BASW Program Admissions

BASW Program Application Process

Please note: The BASW Program application procedure involves the submission of a two part application process:

  • First- Apply to San Francisco State University online through CSU Mentor (Undergraduate Studies)
  • Second-Apply to the BASW Program*

*Upon completion and submission of the CSU Mentor application, the applicant should complete the School of Social Work Bachelor's (BASW) application (located at the bottom of this page). Please read and follow specific instructions provided by the SFSU CSU Mentor (Undergraduate) and School of Social Work. Incomplete or late applications and supporting documents will not be accepted.


Application to SFSU Admissions through CSU Mentor begins–Saturday, October 1, 2016. For detailed information please go to CSU Mentor website: (Apply Online tab).


CSU Mentor Undergraduate Admissions endsWednesday, November 30, 2016. Upon completion of the applicant's CSU Mentor online application, applicant will receive an email from Undergraduate Studies with a link to the School of Social Work's Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) application. 


Deadline to submit a completed BASW Application and supplemental supporting documentsDecember 15, 2016 postmarked by 11:59PM.  A complete packet includes all of the following: BASW Application; one Letter of Reference; a brief resume; copy of official or unofficial transcripts; verification form; proof of having completed prerequisites in Human Biology, Macroeconomics, Psychology and Sociology, and Second Year Written English Composition. Prerequisites must be completed prior to entering the BASW program. Hand delivered packets to the School of Social Work must be received before Thursday, December 15,2016.

Please follow the steps below to complete the School of Social Work application to the BASW Program:

2017 BASW Admissions Guidelines and Instructions

2017 BASW Program Application

2017 BASW Verification Form

2017 BASW Application Reactivation Form