grades and grades for courses taken at other institutions. (2) Minimum overall GPA of 2.50 for the following introductory Social Work courses and related requirements (Program GPA) Community College SOC 103/201, HSE 101/SOC 235, SOC 101, BIO 115, POL 111, & MAT 167/MAT 201/MAT 165/MAT 168; AND CCSU SW 225, SW 227, SOC 233, & ECON 200. Each of these courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C. (3) A minimum score of 2 (emerging) on the Potential for Professional Competence for Generalist Social Work Practice Scale in each of the following CSWE competencies 2.1.1, 2.1.3, and 2.1.4. (4) A minimum score of 3 or higher in every category of the Volunteer Experience Evaluation for HSE 101/SOC 235 and SW 227. (5) Minimum scores of 3 on the Professional Social Work Disposition Rubric for SW 225, HSE 101/SOC 235, and SW 227. The Transfer Student Reference Form may be substituted for field experiences from other colleges. Applications to the Social Work Program are accepted three times a year with deadlines of August 1st , October 1st, and March 1st. Students must submit an admission portfolio and have an interview with the Social Work faculty. The ideal time to apply to the Program is when the applicant is enrolled in SW 227 at CCSU. For TAP Transfer Students, this should be in the first semester at CCSU.
***For admission to ECSU’s Social Work program Admission to the Social Work Program is competitive and is not guaranteed by admission to Eastern Connecticut State University. Applications for the social work major are due on January 31 each year for students expecting to graduate in May, two years following application. Applications received after that date are reviewed as space is available in the junior class. The online application must be completed in one session (you cannot log out of your computer, save your work, or return to a survey that has been submitted). The application is linked to http//www1.easternct.edu/socialwork/admissions/. You should prepare the following documents to be uploaded with your application (1) Application Essay (2) Resume (optional) (3) Supplemental information regarding community standards (if relevant) (4) Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended (see instructions) (5) Professional Reference
****For admission to SCSU’s Social Work program Students interested in majoring in social work must complete a two-step admission process. Initially, students must be accepted into the University by the Admissions Office. Then, Revised 04/15/2021 application is made for admission to the Bachelor’s of Social Work Program in the spring semester prior to the fall semester in which students anticipate enrolling in 300-level social work courses. Applications are available on the Department of Social Work website. The Department of Social Work admissions application deadline is March 1. Students who plan to apply to both SCSU and the BSW Program for a Fall semester date may need to complete both admission processes simultaneously. For optimal consideration for acceptance into the program, you must express your intent to apply prior to the March 1 admissions application deadline by emailing the BSW Coordinator.
*****For admission to WCSU’s Social Work program Social work majors must earn at least a “C+” in all designated major courses to have the course credit apply to the degree program. Students must apply for junior and senior program status following a group advisement session (for potential Juniors in late fall preceding the registration period for spring semester; for potential Seniors in spring semester of the junior year). Transfer students are required to interview with the department chair to arrange for meeting the above criteria. The Junior standing class is limited to 45 Social Work majors. In the event that applications that meet minimum requirements exceed 45 majors, the 45 students with the top GPAs in Social Work Major Requirements will be given first preference, with university GPA serving as Social Work GPA tiebreaker.
Timeline for Priority Registration, Financial Aid, and Campus Residence for Graduating Transfer Ticket Students
Important: August 1 October 1 FAFSA Application opens
Two semesters before transfer
- You can begin applying to CSUs as a transfer student. Charter Oak has rolling admissions, with 8 term start dates per year. See websites at bottom of page for admission information for each campus. One semester before transfer 1st day of semester Complete application by this date. Request your electronic transcripts be sent to a CSU or Charter Oak, including your Degree Works Graduation Audit, by following these instructions.
*Note: You can continue to apply past this priority deadline; however, there is no guarantee of priority registration after this point.
By March 1 (for Fall start) OR By October 15 (for Spring start)
- Receive a letter from the CSU Admissions office. The letter will include the advising schedule, the registration schedule, and contact information for your advisor.
*Note: As soon as possible, you should
(1) confirm your plans to attend and
(2) pay the enrollment confirmation deposition in order to secure priority registration, and
(3) if you want on-campus housing, pay the housing deposit to secure housing space.
Advising period (varies by campus)
- Meet with a CSU/COSC advisor
- Register with comparable students (exact dates differ among CSUs); your CSU advisor will provide those dates.
- Begin classes at CSU or COSC!
For more precise information regarding application, enrollment, registration, and financial aid at each CSU or COSC, see their respective websites.
- Central Connecticut State University – CCSU
- Southern Connecticut State University- SCSU
- Western Connecticut State University- WCSU
- Charter Oak State College – COSC