Admission Requirements & Application Details for Year 3 Social Work

After year 2 of the Honours Bachelor of Social Work program, students must apply for admission to the professional years (third and fourth years) of the program by formal application. Students currently studying at another university will also be considered.

General Admission Requirements

Admission to the Year 3 of the Honours Bachelor of Social Work program is based on the following four different areas:

  • Academic grades - minimum overall average of 70% required
  • Volunteer and work experience
  • References
  • A personal statement exam 

For additional information about the School of Social Work and the supplemental application, references, resume and personal statement, please visit the School of Social Work.

How to Apply

The application form used to apply to Year 3 of the Honours Bachelor of Social Work program varies depending on where you are currently studying. 

For applicants (not previous Lakehead student): 
---> Apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre on the Undergraduate Application Form 
For applicants (previous Lakehead student):
---> Apply through the Undergraduate Application on the following form Undergraduate Application Form

Required Documentation

Applicants are to submit the following required documentation as part of the application process.

  1. Official Transcripts 
  2. International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) from World Education Services (Canada) - for applicants with post-secondary credentials outside of Canada or the United States
  3. Language Proficiency Requirements
  4. Application Package
    1. Resume - outlining work and volunteer experience 
    2. Supplemental Application Form
    3. Two Reference Forms
  5. Personal Statement Exam - please refer to the Application Package for more information

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

International Credential Assessments

Applicants with post-secondary credentials outside of Canada or the United States are required to provide International Credential Assessments from World Education Services (Canada).  A course-by-course evaluation is required.  All associated assessment fees are the responsibility of the applicant.  The International Credential Assessment sent directly from the World Education Services is required in by Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions by the deadline stated below.

Important Deadline Dates

For Applicants Interested in Applying to the Third Year of the Honours Bachelor of Social Work

Application Deadline 

December 8, 2023

Applications received after this deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis until the application closes. 


Deadline to Submit Supplemental Application Package

Deadline to Submit Personal Statement via WebCT

December 15, 2023


January 19-22, 2024

Deadline to Submit Official Transcripts and WES Assessments

May 8, 2024

Release Date of Offers (tentative)

End of May 2024

Deadline to Meet Admission Conditions

Refer to Your Offer Letter