BASW Program Admissions

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) – Program Application for Fall 2022 Admission

The B.A. in Social Work is a two-year (four semester) program designed for full-time study. Students are admitted during the fall semester only. As a cohort group, students typically begin and end the program at the same time and are expected to complete their BASW degree requirements in two years.

The application process and requirements are slightly different for continuing SF State students and for students who are transferring to SF State. Please follow the links below to find more information specific to your situation.

Application Checklist:

Submitting your supplemental application (All applicants)

A complete supplemental application to the BASW Program must include:

  • A fully completed and signed application form.
  • A written personal statement that documents interest in or experience with social work and human services; addresses community service, civic engagement, and voluntarism; indicates values and commitment to the profession; and reveals educational goals consistent with the School’s mission
  • A resume
  • Optional: Letter of reference from a current or former instructor vouching for your suitability for the BASW Program.

The BASW application must be completed no later than Monday, January 3, 2022.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Application Instructions

Instructions for submitting your supplemental application

Please carefully read and follow all instructions. Before submitting an application, please do a detailed check for completeness and accuracy.

  • Compile all your materials (BASW application form, personal statement, resume and letter of reference if submitting one).
  • Upload your materials on to the digital BASW application folder.
  • Your completed BASW supplemental application must be uploaded onto the digital BASW application folder no later than Monday, January 3, 2022, 11:59 p.m. PST

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 


The CalState Apply application is due on November 30, 2021.

The BASW Supplemental Application is due on Monday, January 3, 2022.


BASW Fall 2022 Admissions Instructions

BASW Fall 2022 Application Form