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Application for Admission to the BSW Program

Prospective students must be aware that agencies have the right to refuse to accept them for field placement. Acceptance into the social work program does not guarantee a student a field placement if the refusal is based on a student’s criminal history. Refusal of a field placement under such circumstances will not entitle the student to any refund of tuition or other fee incurred up to that point of the program.

Agencies may require a background check for social work interns or new hires at their discretion. You will bear any costs associated with such background checks that may be requested by agencies.

NOTE: Revealing any criminal history does not automatically disqualify you from being accepted as a B.S.W. student, but failing to reveal such experiences constitutes a violation of the NASW Code of Ethics and may be grounds for termination from the B.S.W. degree program. You have an obligation to report any changes in your criminal history to the Social Work Program Director within one week of the change.

A criminal record may not disqualify you from being accepted into the B.S.W. major, but may disqualify you from certain internship opportunities, licensure, and/or some employment opportunities. It is your responsibility to determine if any criminal history will disqualify you from licensure or any employment opportunities.

No student will be allowed to graduate with a degree in social work without completing the field placement requirement.

Demographic Information is needed for the Council on Social Work Education and for program planning. It is not mandatory that you complete this information; however, you doing so will be greatly appreciated.

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I understand that the B.S.W. program at Angelo State University received full Accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation, at the February 2014 meeting. It is the student’s responsibility to check their State’s requirements for licensure; such licensure requirements may vary by State.
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I agree to adhere to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.
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I agree to adhere to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners’ most recent Rules Relating to the Licensing and Regulation of Social Workers.
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I agree to adhere to the Angelo State University Academic Honor Code.
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I have taken or I am currently enrolled in SWK 2307, Intro to Social Work. In addition to this completed application to Admission to the B.S.W. Degree, entry into the program requires the completion of: an ASU Social Work Degree Plan; 20 hours of volunteer experience; Personal Narrative as described in SWK 2307; a completed resume; a “C” or better in SWK 2307; A 2.00 GPA on college work taken at ASU; A 2.5 GPA on any previously taken social work courses.
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I understand that I must be advised by a social work faculty member prior to registration for each semester.
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I agree to attend all mandatory student orientation sessions and other mandatory meetings required by the social work faculty (date and time to be announced).
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I understand and agree to obtain student liability insurance at the 1,000,000/3,000,000 level at my own expense as soon as I am eligible to do so.
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I understand that I may be dismissed from the B.S.W. degree program by the Social Work Program Director for a violation of the NASW Code of Ethics, Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners’ Code of Conduct and Standards of Practice, the ASU Academic Honor Code, repeated unprofessional performance, or a failure to fulfill any items in this student agreement.
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I certify that my answers are correct and complete to the best of my knowledge,