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Online Bachelor of Social Work: Admission Requirements

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Degree and Minimum GPA
  • A High School Diploma, an Associate Degree or a GED
  • A GPA of at least 2.0 is required
  • Students who do not meet the grade and test requirements are recommended to submit letters of recommendation, a resume, or a personal statement to supplement their application
  • Official transcripts from High School and all previous post-secondary work
  • Official college transcript of dual credit earned while in high school (if applicable)

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International Students

In addition to the above, international students must reside outside the United States and meet the following requirements:

Proof of Secondary and Post-Secondary Graduation
  • Official copies or certified (true) copies of your original documents
  • If documents are not in English, a certified English translation must be provided
Official Credential Evaluation Report
  • OLLU does not evaluate international transcripts
  • Applicant must submit an official credential evaluation report from an OLLU-approved credential evaluation service
  • Please contact the International Admissions Office to receive a list of approved credentialing services
Affidavit of Support
  • Must be filled out by account holder for the financial documentation
  • Must be dated within six months of the date of application
  • Applicant will be held personally responsible for all expenses incurred while in school at OLLU, even if sponsored by another person or agency
  • Applicant will be required to prove financial ability to the United States Consulate for visa approval
  • As mandated by law, OLLU has no federal or state funds available for foreign students
English Proficiency
  • Applicants educated in a primary language other than English must present a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper test, or 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the Internet-based test (iBT)
  • Score reports cannot be more than 2 years old, and official score reports must be sent directly to OLLU from ETS
  • Contact international admissions at for alternatives to the TOEFL

To learn more about application requirements for international students, please request more information or call us at 855-275-1082.

Transfer Credit

We accept up to 72 transfer credits from your previous university or community college.

After applying to the program and submitting all transcripts, you’ll receive an unofficial transcript evaluation detailing what courses qualify for transfer credits.

To inquire about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 855-275-1082.

When to Apply

OLLU’s BSW program has multiple start dates per year. To ensure you’re enrolled in time for your start date, apply now or call us at 855-275-1082.