Accepted Student Information

students, faculty, and staff group photo at MSW orientation 2022.

This step-by-step guide will help new social work students understand and navigate the process of successfully getting started at the UB School of Social Work. 

On this page:

Former UB students may be able to skip a few steps, as they were previously completed.

First: Let us know you're coming!

Second: Get ready to enroll

The next group of steps can be completed simultaneously. Please be sure to complete all steps as soon as possible, as not doing so will delay your registration.

COVID Vaccination Requirement Suspended

As of 4/12/23 The State University of New York announced that a COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be mandated for students to attend SUNY’s 64 campuses, effective for summer courses, which coincides with the official end of the national public health emergency by President Biden’s administration.

*You must complete the steps with the (*) before you can register for classes. The other steps in the second section can be completed before or after you are registered.

Third: Register for classes

Note: You will not be able to register until you have completed the step above with the (*), enrolled in DUO two-step verification, and all holds have been removed from your account.

Online Traditional MSW students will have a registration hold until they attend the mandatory orientation. The hold will be listed as "Preregistration Meeting- SW." This hold will be lifted and you can register for classes after orientation has been completed. Seats will be reserved in the required courses for you.

Fourth: Final steps

Additional Information

All students will be expected to abide by the NASW Code of Ethics and the Technical Standards for Admission, Promotion, and Graduation, in accordance with program requirements, with or without reasonable accommodations, to enroll in, fully participate in, progress through, and graduate from any UBSSW program.