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Faculty of Community Services

Admissions for Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Ready to promote social justice and equity? Outstanding classroom and field learning opportunities — together with a strong Ryerson community — equip you with the knowledge and experiences needed to pursue a rewarding career in practice, policy or research. Prepare to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Admission requirements

To begin the application process you must first meet:

  • Program-specific requirements.

  • Category-specific requirements.

  • English language requirements.

Visit Admission Requirements to learn more.

If you are applying to the FNTI-Ryerson Collaborative program, please contact the FNTI-Ryerson Program Coordinator for more information on the admissions process.

Application deadlines

Submit your complete application and amendments by Ryerson's guaranteed consideration date to receive equal consideration.

Before you apply, find out if Ryerson is still accepting applications.

After you've applied, find out when Ryerson releases admission decisions.

How to apply

Visit Ryerson's How to Apply page for more information on:

  1. Submitting your application.
  2. Submitting required documents and information.
  3. Tracking your application status.
Required documents

Applicants to the Part-time, Advanced Standing to Third Year program and the FNTI-Ryerson Collaborative Program are required to submit non-academic material with their application.

Required documents vary by the type of application you submit. Please visit Document Submission to learn more about what documents may be required and how to submit them.

Category-specific requirements

Dynamic, creative and driven students choose Ryerson’s School of Social Work.

We offer an education that combines academic rigour with relevant, professional experience.

Choose the option below that best describes you, and learn more about the admission requirements that apply to you.

After applying

You've made a great choice applying to Ryerson’s School of Social Work.

Now that you’ve applied and submitted your documents (if required), follow these three steps to ensure your application stays on track:

  1. Ensure your application is complete

  2. Check your application status online

  3. Stay up-to-date


Visit After Applying for more information.

Approved students

Congratulations on receiving your Offer of Admission!  We are delighted to have you join us at Ryerson. It is important that you carefully read all pages of the Offer of Admission posted in your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal and save a copy for your records.

Visit Approved Students for instructions on how to accept your Offer and reserve your place in our program.

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Why Ryerson?

"Being a part of the social work program has given me the opportunity to make meaningful connections with a variety of people with different lived experiences." - Michael Friedman, BSW Student

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